Best PE3 Overhead Jigger

OK guys, looking for opinions and recommendations for a PE3 overhead jigger to go on my Jigforce PE1.5-3. Looking to jig 801-200 gram jigs (I know the rod is rates to 120, but I have jigged 200 on it no drams), and want it reasonably light so I can jig all day.

 

I have a Calcutta on it at the moment, OK for demersals, very light and comfortable, but too slow at 60 cm retrieve per turn for pelagics. Was thinking around 95 cm per turn would be spot on. I have a Stella 10,000 for the heavy and fast stuff, so this is the intermediate set-up.

 

Price range - $300 - $600.

 

John

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Saltist LD-20

Fri, 2010-10-22 10:41

Saltist LD-20 Single/2sp

 

Talica 8 Single/2sp

 

Both PE3 Capabale, High/Lo Geared, Ample drag, reasonably narrow (won't roll on you), light and comfy to jig all day!!

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saltist 30 2speed saltiga

Fri, 2010-10-22 10:49

saltist 30 2speed

saltiga 30z

saltiga ld30

 

any of these will be fine. Saltist have been extremely popular and are very well priced

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I have a saltist LD20 on

Fri, 2010-10-22 12:20

I have a saltist LD20 on mine and matches up nicely. Quite palmable too which is good for jigging. Unless you get a curado or ryoga/pluton you're not going to get much ligher (plus they have 75-80cm max retreive, though that is still a fair bit faster than the calcuttas 60cm). The jigging master PE jiggers are pretty slow too unfortunately. Saltiga Z-narrow are nice, but i think they deserve PE4 :p.

 

The trinidad A's may be worth a look though. I think the smaller sizes are reasonably light (finally!). Dont know when they're out, but ordering from the US shouldnt be too expensive.

 

Just dont get the 30 size. Too wide. I still fit 600m of 20lb and 100m of 10kg mono topshot on mine, so the 20 size has heaps of capacity. Will fit 300m PE3 no problems at all. With the LD30, you just get a wider spool and considering you have the line capacity, the extra width just gets in the way for jigging. Not really a fan of jigging light overheads for demersals (though dont mind for sambo sizes), but the reel has been pretty good for everything else.

 

I went the single speed. The gearing on the 2 speed just didnt feel right and i never need the two speed anyways. One thing I love about the reel while trolling is it fricken cranks in the line nice and quick. Really easy to wind too, the handles are great. I wish daiwa would make that shape as a RCS knob (none of the EVA ones they do are the same shape)

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the trinidad a series is out

Fri, 2010-10-22 15:17

the trinidad a series is out but going for around $700

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If you order from the US,

Fri, 2010-10-22 15:44

If you order from the US, you shouldnt have much trouble getting one for AU$500 landed.

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jigger

Fri, 2010-10-22 12:21

I got a saltiga z30 and its bees knees nice and light and quick retrieval.

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Talica 8 single speed, the

Fri, 2010-10-22 12:28

Talica 8 single speed, the one I have is a nice light little reel with a good solid and compact feel. 95cm retrieve is close to ideal for me too. $375 Delivered ex ebay.

450gram....light.

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I recently purchased an ocea

Fri, 2010-10-22 12:50

I recently purchased an ocea jigger 1500p for pe3-4 work. I would recommend the same

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saltiga 30L..left hand goes

Fri, 2010-10-22 14:03

saltiga 30L..left hand goes great on my AZUSA AJC632M

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Ocea Jigger is very pimp. I

Fri, 2010-10-22 14:29

Ocea Jigger is very pimp. I did own, and get rid of, a Daiwa Saltist LD30II, its too wide.

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Accurate Boss

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Accurate Boss Magnum.

 

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Well....interesting....and

Fri, 2010-10-22 15:17

Well....interesting....and thanks for all the replies.

 

Daz, the ocea jigger 1500p only has a 74 cm retrieve, giving it heaps of grunt,  but not much faster than my Calcutta at 60 cm per turn. I have struggled a bit with the slow speed....maybe I am just used tothe 10,000..... However, the JK OH jigger is very slow as well, and surely this is a pure jig reel.......maybe the calcutta is be worth persevering with, possibly just need to use more active jigs and not the speed jigs I was using on the weeekend on the Cutta like the Jacknifer, which seems to need speed (I put it on the Stella 10,000 and instant hookup). 

