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Old 02-26-2012, 08:21 AM
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Default advice needed with a wire-line parachute jig rod

looking for a rod to match up to a jigmaster 500 i have with the chrome/brass spool.
I'm guessing it should be about 6' 6" in length and have carboloy guides.
Not looking to spend a ton of money as it won't get used that often.

what would you suggest ?

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the Penn jigmaster 500, how would you set it up for wire line jigging ?
dacron backing ? what lb, how much of it ?
Monel ,what lb. how much

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I am not sure you will get anyone to post who uses wire line for jigging. I have not heard of anyone doing it.
Wire line for trolling is very effective for trolling as it gets the lure or the bait down. We have a rig loaded with 60 lb monel and one with 80 lb monel. The heavier line gets down deeper.
We troll for California yellowtail, grouper, a.j.s, big snapper and rooster fish.
We have two rods with roller tip and a roller first guide off the reel for this purpose. Wire scores the guides. Once you use a rod with wire it can't be used for mono so we use cheap rods. One is an Ugly Stick and the other is a budget Penn.
Reels are Penn Senators--a 6/0 for the 60 and a 10/0 for the 80. Senators are durable and cheap.
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The jigmaster might be a little small. Cranking wire gets tiring so a larger reel works a little better. Might want to get a Penn 114 HL or something similar. As far as a rod. A cheap way to go would be to match it with a penn senator 3160 RS. I think it is 6' 6".
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I am not sure you will get anyone to post who uses wire line for jigging. I have not heard of anyone doing it.
Wire line for trolling is very effective for trolling as it gets the lure or the bait down. We have a rig loaded with 60 lb monel and one with 80 lb monel. The heavier line gets down deeper.
We troll for California yellowtail, grouper, a.j.s, big snapper and rooster fish.
We have two rods with roller tip and a roller first guide off the reel for this purpose. Wire scores the guides. Once you use a rod with wire it can't be used for mono so we use cheap rods. One is an Ugly Stick and the other is a budget Penn.
Reels are Penn Senators--a 6/0 for the 60 and a 10/0 for the 80. Senators are durable and cheap.

It is for trolling not jigging. Well, sort of. Kind of like jig trolling.
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Longer rod is better in my opinion, mine are 7'9".
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thanks guys !

I want to keep this setup light in weight, thats why the jigmaster 500 setup for wire.

I do have 2 matching 9' profile spoon rods with 113 senators and 50lb monel, but want to keep them solely for spoons.

I was looking at a Tsunami TSTBC-661HW rod ? could get it for around $80.00 before shipping.They also make it in a 7'+ length but wouldn't that be too long for strictly jigging ?

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Our spoon rods are 9 foot as well. I might be wrong but that Tsunami TSTBC-661HW looks like a spinning rod. I like our jig rods a little shorter 6' 6" is about right for us. It seems to make them more managable when people get tired.

My wire jigging days are over.
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Our spoon rods are 9 foot as well. I might be wrong but that Tsunami TSTBC-661HW looks like a spinning rod. I like our jig rods a little shorter 6' 6" is about right for us. It seems to make them more managable when people get tired.

My wire jigging days are over.
It seems a lot of your days are over

ST.croix saltwater series swc66hfwl replace the factory tip with a roller guide .
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It seems a lot of your days are over

ST.croix saltwater series swc66hfwl replace the factory tip with a roller guide .

How is the tag team cat and rooster fighting circuit going?
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it's gettin there just looking for a venue ..
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How about Star Island?

Sorry about the derail.
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Dont think you need the longer spooning rods to troll parachute's. They will not Pulse like a spoon anyway. 2nd the comment for the Jigmaster being to small for wire line. Have used a jigmaster for trolling parachutes with braid and a 6-8 oz drail and that will get you down 30-45 feet or so. What and where are you fishing?
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looking for a rod to match up to a jigmaster 500 i have with the chrome/brass spool.
I'm guessing it should be about 6' 6" in length and have carboloy guides.
Not looking to spend a ton of money as it won't get used that often.

what would you suggest ?

Also,
the Penn jigmaster 500, how would you set it up for wire line jigging ?
dacron backing ? what lb, how much of it ?
Monel ,what lb. how much

thanks
We do a lot of snapping jigs on wire for stripers. We use short 6' and 6'-6" custom trolling rods with roller tips. The rods can be found at just about any tackle shop in my area, Cape Cod. For reels we run Penn 113HSP and 114's with 80 pound dacron backing and 50-60 pound stainless wire with a 20-30' 80 pound flouro-carbon leader.
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Dont think you need the longer spooning rods to troll parachute's. They will not Pulse like a spoon anyway. 2nd the comment for the Jigmaster being to small for wire line. Have used a jigmaster for trolling parachutes with braid and a 6-8 oz drail and that will get you down 30-45 feet or so. What and where are you fishing?
I kind of wrote it backwards, but meant it as I do have 113's setup with wire but want to keep them solely for the spoon rod setups {using the spoon rod with jigs never crossed my mind}
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We do a lot of snapping jigs on wire for stripers. We use short 6' and 6'-6" custom trolling rods with roller tips. The rods can be found at just about any tackle shop in my area, Cape Cod. For reels we run Penn 113HSP and 114's with 80 pound dacron backing and 50-60 pound stainless wire with a 20-30' 80 pound flouro-carbon leader.
thanks!,
I'm going to downsize slightly for the jigmaster,and give it a try , but I realize the reel is kind of small for this and may need to pickup another senator down the road ?

Edit:
I decided to try the Tsunami TSTBC-661HW, it is a conventional rod and was less than $100.00 delivered priority.
about what I wanted to spend.

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