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Daiwa SEABORG 1200MJ??? Anyone use it yet???

Old 10-20-2018, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by LookDeep View Post
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General speaking, what depth we have to drop to have more chance to catch them? What is the favorite size, shape and color of jig? That will be great if you can share your tips and experience to catch them?

Thanks in advance!
What depth? Well, that's going to be different depending on where you are fishing and what you are after but you want to mark good bottom for snapper and grouper or else don't bother. For grouper and snapper deep dropping in 500' or deeper we just use circle hooks with cut bait or squid and there is no jigging - just drop to the bottom and let it sit.
We use rigs that look like these: DEEP DROP RIGS - Glow SQUID or CRIMP SLEEVE - FREE LIGHT

For swordfish... that's a whole different ballgame and I don't know if the MJ1200 really has the guts to handle a decent swordfish. That's been hotly debated here and elsewhere.

I suggest you do some searching for deep drop / swordfishing info in the THT "SportFishing and Charters" forum.

Good luck.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:40 AM
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Fly is Wright on. Depth and bottom depends on what fish your targeting. Swordfish is deep dropping but it no the same as any other deep dropping. You use a different rod than a rod for snapper . It also depends on were you fish . It depends on the current. I fish the keys . And I have 2 diffrent rods 1 for swards and one for everything else. I not saying you cant get a swordfish on a diffrent rod . But it will be hard too see the bite . . If you just want to try swordfish just try. If you want to really ge into it. Get the wright stuff once you have it will make a huge difference. If you have not tryed it . It can be the most boaring thing looking at the rod top all day . If you don't get a bite you went on a boat ride. But when it does happen it worth all the wating best of luck to you and everyone who reads this .
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:38 AM
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Regarding the jig function on these reels. I have played around with it and did not like it. There may be some types of jigs that would work at the speeds these reels can "jig" but not the jigs I own. Maybe some other folks can comment on their experiences, but if jigging is your plan, you might want to get a rod and reel set up for jigging.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:38 AM
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gentlemen. i am selling one of my mj1200 reels. reel is new been on one boat ride. and never fished since i had bought a second one of them after fishing with the first one. Anyone interested in it?
selling it for reasonably less than i paid. New born on the way so has to go. My loss is your gain.

Reel retails for $1,699 new
This reel is new with one boat ride.

Asking $1,200 firm

i have the box, neoprene cover, and pictures of the reel for anyone interested.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:24 PM
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Has anyone use this reel to wahoo troll yet????
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by hamma job View Post
If you daytime swordfish you will catch thresher sharks and they will test everything you have tackle wise. 30lbs won't budge one.

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Old 02-12-2019, 01:34 PM
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Funny you should bring the Tanacom 1000 into the mix. I have a Tanacom 1000 that I use for deep dropping (@900'). There is no way that the Tanacom could handle day time swordfishing. Believe me....I tried! The Seaborg is a waaaayyyyy stronger reel. I can stop the Tanacom easily if I try.....the Seaborg will take my hand with it.
Confirmed with the statement- waayyyyyy stronger. The Seaborg 1200MJ is the new secret weapon from Daiwa for deep dropping. Ran across to the islands recently and landed our largest Mystic Grouper pushing triple digits without the motor even heating up. Also the amount of drag this thing has is just scary....too much if you ask me. Very impressive piece of technical fishing equipment. Next trip planned is a daytime sword trip...should be fun. Stay tuned...
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by nnavarro@somersetacademy. View Post
gentlemen. i am selling one of my mj1200 reels. reel is new been on one boat ride. and never fished since i had bought a second one of them after fishing with the first one. Anyone interested in it?
selling it for reasonably less than i paid. New born on the way so has to go. My loss is your gain.

Reel retails for $1,699 new
This reel is new with one boat ride.

Asking $1,200 firm

i have the box, neoprene cover, and pictures of the reel for anyone interested.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:11 AM
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Just read this whole thread and its pretty funny the differing opinions on what's suitable and up to the task for swords. Anybody want to guess what these two were caught on? Hint: It is one pretty universally considered not up to the task (and not something I would purchase specifically for swordfishing, but its what they had, and who wants to buy a 5k LP for a test trip?). I personally helped weigh these fish.

https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/sp...e96793177.html
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:39 AM
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I switched to the seaborg 1200 after my tanacom 1000 got destroyed
by this grouper
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:21 PM
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Lordie, that's a BIG grouper! Well done.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:08 AM
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NC has a ton of current. They were just lucky that day.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:44 PM
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Staying on topic here.......This is the rod that I just wrapped specifically for my Seaborg. Baja Boomer jr blank with sic guides. I think that the colors came out spot on. Only issue is my buddies think that I wrapped it fsu colors.......ughhhhhhhhh. Go Canes!!!!
Going daytiming tomorrow here in Stuart so will hopefully have a report.
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Nice rod but is that a 1200MJ? It's not the same color as mine.
​​​The one I have looks like the reel shown in post #60.
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Originally Posted by fly186 View Post
Nice rod but is that a 1200MJ? It's not the same color as mine.
​​​The one I have looks like the reel shown in post #60.
It is a 1200j. Same reel but no slow speed button. I got it delivered to my door for $995.00.
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:51 AM
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On Deck, any luck on the sword trip?
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:13 AM
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3 drops zero bites. One drop resulted in a tangle due to my tinkering with our light setup. Straight out of Stuart. Miserable day. Got rained on the entire trip.
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OK, thanks!
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:15 PM
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Was not a real test but it was a keeper. - Seaborg 1200MJ
full report coming
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