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Old 11-09-2020, 08:26 PM
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What's your favorite inshore back bay and offshore ocean fluking setups?
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Jigging World Nexus 7’H with 4 inches chopped and a Quantum Energy flip switch baitcaster reel.
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Originally Posted by halkman26 View Post
Jigging World Nexus 7’H with 4 inches chopped and a Quantum Energy flip switch baitcaster reel.

That's a great choice, but you don't need to cut the 4 inches off any longer. John and Jigging World made a new rod that works great less cutting.
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Originally Posted by wreckman View Post
That's a great choice, but you don't need to cut the 4 inches off any longer. John and Jigging World made a new rod that works great less cutting.
Yes - the XH. It’s a great choice and doesn’t require the chopping. The only reason I still prefer the H chopped is because it’s slightly less stiffer mid-rod and gives you a bit more spring when fighting a big fish - affords the fluke less of a chance to spit the hook in my opinion.
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Inshore/back bay I use a Vexan 7' Inshore M with a Daiwa Lexa baitcaster.

For ocean fluking I used a G Loomis Pro Blue 7 MH Fast with a Shimano Tranx 300
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We bucktail most of the time, 1-4oz.
My wife loves her shimano stradic 5k + Crafty Customs on a black widow 150 blank. very light and can be used for basically everything. squid to big bass to mahi. Also, its realllly shocking how much more sensitive it is than the Nexus and tsunami slow pitch i used last year.

I shifted from spinner to baticaster this year. to the Quantum with the flip switch. The cheap $90 one with a daiwa harrier 1-4oz, also from Crafty (off the shelf tho).
Its super light and very easy to adjust the depth and let line out. I wish it had a higher retrieve rate, tho.
i might upgrade the rod a bit this winter, that Crafty Custom is soooo sensitive!

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I bought 2 of the Quantum pt Accurist S3's last year I think around black Friday 2 for 1 they were $49 each (John Skinner special).

I paired them with a Bass Pro Gold cup Inshore either heavy or Med heavy rod for $59, great little combo's for short $$.
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Shimano Stradic 3k with GLoomis E6X for shallow water and LIS

Tranx 300 with Jigging World Hybrid Nano for Ocean
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Deep water-Fenwick HMXT66, 6’-6” 1-4 oz 15-30 lb and Shimano Calcutta 400 with 20lb braid.
Shallow-my grandfathers Eagle Claw, Wright-McGill 6’-6” casting rod and Ambassador 6500c with 15lb braid.


The Wright-McGill is from 1965 or so. It had a pot metal reel seat with the drop rear section. It was not comfortable to fish with. It was two piece with the ferrule at the front of the reel seat. I removed the ferrule from the rod section and added a carbon fiber extension with new reel seat and cork. Then stripped the faded and cracking finish, then refinished it with Perma-Gloss.


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Seeker Black Steel G 270-7'

I use an AVET reel, but any reel with a smooth drag will do.
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I have a 5' 6" custom with an Avet SX 5.3.

Because the rod's only 5' 6" it's perfectly balanced and much easier to bounce anything all day.
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Originally Posted by captpepin View Post
I bought 2 of the Quantum pt Accurist S3's last year I think around black Friday 2 for 1 they were $49 each (John Skinner special).

I paired them with a Bass Pro Gold cup Inshore either heavy or Med heavy rod for $59, great little combo's for short $$.
Man, if that deal comes around again- I would do this! Heck, it's 2x the price of maintenance and then you get a brand new reel. I like the jigging world power handle tho.
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Originally Posted by crow. View Post
Man, if that deal comes around again- I would do this! Heck, it's 2x the price of maintenance and then you get a brand new reel. I like the jigging world power handle tho.
I added the power handle I think the power handle being $39 ish was only $10 less than the reel. Great little setup check THT deals thread to see if quantum does that again.
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Abu garcia NACL with penn battalion ll 7' (12-20lb )i use the abu cause the level wind moves on the pay out. Mad drag also. With a low profile, if the level wind does not follow on the pay out, if you hang a bucktail, the line will break on the spool.
if not the abu, I use the same rod with a penn fathom ll 12.
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Shimano Tranx 300 and Shimano Trevala "S" Jigging Rod Medium is my favorite fluke combo. Have caught a few double digit fluke with this combo and handled those big head shakes with ease.
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Ocean
diawa lexa trevala s H for 3-6 oz bucktail;s
jigging world nexus diawa 3500 BG 2 -3oz bucktails

back bay
trevala s L spinner penn battle 2500

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Originally Posted by halkman26 View Post
Jigging World Nexus 7’H with 4 inches chopped and a Quantum Energy flip switch baitcaster reel.
Just got two of them and they are beautiful. I fish LIS from the CT side and I'm almost always using 6 ounce bucktails. I don't know how you guys get away with such light stuff.
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Originally Posted by Spectra View Post
Shimano Tranx 300 and Shimano Trevala "S" Jigging Rod Medium is my favorite fluke combo. Have caught a few double digit fluke with this combo and handled those big head shakes with ease.
Tranx 300 with the power handle is good for everything from Fluke to 50” Stripe Bass and everything else in between. I’ve fished one for 3 years, 100s of saltwater trips. Started dragging a little this Fall, took me less then 1/2 an hour to service, runs better then new and caught 100s of Tautog with it this Fall. I can’t think of a single negative about it.......
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Originally Posted by Booner View Post
Abu garcia NACL with penn battalion ll 7' (12-20lb )i use the abu cause the level wind moves on the pay out. Mad drag also. With a low profile, if the level wind does not follow on the pay out, if you hang a bucktail, the line will break on the spool.
if not the abu, I use the same rod with a penn fathom ll 12.
Did that this year and could not figure out why the line snapped at the spool. Also buried the line so bad I had to strip it all off.

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