help with PE4-5 jig rod

 Hey so I'm trying to choose a light pe4 jig Rod that will jog 80-200g but can handle abuse of 15 lbs to a maximum of 20lbs of drag. Will be paired up with a SHIMANO ocea jigger 2001 nr pg with pe4 Daiwa boat braid.

ive considered:

VH exploder (not sure which model??)

jm ocean devil ul

jm three kings ul

saltywater obx 300 (may be too much rod??)

smith amj medium


i prefer a good tip with full parabolic or modfast action. I like when the bend is deep in the rod it can shutoff off before foregrip but not like a fallings limited where action is too fast...


currently have a smith amj ex (feel it is a lil stiff) VH exploder deep Quaker (awesome rod and tip), & black hole 250 (nice rod).

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might get more feed back on

Tue, 2015-02-24 06:24

might get more feed back on "West oz jiggers" group on face book.


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Tue, 2015-02-24 06:24

Do not underestimate the awesomeness


I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.

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 Thanks I reuqested to join

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:23

 Thanks I reuqested to join the group. Does anyone have any recommendations here?

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Might be worth having a look

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:45

Might be worth having a look at the Azusa rods, - I have the PE2 and love it, will be getting one or two more some day


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Yamaga Galahad

Tue, 2015-02-24 09:05

Ive got a Yamaga Galahad 604b. 6' rod rated to PE4 and max drag of 5kg. Its rated for 60-150g jigs but ive jigged up to 180g with it and still handles beautifully.

It has a slightly slower tapper than the JM evo titanium.

There not full of bling like the JM rods but they far out perform them in my opinoin.

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 Thank you the Galahad looks

Tue, 2015-02-24 09:58

 Thank you the Galahad looks like a stellar Rod. They are similar to ripple fishers from what I've heard which are very nice. Only problem with those is that they are a little long for me. I like 5'4" and under...

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Yep Ripple Fisher is their

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:42

Yep Ripple Fisher is their premium popping/stickbait rods and Yamaga is more tailored towards lighter fishing from what i understand, but by no means inferior to RF.

Its very much a demersal rod designed for slower pitch jigs hence the length.

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i have the a few of the jm

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:26

i have the a few of the jm falling rods and can not fault them i have both oh and spin if the budget allows i woulnt hesertate to buy one cheers

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 Fallings is a little out of

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:34

 Fallings is a little out of my range and I don't like rods to be that fast. I'm probably going to go with JM three kings UL if I can't find a JM ocean devil UL. 

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i have the ocean devil

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:49

i have the ocean devil (yellow 1?) then sold it to buy the fallings have you used one mayby be able to get my mates for you to take and test out

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 Sorry I'm in the USA! Lol.

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:43

 Sorry I'm in the USA! Lol. Just thought i could get some help since there are more jiggingMaster users in Australia and new Zealand. 

What major differnxe are there between the JM fallings and ocean devil UL. Was it worth the upgrade? Is it much lighter and elastic? It seems like they all have equal strength according to specs...

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yea mate falling feels

Tue, 2015-02-24 14:39

yea mate falling feels lighter and seems to have a lot more power threw the blank gips and reel sets are diffrent as well im glad i did upgrade i also did the same with my jm pe5n i had it on the ocean devil and now is on the fallings fishhead or ray and annes are well priced for jm gear

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I used a JM Ocean Devil UL on

Wed, 2015-02-25 11:37

I used a JM Ocean Devil UL on the Samsons when I was in Perth last. Great rod with a beautiful parabolic action. Found it easier to hendle the fish than the Tcurve 400 broomstick i used first.

Fishing 120m using 150g to 250g jigs.



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 Believe the man when he says

Wed, 2015-02-25 20:39

 Believe the man when he says JM Fallings.


Worth the extra $


You will never appreciate what they are capable of until you load one up, properly. Sold me, twice now and probaby for a third time. 

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 Well. I decided to go with a

Thu, 2015-02-26 21:23

 Well. I decided to go with a JM ocean devil UL.The fallings special looks like great rod for people who like faster action rods I think it is 70/30. JM three kings is 65/35. And powerspell and ocean devil is 55/45 tune. Not sure exactly what this stands for but I think I would prefer three kings and ocean devil bend. 

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If you haven' brought a rod yet

Wed, 2015-06-03 07:11

check out the Jig Star Ninja L or Katana L rods. They are exactly what you are wanting and available in the US via Randy - .

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Jigging Master Super Tornado

Sun, 2015-06-07 01:05

Jigging Master Super Tornado UL (spiral wrap guides) I bought one to take to coral bay and it went hard!! Nice light tip that worked jigs from 100-240 (above its rating) that folds away to let the powerful butt wrestle the fish. Did everything I wanted from pulling baldies out of holes in shallow to handling 24oz leads bottom bashing out deep.
They're built on the three kings blank and the spiral wrap guides stops the rod wanting to roll over in your hand and keeps the line from wrapping on the last guide when jigging quick
The short length threw me off at first but after I used it I found it stops the fish getting leverage on you and made light work of heavy sharks


rather a bad day fishing than a good day anywhere else