OH jigging reel under $400

Hi, looking for an OH reel primarily for sambo jigging, planning to run 80lb braid. Any suggestions with a budget of under $400? Thinking along the lines of Fin-Nor Marquesa MA20, Daiwa Saltist LD20 but not sure if these are suitable for 80lb?

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Shimano

Fri, 2013-08-16 09:30

Talica :)

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I like the Talica's but a bit

Fri, 2013-08-16 09:38

I like the Talica's but a bit pricey!

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Marquesa

Fri, 2013-08-16 10:38

I have 3 of the 30s and have been great for the last 12 months, have outlasted saltist and even accurate boss magnum.  I think they are great value for the price.

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+1

Fri, 2013-08-16 11:43

I  have been using a MA20 for the past couple of years and rate that reel better than most OH's from Daiwa and Shimano.  I fingd the handles sloppy on those 2 brands.  I have been running 50lb bottom bashing and have caught heaps of sambo's plus all the other demersals and it has been flawless.  I am about to step my rod up to something like a live fibre as I am sick of bottom bouncing with jig rods and re spool it with 80lb soon.

If I was buying another OH today I would buy the same again

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jigging

Fri, 2013-08-16 11:45

I probably should add I prefer to do my jigging with spin reels (i use saltigas) but if you want to jig with an overhead the fast retrieve would be a bonus

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Talica = eBay.com/

Fri, 2013-08-16 11:10

 To cheap on there. To dear in oz mate :(

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Looks like you can get a

Fri, 2013-08-16 14:04

Looks like you can get a Talica 12 single speed for about $450 delivered on ebay - but always a bit wary of dodgy sellers, lack of warranty etc. Leaning towards the Fin-nor seems a good deal at $299 (or $335 for the 2 speed).

I like my deep jig 200 rod and was planning to stick this reel it on a Shimano deep-jig 400 but read they are a bit of a broomstick, so maybe monster-mesh max instead or one of the online stores also has samaki jig pro pe5-7 at $225 (apparently half price).

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Marquesa

Fri, 2013-08-16 17:27

 If you decide on the marquesa just go for single speed IMO

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 Throw the Penn Torque in to

Fri, 2013-08-16 18:52

 Throw the Penn Torque in to this mix if you can get it cheap enough. The Talica and Saltiga star drags are just a tad over the $400 mark. I reckon the Saltiga star drags are a great reel. My brother has a Penn Torque 25N and its sensational.

I kind of think though you might be blowing your budget with any of those three.

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fin nor

Fri, 2013-08-16 19:21

Marquesa 20 is sweet, bullet proof. to me it feel like a small reel.

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wouldnt

Mon, 2013-08-19 08:48

really put 80lb on it? those reels dont have the drag available to accomodate that sort of pressure, just get some Pe4 or somthing, or 40lb toughline. toughline tends to break alot higher than stated, and its cheap

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MA20 and 30

Mon, 2013-08-19 14:12

Both have 40lbs, nearly 20kg of drag if you were to ever need it.  I use 80lb braid on my 30 simply as it has more abrasion resistance and if you have to lock it up you can.

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Talica 12

Thu, 2013-10-31 21:29

Pay the extra dollars!
I have talica 8, 12, and a MA12. The marquesa's will never compare to the talica although are a very good reel. Got bricked by a few sambos today, only wish I chucked the big gear at them first! Talica 12 is my choice of weapon for your larger than average sambo...
And overhead all the way

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Talica 12 and raptor

Fri, 2013-11-01 08:44

I have the Talica 12 2 speed on a fin nor 100lb over head

and Raptor MXL 2 speed (31 lbs drag)  on the powerspell Titanium

both awesome reels.

 

 

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 can you use the marquesa

Fri, 2013-11-01 16:25

 can you use the marquesa from the beach? will it cast like an abu or penn?

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Okuma Cedros

Mon, 2014-03-24 20:26

 Okuma Cedros star drag are awsome, just purchased one and I would say it is the best overhead I have picked up.

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Avet JX - 6.0 $335 I think

Sat, 2014-04-19 15:47

Avet JX - 6.0 $335 I think from US - Tackle Direct

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Old post and I gather you've

Sun, 2014-04-27 01:50

Old post and I gather you've probably sorted something out by now - but there's a new player in the sub $400 jigging range. The Jigging Master Ocean Devil. I have a few sitting here - they look good, and the price is good, but I haven't fished one yet.

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 Hi Mate, I got a Talica 12

Thu, 2014-05-22 22:30

 Hi Mate, I got a Talica 12 single speed in the end! Superb reel, so was worth streching the budget a bit!

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 Daiwa ryoga bay jigger

Wed, 2014-05-28 20:16

 Daiwa ryoga bay jigger anyone got one I am thinking about getting one 7.4ratio and 10kg of drag

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 Yes I have a 2020. Brilliant

Wed, 2014-05-28 21:10

 Yes I have a 2020. Brilliant reel but nowhere near enough line capacity to put 80lb braid on it.

What are you after and depths etc. as a Saltiga Z 30 has more line capacity and is very good. They are no longer making them but you could still pick one up.