30 pound light jigging

I have been searching for a light jigging rod for sometime now and i am still having trouble on which rod to buy? is the 68S Game Saltiga a good option or have other people tried and liked any other rods for PE 3 jigging? I Know Saltiga rods are a great buy and very light but i would just like to see if anyone else has a better option!!!! Lure weight 50 - 120 gram is what i am chasing


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I have a etouh jig force pe3

Thu, 2009-02-05 18:37

I have a etouh jig force pe3 I love it it's really light and sensitive. Contact Honsu he has a few.

I also have a catalina nubera 6'8 which is almost identical to the saltiga and I don't like to jjig with it much. It's a bit slow. It's hard to explain.

Happy to show you both

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i have the nubera 68

Thu, 2009-02-05 18:42

and know exactly what you mean.I use mine for snapper on soft plackys.

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i personally would go for

Thu, 2009-02-05 20:05

i personally would go for the eutoh rods i have been looking around and found that the eutoh range is spot on for the pe 3 combo im setting up i am replacing all my jigrods with them aswell cause they are great rods at the right price well worth a look
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eutoh

Thu, 2009-02-12 21:02

where can ya get them at!

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Thu, 2009-02-12 21:15

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We got a PE3 xzoga hear in

Thu, 2009-02-05 18:37

We got a PE3 xzoga hear in the shop, rated up to 200g jigs and its got a awsome little curve through it when loaded.

 

 

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i use a 63 s saltiga

Thu, 2009-02-05 18:39

and love it.Rated pe 4 90gram to 210gram but i fish it with pe2-3 i find the 68 just a little long for my likes.

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I have a PE3 Xzoga wich

Thu, 2009-02-05 18:41

I have a PE3 Xzoga wich might be what you're chasing sadly I haven't been able to give it the workout it deserves!

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Only thing is there's a few

Thu, 2009-02-05 18:49

Only thing is there's a few different sort of light jig rods out there. My previous light jig rod was actually quite heavy.....designed for heavier jigs but still a PE 3 rod. Slower, parabolic action but able to handle upto 200gm jigs.

I reckon what you're looking for is a longish (not 6'8"!!) jig rod with a faster action for small jigs. Unfortunately locally there's not a whole lot of options bar the Saltiga range. We've got a range of light jig/bay jigging rods instore. 

 

 

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Love my jigging master, pe

Thu, 2009-02-05 20:18

Love my jigging master, pe 3, marlin slayer!!!!

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Jigging master

Thu, 2009-02-05 20:56

rods ROCK full stop

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Chief I have the 68S Game

Thu, 2009-02-05 20:50

Chief I have the 68S Game Saltiga rod matched to the saltiga 3500 game awsome combo have caught quite a few fish with it both bottom bouncing and jigging can use it all day without getting tired.probably one of my favourite outfits.

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Thats a nice combo, Ive been looking at the same for myself.

Wed, 2009-03-11 20:00

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Depends what you want to use

Thu, 2009-02-05 21:00

Depends what you want to use it for? Do you want to use it for knife jigs or more taikabura's/butterfly jigging?

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Cheers heaps for the quick comments!!

Thu, 2009-02-05 21:10

Jay i was looking at using shout lighten jigs around the 70g to 90g, it's a centre weighted jig! Does the length differ between the knife and butterfly jigs?

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Cen, If you're using 70g to

Thu, 2009-02-05 21:55

Cen,
If you're using 70g to 90g jigs, make sure you use PE2 30lb. PE3 has quite a noticeable negative impact on jig action for weights that light. I would also recommend very thin flourocarbon leader.

I do not recommend any of the rods in the Saltiga range, particularly for the price that they ask for.

6 ft 8 is also too long to work those jigs. 70-90g will restrict you to about 25, at the most 30m of water. The retrieve with a 6 ft 8 rod is just too fast, and when you do hook onto a large fish, provides you with too little control.

