I have a saragosa 18k with 100lb daiwa boat braid on a Daiwa Saltiga deep range jigging rod, rated for 30-60lb line and up to 11.5oz (SA-JG 511HFS). Is this rod asking to be broken or do you think it can handle it?
Those are VERY thick wall blanks and should handle some abuse...
But I think that the the 60lb rating or 18lbs drag is right on. It can prob do a little more, but agree I wouldn't go with a drag setting over 20lbs. (Epoxy was suspect on mine and might still be an issue. You'd hate for guides to start popping off under the strain!)
If it were me, I'd either stick an 8000 w/PE4-6 on the 511H, and get a heavier stick like OTI 600g for the 18000. Or just be content with 15-18lbs drag and fish it.
Thanks for the replies. I probably would have gotten a sargosa 8k or something else that size, but I was able to get the 18k for $212 and the rod for $99, both new and no tax and my brother bought the braid, so that was free . I probably will just fish with lighter drag for now, until I feel the need buy a new rod (and feel like forking over the money). I guess if I really want to use high drag I can just point the rod at the fish. I didn't know it had a lifetime warranty, thanks for all the info.
Great info here fishingaddict, eastern tackle (jim?), and Jason...
Can you suggest one of those saltigas for a seabass jigging setup? say using up to 200g inchiku jigs 240g max?
Spinning is my outfit, and say a shimano sustain 5000 on the rod.
which of these rods will you suggest:
SA-JG 510MFS M F 5'10" 1 15 - 40 5 1/4 - 7 3/8 6
SA-JG 66MFS M F 6'6" 1 15 - 40 4 1/4 - 8 3/8 7
SA-JG 69MFS M F 6'9" 1 15 - 40 3 1/8 - 7 3/8 7
SA-JG 60MHFS MH F 6' 1 20 - 50 7 3/8 - 10 1/2 7
Daiwa | Saltiga® Boat-Jigging Rods
If youre talking offshore seabass jigging in the winter I wouldnt recommend any of those rods or a spinning outfit.You want some thing atleast 7-8 foot.In fact,from reading one of youre other posts,I think you already have a very good seabass jigging rod.The St. Croix Musky rod.7'-9".Match that with a saltiga or torium 14 with 30lb braid and you are good to go.