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looking to add a light jigging setup but not sure how heavy I need to go.....could a 250 gr handle this, or do I need to go up to 300-400 gr. Also, I'm thinking about maybe a 14000 Saragosa maybe?
 

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150g rod would be the most sporty and fun. Synit Venom 150g or maybe the JM 150g would be perfect. Saragosa 4000F would be plenty unless you plan on jigging for them in 300+ feet of water.
 

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wow, I guess I was WAY off....I've been fishing for bluefins way too long....I gotta get back in the real game
 

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The G3 300 OTI will handle 20# of drag
There are some good choices

the new OTI blanks 100-300 are sweet. i just got them in...look for the testing videos.

The JPR Budget jigger will handle up to 17# and go higher up depending on what blank used.

A JM 200 or 300 would be fun with mahi.
 

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i use a 200g w/ a stradic 8000. never felt under-gunned even with the 20lb variety. i use the same rod for light offshore casting duty with small yozuri plugs and x-raps as the rod is 6'6. i use pe 4 for both applications.
I am currently making a true 150g jigging rod just for reef fish. i will be using a penn conquer 5000 with pe3/4.
for the record i use a 300g /cabo 60 for offshore ajs and grouper and a 400g/saragosa 18000 for tuna and large rig fish in deep water.
 

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lol, yea. Snappers aren't tremendous fighters and those 150g rods will whip any Mahi you encounter while providing a very light and fun all day non-stop jigging setup.
 

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lol, yea. Snappers aren't tremendous fighters and those 150g rods will whip any Mahi you encounter while providing a very light and fun all day non-stop jigging setup.
bigger(20lbs) are great fighters! but still no need for the offshore gear. i agree 150-200gmax.
 

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The G3 300 OTI will handle 20# of drag
There are some good choices

the new OTI blanks 100-300 are sweet. i just got them in...look for the testing videos.

The JPR Budget jigger will handle up to 17# and go higher up depending on what blank used.

A JM 200 or 300 would be fun with mahi.

do you have them up?on the videos.
 

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bigger(20lbs) are great fighters! but still no need for the offshore gear. i agree 150-200gmax.

I'm glad I had a 300g rod for this 25lb'er caught speed jigging a rig leg in shallow water!:) Actually thought it was a 30-40lb AJ based on how it fought!:eek: But yeah, usually not too much fight to them...



(Sorry for the crummy camera phone picture.)

Max drag isn't likely a major concern, unless fishing a lot of serious structure or rigs... So just base it on your jig weight. My snapper jigs are primarily 80-100g for ~100' water in GOM. I might occasionally use up to 150g with heavier current.

So I'd vote for 150g too. Most of those will only take 10-12lbs drag so I'd use Stella 4000-5000 or Saltiga 15 with PE3. Have fun!
 

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My favorite snapper jigging rod was Gloomis GL2/GL3 CR723. (I didn't like GLX or IMX model).

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I've caught a few good ones up to 20lb on my JM100PS+SX and there have been a few guys catch 27-30kg kingies on their Synit and JM 150's here. Not something I would do but these guys have a lot of experience.
 

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I ordered an OTI 100 300 from Paul yesterday. Seems perfect for the shallower GOM work. Still undecided on the reel but leaning towards the Sustain 8000 although the 5000 may work well at a lighter weight.
 
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