I'm not sure what species you intend to target, but after having been 'light jigging' in WA for quite some time now, I think you will find 70-90g places alot of restrictions on yourself. I have found that the most versatile weight and size, for jiggers not targeting Samsons, would be 100-220g, with PE4 being ideal. You may want to consider going for something heavier.

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cheers Kasey

Fri, 2009-02-06 06:00

are there any rods you recommend around the pe 4?

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I'd recommend you speak with

Fri, 2009-02-06 14:29

I'd recommend you speak with Honsu to see what locally available rods might suit your requirements. If you are really stuck and are willing to go through the hassle of buying something from overseas, I can provide you with more information.

If you can, the best way would be to borrow a range of as many rods that you can get your hands on, and try them all out.

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Thu, 2009-02-05 21:58

 

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I have a Saltiga 55B & 70S

Fri, 2009-02-06 07:03

I have a Saltiga 55B & 70S that I love, although I use neither for lighter  jigging...  

 

I love the 55B like a child. The 70S is beautiful - I picked it up on special at Bluewater Perth's closing down month's ago, but not sure if I would spend $600+ on it. 

 

 

 

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Not a jigging expert

Fri, 2009-02-06 07:59

But mate I love the Taikubura and Lucanus style, and I bought to try a Lucanus PE3 80-200gm jig rod and love it. I dont think (and have not tried it) with knifes it will be a flash as others but as a rod it is fine. Best of my 30 odd rods, but perhaps it is because it is the newest!

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The eutoh rods as mentioned

Fri, 2009-02-06 10:19

The eutoh rods as mentioned looked to be pretty good (especially for the price). I'm pretty happy using my PE2 xzoga with light jigging. Was using the shout lightens last time I was out actually. It says up to 120g, but I've used heaver jigs on it fine (though not yanking them up super hard).

I dont know about the depth restriction, I was using a 70g in 110m no problems Wink
(depending on the drift of course)

 

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depends where you are

Fri, 2009-02-06 14:06

depends where you are located Hlokk, up north you'd struggle in 30m with 70g.

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This was in the metro of

Fri, 2009-02-06 14:11

This was in the metro of course. Not much tidal movement down here. I'm assuming thats where cen is?  Though, I'm not sure how confident I would be using 20lb line with 20lb fluoro to $30 jigs up north :p

 

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You can use 70g even in

Fri, 2009-02-06 14:13

You can use 70g even in 200m, but it is only on very rare days.

Usually, if there is that little drift and current, jigging will not be as productive, as you will not cover much ground (jigging up and down almost vertically on the same spot). It will be difficult to achieve the desired action.

Also, there will be too much line out vs. the weight of the jig. This will create way too much line drag, negatively affecting the way the jig flutters and sinks.

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In the US, I've heard of

Fri, 2009-02-06 14:18

In the US, I've heard of them casting the lures out, letting them drop then working them back to the boat. Probably not so applicable in 200m though.

 

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hlokk you can see that on

Fri, 2009-02-06 17:52

hlokk you can see that on the buttafly jig dvd were they cast out and retrieve and catch bass,cod and all sorts of other toothies

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hmmmm

Sun, 2009-02-08 21:35

they cast up current so by the time the boat drifts up the jig is vertical.....

agree with kc 70g in 100m would be tough fishing....

70g in 15-30m IMO

100g 30+m is a minimum on most days.

not sure where you fish hlokk but the metro gets mega currents some times of the month....particularly around structure....3 mile, stragglers, garden Is, rotto, two rocks etc etc

I fish with blokes who have the Saltiga's(??63S)......not the best light jigging rod....rear butt grip is for short armed people...

what reel?

Take Honsus and KC good honest advice and do some looking around....start at Ryans

 

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JM Powerspell

Mon, 2009-07-20 08:02

I use a Jigging Master Powerspell 150 paired up with a Daiwa Saltiga SA15 for my PE3 set. Absolutely awesome rods!!.

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