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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?
 

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it'll be alright. i wouldnt push it past 20 lb of drag though. but you have a lifetime warranty so if it breaks get a new one.
 

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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!:eek:)

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.
 

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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.
 

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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:

Spinning Rods

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
 

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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:

Spinning Rods

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.
 

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I have a Saltiga 7' popping rod and on the inaugural trip the reel seat came undone on my third Yellowfin.

I took it to a local rodmaster that repaired it for $10 and he assured me it will never happen again.

Other than that the rod seems to be OK.
 

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I have an Expedition mounted on a jg511 heavy and I have no doubt that it will handle well over 20. Those blanks perform much better tied as a spinner than a conventional, but I like conventionals.

And I got to use that setup this past weekend and enjoyed how well they worked together. And I especially like the color and design of that Expedition. I think that will be my next spinning reel.

Maybe another possibity is to have your local rod builder apply an extra layer of flexcoat on the rod.

Ty
 
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