new to jigging


Been wanting to start jigging for a while and been reading alot but still really have no idea what i need.

I don't have a boat but work has a 5.9m quintrex that we hire out. 

Normally fish out in FFB and around and past rotto. Also when we go up to exmouth for work we normally take the boat aswell.

Max depth would be 80m but mostly around the 20-40m mark

I don't want to spend a fortune on a road as Im unsure how much id use it. 

The reels I have are stradic:

8000fj 50LB braid, biomaster 5000swxg 20LB braid, Accurate boss magnum 197 unsure on line class and a stradic 4000f ci4


What would be the best reel for jigging? and what rod would you couple with it.


Any help would be great!


Thanks zac


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 Id be using the 4000 theres

Tue, 2014-05-06 21:44

 Id be using the 4000 

theres sooo many good rods now days it's just choose what best fits tou

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Not much help but.. can i

Wed, 2014-05-07 13:10

Not much help but..


can i come work with you?????

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Storm Gomoku

Wed, 2014-05-07 14:19

 I've had my eye on a storm gomku for I little while. Depending on how deep your going will determine the size jigs to use. The blue series is rated PE 0.8 to 1.5 and up to 120g jig this would suit the Stradic 4000. And be a good set up for shallower ground like FFB and up to 40m I recon. 

Can pick em up for $149


 Bewdey Fellaz

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Wed, 2014-05-07 14:25

The storm rods have a bit of grunt ive stopped 850mm dhuies on mine.

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 I've also seen a lot of

Wed, 2014-05-07 18:20

 I've also seen a lot of snapped storms..

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 Cheers guys!Might have to

Wed, 2014-05-07 19:36

 Cheers guys!

Might have to get another spool for the 4000 then.


What size rod? Guessing pe1-3 maybe?

I have read a bit on the storm rods and also heard of breaks and pretty much all there good for is jigging for bait.

My budget would probably be around 400-500? Im just not sure what brands make decent jigging rods


Thanks zac

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Thu, 2014-05-08 06:36

 I could see how they could break just have to watch out for high sticking if they are kept below 930 should have any dramas well I havent anyway.

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Check out the Daiwa Catalina

Thu, 2014-05-08 08:34

Check out the Daiwa Catalina Game 68s-3. Good light jigging rod it has a bit of extra length for plastics and even casts small stick baits and mulies off a boat nicely. Would match your 5000 perfect. Start off with some Daiwa Pirate jigs, too easy.


I actually fish.