Monster Mesh vs Fin Nor vs Deep Jig 400??

Gday all,

Im after an 80lb jigging rod to match to a Saragosa 18,000.  Budget is approx $200 - $250.

Just after a few opinions on the following as to which would suit best:

  • Daiwa Monster Mesh Max
  • Fin Nor Offshore
  • Shimano Deep Jig 400

The rod will be used for both jigging sambos and kings and also some deep water bottom bashing.

Must be able to handle 80lb as i already have 80 on my Gosa.

Cheers for any thoughts.


June 5th, 2010.

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The monster mesh would be the

Fri, 2011-09-02 07:43

The monster mesh would be the pick out of the bunch for me, they are great value for money. The fin nor are a good rod but the grips on them are pretty damn thick and get hard for my hands to grip on to. With the Money saved you could buy a couple more jigs.

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monster mesh

Fri, 2011-09-02 07:48

great rods and u can pick them up from bcf for $200 i think

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All I am saying is

Fri, 2011-09-02 07:51

I have 4 Monster mesh rods for various tasks.



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The fin nor is an over rated

Fri, 2011-09-02 07:58

The fin nor is an over rated rod in my opinion more like 50lb

Another vote for the M/M

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what planet are you from

Fri, 2011-09-02 13:15

fin nor are more underated than anything awesome rod i know heaps of people happy using them including myself  you obviously have never used one naylor

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mmmm read it again mate. he

Fri, 2011-09-02 18:35

mmmm read it again mate. he is saying the 80lb rod is more suited to 50lb line. not that theyre a bad rod. and yes i agree i have an 80 overhead and it would no way be able to handle 80lb line, but still a loverly rod when running 50lb

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I have Fin nor 50lb

Fri, 2011-09-02 10:07

works great with soft plastics, but I wouldnt use it for bottom bashing ( too soft in the tip), I would use my deep jig 400 instead which is full of cobwebs  but then my older MM I use for both


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I reckon Finnor are an under

Fri, 2011-09-02 13:07

I reckon Finnor are an under rated rod, I have 3 in spin & O/H & 1 is an 80lb jig with saragosa 18000 & 80lb braid find the grips good. The power you get from them & the lightness is great people shy away cause they are thin looking rods but great action.

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Perhaps u read my post wrong

Fri, 2011-09-02 18:15

Perhaps u read my post wrong strike zone as i do actually own one and love it! what i was implying is the rod lb rating is over rated as i believe it is more suited to 50lb.

U load one up next to a M/M or Deep Jig 400 and see the difference. again if i was after a 80lb jigging rod for sambos and deep dropping i would go the MM