Advice on new spin jigging rod & thoughts on new Catalinas.

 G'day all,

New to the forum (been reading heaps 2nd post) Looking at getting a new jigging rod, I want to match it with the new Daiwa Catalina 4500H about pe 2-5. I have a Venom Live Fibre OH pe 1-3 with a Trinidad 16n and love the rig but want to get a slightly heavier setup. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

I Live in Darwin but originally from Perth, went out with Craig from Saltwater late last year jigging for sambos and loved it, will be having another crack this year. Was a couple of Fishwrecked guys on board, can't remember their names.!! They were fishing with some serious rigs tiny little rods on Saltigas etc!!!!!

Have not done ahead of jigging up here but intend to give it a red hot go this dry for Jewies, Mackies and GT.

Cheers Muntzy.

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 I just bought a new Catalina

Sat, 2012-06-23 09:04

 I just bought a new Catalina 4000 and love it so smooth and easy to use, yet to Realy test it out but it's sure feels and looks good hahaha, as for rods jigging master has plenty of rods that will be what your after, the pe1.5-4 will suit it perfectly and can handle up to 18kg of drag. 

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18 kgs of drag!!!!?

Sat, 2012-06-23 17:35

18 kgs of drag!!!!?

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 My guess is that's the dead

Sat, 2012-06-23 18:07

 My guess is that's the dead lift weight, not max drag.

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 At 60 degrees rated to more

Sun, 2012-06-24 01:01

 At 60 degrees rated to more than that at 90 degrees in fairly sure its about 16 or something but either way it's a crazy amount for such a light and strong rod and I think it is dead lift weight, my 10kg max rated one I have used a locked drag on 20lb and it handled it fine and felt nice so I would not have a problem pushing these rods much harder than you can others.

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Jigging Master

Sat, 2012-06-23 09:39

The Jigging Master Three Kings special UL PE 1.5-4 would be an awesome match for your Catalina. Been playing with the Catalina 4000 instore and it matches this exact rod nicely, The 4500 would be no exception either. We can do that rod for $599 Fw Price or if you wanted a more Parabolic actioned rod like the Venoms the Jigging Master Evolution Titanium 200 spin PE1.5-4 ($599 FW price) or Evolution Titanium 250 PE 2-5 ($609 FW price) would match nicely.

We send items to Darwin and all parts of Australia all the time so we can arrange Postage too.

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 Mate the trini will do that

Sat, 2012-06-23 16:55

 Mate the trini will do that job unless you really want a second outfit. Just upgrade the rod you have. Also the Saltiga S extremes are going for $799 at the moment as they clear them out and you could also pick up the older model Catalina too. Both are proven and offer excellent value for money right now rather than paying premium for a newly released model reel.

Agree on the above for rods plus to save more coin a Tcurve deep jig 200 is a great rod in this range.

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ive

Sat, 2012-06-23 19:07

got the UL 3kings  with the new catalina

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Yeh mate I just brought the

Sun, 2012-06-24 18:37

Yeh mate I just brought the new catalina 4000 and a lemax slim max pe 1-3 and tested it out on some nice size dhuies on saturday and im very impressed with the feel and action of the combo.

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+1 on the SlimMax got the

Sun, 2012-06-24 20:29

+1 on the SlimMax got the pe2-4 and loving it.

 

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Thanks for all the advice,

Mon, 2012-06-25 09:38

Thanks for all the advice, Pretty keen to go for a spin set up this time. will check out a few of the reccomendations. Will buy local Oceanside Tackle but thanks for the advice.

Cheers Muntzy.

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