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I have two conventional jigging setups (long rod & short). I am now thinking about a spining outfit. I have an older 650ss Penn in mint condition, does anyone have experience with this reel for jigging. I was leaning towards hopper rod as match. Not shore what drag rating this reel has. Thanks
 

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If jigging for Aj watch out for the antireverse. The penn 650's were the first "offshore" spinning reels that I owned. They will work on smaller species just fine but a big Aj will tear them apart.
 

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I would think a reel with instant anti reverse would be better for jigging. The slop/play could be as much a 1/8 of a turn of the crank. It is probably a bit on the small side too.
 

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I've used my Penn 750ss for jigging and it held up just fine working 75+lb AJ, cobia and AP, spooled with 45lb braid. It all depends on what your afer.
 

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The reel will work just fine. My buddy jigs with a 6500 so it can be done. Just use it until it wears out and then replace it with something better.
 

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Welcome to the board!

You can use that reel to decide if jigging is your cup of tea. Sooner or later you'll either quit jigging or upgrade.
 

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i used mine for a year or so. it worked really well. it made a hell of alot of noise because of the antireverse clanging but it worked. i upgraded to the 650ssm and still use it today as my light jigging reel. use it for now. the older ss reel are built like tanks
 
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