okuma cedros combo

Old 07-19-2014, 06:07 AM
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Default okuma cedros combo

searching for a good beginners setup for jigging.

reading good things about the okuma cedros spinning reels (specifically the cj-65s)

wondering if their rod (cj-s-601m / 6ft medium) is the way to go or if theres a better match.

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Old 07-19-2014, 03:17 PM
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caught these with straight 50# spectra on a cedros 55 with an 8 foot cedros rod!

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Old 07-19-2014, 04:15 PM
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I use nothing but Okuma and they have never failed me yet. I have a cedros 80 and love it. Just bought a raw to try out b/c it has 50lbs of drag. Have only caught a few 30 lbs AJ's so far but love it!
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:29 PM
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I have a Cedros 65- great reel- strong drag- smooth- light, used mine 75+ days, great retrieve ratio if you bottom fish- mine has caught many grouper, hope it lasts. Have other orkuma's I don't care for- but the Cedros- definitely

the rod's are good- durable- tip a bit soft for me, but my friends use often/hard and like them.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:19 AM
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I hated my Cedros 65, handle broke 3 times each time replaced under warranty. All 3 were on 8-10 lb aj's.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:28 AM
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80 series reel, 80lb test, 6'6" mh or H rod. Its a great starter rod for jigging. Mines still producing after 4-5 years. High drag strength on them for a $1-- reel.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:11 PM
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Bought the 55 , mated w an ugly stik tiger lite jigging, and 50 lb braid, can't wait to break it in.

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