Hello all! Just found you guys - the second thread i opened was GMan's intro to jigging!! AWESOME INFO! i posted this there but i figured i should get my name out there and introduce myself to all you guys - and ladies, if there are any, joking aside . you guys dont know how happy i am to find SO MANY PEOPLE jigging!! i thought i was the only one!!! I live on the west coast of Florida(St. Petersburg) and jigging has definately not caught on around here. I am so happy for all this information!! As of right now the only Jigs i can get ahold of are Shimano. I cant wait to start branching out. already getting an order together to order some OTI jigs!! Ok, so i bought my first jigging set up - let me know what you think. Please understand that i am fishing for A LOT smaller fish in the Gulf. You guys are catching monsters! i dont think we have fish like that in the gulf. if we do, i sure as hell have never seen them!! I have a Shimano Trevala 30-65lb test Braid Med. 6'6" (55-160g) w/ a Stradic 8000. Runnin 60lb braid w/ 80lb flouro leader. I want to get a slightly heavier rig to be able to handle larger fish but still not be unfun if i catch smaller fish. i would rather fight longer on lighter tackle and make sure i have fun no matter what fish i catch. i was considering the Trevala 50-100lb test line MH (110-240g jigs) 6'6". i was going to run 80lb braid on a Saragosa 18000. Please let me know what you think of the set up and let me know how big a fish i could be able to handle on it. Next, a question if you guys dont mind. What happens if i run a much heavier Jig than my rod is rated for? do i lose the action of the jig?? what are the negatives? thanks for all the help already and any help i get from my questions! GMan, thanks for taking the time to write up an intro - you introduced me to a lot of new manufactures(i might PM you to help find retailers for them). THANKS AGAIN! Capt. Aaron OH! my first jiggin fish ever!