Saltiga Expedition setting the drag at what kg ? for samson jigging

hey fellas havent used my saltiga ex. as yet but jst wonderin what setting do you set the drag to since they have a massive drag how much kg etc and what to set it too once hooked roughly

 

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The rule of thumb is 30% of

Thu, 2010-08-05 19:17

The rule of thumb is a third of your line strength.

It gets complicated after that;

  • What knots do you use, and how good are they?
  • What is your line rated too?
  • Whats your rod rated too?
  • What can you handle?
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30% my backside area

Thu, 2010-08-05 19:31

crank it up until you can only just hold it and back it of one clickLaughingJust go as hard as your body will allow.Get a spare set of carbontex for when your ones wear out

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bimini twist to leader then

Thu, 2010-08-05 19:31

bimini twist to leader then uniknot to ball swivel (but may change the uni unsure what is best down here in SA they say it will handle anything)

using Saltiga braid 90lb

rod is Jigging Master Three King Special 53 M Spinning Rod
action: 300g

jig: 250400g

PE:4-8

maxium power 33kg

me what can i handle alot of pressure but never been onto a samson only kingfish n tuna

well a 3rd of 90lb is a bit yeh ?

 

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hahahahha with allrounders

Thu, 2010-08-05 19:35

hahahahha with allrounders idea invest in a new back and lots of physio :P

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Saltiga drag

Thu, 2010-08-05 19:47

As a rule that's how GT fishing goes, I think with the sambo's, they only pull as hard as you do.

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spot on tony - crank it up

Thu, 2010-08-05 19:52

spot on tony - crank it up and try and snap something - I have learn't that I can hold full drag on a stella for 3 minutes - after that my grip starts to struggle. Is there any other reason you go sambo jigging other than to test gear/yourself? I put it in the same boat as GT popping - it is a fitness test not a relaxing day out

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Welcome back home

Thu, 2010-08-05 19:59

Hope the trip went well.Are you still on for a week at exxyLaughingLeaving sat now so you have a extra day to get your gear sorted.

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Sure, thats why I told the

Thu, 2010-08-05 19:56

Sure, thats why I told the guy to fish 1/3rd of line strength, then work your way up from there.

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I have looked at all his pics

Thu, 2010-08-05 20:03

he is not wearing a tiara in any of themLaughingSimple go as hard as you can for as long as you can.The most basic rule of life.The weak get eaten.Oh and try and hook fish in the jaw.Wink

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Dunno allrounder, pretty

Thu, 2010-08-05 20:29

Dunno allrounder, pretty sure that he would have to get the tiara back from you!

Just a couple weeks back you were telling us how you needed to lean into a rod with your forarm to fish a rod to it's max ... while running 8lb?

LOL, thats a whopping 4kg?

So I get a few extra fish that other people miss through unconventional methods, I guess I'm just lucky!

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That rod is for kgs

Thu, 2010-08-05 20:44

and snapper at the three mile while drinking bourbon and eating a kfc hot and spicey.LaughingDifferent tackle for different fish.You are comparing a single handed spin rod to a three kings jig rod.I fish the gear i use to the limit of its capability.Be it whiting or marlin.By the way it was not a shot at anyone.Anyone that has done enough fishing has foul hooked more than a few fish.

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Thats a cheap shot!!

Thu, 2010-08-05 20:10

Cheap shot, but I'll pay it!! Should actually be more points for anything other than a mouth take, fish don't eat through their tails!!

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thanks boys so what knots do

Thu, 2010-08-05 20:09

thanks boys

so what knots do you recomend tieng the leader to the ball swivel

and this is how i have my set up is this right ? thanks

 

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Send me a pm

Thu, 2010-08-05 20:15

Before you get into town and i will sort out some assist hooks for you.Most the guys that do it often bind ours up a bit different than the bought ones.If you dont want to carry a whole bag of jigs over you can borrow a few of mine they just sit around now as we only go after other species now.Might do sambos once every couple of years on the way past to other ground.

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thanks all rounder would you

Thu, 2010-08-05 20:17

thanks all rounder

would you have any pics that show you method cheers :)