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Old 09-04-2020, 09:41 AM
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Ordered a Goofish PE 2-4 rod and a 3-6 rod. Don't know much about it, but saw a thread here and figured I "had to have them." I know they aren't the high end rods and, if I jig more than I think I will (really hate hooking into AJs, but realize you have to for some nice grouper) I will upgrade rods. That said, I've been looking at Accurate reels, specifically the Tern 300 and Valiant 500N. The Tern would go on the 2-4 rod and be fished out to 200' max. The Valiant 500N would, also, be fished 150-maybe 600' deep.

Any input? I'm really trying to figure out the sizes needed to be properly paired to the rods.

Any other suggestions? Wanting to keep these setups light as possible.

Also, I see where people are using 4 carrier line in lieu of 8 as it is thinner. Maxcuatro and J Braid seem to be popular. Is 4 carrier a decent choice? I know it is not as smooth as the 8. What size line would you pair with the reels/rods?
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Look at Maxel reels, as well as those from Jigging World (not Tackle World).

I picked up a Penn Torque TRQ25NLD2 - twp speed reel last winter and it's my first choice now for jigging, Maxel )M8 (or 6) second, unless I'm using s spinning reel.
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Originally Posted by CAP1 View Post
Look at Maxel reels, as well as those from Jigging World (not Tackle World).

I picked up a Penn Torque TRQ25NLD2 - twp speed reel last winter and it's my first choice now for jigging, Maxel )M8 (or 6) second, unless I'm using s spinning reel.
I've looked at a few...didn't I read they made the Jigging World reels?
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I use the Accurate Valiant 300's. Bad as# little reels that hold quite a bit of line and have a ton of stopping power. Love them!
Old 09-04-2020, 11:33 AM
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I use the Accurate Valiant 300's. Bad as# little reels that hold quite a bit of line and have a ton of stopping power. Love them!
How deep are you fishing the 300? I'm torn on the size of the 500n, but that's just from looking at videos. What would you pair with the heavier Goofish rod?
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
I've looked at a few...didn't I read they made the Jigging World reels?
Maxel used to make the Jigging World branded reels, then started selling under their own name. I have an OM6 and OM8 - great reels. The OM8 was my go to conventional reel until I got the Penn Torque.
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check out
www.jdmslowjigging.com

Or if you're on Facebook check out the page The Slow Pitch Jigging Group of North America

I'm not affiliated with either but just a lot of good info all specific for SPJ.

Accurate make some sweet reels for SPJ and I like the Shimano Ocea Jigger. I went cheap for my sons and got them each the Torium 16s and those reels have pretty much handled everything they've connected with.
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I have the Accurate reel you mentioned on a Maxel slow pitch rod. I also have an Avet SXJ on a Connelly slow pitch rod. In my opinion, the Raptor is better in ever way for close to the same price. It has Magic cast, a reel clamp, a clicker and is a two speed. The reel attachment point on the accurate looks weak and flimsy. I havenít broken it though so no reason to complain. The Connelly is much better than the Maxel rod as well. It should be because those prices arenít close. Both have spiral eyes and are carbon fiber rods. The guides on the Connelly are bigger. That was an important factor for me because even a perfectly tied FG knot hangs up on the the tiny guides on the Maxel. I cast a lot And work my lure back towards the boat. Mine are both rigged with braid to a flour leader for jigging and I ended up replacing the tip-top on the Maxel rod because it was simply too small. Just my input for what itís worth.
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How deep are you fishing the 300? I'm torn on the size of the 500n, but that's just from looking at videos. What would you pair with the heavier Goofish rod?
300'. I use a pe5 rod. If deeper than that the 500n would be a great choice. The weight of the Valiant series combined with the drag make them superior reels for this application imho.
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Penn came out with these at icast.
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I own 3 Maxels 08's but after using them for over 3 years I will tell you they are are fussy to maintain and run around $400, weigh around 26 oz. Two of the 3 I own now need service, 1 of them has been serviced before, and service with them is close to $100 a reel. I pretty much have to break them down about every month to clean and regrease, and am tired of it.Too much side pressure easily damages their bearings which I also stock, so I am not a fan anymre.

