How to setup a new jigging rod and reel for beginners

Here is a quick video I put together when setting up my new rod and reel for jigging, hopefully it helps someone new to jigging. 

 


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good stuff!

Mon, 2018-05-28 13:50

good stuff!

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Any chance of whacking in

Mon, 2018-05-28 14:29

Any chance of whacking in some subtitles? Just kidding mate, great vid and I love the idea of removing the jig for travelling/swapping jigs.

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 Haha it's pretty hard to add

Mon, 2018-05-28 16:09

 Haha it's pretty hard to add more twang in with a few subtitles though! glad you liked it mate, always enjoy feedback it's an easy way to learn

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 Haha it's pretty hard to add

Mon, 2018-05-28 16:09

 Haha it's pretty hard to add more twang in with a few subtitles though! glad you liked it mate, always enjoy feedback it's an easy way to learn

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Melting leader end

Tue, 2018-05-29 07:04

 Seen the process of melting the leader end many times. Some, like you, do it to get a smooth end, some do it to get a balled end so there is no chance of the main line slipping up 2mm and coming off the end.

Both reasons are valid although if you tie it properly and tension it up before finishing it wont slip.

My fear with this practice is that you are applying heat very close to the braid at the most critical point. The transition of braid to mono. The highest stress point of the braid in your setup. You may not be melting the braid, and you are trying to protect it with clamping it between your fingers, so really no heat should be on the braid, BUT.  It only takes a small flicker of the flame to drift slightly closer to the braid and you have created a weak point. That point would not be apparent from apperance and will only show itself when you get that record fish or PB. 

Is it really worth it?  Do you get a better knot or more security by melting the mono? Have you ever had the sharp mono ends do any damage to the braid?

 

 

 

 

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 You are correct with your

Wed, 2018-05-30 18:33

 You are correct with your thoughts... I too have wondered myself whether it is actually beneficial, and I carry on doing it basically because this was the way I was taught. Some testing could prove beneficial to this subject

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Have tied a few FGs, I find

Thu, 2018-05-31 11:13

Have tied a few FGs, I find for me they definitely fail less with the end burnt (can't rememeber the last one that failed actually), but I only do it inside somewhere with no air movement and I leave about 3mm of leader proud before burning it so it won't melt down all the way to the braid. Now regardless of that, I'm most confident when the end is burnt so that is the way I'll continue haha.
Great video. 

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 K_willo, sometimes trial and

Sun, 2018-06-03 11:03

 K_willo, sometimes trial and error is the best way to good. And once you have a method that works, just stick with it :)