jigging rod for saltist

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by jiggawhat, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    I live in florida(jacksonville) and im looking for a jigging rod for my saltist 40(with carbontex washers). Ive heard that the shimano rods have no backbone and even heard of them breaking! Is the saltiga jigging rod worth a look?Oti?Shimano? I am a student on a budget but will save $ for quality stuff. I have 65lb power pro on the reel right now. The rod is a shimano Saragossa 20-50. JIgs 4-7 ounces, larger jigs if necessary. Just askin for a little help here!!!!!!!!!!!:confused:thanks
     
  2. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

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    I'd go with the OTI jigging rods.

    Ragman (Tom) here on the site sells them.

    360tackle.com

    Great rods for the money, and he also sells 7 & 7.5' popping rods if you use a spinning reel for tuna poppers.


    5'6" Jigging Rod
    600 gram jigs
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    6' Jigging Rod
    300 gram jigs
    225
     

  3. papio

    papio Senior Member

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    OTI and Hopper Rods are good choices for your Saltist You might want to checkout the VanStaal Jigging sticks too.
     
  4. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    OTI jig rods are light weight, comfortable, priced moderatley and are very high quality you would be wise to make them your choice.
     
  5. TOO

    TOO Senior member

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    Jiggy, a bit off topic but kinda on.......is your 40 a 4.9 or 6.4?
     
  6. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    4.9 gears. i changed the handle to the longer position if that changes anything. I read you only needed the higher gear ratio if your "speed jigging
    " so i bought the lower ratio. does anyone know the drag lbs with carbontexwashers?i havnt tested.
     
  7. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    I saw alantani who is a member of this site and many others,post a review of him doing the exact same thing to this reel and i believe it pulled 25#'s of drag or a lil over. maybe he will chime in if not look him up and pm him. hope this helps.
     
  8. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    thanks kid that sounds bout right.