jigging purchases

Hi guys im new to this jigging buisness and are wondering who of you are in the know about purchasing jigging equipment. Im thinking of a torium 16 with a jigwrex 50 or t-curve 400 as im a bit of an overhead man. Any desent tackle shop to purchase this from would be greatly appriecated. Im also willing to pay whatever is required ( fuel etc.) for anyone who can take us out and show us a few tricks. Beers included of coarse.

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G'Day SPESS

Wed, 2007-01-03 10:14

Keep an eye on the fishing buddies forum as quite often the guys have spare spots. Personally I am not into Jigging that much so I won;t be able to give you any tips unfortunately.

Honsu/KaseyL/Adam/Boutime/Tapout/Shizz/BigJohn/Mav/Streetfighter etc and a heap more are well and truly into it so I am sure you will get some or all of your questions answered by one or all of these guys. Good luck.

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Id go a Daiwa saltist

Wed, 2007-01-03 10:54

Id go a Daiwa saltist personally, you might find the 6.2:1 ratio of the torium a bit too high for jigging the price is virtually the same too

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Daiwa

Wed, 2007-01-03 11:34

Ive heard mixed reports about dawias saltist but more are coming back in good results. Whats the drag of these like and what size do you suggest. I like small, light and compact but without compromissing line capacity.

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Up to 12kg's out of the box

Wed, 2007-01-03 12:10

Up to 12kg's out of the box with the prospect of carbontex upgrade, the saltist30T will hold 200YDs of 30lb mono but of course with braid you'll get plenty of line on there and the 30 only weighs 660g's 4.9:1 ratio

http://www.tackletour.com/articlereelmaintenancedaiwasaltist.html

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewdaiwasaltistpreview.html

a bit of info on upgrade and review

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saltist 30

Wed, 2007-01-03 12:26

That enough for sambos with the upgraded washes? Can it handle 50pound? What would you match it up to? maybe a tcurve or jigwrex, and where should i source them? By the way ive seen the new rapala rods and they look and feel inpressive and at around $260 i think there cheap!

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Should be plenty, at the end

Wed, 2007-01-03 13:25

Should be plenty, at the end of the day how long are ya able to hold onto 12kg's for example a saltiga exp is supposed to pump out up to 30ks's of pressure but seriously how many people can control that kind of weight? 50lb shouldn't be a drama if your setting your drag to 1/3 the breaking strain of ya line.
The rapala rods are Nice only rated to 50lb i havent heard too much about their performance yet though, T-curve 200 or 400 depending on what line class you considering Jigwrex or JigMaster (no worries boys :P) In the lighter sticks or the 50-80ld'ers, strudwick bluewater jigsticks 6' 50-80lb,
Saltist jig sticks are 50lb'ers (formerly catalina)
And or the saltiga sticks ($600)

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Fishing tackle store

Wed, 2007-01-03 14:04

Gday Spess mate if ya look at the advertisement section under ths "strike zone" area left hand side of the web page you will find the advertisement for Oceanside marine and tackle.I brought my recent addition to my gear from there and received great service and assistance from them.Can not recommend them highly enough and if jigging is ya game speak to Honsu there he thrives on it.If anyone can help you he can or for that matter Shizz (forum user) is the tackle guru and can put you on the correct path.
Hope to have been some help

Cheers OX

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sorry

Wed, 2007-01-03 14:15

Shit sorry mate i didnt see your reply before sending my last message. If there the guys in oconnor ive heard there great. Thanks for ya help and if you are ever chasing a fishing partner give us private message i would love to meet some more keen fishos in perth and are always up for a fish, with a can every now and then.

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rods

Wed, 2007-01-03 14:07

How much do the jigwrex / jigmaster rods retail for? Im only planing to fish 50lbs. I know the tcurves are pretty cheap ($260) for the 200.
Also where can i get the best deal from as i do plan on spending alot more on gear in the future if i find the right tackle shop. I am as alot of people are a bad tackle junky.

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$399ish for the jigwrex's,

Wed, 2007-01-03 14:15

$399ish for the jigwrex's, oceanside's jigmasters will be similarly priced i believe, im sure they'll PM you whenever one of them comes online, Where are you based? if you would like to keep the buisness in perth those boys (oceanside) would be (From what i hear) great to deal with.

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location

Wed, 2007-01-03 14:19

im in marangaroo near lansdale and really didnt get into fishing until i went around australia and found myself buying gloomis for barra and tiagras for trolling. I love top quality gear and love to fish light and hard, lures and baits really anything to cure the bug.

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Saltist 50 and T-Curve 400.

Wed, 2007-01-03 14:33

Saltist 50 and T-Curve 400. I use this with 50lb braid and have not lost a fish yet to gear failure. Lost plenty for other reasons though. Have caught over 50 fish this season with this outfit ranging in size up to 45kg. Have had a few guys out with me using anything from Spheros 12000 and 14000 up to your top of the line Saltiga and Stella. TLD 25s with short strokers will work and at about $200 for the combo is a cheap entry. Spheros 12000 with a silstar crystal blue jig stick about $320. Saltist with a T-curve about $460. Stellas and Saltiga look at paying over $1000 for an outfit. It all comes down to what you can afford at the time. Set yourself a budget and have a look around. I am a bit of a tackle junky myself and find that doing a bit of homework can save you a few bucks in the long run.

If you want to have a crack at them this season drop PM me as i am always looking for a few guys to help out.

As what was said before speak to HonSu and Shizz. They both work in the tackle industry.

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cheers

Wed, 2007-01-03 14:52

thanks for your help and im am always ready for a fish. Does PM mean private message im new to this technical bull#@*% Let me know when, where and how much? My company always has time to shut down to go fishing. Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeers. heading off now for some quick spinning at pinnaroo point.

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Yeh definatly go the Saltist

Wed, 2007-01-03 16:55

Yeh definatly go the Saltist 50 over a torium, alot stronger anti reverse and a stronger reel over all. If you did have to go a torium youd be best off with a 30 size.

As for rod, those jigwrexs are a nice choice.

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Saltist

Wed, 2007-01-03 19:32

I have been known to go out jigging , I have a Saltist 40 and have landed 80 Sambo's on it and run 50 lb braid , only ever lost 2 jigs from fish reefing me .

I have 300 m of 50 lb braid and use the reel for just about all my boat fishing .

Reel still pulls max drag and no noises or loose wobbly bits , highly recommend it , also the jigwrex rods are as near to custom with out getting it custom built , quality all the way , also check out the Van Stall rods the little 4.10 is a FANTASTIC rod , check them out .

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Hi Spess, judging by what

Wed, 2007-01-03 20:04

Hi Spess,
judging by what you already picked out, Torium 16 and JigWrex PE5 or T-Curve 400. My suggestion is to go a little bigger in the reel and high speed is not really necessary for jigging. I would go the Saltist 30T as its a stronger and more powerful reel than the Torium. Lower gear ratio also gives out more torque/cranking power than a high gear ratio reel. I'm planning to get a Saltist 30T soon as I find my current reel abit small and lacking capacity for my outfit which is the JigWrex PE4.

And yeah drop into Oceanside and meet the gang. We'll look after ya.

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TO ALL

Thu, 2007-01-04 07:57

You know it is about time that i have found a site with great guys and great feedback from all. i have found myself buying 500 to 1000 dollar setups in the past only to find i wasnt happy with it due to trusting people who think they know there shit and dont acually know shit. Pretty impressive site guys and hope to have the opportunity it have a fish with some of you.

Thanks heaps i think i have enough info now to head down to oceanside and by me a new jjjjjjjjig stick.