BEST HEAVY JIGGING REEL

What is your pick for the best heavy jigging reel on the planet
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hmm  another stella vs

Thu, 2008-03-27 12:41

hmm

 another stella vs saltiga thread? 

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Spin or O/H

Thu, 2008-03-27 13:36

 

Spinner or Overhead , there is some new stuff comming out of the USA that will kill just about anything on the planet , I tried a reel during Sambo season here , done 15 fish that day biggest was 1650mm long estimated 100 lber and the reel was FANTASTIC , absoloutly FANTASTIC to use , after a season it's still like new inside , can't get them comercially yet but there comming soon 30 kg plus drag and the free spool just keeps spinning it's soooo goood ,I can't say anymore ( maybe I have said toooo much now).

 

PS yes they are overheads.  Personally I wouldn't jig with a spinner , overheads all the way for me .

 

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Sorry

Thu, 2008-03-27 13:50

 

I got to play with some prototypes , I wasn't sworn to secertcy BUT there are eye's watching these sites that may just want a heads up on what a rival company is doing ( thats why I'm not naming names), if we ever meet up for a fish I can tell you more but not on this site as it's bloody world wide now not just us here in little old Perth .

 probably the same price , maybe a better reel too. 

There is some serious bling out there , we here in WA just don't know about it yet as no one wants to import the stuff ( not just the stuff I was playing with) incase they get lumbered with a shed load of reels that no one wants .

 

You just have to look at other posts about people importing rods and reels not just because they are cheaper O/S but because they are not available here .

 

Let's not hi jack the post right at the beginning,

 

go to my Rip cord thread if you want to talk about O/S buying.

 

  so what is you'r best bling jig reel .

 

 

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Interesting

Thu, 2008-03-27 13:53

It will be interesting to see where the reel technology heads.

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Shikari

Thu, 2008-03-27 13:54

 

Never did actually "work" on the boat , just helped out decking on weekends , hope to get out on her on the week end, been pulling up some good fish lately . Torsa's are the main reels we use on the boat along with Stella's , Saltiga's and of course the 14 Van Stalls Al has .

 

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jigger

Thu, 2008-03-27 17:09

Very interesting Maverick.....it all sounds too good to be true! That will be one helluva jig reel.
Ocean Studio Mark are supposed to be releasing a new jigging reel soon...which will be worth looking at.
The Torsa is ok...but more of a jack of all trades...Accurates are good but need too many modifications to get the most out of them...My pic is the Ocea Jigger 4000P/5000P....
It's been out for a few years now but I think it still sets the bar pretty high....basically indentical to a Trinidad Narrow with enhancements specific to jigging-
OJ has good line capacity in a very narrow spooled reel, which means less problems laying line when jigging. The diffence is most noticable in deeper water. Lower gears for greater power when jigging and playing fish. It's a better balanced reel, doesn't have the giant side plate attachment like the Torsa.
The star drag has no spool or handle sticking problems which sucks when using lever drag reels at high drag settings
Drag upgrade(if 15kg out of the box is not enough) - Carbontex washers, Cals Drag Plate
....anyway...go the Ocea Jigger....
Oh yeah, I have a Stella 20000 which works ok too...;-)
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tha shizza

Thu, 2008-03-27 17:17

hey shizz had an ocean jigger maybe he can tell us all a story on how he got rid of it hahahahahahaha
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The Ocea Jigger in the

Thu, 2008-03-27 22:51

The Ocea Jigger in the biggest size is an awesome reel to use....imagine Trinidad 40 with tiagra gears but thats now taken over by the Torsa and they are the best jigging overhead reel atm....nothing comes close to its strength, speed, torque and overall durability.

Quite a few of the Japanese field testers for various rod builders are switching from the OJs and SOM to Torsa for the above reasons.
I know guy with a charter that his customers uses torsa for super heavy jigging.

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torsa

Fri, 2008-03-28 07:17

maybe in shallow water(less than 50m) the torsa could have the edge....but the deeper you jig the more reels like the torsa have balance problems - fatigue sets in fighting to hold the rod steady. Don't get me wrong...the torsa is a great reel....but having used them both, I would say they're more of a general purpose reel....having said all that...both reels have landed some truly awesome fish....and that's what counts at the end of the day....