Inexpensive spinning rod

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Thehammer, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Thehammer

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    Hello,
    I’m looking for an inexpensive spinning rod for my 10000 Saragosa. I would like to use the same rod for jigging and popping. I’m fishing for yellowfin and small bluefin, most fish under 60 lbs.
    Any reccomendations? Id like to keep it under 150 if possible and anything under that would be great.
     
  2. Shallowminded31

    Shallowminded31 Active Member

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    Inexpensive is relative. How much is that to you?
     

  3. Thehammer

    Thehammer Member

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    I’d like to spend under $150 and anything under that would be great.
     
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  4. Shallowminded31

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    Yup, that's inexpensive.

    I would suggest looking for a used rod rather than finding a new rod for that.

    If you're going to use it for jigging and popping equally I'd error on the popping side. Maybe a decent boat rod.
    Used Star paraflex maybe?
     
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  5. Thehammer

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    If it’s really worth it I can spend more, I’d just rather not.
     
  6. r00kieAngler

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    Most jigging rods are less than 6ft but can get away with 6'6. Length is not ideal for popping and jigging rods aren't that great for casting. I think you need to separate rods for this type of fishing. Buy used to get to your budget.
     
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  7. esgeo

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    Okuma Cruz popping mh is a decent stick just north of $150 normally, but you can find for less on occasion.
     
  8. jpgrfan

    jpgrfan Well-Known Member

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    Penn Rampage Jigging Spinning Fishing Rod
    6'4" med heavy
    About $80

    I've taken some nice fish with this rod. I do like my fancy rods better but there is no question that the Penn rod works good. Pair it with a 10K Saragosa and it can be a good starter setup. It won't throw near as far as a 7'6" or 8' popping rod but at 6'4" it does ok. It's fine for jigging.

    :)
     
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  9. Thehammer

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    Is the Shimano Tallus any good? Looking at the 6 foot 9.
     
  10. manu

    manu Active Member

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    The Tallus Bluewater is a good rod in its price range. Pulled 3 yellowfin in Panama, the third on 185+lbs without any problem.
     
  11. Reel Stamas

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    As above... Any rod capable of Jigging & Popping won't do either well...
     
  12. CrucianMike

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    Since you have a nice reel, I would try to match it with a nice rod. I like the Shimano Tallus Blue Water $169 and I’ve been thinking of getting the Penn CARBWII4080S76 Carnage rod. It’s 7’6” made for popping $199. Best wishes.
     
  13. Thehammer

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    I think I’m gonna get the tallus in the 6 foot 9. Should I go with a medium heavy or medium for the 10000? Running 50 lb braid
     
  14. Shallowminded31

    Shallowminded31 Active Member

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    Really would depend on the popping you're wanting to do. How much will you be throwing?
    As far as fitting the reel it I think the MH would be a better fit.
     
  15. Thehammer

    Thehammer Member

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    Another question, could I go down to 40 lb braid? Could it handle the size tuna that I’m going for?
     
  16. Mike Marchetti

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  17. loomis1

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    A thought... If you are looking to spend around 150, why not get two used sticks and switch the reel?

    Potentially an Ugly Stick Tiger or Star jigging rod for ~$80 (probably could find a deal) and unsure about the popping stuff (don't do much of it).

    I do agree with some other members about having a nice reel and wanting a nice rod. Thought here is if you are doing it occasionally see if you like it and then upgrade accordingly.
     
  18. camwalsh7

    camwalsh7 New Member

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    Which model was it?
     
  19. cubanfishermar

    cubanfishermar Senior Member

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    academy they can help you
     
  20. JohnnyMax

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