Rod Decisions for Saltiga 4000

Hey all,

I recently bought a new 2010 Saltiga 4000, its loaded with PE3 Varivas Big one (max 48lb).

I went sambo jigging last week and matched it with a PE6-8 Demonblood
Looking to flog that as it didnt match it well and need a rod better suited.

 

Looking for a rod thats heavy enough to be able to land max of 40kg Sambos
but also to use for demersals. Desired length 5'8 -6'2" rated Pe 3-4 or 4-6

An ideal rod is the new saltiga SG60S-3/4F  but it is very costly and if anyone could suggest an cheaper alternative that'd be good.

 

 

Cheers for the replys Guys
Duffman

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Sorry mate, that rod is the

Mon, 2011-10-31 23:09

Sorry mate, that rod is the ducks testicles or even the lighter 63 is what I have used and it is mint!!!!!

The other one would be an FCLabo jig rod which is a bit cheaper.

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yeh the PE 2-3 rod is very

Mon, 2011-10-31 23:23

yeh the PE 2-3 rod is very nice, how would it handle big sambos in the shallows do you reckon

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Saltiga 62s, 60s or a Smith

Tue, 2011-11-01 08:28

Saltiga 62s, 60s or a Smith KGS68 would be my choice subject to line rating and use (ie KGS is a great all round rod) ...

Would keep the 4000 to a max of PE3 (50lb Saltiga), if it was me...  

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Depends on the sambo I think.

Tue, 2011-11-01 09:39

Depends on the sambo I think. I have landed sambos up to 34lb in 10m of water on PE2 but probably been smoked by ones half that size in 40m. My deckie owns the PE3 saltiga 4000 combo and he knocked over a couple of yellowfin tuna up to 10kg with it up at the abrohlos. I think it is more a case of what jig weights do you want to use. The lighter rod works 80-120 gm jigs really well and also softies so it is a great dhuie, trout snapper rod but it will not muscle a big sambo. Also long enough to cast metals for southern blues as well if you don't want to take a dedicated casting outfit.

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Jigging master 250g titanium.

Tue, 2011-11-01 10:59

Jigging master 250g titanium. Stop in and see Ryan and Blake at Ocean side tackle, get them to load 1 up for ya mate. You will be impressed

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have a look at the azusa rods

Tue, 2011-11-01 12:25

have a look at the azusa rods very good value for money imo.. and the build quality is great with the new K series guides.

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azusa

Tue, 2011-11-01 13:31

+1 for the azusa rods, great price to

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all sorted thanks fellas

Thu, 2011-11-03 00:58

all sorted thanks fellas ended up with a smith amj 56-L

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