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Old 11-22-2019, 12:09 PM
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I currently do some jigging with a Trevala spinning rod with good results on AJ, blackfin, and an occasional kingfish. I am considering trying my hand at slow-pitch jigging for grouper and snapper. The newest edition of Sport Fishing magazine lists the Trevala S as a possible slow-pitch jigging rod. I like the price point of the Trevala S as opposed to something like a Temple Reef or Ocea, but is the Trevala S really designed for slow-pitch jigging? I thought slow-pitch rods were to have very parabolic actions. Shimano's website shows the Trevala S as having a medium-fast action, as it also does for the Trevala I have now.
What are the major differences between the Trevala and Trevala S?
What makes the Trevala S suitable for slow-pitch, if indeed it is?

Need the THT experts to chime-in here please! Thanks.
Old 11-22-2019, 12:13 PM
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I am also interested in solving the problem. Thank you for your inquiry.
Old 11-22-2019, 12:54 PM
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I have both. Both and medium heavy. Blanks are about the same as far as I can tell. Foregrip is different and the guides are different on the two models. Silver guides on the S and black on the regular trevala.
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I’m not an expert but I believe both Trevalas are parabolic rods. The S version was updated with the biggest change being to the fore grip. On non-S models the line would dig into the foregrip coming off the reel to the 1st guide when the rod was loaded. The S version was supposed to solve that.
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I've just read about slow pitch mostly have done speed jigging and some bottom bouncing with jigs. Yes the trevala s is supposed to made to slow pitch. It depends on how deep of water you are in because the Trevala S only handle up to 200 grams. Some more discussion on slow pitch jigging https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/th...g-rods.689703/ Another good website Slow Pitch Jigging Rods
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Ok, I can see where the S probably has upgraded guides, and I can see where the line digging into the foregrip on the conventional models would require a modification, but not necessarily on the spinning models.
It does not explain why all other brands of slow-pitch rods that I have reviewed describe their slow-pitch rods as having a "moderate" action as opposed to the Trevala S having a "medium-fast" action.
Has anyone used a Trevala S as a slow-pitch jigging rod? Does it perform well in that function? Should I look at other brands in the under $220 category?
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Thank you vtfish, I will do my homework.
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When this new method was first being tried to see if fish could be caught with it, there were no "perfect action for slow jig" rods being marketed that gave a specific weight range jig they were supposed to fish.

Guys were just taking something like a 7ft light or med light trevela (or similar) and using flat jigs instead of knife jigs. And they were selecting jigs that weighted 2 to 3 times what the rod was "rated for speed jigging" at.

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