What mid price Jig Rod?

 Hi guys,


In the market for a jig rod for my Stella 5000sw. I am going to use it for jigging Dhufish, Snapper and Small-Mid Sambos. I am not after crazy quality rods such as Ripple Fishers, Jigging Master and the likes, I am just after something of Okay, Mid Price Range quality.


I am currently thinking either the N.S. Magic Eye Torque or a Maria Steady Jigging.


The reel feels a bit heavy on the NS Magic Eye Torque and a tad out of balance.

The Maria balances perfectly and feels nice. I also feel I can put more power on with this rod. Only problem is it is heavy (not very compared to other rods like it but still very noticable compared to the NS).


Has anyone used these rods and can comment? Any other suggestions?


Thanks :)

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Waves Mare Nostrum Shorty ;) 

Sun, 2013-06-30 17:27

Waves Mare Nostrum Shorty ;) 


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Sun, 2013-06-30 17:38

is $500 a mid range rod???

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 I bit over mid range. I

Sun, 2013-06-30 18:02

 I bit over mid range. I basically dont want Jigging Master, Ripple Fishers and Smith ECT. Not that much. The next best

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 don't know where you are

Mon, 2013-07-01 07:55

 don't know where you are shopping then


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Mon, 2013-07-01 19:26

I was referring to the Maria and NS options, bit higher than mid-range IMO

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 oh, my mistake Matt. Thought

Tue, 2013-07-02 08:55

 oh, my mistake Matt. Thought you were referring to the Nostrums. 


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I am no pro

Sun, 2013-06-30 20:50

 I have a couple of tcurves and a monster mesh, both great rods and good enough for the weekend fisher in my opinion,$200- 300 price range

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 I love the xzoga range. Have

Sun, 2013-06-30 20:52

 I love the xzoga range. Have a 6012si myself !

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Sun, 2013-06-30 22:52

 Another one for xzoga i have 3 of them and i punish mine and cant fault them.also another one to check out is the vfox Tblade range i have one of those and awesome rods for the price quality componentry as well.


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Jigging Master

Mon, 2013-07-01 09:16

Hi mate, You can still get a quality Jigging Master rod at a reasonable price!

For instance the Ocean God 180 spin feels awesome on the Stella 5k, Has plenty of guts and uses quality components. We can do this rod for $359.

Another option is the Jigging Master Evolution titanium 200S, This rod is clasified as upmarket though not much morethan the rods you have mentioned already. These run a titanium weaved blank, Fuji Silicone guides, Rubberised Fuji reel seat and feel a million bucks. Will pull all Dhuies and Sambo's backwards. These we can do for a limited time at $579!

Feel free to come through the shop to ckeck them out and all the other jig rods we have.


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A demon blood or monster mesh

Mon, 2013-07-01 09:23

A demon blood or monster mesh is good enough for the general weekend jigger



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Pm sent

Mon, 2013-07-01 18:33

 Pm sent

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 Thanks guys :)A bit to think

Fri, 2013-07-05 14:33

 Thanks guys :)

A bit to think about there, heaps of options in that range. Just need to do a bit more research. Thanks

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Maria Steady's are

Fri, 2013-07-05 15:56

Maria Steady's are bullshittingly awesome rods & truckin' light for the power you put through them, up there with JM for mind

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 I'm holding out for the

Fri, 2013-07-05 20:58

 I'm holding out for the Black Hole Cape Cod Special 150g rods to come out later this year. I'm going to build one myself for my Stella 5000. Can't wait! Might be a bit too long for you to wait too I suppose.

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 Any pictures of it yet? I

Mon, 2013-07-08 07:58

 Any pictures of it yet?


I dont mind waiting a while.

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 Yamaga Blanks galahad are

Wed, 2013-07-10 20:21

 Yamaga Blanks galahad are worth a look. Blanks made by ripplefisher from memory.... no bling though!



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 i own a magic eye torque in

Sun, 2013-07-14 23:48

 i own a magic eye torque in OH with a calslutta300d. its brilliant for dhus up to 10kg so far, and im sure of a bit bigger. i also own a steadyjigger150g with a stella4, the maria is a bit heavier and as a combo is lighter in the hand, it has mor balls as well. i rekkon any4000 shimano reel woud b great on that rod. magic eye is in the toy room, maria gets used every day...

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 Thanks mate

Mon, 2013-07-22 10:35

 Thanks mate

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 Demon Blood 64cj. Pick one

Mon, 2013-07-15 06:53

 Demon Blood 64cj. Pick one up for around $300, get to save yourself some coin and they're a top rod.

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 I already own 2 demon bloods

Mon, 2013-07-22 10:36

 I already own 2 demon bloods (pe3-5 jig and 3 peice GT rod) and I am looking for a better rod to be honest. I dont really rate them.

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 Spend a bit more and get a

Mon, 2013-07-22 14:14

 Spend a bit more and get a jm three kings absolutely love it 

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 hmm  since u already have a

Tue, 2013-07-23 12:04

 hmm  since u already have a stella... might as well spend abit more on a decent rod! 

Do some justice to your reel! 

I find yamaga blanks a tad overpriced....

 JM not bad... it performs quite well but .... its made in china.....  and for a rod of that price point.. it just dun appeal to me.

(JM fans pls dun crucify me... haha)


well it all comes down as to whether u want a fast or parabolic rod.



For fast action rods you can consider JDM brands like the Evergreen Spin Jerker or the Tenryu JigZam( ard AUS $500-600). or if you like some thing  cheaper ( AUS $ 300+) try out the palms!  really sexy!

PALMS METAL WITCH (scroll down the page, theres spin versions):





Personally i like parabolic rods


Do check out the hots fake lez or the smith AMJ!




however if you want more bang for buck u can try the zerek tamers.....

another rod that I really like the Golden Mean sabel dance! or slow dancer! shldnt set u back by more than AUS 150


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all rods can be found easily

Tue, 2013-07-23 12:07

all rods can be found easily online! if you need more help let me noe :)


oh and just so u noe.. between the zerek and Golden mean.. its GM hands down!