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Old 09-02-2020, 06:20 PM
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Default Jigging rod recommendation for cod/haddock ?

I am looking for a lightweight jigging rod for haddock and cod (when we are allowed to catch it). I will most likely use it with my Saragosa 5000 spinning reel and 30-40lbs braid. I am looking at the Shimano Trevala TVS66MH fast-action rod, but I was wondering if I can do better, without breaking the bank.
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I have a couple Trevala setups on board that we use for bottom fishing, one conventional with a Saltist level wind and another spinning with a Diawa BG. These are both awesome setups. I recommend the XXH because they will handle those days when you need to use heavy jigs better. I also recommend 65 lb braid. 40lb will be ok 99 percent of the time but if you hook a Halibut you probably will not get it up on that. Ask me how I know ... LOL UGH

We also have an ugly stick Tiger Lite XXH with a Penn Battle 50 lb braid. This setup is really great as well, although the reel is is bit too wimpy. But, I can tell you for certain that it is not up to the task of bringing up a Halibut.
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I have a tiger lite and a couple trevalas . FWIW I prefer the trevalas .
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Have an accurate 400n on a phenix custom rod i'd sell for 700. About as custom as you can get for that and amazingly light
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Have an accurate 400n on a phenix custom rod i'd sell for 700. About as custom as you can get for that and amazingly light
Rest assured, his stuff is MINT.
He spends more time cleaning than fishing.
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I tun Trevala and Tyrons 16’s with 80 lb braid.

we catch tuna, stripers, blues, bottoms, bait

great rods coming up in a decade of use
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Thank you for all the input, guys. It is greatly appreciated. I think I will go with the Trevala, either 5'8" extra-heavy or 6' heavy. The problem is that they are sold out and backordered everywhere I looked.
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Originally Posted by Devil_Inside View Post
Thank you for all the input, guys. It is greatly appreciated. I think I will go with the Trevala, either 5'8" extra-heavy or 6' heavy. The problem is that they are sold out and backordered everywhere I looked.
Season is almost over. Be patient and get them during the winter.
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Have an accurate 400n on a phenix custom rod i'd sell for 700. About as custom as you can get for that and amazingly light
Have to say... I love the Trevala's but my favorite rods are custom built by my buddy. Conventional spiral wrapped, super light and powerful.
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Just started using the Trevala and think that I will never buy another type of rod, I’m that impressed. But that’s not saying much.
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Season is almost over. Be patient and get them during the winter.
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Have to say... I love the Trevala's but my favorite rods are custom built by my buddy. Conventional spiral wrapped, super light and powerful.
Yeah, I'll probably end up getting one over the winter for the next season. To be honest, I've never really liked ground fishing, and I usually only go 1-2 times a year, but I also realized that I've never had a proper setup. I was thinking that if I get a nice lightweight jigging rod, that would perhaps make pulling shorts from 200ft a lot more enjoyable . While I agree that custom rods are hard to beat, I really don't want to spend more than $200 on something that I may or may not end up using.

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Most of the rods on our boat are Trevala or Tallus. DH bought them a few years back during one of the BassPro sales He adds to them as we go along. They're all super easy to use. My big thing for ground fishing is a want a better (easier? faster?) reel. When you have to reel in 200' of line with an angry fish on the end, it takes a while.
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I have somewhere north of 30k#s on 2 tiger ugly sticks 15-40 with toriums. with the same amount of weight each. 6'6" and 7'. the short rods don't move the jig as well. The advantage of the the ugly sticks is the fact they will bend right over giving the braid more forgiveness than it has to prevent pulling hooks. I've had 5, 20-30# pollack on at once. August 1st I hooked 3 gbft's with one of them. The last one I fought for 1 1/2hr 5.34 miles before it finally broke off. That rod had the ti in the water from hook up to break off. I was within 10 wraps of being spooled before I pushed the throttle up and had the fish at 30-40' for the last 20 minutes. The rod seat is still tight and with the metal guides vs the insert guides it has never let me down or caused chaff in the line. I purchased a jigging world stick for an upgrade last fall. I have already broke one and replaced it with a shorter version with a heavier spline. It sits in my cellar more than it should because it doesn't perform as well in actual fishing conditions. It's 5'8 mated with an HXJ
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What's the difference between the Ugly Stik Tiger and the Ugly Stik Big Water?
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Accurate Dauntless 400N two Speed on Custom Connelly Phenix Rod - $800 shipped

im telling you, you’ll never go stock again !

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