Jig rod to match stella 8000

Hi guys need some help to match a rod to my Stella 8000. Running 50lb braid on it at the moment. I've been using it on a popping rod but with a trip coming up to WA to do some jigging I thought I'ld use it on a jig rod. Ideally around 6ft or shorter with a parabolic action.  Around the $300 mark. Butt jointed 2 pce would be good as I travel OS alot.

I already have a Saltiga 6500 on a pe6-8 rod so looking for something lighter.

Looking forward to the visit to Perth and even more so to the tackle shops there as here in Vic the store don't really cater for jigging. Very hard to buy on line as I would much prefer to handle the rod.

Any help would be great.

 


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I looked at the new diawa

Wed, 2013-11-06 12:38

I looked at the new diawa demon blood PE4-5 the day, I think its the pick of the bunch for the price range you're looking at. Very good parabolic action which you can put a massive bend in. I've got the new 8000PG stella and I think i'll also upgrade to the demon blood once I get sick of the shimano terez. cheers/Ben

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Rod to match

Wed, 2013-11-06 13:04

Hey mate. 

I have a Tairyo Nano Blue Wave PE 3-7 ( http://www.hotbite.com.au/fishing-rods/Tairyo/Tairyo-Nano-Blue-Wave-Jigging) which I use for Sambo Jigging.

Matches up sweet with my Stella 8 running 50lb YGK.

Only a 1 piece though.

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Did you mean the PE3-5 5'6? I

Wed, 2013-11-06 13:12

Did you mean the PE3-5 5'6? I like the look of that rod except that it is only rated to 180g jigs. To me that seems a little light for a PE3-5 rod. I'm no expert in this area so could some one set me straight on that? I was told that in Perth you guys are running PE5 out fits and jigging 300g jigs.

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Sorry I was actually replying

Wed, 2013-11-06 13:14

Sorry I was actually replying to Ben85's post.

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Wazza that Tairyo looks good

Wed, 2013-11-06 13:18

Wazza that Tairyo looks good even though it is one piece. I've fished with one of their bream rods and they are light but fast. Didnt realise they make jig rods.

Whats the action like?

 

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Tairyo Rod

Wed, 2013-11-06 13:23

Pretty good action.  Gave it a good workout the weekend just gone for Sambos.  Handled 20kg+ Sambos and sharks no worries.  Not the lightest of rods but handles the big stuff well, and has the gimble end which helps. Good having the big guides to for fast drops and running the Stella 8.

Very happy with the rod.  Have seen them for around $200 too.  I paid $300 for mine when it first came out.

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Caffeine- yes I think that

Wed, 2013-11-06 15:09

Caffeine- yes I think that was the one PE3-5. You might want a bit heavier if jigging in the deep stuff. jig weight will all depend on what your fishing for and water depth. I'm assuming you will be chasing sambos if you're using 300g jigs.

I just looked at the specs wazza recommended, looks like a good all-rounder and well priced. not that PE ratings mean much on fishing rods, but PE3-7 seems like a big range to cover.

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 You could try a 2 piece

Wed, 2013-11-06 17:32

 You could try a 2 piece Black Hole Cape Cod Special 250 G. It splits so small you can take it on as carry on luggage, depending on the flight company.

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 go for a pe 3-5 rod gama

Wed, 2013-11-06 17:58

 go for a pe 3-5 rod

 

gama does make some very good jigging rods... 

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Some of the cheaper JM rods

Thu, 2013-11-07 10:52

Some of the cheaper JM rods might do what you are looking for and come in around that price.

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Thanks guys. I ended up with

Thu, 2013-11-14 08:03

Thanks guys. I ended up with a JM Ocean Devil. Only one piece but it was a good compromise.Beautiful parabolic action. I came close to buying a Okuma Salina 3. I was quite impressed with the action of this rod in my hands but just didn't want to go down the path of the unknown. Does any one on here use one? What do you think as I'm considering it for my overseas travel rod still.

Looking forward to th Sambos off Perth all next week.

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Nice one!

Thu, 2013-11-14 10:27

Good choice there mate! And cheers for the feedback.

Hope the rod goes well for ya and easy on you fighting those moo cows from the deep.

Had a great session on them a few weeks ago with Saltwater Charters. Only lost 8 jigs!  Haha, plenty of 20 plus keggers hanging around.

 

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 Hi Wazzahow deep are you

Thu, 2013-11-14 14:35

 Hi Wazza

how deep are you guys fishing and what size jigs you using. Any tips would be great. We are out with Shikari this Sunday but will have a boat with us for the next week after that so we are keen to get some direction and help. Hoping to get the guys from Shikari to teach us a thing or two about Sambos and Perth.

cheers.

 

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Lots around.

Thu, 2013-11-14 18:35

 We found them from in the 30's to 110m.  North side of Rotto.

Jig weight will all depend on drift, wind etc, but any knife jig up to 300g should cover the deeper stuff.

Hope ya get your arms stretched on em!  Just be wary of the sharks.  Some spots were ridiculous.  Just keep moving  if they show up.

 

Good luck!

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Try a t-curve or fin-nor

Sat, 2013-11-16 13:11

Try a t-curve or fin-nor offshore..

I now own about 5 of the fin-nor jig rods... Sooo light!! You can take the 30 or 50Lb ones out jigging for snapper etc, and then head in close and catch whiting on the same rod!!!

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 Hey Caffeine which pe rating

Sat, 2013-11-23 14:48

 Hey Caffeine which pe rating did you go for on the Ocean Devil? Looking for similar to bang a Stradic 8000 on to chase a few sambos over Christmas break.

Cheers Muntzy.

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