Which Jigging Rod??

I have a stella 10000FA reel and want to pair it up to a jigging rod. I want to be able to use this jigging rod for bottom bouncing or having an unweighted bait out the back of the boat whilst drifting or being anchored (as well as jigging) and will probably have 50-80lb braid on it.

 

Does anyone have an opinion on which rod would be best suited to this?

 

I'm tossing up between the Powerjig, Blue Rose and maybe a JiggingMaster Three Kings. I've tried to find info on the Powerjig rods but there isn't much info on them. Anyone own one or can advise on what they are like.

 

Any other ideas of what would be a suitable rod please let me know. If all three rods are as good as each other I'll just go the cheaper of the three.

 

Cheers guys.


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i use the blue rose on my

Sat, 2010-06-26 17:38

i use the blue rose on my stella 20k and find it to be a very good alrounder ... unweighted baits will be a problem no matter what rod you go for as 80lb is overkill for this unless your doing it up north. i prefer the overheads or baitrunners for unwieghted reels so they are not in rod holders with full drag on them (quick way to break a good rod)

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Which PE blue rose do you

Sat, 2010-06-26 17:41

Which PE blue rose do you have? I was looking at the 8. It seems to be a faster taper than the others??

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wouldnt call it fast taper

Sat, 2010-06-26 18:31

wouldnt call it fast taper :)  ... more like a small broomstick . it takes a fair fish to even put a bend in my pe8.

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I thought that was a fast

Sat, 2010-06-26 19:14

I thought that was a fast taper, maybe I've got it back to front, I thought a slow taper meant it bent all the way to the butt? I'm guessing it's the other way around.

 

So does this mean it puts more pressure on you as the angler when you have a fish?

 

Have you heard much about the PowerJigs?

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Hey

Sat, 2010-06-26 20:02

Hey mate, i think you were in the shop today when i was in there. Guy with the elwood shirt chatting with honsu. 80lb is some serious line but its your own choice, got a mate who has a stella on the three kings rod and really likes it. Good luck with the decision process but im sure you will find and buy what you like.

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That was me.   I'm just

Sat, 2010-06-26 21:00

That was me.

 

I'm just worried the Powerjig is a cheap immitation of the Jiggingmaster but just $200 more expensive. It seems like a sweet rod but so do all of them.