jigging rod

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by jiggawhat, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    Would it be possible to use a 600 gram rod for lighter jigs....say 250-300?
    Would like to buy one rod that i could use with diffrent jigs.would that work..rookie
     
  2. mcgolfer

    mcgolfer Guest

    sure you can use the rod for lighter jigs. it is just that the jig s won't react the same way they would with a lighter rod. i always jig fish with a 500 or 600 gram jig rod and use 200 to 300 gram jigs and do just fine. i think that jigging with a 200 gram jig rod and using a 400 gram jig will wear you out a lot quicker than the other way around....rick
     

  3. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    thanks rick. that helps because i wanted to buy a 300 gram rod but i may run into some larger fish. i would probalbly buy a 300 gram rod and run into the largest fish ever. just my luck....have you heard how long will oti be out of the 600 gram rods?
     
  4. jiggawhat

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    anyone else try the 600 gram rod? pictures?
     
  5. mcgolfer

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    jiggawhat we are looking at some time in march but probably the last 2 weeks of march for the arrival of some of the 600 gram conventional rods. we are going overseas in 2 weeks and hopefully we can light a fire under there asses and get some sooner....rick
     
  6. MrBill

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    anyone else try the 600 gram rod? pictures?

    This is a picture of a 27# dead lift using a OTI 600 gram blank cut down to
    5'2".
     

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  7. Ragman

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    That's a great pic MrBill!

    jig - this rod is very strong, especially compared to its weight. It weights about as much as a spinnerbait rod!
     
  8. jiggawhat

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    due you have any pics of the conventional oti 600 gram ocean xtreme jigging rod.
     
  9. STx Fisherman

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    I'm looking for a jigging rod for a Accurate 665 NN reel that I should be getting very soon. I spoke with TJ (Minnow) last night prior to the trip this morning and he said that OTI is coming up with a nice 50-80 lb rod, (I think), that will be a great rod for bigger fish. He actually had a prototype with him....and I believe that I will go with that rod. McGolfer may know the rod that I am talking about and might be able to elaborate a bit. I want something that will help me pull up those big AJ that are headed down for the rigs after you hook up.
     
  10. lite-liner

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    Funny, I'm looking for a casting rod for the same reel!
    Tj told me there would be a 7.5'/80# conv. 2-pc coming this summer.
    I think this would be an Ideal combo for bombs or pitching surface iron
    to wahoo, tuna, etc., especially big boats w/ higher decks.
    I was gonna go w/ a GFG-700h, but I think I'll wait
    It's amzing what an extra 6" can do!:eek:
    -B


    I'm looking for a jigging rod for a Accurate 665 NN reel that I should be getting very soon. I spoke with TJ (Minnow) last night prior to the trip this morning and he said that OTI is coming up with a nice 50-80 lb rod, (I think), that will be a great rod for bigger fish. He actually had a prototype with him....and I believe that I will go with that rod. McGolfer may know the rod that I am talking about and might be able to elaborate a bit. I want something that will help me pull up those big AJ that are headed down for the rigs after you hook up.
     
  11. ksong

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    Tj told me there would be a 7.5'/80# conv. 2-pc coming this summer.
    I think this would be an Ideal combo for bombs or pitching surface iron
    to wahoo, tuna, etc., especially big boats w/ higher decks.

    That is a good idea, especially for travellers by airplane. I hope they make conventional rods with spiral wrap. :)
     
  12. Ragman

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    due you have any pics of the conventional oti 600 gram ocean xtreme jigging rod.

    If you search this site, I believe someone posted pics of the rod pulling 30# drag.
     
  13. Ragman

    Ragman Moderator

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    I'm looking for a jigging rod for a Accurate 665 NN reel that I should be getting very soon. I spoke with TJ (Minnow) last night prior to the trip this morning and he said that OTI is coming up with a nice 50-80 lb rod, (I think), that will be a great rod for bigger fish. He actually had a prototype with him....and I believe that I will go with that rod. McGolfer may know the rod that I am talking about and might be able to elaborate a bit. I want something that will help me pull up those big AJ that are headed down for the rigs after you hook up.

    Richard - our current 2-piece, butt joint blank has been a huge hit!

    Accurate is sending TJ and I some of their 665 2speeds because we want to do some casting/testing on a 7 1/2 foot conventional, especially compared to the Stella/Spinner set up.

    You know I love conventional and if it tests to be comparable, I'm all for it!

    Kil- I just had Paul wrap my first spiral and look forward to trying it out!

    I wonder though how big the market is for a 7 1/2 spiral wrapped production rod???
     
  14. ksong

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    Kil- I just had Paul wrap my first spiral and look forward to trying it out!

    I wonder though how big the market is for a 7 1/2 spiral wrapped production rod???
    When Japanese guys build their short jigging rods with spiral wrap, there should be good market for them. :)
    When they fight big fish with regular rods and acid wrapped rod side by side,
    I don't think anyone wants to use regular rods. :)
     
  15. jureal

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    I agree! My conv. jigging rods are all spiral wrapped.
     
  16. STx Fisherman

    STx Fisherman Senior Member

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    Ksong,

    Is there a spiral wrap jigging rod that you would recommend for an Accurate 665 NN? I like the idea!
     
  17. Minnow

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    Tom,

    I got the reels from Accurate, one 665W-2 speed and two 665N-2speed. I will spool mine with 80lb OTI Depthfinder line.
     
  18. paul708

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    Ksong,

    Is there a spiral wrap jigging rod that you would recommend for an Accurate 665 NN? I like the idea!
    the OTI are nice blanks for a shorter rod. for a longer jigging rod i have worked with GUSA and designed a 7 foot WAHOO JR ..It has been a BIG hit in the 7' range..these are Graphite..so they are light, but we remind people these are graphite rods..no high sticking...i belive kil still uses the 8'WAHOO. which is one reasoen i went ahead designing the 7' size;) ..they are a very nice blank
     
  19. Uncle Russ

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    I have the same question as jiggawhat. Does the 600 gram rod come in both spinning and conventional? I ordered one in addition to the 300 gram conventional and I hope I was correct in assuming it does come in both versions.

    Russ
     
  20. Ragman

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    Tom,

    I got the reels from Accurate, one 665W-2 speed and two 665N-2speed. I will spool mine with 80lb OTI Depthfinder line.

    Excellent!

    Please spool my 665N-2speed with 80# DF and I'll come by today or tomorrow to pick it up and those jigs!