Rod recommendation- 20-60gm stickbaits

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Re: Rod recommendation- 20-60gm stickbaits

Postby Mattblack » Fri May 04, 2018 4:02 pm

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Mattblack wrote:Interesting what you guys said about the 5000 reel (the target species was Kings and school tuna)....am I looking at the wrong setup?


You don't need heavy tackle for school tuna and kings. For example i was live baiting not long ago for kings with a 4500 daiwa saltist and a monster mesh combi jerk. it handled them no worries. same with school tuna. I troll smaller skirts with this setup.

This doesn't mean you can't use a 10000 size reel. You will just find it easier casting a 4500 - 5000 size reel with a rod that casts up to 60gs and with the smaller reel you will get more distance with those lighter lures

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Ive currently got a Saragosa 10000 sitting on a Jig rod which I use for trolling and thought the reel would get more use on a rod I could cast. Unfortunately I've now looked at the 'expensive' 5000 reels and I feel an urgent need to buy one!



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Re: Rod recommendation- 20-60gm stickbaits

Postby Sinsemilla » Fri May 04, 2018 4:16 pm

I'd use the 10000 on the jig rod for jigging/trolling/live baiting and get a 7ft casting rod with a 5000 sized reel for casting/working plastics.

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Re: Rod recommendation- 20-60gm stickbaits

Postby CarlG » Fri May 04, 2018 4:37 pm

Mattblack wrote:
Sinsemilla wrote:
Mattblack wrote:Interesting what you guys said about the 5000 reel (the target species was Kings and school tuna)....am I looking at the wrong setup?


You don't need heavy tackle for school tuna and kings. For example i was live baiting not long ago for kings with a 4500 daiwa saltist and a monster mesh combi jerk. it handled them no worries. same with school tuna. I troll smaller skirts with this setup.

This doesn't mean you can't use a 10000 size reel. You will just find it easier casting a 4500 - 5000 size reel with a rod that casts up to 60gs and with the smaller reel you will get more distance with those lighter lures

Anth



Ive currently got a Saragosa 10000 sitting on a Jig rod which I use for trolling and thought the reel would get more use on a rod I could cast. Unfortunately I've now looked at the 'expensive' 5000 reels and I feel an urgent need to buy one!


Matt, Tez and I were using Quantum Smoke reels at Portland, shimano 4500/5000 size, did the job perfectly, and not an expensive reel. Probably just need a little more tic after a trip, but we hose everthing down afterward anyway, so no biggy.
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Re: Rod recommendation- 20-60gm stickbaits

Postby Mattblack » Fri May 04, 2018 4:46 pm

Think I'm going to have to put more rod holders in the boat...

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Re: Rod recommendation- 20-60gm stickbaits

Postby purple5ive » Fri May 04, 2018 6:21 pm

Dinga has some good deals on atm on the quantum reels. If just buy one of them or a BG4000/4500 tbey are quite cheap atm.
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