 

How do yiou find the OJ1500p for jigging speed? Would be perfect for demersals, but I want a light pelagic outfit, and am happy to switch to the cutta for the demersals. The normal OJ1500 is arounf 94 cm, which would have less crank power, but I would have thought better speed for pelagics and knife jigs....

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I have an Accurate BX600 and

Fri, 2010-10-22 15:22

I have an Accurate BX600 and I like it, but the BX400N is just too big a reel for 30lb, even the Talica TAC8 is really.

 

That new Shimano Trinidad 10/12A will be the business though. Its about 390g and has a 95cm retrieve, and takes about 245/320m of 30lb ppro.

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Might aswell go an ocea

Fri, 2010-10-22 15:34

Might aswell go an ocea jigger over a trinidad though.

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Over the old one for sure,

Fri, 2010-10-22 15:45

Over the old one for sure, but unless they spruce up the ocea jiggers, I'd probaly get the new A series and forgo the spool lock.

 

I wonder how they compare for price ATM?

 

Not positive, but the 1500 or 1500P - one of them, I heard rumours you just can't buy it anymore.

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For an extra 30-40$ (Ebay

Fri, 2010-10-22 15:52

For an extra 30-40$ (Ebay prices Since i dont think ANYONE will be using retail from now on LOL ) I'd Definately go the ocea jigger, Comes with backup anti-reverse I believe. I reckon give me 3 weeks and the white handle would become a horrible orange

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Yes white -> dried blood

Fri, 2010-10-22 16:06

Yes white -> dried blood colour, seems inevitable.

 

Trinidad A is a SS ARB with twin-pawl backup, pretty sure ARB + pawl backupis the same in the ocea jigger, I just can't remember if its one or two pawls, and whether they're alternating or twinned.

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I think its only one pawl.

Fri, 2010-10-22 16:19

I think its only one pawl. If you check the reel schematics (unsure where they would be available but I think a google will provide) You should be able to see but I think it would be alternating, otherwise I feel they marketed the feature poorly.

It seems they are very similar reels with the ocea jigger being quoted 90 cm or so in retreive.

I was looking at both for the coming jig season and decided to go the ocea jigger, however the 10 or 12 size suits Johns requirements, though ocea jigger is on japan tacke in 1000+ 1500 size for $399 at the moment which is pretty hard to beat.

http://www.japantackle.com/Shimano/Shimano_ocea_jigger.htm

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Nice price for a great reel,

Fri, 2010-10-22 16:53

Nice price for a great reel, fighting the urge to add another one to my collection ;)

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yeh i think so as well.

Fri, 2010-10-22 15:28

yeh i think so as well. the Accurate Boss Magnum 197XC 6:1 capacity 300m PE3 is good

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They are so old its not

Fri, 2010-10-22 15:31

They are so old its not funny, Accurate discontinued them well before last sambo season.

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lol.....so.....2008!!

Fri, 2010-10-22 17:59

Now you can get them as Extreme BX-400XN

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To be fair they have revised

Fri, 2010-10-22 18:16

To be fair they have revised the gearing and some other bits, but yeah its the same reel.

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I'm using a Trinidad 12 for

Fri, 2010-10-22 17:09

I'm using a Trinidad 12 for the exact same stuff so it gets my vote.

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I really like the new

Mon, 2010-11-29 03:12

I really like the new Trinidad A series of reels, fantastic smoothness and extremely light in weight. The 16NA is an ideal size for fishing around here, but I think the 12A might be the better size for PE3 lines.

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Ocea Jigger

Mon, 2010-11-29 08:55

Well, I can happily report I have caught a few fish with the Ocea Jigger, and apart from a little indescretion with the "free/locked" spool switch on the very first drop I did with the reel that resulted in a sambo taking about 120 m of brand new PE3 braid and a nice smith nagamasa, the reel has performed excellently.

 

Fantastic cranking power for a little reel, and my favourite set-up (in front of the Stellas).

 

 

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Thats a real "once" to learn

Mon, 2010-11-29 16:49

Thats a real "once" to learn mistake.

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