Jig rod max weight

 If my rod is rated to 120g jigs, can i use 130g effectively?


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yeah 10grams isn't going to

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:46

yeah 10grams isn't going to make a hell of a lot of difference

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 No wokkas cheers

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:01

 No wokkas cheers

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 Might be an amature question

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:19

 Might be an amature question here but can it make that much difference to the action of a slow demersal type jig even if you exseed the rateing buy 100 grams? It's not like your going to break the rod after all the aim is to hook a fish that weighs much more. I haven't done a lot of jiging, but the fish I have caught so far have all been with the rod in the rod holder. 

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slow jig shouldn't make as

Mon, 2014-08-04 20:00

slow jig shouldn't make as much diff as something faster like a knife jig, just be careful of rods in rodholders due to angle - big fish grabs it and automatic high sticking in holder can snap the rod depending on rod composition

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yeah no problem. I have an

Wed, 2014-08-06 20:19

yeah no problem.

I have an Evo Titanium 150 and have slow jigged up to 270gr on it.

Not ideal obviously, but for slow jigging its fine.

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