New to the Game

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by pipelayer2, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. pipelayer2

    pipelayer2 Junior member

    I just purchased two new outfits. I have a Daiwa Saltist 50H loaded with 410 yds of 100 lb spectra, seated on a 5'8" Hopper Rod rated to 200 lbs. Very light weight and well ballanced. The other is for surface popping. It's a Daiwa Saltiga Surf 6000 loaded with 400+ yards of 65 lb spectra, seated on an FTU 6'6" spinner rated to 100 lbs.

    I have cranked down the Saltist 50 H, and true to their specs can only get about 20-22 lbs of drag. I think I had once heard that the drag system (maybe even just the plates) could be be easily changed to give almost 30 lbs of drag.

    Here in the Gulf, I have some holes that contain fish I couldn't turn with an Shimano 50W, but I want little more stopping power out of my deep jigger.

    Any suggestions.

    Best of luck to all.

  2. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

    carbontex drag for your saltist.
    get them at

  3. spineyman

    spineyman Senior Member

    where in the Gulf are you out of?