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Old 09-12-2019, 12:44 PM
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i am going to pair this with an Avet HX 5/2 Raptor 50lb drag with 150lb braid. Curious what would be the a good option for a rod. Does everyone use bent butt or straight butt? Not a big fan of full rollers. i dont mind a roller tip. most of the time we are fishing around rigs so we have to get them out of the structure fast before they break us off. some times we will have to put the rod in the holder and drive them away from the rig before we can fight them.

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https://tackleworld.com/jigging-worl...t-hunter-rods/

I'd go spiral wrapped bent butt with the 600g
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star aerial 5ft 6" XH jigging

https://www.tackledirect.com/star-ae...ging-rods.html

best bang for your buck IMO
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Yall think these jigging rods will handle the stress of 50lbs on a 100lb amberjack?
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Originally Posted by thirdcoaststroker View Post
Yall think these jigging rods will handle the stress of 50lbs on a 100lb amberjack?
Better question is can you handle the stress of 50lbs of drag?
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Originally Posted by mdees88 View Post
Better question is can you handle the stress of 50lbs of drag?
Hell yeah! Hold my beer and watch this shit!

Like I said in the original post, sometimes on strike we leave the rod in the rod holder and pull them off the rig with the boat. So i will have the drag locked down. Just dont want to snap the rod.
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You might want to consider a different rod than I recommended if you plan on putting over 40lbs of drag on it from a rod holder. I've fished several star jigging rods many times at 35lbs of drag stand up and I've never broke one. The braid will slice into the handle though and cut the foam. I do have some small cracks on one of the plastic reel seats but the reels are clamped down anyway. I doubt that rod will hold up to 50lbs of drag from a rod holder. Also I wouldn't expect that reel to hold up well fishing it at its maximum rated drag. Me personally, I would spool that reel with 100lb momoi diamond hollow core and fish it no higher than 40lbs at full. After the pinion bearing craps out replace it with a boca bearing.
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Originally Posted by thirdcoaststroker View Post
Yall think these jigging rods will handle the stress of 50lbs on a 100lb amberjack?
yes , Thats what they are designed for. The ugly stick tiger lite jigging are some of the best and cheapest at around $75.
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Originally Posted by thirdcoaststroker View Post
Yall think these jigging rods will handle the stress of 50lbs on a 100lb amberjack?
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Originally Posted by porcha View Post
That's a nice looking setup. More than i want to spend on a rod though....
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A broom stick and a come along should handle it.
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Originally Posted by cronced View Post
a broom stick and a come along should handle it.
lmfao
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I've been ising a Shimano Trevala TVC66MH for over 10 years. 45 lbs of drag with 100lb braid. It's indestructible. Cought 92 lb AJ on it. Pulled many sharks over 300 to the surface and of course endless grouper ripped from the bottom. Take a look at them.
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Originally Posted by diebythesword View Post
I've been ising a Shimano Trevala TVC66MH for over 10 years. 45 lbs of drag with 100lb braid. It's indestructible. Cought 92 lb AJ on it. Pulled many sharks over 300 to the surface and of course endless grouper ripped from the bottom. Take a look at them.
I will second this , the Trevala is one bada** rod . use mine for grouper fishing , make sure you get the MH
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Maybe one of the Pinnacle XR 60-100. I have a straight butt and it's a beast rod. TVC66MH Trevala - I had one but found the line started digging into the forearm with maybe 15lbs of drag and a 25lbs fish. I went to a XXH and it was much better. They are nice jigging/bottom fishing rods, but I wouldn't put this type of rod in a rod holder to drag fish out of a rig. Think you need thick fiberglass blank which are much more resilient to that type of treatment.
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I got my wife that same reel and paired it with a Pinnacle XR 20-50 class rod and a Winthrop Terminator butt. It is a great setup very versatile YFT, AJ, grouper, Snapper... Light but a lot of backbone.


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