PE2 light jig rod

Looking for a very light MAX PE2 jig rod to go with my Tierra 4000 (to be upgraded in futire to say 5000 Stella or Twinpower). Opinions welcolme.

 

Requirements:

- 20 lb PE2 

- 50-80 grame jigs for demersals

- budget $200 - $300

- must have long butt

 

Already have Jigforce PE1.5 to 3, sweet for 100-150 grame jigs and PE3, but too stiff for jigs lighter than 80 grams, lookig for something lighter and more responsive.

 

Cheers

 

John

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a smith lpjc-sf60sc would be

Fri, 2010-10-22 10:17

a smith lpjc-sf60sc would be perfect

pe 0.8-2

150g max

6"

little bit more expensive but you are looking for a rod that would be classified as a "specialised" rod

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Lemax Grand Master?

Fri, 2010-10-22 12:02

We're just getting in the Lemax Grand Master (if it's not in now it will be by the end of the month), the 6'6" rod is rated PE1-3 and for 60-120g jigs.  RRP is going to be around the $230 mark.

 

I haven't seen the rod yet but the specs on it look alright, the adjustable rod butt sounds interesting and could give you the longer butt you're looking for (check the image below) but I can't give you any more info than that at the moment though.

 

Rod specs here: http://www.lemaxpro.com/rods/saltwater/gm.php

 

 

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Jamie ordered in a Golden

Fri, 2010-10-22 12:24

Jamie ordered in a Golden mean rod, i think sable dancer perhaps? that was quite nice and would have worked for what you wanted. Would have been the perfect weight/line weight/jig size. Woulda worked on the budget, but I dont know about shipping.



Ben, from those specs, wouldnt the grand master be a similar rating to the jigforce 1.5-3? Seems the jig weight and the drag ratings are pretty similar too.

 

I use my xzoga which is pretty similar to the jigforce and can work 50-80g lures no problems with it. Are you sure you need another combo? (i know, i know, blasphemy to say that). Though, my outfit has PE2 on it and isnt an overhead so that could contribute to the jigs being easier to work.

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John, I would recommend a

Fri, 2010-10-22 12:52

John, I would recommend a Major Craft. I own a few & I believe you've seen my Major Craft & 4000 Stella setup for PE2 work.

 

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The new shimano trevala s

Fri, 2010-10-22 13:00

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trevala = failure

Mon, 2010-10-25 07:44

I actually bothered to look at the spec for the trevala rods and its hideous! No wonder they get panned so much on USA jigging forums like 360tuna.

 

My PE1 rod is rated to 120g jigs, and works 60-150g jigs fine (sorry, not yet tested with smaller), and the muppets at shimano are recommending PE5-8 & 168g jig weight together???

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Yeh i had a long look at the

Mon, 2010-10-25 08:37

Yeh i had a long look at the specs too, probaly a more noodly rod? the old series didnt rate so well, which is the ones on tuna forums breaking and stuff, but the new ones are more like the japanese designed ones, but jig weight is also very light, theres actually a video on youtube of them jigging with the new series its pretty slim for a 40-60lb rated rod? the bend isnt a smooth bend when he hooks up can see the weak point on the rod, but i still like the look of it though.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmJRvgO4kv0

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Perhaps because they chuck

Mon, 2010-10-25 10:11

Perhaps because they chuck the jigs at the tuna schools before working them? Or could be that the weights are casting weights even if the rod isnt for casting (stupid, but known to happen). Or perhaps the rod is just really soft, but can really load into the blank? My smith AMJ is rated to 250g I think, but it can push more than 10kg through the rod! Its rated PE3-5 though. Same with the jigging master ones, they can take a heap of load, but the ratings go like with most jigging rods. E.g. 250g = PE4 or whatever, but realistically, you could probably load the blank up to 15kg+ without it snapping, but then you wouldnt run half that due to the way the rod handles (i.e. how much it bends is a PE4 not PE8 rod). Perhaps with the shimano rods they took the 'max power'?

Still, the numbers dont really seem to match most jigging rod conventions in terms of jig rating v line class.

 

As for the video: Yeah, not really a nice curve IMO Foot in mouth.  Would completely such having practically no foregrip on a 40-60lb model too. Sure you'd be palming it while jigging, but on a long fight, its much easier to have your hand above the reel, particularily if you need to levelwind.

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You might be right with it

Mon, 2010-10-25 15:44

You might be right with it being a casting weight, cause on one of the jigging rods i have it states 80gm cast weight 200gm jig weight, i know alot of composite solid rip rods can easily do twice the amount it states on the rod cause i used to do alot of heavy weighted casts with sinker and bait which i would never do with 100% graphite rods.

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Daz, your Major Craft is

Fri, 2010-10-22 14:28

Daz, your Major Craft is absolute joy!!!!!! What is the model, and what sort of dollars?

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I'm guessing about $350AU,

Mon, 2010-10-25 07:52

I'm guessing about $350AU, the Yen is pretty strong ATM.

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This shop in singapore looks

Mon, 2010-10-25 15:47

This shop in singapore looks pretty good and decent honest prices if you purchase a few, since if requires you to purchase a rod tube

http://www.startackle.com/popping-c-691_695.html?language=en

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Don't read too much into it,

Mon, 2010-10-25 15:59

Don't read too much into it, its a website, not a pledge statement. Their "rod tube" is just PVC pipe.

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Nice to meet you John

Mon, 2010-10-25 15:55

As spoken in the shop. Got those Salty Fighter rods due soon, they're great value rods and rated up to PE2.0 and max jig wt 90gm.

Got others due abit later, something different, mor specialized and slightly longer.

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Cheers Honsu, and thanks for

Mon, 2010-10-25 16:15

Cheers Honsu, and thanks for the advice. Looks like I have got a rod sorted.

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