Looking for a new rod. Any reccomendations

 Thinking about going custom if I can't find anything, but looking for a rod around 6' - 6' 2'', fast tapper, nice light tip, PE2, something that can easily jig 30g jigs & but mostly plastics (1/2 oz. - 2oz) . Any suggestions? Runnning an Abu Salty Stage PE3 at the moment, but finding it hard to run the lighter jigheads & jigs. Prepared to save $$$

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I am in the same boat

Mon, 2014-10-27 19:58

 I have been looking into this a fair bit lately wanting to make a purchase of something similar myself. You really need to work out a budget first. I have found that there are a lot of slow pitch rods on the market and even a few with a soft enough rating on the jig weight that you are looking at. 

If you are looking at a budget cost rod that will still perform you should look at the Major Craft range there are quite a few to look through to find the length and weight you're after. in the 6ft range the Crostage comes in at a very reasonable price. I am looking at something even a touch longer in the slow pitch series at 6ft3in. Let me know if your going to commit and we might be able to share the postage as a couple of rods is not much more that one rod. 

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 Yeah budget isn't a huge

Mon, 2014-10-27 20:18

 Yeah budget isn't a huge dilema... I'm 15 and don't have bills to pay, so it's pretty easy to just do a few shifts and go. I have had a look at the Major Craft stuff... Don't go waiting for me or anything to split the shipping, just keep posted on this thread and I'll let you know if I do want to go major craft.

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Mon, 2014-10-27 20:57

 If your not too concerned on price then Yamaga Galahad 612B would fit exactly what after. 

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 I have an Xzoga takadium

Mon, 2014-10-27 22:04

 I have a Xzoga takadium taka 6312si

will do what you're asking nicely

Got mine from oceanside

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 Check out the AJN Jigging

Tue, 2014-10-28 09:39

 Check out the AJN Jigging Jacks range at Oceanside, sounds like it might fit the bill. Light, strong and good action. Price is right too.

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re: light weight jig rod

Sat, 2014-12-13 14:15


Anybody try the Gomoku sticks? Purpose built for micro jigging. $149. Bluewater. I'm tempted.

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 Yea I've got 3 of em, The PE

Sat, 2014-12-13 21:08

 Yea I've got 3 of em, The PE 0.8-1.5, PE 1-3 & just got the new PE 2-4 one :-) great rods for the price. 


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if your looking for fast

Sat, 2014-12-13 19:31

if your looking for fast taper id recommend a temple reef mytho. I have the older 1.2-3 and its my fav rod by far. they also do a pe2 in the 6ft6 your after. most other rods are parabolic and I cant do parabolic demersal jigging rods. but that's my personal opinion. but this rod will set you back around $500

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 +1 on the Mytho Id get one

Sat, 2014-12-13 21:09

 +1 on the Mytho Id get one if I wasnt a tight ass. 


 Bewdey Fellaz

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 Ns blackhole magic eye, I've

Sun, 2014-12-14 13:12

 Ns blackhole magic eye, I've got the pe2 in oh model and wow it's an awesome rod. Pretty sure they do a lighter model rod to suit your needs if you wanted lighter 


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Another vote for the

Wed, 2014-12-17 21:32

Another vote for the Mytho.

There is a lighter version, but the Mytho LJ60s (6') would be my pick as a metro slayer


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barney boy

Thu, 2014-12-18 05:11

hey mate give barneyboy on here a PM, made me and a mate some awesome customs rods, fairly priced also,
can only ask.


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