Jigging rod choice

Hello fishermen

I need advice to choose my next new rod.

I'm hesitate between 3 rods.

- Zenaq FS53-16

- Valley Hill exploder Mogi Special 53XXS

- Smith WRC Nirai 55S

I have a stella 20000SW and JB 80lbs hollow core braid and I jig with 150-200 g lures.


thank you for your help anglers


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Man, that's some seriously

Wed, 2011-04-20 10:51

Man, that's some seriously heavy gear for 150-200 g jigs!! I use a pe1.5 -3 rod for that weight jig....

My Stella 20k only comes out for the seriously big stuff when you need to use 300 or 400 g jigs, but it's a chore at best.


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yep, I agree....those weight

Wed, 2011-04-20 11:41

yep, I agree....those weight jigs will struggle to load the rod. It is a bit easier with a spin outfit though...overheads suffer from loose line lay when using much lighter jigs on a heavy rated rod....The Valley Hill is a nice stick and can handle loads of punishment...and high sticking

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 The smiths are very nice so

Wed, 2011-04-20 12:07

 The smiths are very nice so I could recommend them. However, a Zenaq would be my choice




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Yes thank you for your

Wed, 2011-04-20 13:07

Yes thank you for your help

But here in Tahiti we're jigging with light lure ( 150-250g).

Last week I hook I think a yellow fin or very big dogtooth ( 1h30 of fight before I broke my 80lbs braid) I Have a Shimano trevala 5'8 XXH rod + Stella 20K SW reel.

I was enable to pump with this rod and it was always bended during the fight

I think here fish doesn"t like big and long jigs. MAybe I'm wrong.

So that's why I'm looking for a new rod.

I read a lot of posts. What are the quality of each rod ? and what's the best with 300g lure ?

thx men

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If you want to work light

Wed, 2011-04-20 13:26

If you want to work light jigs with a heavy rod, look at the Synit Seriola Pro / Tuna Pro.

Tackle tester: Synit DeepShot Seriola Pro against the fish and some static testing on the OH model here; Tackletester: Synit Deepshot Seriola Pro..

Blank: Synit DeepShot double axis carbon special, 5’1″
Drag Max: 22kg @ 45 degrees, Best: 8-18kg
Jig Weight: 550g, Best: 180g – 450g
Line class Max: PE10, Best: PE5 – PE8


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Thx tillI try to find an

Thu, 2011-04-21 08:28

Thx till

I try to find an online store who sell synit rod but nothing

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In Australia, they're

Thu, 2011-04-21 08:52

In Australia, they're represented by http://Fishhead.com.au, Kaiser Pro Shop handles them in Singapore, there is a US dealer: http://synitusa.com but if there is no distro in your region, then try http://synit.co.nz, and say hi to Graeme from me!


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Jigging Master Three Kings

Thu, 2011-04-21 08:56

Jigging Master Three Kings spin in both L and M are about the most versatile jigging rods around. The L is perfect for the jig weights you want but the 80lb might be pushing it, where the jigs are at the lighter end of the M weight range but it will easily fish the line class. We used the M on NZ kingfish and it handled them very nicely.