I’m looking for pros and cons on Hearty Rise SPJ rods, any and all advice is welcome!
Benny, would you recommend the Power 3 rod for depths around 400m-500m with 400g-600g jigs?The newest incarnations of them are hollow blanks. What they say about the heat they can handle is correct. It's actually pretty impressive. But, and here's the catch, you need to fish them at the upper bounds of their jig weighting to get them to slow down enough where the action is manageable. For instance, the Power 2 is rated to 500g. Based on my fishing them (a lot), if you're not in the 400-500g range, they just lose the jig completely. But, they're pretty good when you're at that upper bound range. Downside is they're a bit shorter than most SPJ rods. Works better from private boat than larger boats.
If you don’t mind me asking where do you jig that deep? What was the deepest you ever jigged? Even at 500’ it would take a while to reel upBenny, would you recommend the Power 3 rod for depths around 400m-500m with 400g-600g jigs?
Ideally I would like to use 800g jigs but am finding it hard to source them at the moment.
I'm fortunate enough to live on a tropical island not too far off Australia, the island being the peak of a volcanic seamount. Doesn't take far from launch to get that deep here.If you don’t mind me asking where do you jig that deep? What was the deepest you ever jigged? Even at 500’ it would take a while to reel up