Question on Rod/Reel setup

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by JW67, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. JW67

    JW67 Member

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    Currently living in Madagascar so my tackle shops are none existent, and shopping for rods on the internet is pretty difficult.
    Looking to purchase a JM Power Spell 400gram for my Ocea Jigger 4000p. Anybody have any feedback? Would this be a good choice for the price and for the reel, or can anybody recommend something different. Thanks a lot
     
  2. SteelingHeads

    SteelingHeads Senior Member

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    OTI Rods will come pretty highly recommended, but a JM Power Spell is an awesome rod! What are you targeting?
     

  3. JW67

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    I have heard good things about the OTI rods, the only problem is I like the way the grip looks on the Power Spell. Mainly targeting Amberjacks and Kingfish, we have just started Jigging over here off the coast of Madagascar and I hooked up with my first Dog Tooth Tuna lastweek, it was a small one, but I am sure there is a larger one lurking.
     
  4. Ruud4u

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    Hello JW67!

    You've got some nice waters to target fish.
    The rod/reel set-up of choice is depending on what min-max weight of the jigs intended to use.
    ALL of the JM rods are great...superb!
    No-one ever broke one on a fish, they're very forgiving on the angler (you) during jigging itself, have a tremendous backbone and fight the fish with ease.

    Right now I'm having a 350 BC Custom made by JM at slightly higher cost to a "normal" production Power-Spell.
    This rod will handle jigs from 250-400 gr. with ease and comfort (this is my second JM-rod to pair with my Custom JM-150).

    Just send an inquiry to the JM guys at Jiggingmaster-ag.com (Pony Liu) and let him inform you and help you out (you can order "factory direct" if wanted, since you lack tackleshops at Madagascar...)
    For a good and honest, experienced based opinion you might as well contact (PM) Ksong (owner of jignpop.com) at this forum or at deepjigging.com

    To satisfy your curiousity, if wanted, I can send you some pics of my 150 set-up, or the 350 combo when the rod arrives....just let me know!

    Good luck and tight lines....

    Ruud4u