my new jig rod

i bought a new jig rod in a sale its a grifton kamikaze warlord sp165 5'6', lure 12oz, line pe8...
ive heard all the bad about these rods so plz dont abuse,
need a bit of help wat does line pe8 mean and wat weight is the rod say 24kg or 34kg wat ive looked everywere with no luck all help appreciated.....

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yeh ill wait for him

Sun, 2007-09-30 19:35

ill wait for him to get his act to gether on the dhuie photo before i bug him..
and im running a shimano spheros 14000fa but need to get a spare spool to spool with jig braid....

tight linezzzzzzzz.....  
cheers andyrew

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ive used one, id stick to

Mon, 2007-10-01 14:52

ive used one, id stick to running 50lb on it. They can handle 80lb but putting out 15kg of drag on them doesnt really agree.

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 Andyrew I picked one up a

Mon, 2007-10-01 16:29

 Andyrew I picked one up a couple of weeks ago running 50lb Daiwa sw sensor through it on a torsa 30 havnt used it yet so cannot give you too much feed back but going to give it a crack later on this week in the 200 depth
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Mon, 2007-10-01 17:00

don't need to say anything, a picture paints a thousand words

just joking dude, all gear breaks. take it easy :)

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I love my son buying all this new gear

Mon, 2007-10-01 17:17

When i need a rod and reel i take them when hes not looking
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thx guys

Mon, 2007-10-01 18:11

thx guys for the feed back and as previously said i know they break but when i bout it we could not snap it in the shop..... and also this still doesnt answer my question
wat kg is the rod say 15-24kg or maybe heavier 34kg say max weight it can hold lol... that sounds stupid

tight linezzzzzzzz.....  
cheers andyrew

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yeh ive been told by

Mon, 2007-10-01 18:43

yeh ive been told by the guy i bought it off not to highstick it and when you do all it does is say look at me i got a big fish on that when i do this it looks bigger.....
and as war as the wieght on the rest of my rods fo example my boat rod: it says
6' action heavy , 15-24kg , mitchell saltwater series overhead... and my bream rod says 4-6kg ect

tight linezzzzzzzz.....  
cheers andyrew

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PE8 means about 80lb. Don't

Tue, 2007-10-02 07:05

PE8 means about 80lb. Don't get too hung up on what weight the rod is rated too. Most jig rods aren't rated like normal boat rods. They will have a jig size rating and a line size rating. Run 50lb like shizz said and the rod will handle whatever you catch on that line.

One question though and I'm not having a go in anyway just wondering that if you had heard all of the stuff about them breaking then why did you buy it still? Was it because you couldn't break in the shop?

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price was right and personal

Tue, 2007-10-02 10:04

price was right and personal prefronce i guess ummmm...... its just i was lokking at all the top notch gear eg: van stalls, jigwrex and all of the and none of them fittedmy price range and then when i got to the lower price ones, none of them fitted my build when we loaded em up i would fall over lolz roflamao..... and then i picked this 1 up how bouts this oh godd price loads up well and i dont fall over....

then the bloke said but they have a tendansy to break in the top grip section i said well no good he goes if me plus ur dad loading it up cant break it i dont think it will...
so we couldnt break it end of story..

tight linezzzzzzzz.....  
cheers andyrew

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Andy i wouldnt put anything

Tue, 2007-10-02 11:42

Andy i wouldnt put anything over 50lb on it because (im not being rude!) when i take you out for your first jig mate it WILL hurt and you wont be able to fish a locked drag anyway......until you get a few under your belt then youll be sweet. You might be like your old boy and struggle to get it off the side of the boat once hooked up! But saying that he is a big girl anyway. Talk soon mate. cheers chris.

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Tue, 2007-10-02 16:31

im pickin my spare spool up from swelly tommorow so ill get it loaded up with 50lb braid and get him to put a leader on it wile im there.... and dude did i got some wicked jigs today..... ill speak to ya soon i guess dad ell ring ya bout these plants...

tight linezzzzzzzz.....  
cheers andyrew