I also have a high end heavy Shimano 16n which I hate, an Avet jx Raptor winch. Buddy has an Accurate, but the finish on the accurate is fussy to corrosion. and the sticky Avet drags and kick back are disappointing to say the least. These are all lever drags.

Then Alan Tani turned me on the Daiwa Sealines. They are a star drag reel with very smooth drags, faster free spools with an adjustment for backlash, that weigh ony 13-15 oz and have been impecable on 30 lb jacks here, fished hard squirted off with no maintenance. I have 2 of the 20's, but I fish them with 40 braiid down to 500 feet. If you are in 70 lb reef donkey country a 15 oz 30 would be my recommendation.12-15 lbs of drag so I do have to use my thumb on occasion, but my little 20 has landed a 7' mako, 85 lb black sea bass and hundreds of California Yellowtail up to 40 lbs, fishing 3 seasons up to 3x a week.

https://www.tackledirect.com/daiwa-s...-sha-reel.html

constant winding when jigging is tougher on small reels than anything I know
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New Penn Fathom 10x on order for me on a Star Plasma 2 on order also. Every single reel I own is a Penn and all on Star Rods. I love my Fathom high speed for kites and my Squall 2 speeds, even like the single speed Squalls over the TLDís (faster & hold more line). Plus cannot beat the price, I have yet to see a reason to spend 2-3 times as much, i have had nothing but great success with all my Lenn/Star combos.
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For slow pitch I use a Diawa Saltiga 20 on my spiral wrapped Century Weapon. I love it.
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New Penn Fathom 10x on order for me on a Star Plasma 2 on order also. Every single reel I own is a Penn and all on Star Rods. I love my Fathom high speed for kites and my Squall 2 speeds, even like the single speed Squalls over the TLDís (faster & hold more line). Plus cannot beat the price, I have yet to see a reason to spend 2-3 times as much, i have had nothing but great success with all my Lenn/Star combos.
And the Fathom 25N LD we had only lasted one season before the gearing developed a lot of play.We fish a lot, but that was disappointing to me. Its still useable, but sloppy to wind.
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And the Fathom 25N LD we had only lasted one season before the gearing developed a lot of play.We fish a lot, but that was disappointing to me. Its still useable, but sloppy to wind.
My set of 6 Fathom 40NLDHS have been nothing short of flawless, used exclusively for kite fishing. I have fished just about every kite reel on the market, these are super fast. Yes the Shimano BSCís are awesome, but 3 x the price. I cannot say anything bad a out the half dozen I have, so looking forward the the Fathom slow pitch reels coming out, hoping to have same luck as on my kite reels. Hope first shipment comes in this week, guess I will be the guinea pig, but have great trac record on all my Penn reels (over 30, up to 20+ years old some oc them are like my 9/0ís for planerd & wire lines). Will let you all know once I get it in and get to use it, but Iím new to jigging and honestly can only see myself doing it a little bit while kite/drift fishing to kill the boredom in between live bait bites. Maybe that will change if I catch enough!
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Just bought a BV 500n used twice for $400 spooled with 30lb power pro. Will probably swap line out, though, but figured it was a good deal at $400. Supposedly, the reel was sent to Accurate to have some upgrade for improved drag curve and not used since. Wondering how long the Goofish rods take to ship...lol. Can't get over that name.
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Finally received the Goofish rods. Look legit for the $$$$. A little epoxy on one eye but at top and not where line would touch. Like the matte black better than the goofy colors...lol.

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^ the pink brings out your eyez...
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I got the blue in the funky blue color. Here’s the matte black. Only pic I have.



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Got these, too, off ebay for $350. Need hooks now...and I need to learn the FG knot, they say.




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