jigging rod recommendation

looking at getting a spin jigging rod proberbly a pe6-pe8, cost isn't a issue just want a quality rod so anything that anyone can recommend that they have used or seen will be much apreciated, looked at a couple of rods but the more i look the more i get confussed
Thanks Mark


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G'day Mark, I use a Daiwa

Sun, 2009-06-14 19:06

G'day Mark,

 

I use a Daiwa Saltiga 55B with PE6 for sambo's and amberjack out back of Rotto - fantastic strong,light rod; great for jigging all day. This is the overhead model but also comes in a spin model.

 

Next rod I'll probably look for a Smith or Seed... The Jigmaster's also look nice... 

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mmmm... you say cost isn't

Sun, 2009-06-14 19:26

mmmm... you say cost isn't an issue? hehe..

Tell us what kind of fish you'll be targetting and what jigging style you prefer, also what reel and line class will you be using?

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hey jay got a expedition

Sun, 2009-06-14 20:55

hey jay got a expedition going to match with it haven't got line on it yet most likely pe8, mostly going to use for sambo's on the barges etc.

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Off the shelf in perth,

Mon, 2009-06-15 06:35

Off the shelf in perth, probably Jigmaster/xzoga/smiths if you don't want to order it in, if overseas is not a problem, go on PLAT or similar and smile. ALso have a look on fisheads website in brisbane, he sells some high end import stuff. I have the PE8 xzoga and love it, and have mates with all the above recommendations. Sambos are not too picky, so I just go with what feels good loaded up, and the xzoga was my pick.

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Hi Mark have a look at the

Tue, 2009-06-16 11:00

Hi Mark have a look at the Ripple Fisher 5215 Very very nice rod to use with pe8

 

I have one of these coming for myself.

 

Cheers

Rob

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Lemax SlimMax

Tue, 2009-06-16 22:00

Lemax' saltwater SlimMax is a balsy rod that won't let you down, designed by the same bloke who does the Xzoga gear.  Haven't used them but there are a few blokes around town giving them a flogging and have been suitably impressed with them.

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JM or Smith

Mon, 2009-07-20 07:29

Could look at the JM Powerspell 400 or a Smith WRC-55NIRAI Wink

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other options from Smith

Mon, 2009-07-20 07:39

Smith AMJ-S52EX (is a fair bit softer than the Nirai)

or

Smith WGJ-S56H

 

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Unfortunately JM rods dont

Mon, 2009-07-20 14:00

Unfortunately JM rods dont really seem to be available here (that I know of) so you'd need to order one in (and i'm not a fan of ordering a rod i've never actually tried out). I'm guessing you are in NZ Accident Prone? Do you get a good range of rods there or end up ordering them from overseas?

The smiths are awesome Laughing(and expensive :p). Though, the AMJ's at least could do with a softer foregrip. Gotta say I was pretty surprised how light the WGJ's are considering they're composite. 

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Yeah I am in NZ and yeah we

Mon, 2009-07-20 14:25

Yeah I am in NZ and yeah we have got quite a few top brands available along with some extremely talented rod builders who can produce custom rods which rival any other brand I have fished with.

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Smith or xzoga and i also

Tue, 2009-07-21 13:41

Smith or xzoga and i also like the sevenseas as well ive just rodered a pe8 myself coming over soon.