demon blood 64cj pe2-4 with soft plastics

 Hi just looking for some opinions on wether the 64cj would be ok for metro soft plastics. Only asking as i am looking for a jigging rod that can do both. I would be looking at running it with a 5 or 6000 spheros or stradic and mostly 60 to 110g jigs. Need to know soon as local shop is having a 25% off all rods tomorrow night and i have 75 in vouchers so would be cheap. If you dont think this would be suitable i am open to suggestions. Cheers

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I have a 64CJ and certainly

Wed, 2015-05-06 17:49

I have a 64CJ and certainly wouldn't be fishing plastics with it unless they are large and you're using 2oz+ jig heads. Its a very heavy rod for plastics work IMO. You'd be better off with a PE1-3 rod.

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 Thanks kinga I thought that

Wed, 2015-05-06 17:57

 Thanks kinga I thought that mightbe the case how would you rate it as a stand alone jig rod running around 30 to 50 ld braid and 60 to 150g jigs

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Yeah that would be perfect

Wed, 2015-05-06 18:20

Yeah that would be perfect mate and its rated to run a bit over 200g no worries. 60g would be a bit light I'd say but worth a try. Mines mainly been used for live baiting, floaters and trolling.

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 Hey Clarky, I've been using

Wed, 2015-05-06 19:41

 Hey Clarky, I've been using almost an identical set up to what you are thinking about. The Demon blood matched with a 6000 Stradic and am loving it. Like kinga said probably a bit heavy for smaller Sp's but goes well I think with jigs around the 100/150g. It's my go to set up now, love it, a very versatile rig. Can handle some good size fish. 

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 If you're only running jigs

Wed, 2015-05-06 21:33

 If you're only running jigs up to 110g and mainly metro, it might be worth considering going to a PE 1-3. Something around the 6 foot mark would give you enough flex to work plastics and still have enough grunt to handle just about any metro demersal. 

My go to is a 6ft Eupro giant king with a stradic 5000 but it struggles with jigs over 120g. Really depends on what you're going to use it for most

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Good rod for light jigs and

Wed, 2015-05-06 21:44

Good rod for light jigs and bottom bounceing otherwise if you looking for a rod to flick sp's and lures have a look at the 302 samurai



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 NS Blackhole explorer pe2 or

Fri, 2015-05-29 19:49

 NS Blackhole explorer pe2 or Pe3 would be a great option as well run the 3 with a 5000 or the 2 with a 3000 or 4000 bang for buck they are awesome, I have run jigs and plastics through mine and is a great all rounder 


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plastics rod

Sat, 2015-05-30 20:47

Hi, I have been using a Demon Blood 56-3/5 for a year or so for soft plastics which had an unfortunate accident and ended up overboard last weekend.  I realise now this is a bit heavy and not the right action for soft plastics but I have had quite a bit of success on it around five fathom bank.  I was looking at replacing it with a DB 64CJ.  It will be matched to a Sustain 5000 with 40 pound braid.  I will be using it for plastics not jigging, usually in about 20m of water.  

How does the NS Explorer compare to the 64CJ for plastics?