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Spiral Wrap or No for Jigging tuna

Old 05-03-2021, 05:59 PM
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To Acid wrap or not is the question? Ive never fished a rod that has been acid wrapped but debating if I should try it on a jigging rod for the northeast? Is it really that much better?
Old 05-04-2021, 07:28 AM
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I had an acid wrap for bottom fishing in the NE and loved it.
Only problem was it sank when it went overboard
Don't see why it wouldn't work for Tuna
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If you must go conventional then 100%

But you will enjoy jigging for tuna much more with a spinning rig IMO.

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Originally Posted by swellhunter View Post
If you must go conventional then 100%

But you will enjoy jigging for tuna much more with a spinning rig IMO.
Any particular reason why i would enjoy spin more? I have spin setups already just wanted to mix it up and try something a bit different
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I have one of the Pinnacle Acid wrapped jigging rods paired with an Avet LX G2. Pretty awesome set up in my opinion. Haven't used it for tuna yet, but it can hammer AJs less that 40lbs. If we get broke off a lot, we step to live bait and the HXW Raptors.

My biggest complaint with my set up it that it is relatively heavy. If I was to change anything, I would go to a smaller/lighter accurate reel before I swapped the rod.
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I hate those stilly looking things. Conventional all the way.
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We have four spiral wrapped rods in our arsenal, I fish one along with my wife and the grandkids. A local Capt is a rodbuilder and he makes them for us.

They are made on the Trevala 80-200 blank and paired with Torium PG's. It is a lightweight rig and absolutely will not roll over in the hands of women or kids....who struggle with wrist strength.

They have a purpose.
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Originally Posted by swellhunter View Post
If you must go conventional then 100%

But you will enjoy jigging for tuna much more with a spinning rig IMO.

Agree, I prefer a spinning set-up when jigging for tuna. On my boat, the spinning rods are the first choice with the conventionals just going along for the ride as back-ups or for chunking.

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If using a conventional reel, spiral wrap all the way.

For tuna specific, and or speed jigging, I prefer a spinning outfit.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
We have four spiral wrapped rods in our arsenal, I fish one along with my wife and the grandkids. A local Capt is a rodbuilder and he makes them for us.

They are made on the Trevala 80-200 blank and paired with Torium PG's. It is a lightweight rig and absolutely will not roll over in the hands of women or kids....who struggle with wrist strength.

They have a purpose.

Rick got me the same spiral wrapped rod from Capt. Mike. They're awesome.
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If you're in a school and you see the rays make sure to break out the jigs!!!!
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We have four spiral wrapped rods in our arsenal, I fish one along with my wife and the grandkids. A local Capt is a rodbuilder and he makes them for us.

They are made on the Trevala 80-200 blank and paired with Torium PG's. It is a lightweight rig and absolutely will not roll over in the hands of women or kids....who struggle with wrist strength.

They have a purpose.
Rick would you send me a DM with info on builder
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You will love the spiral wrap!
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We have two Talica 25s on 50/80 stand up blanks. The rods are a little heavy for these reels and we have been toying to have something lighter built for them and this Spiral wrap looks like a great solution. Any suggestions on a blank in the 30\50 range that we can use. We fish for yellowfin to 80lbs.
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i built trolling set spiral wrapped on black hole 350 blanks and put talica 25s on them and they have been awesome on tuna

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