Casting out far with light jig heads

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Casting out far with light jig heads

Post by Tadyyn » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:17 pm

Hey,

I've just started fishing 2 months ago, got my self a Shimano Sedona XT 7' 4-8 kg / 5000 and some tackle.
Been out a quite a few time, have only caught a small bream with bait (undersize:() at princess pier a few weeks ago but wanted to get into soft plastics, ive been trying to use them and been researching the techniques but i cant seem to cast out any far than about 1 metre with a worm or curly tail on a 1/8 jig head, i usually just put on a 1 or 2 once weight on a running sinker rig but the plastic doesnt swim properly and ive never got any bites :( any tips to cast far with light jig heads, thanks

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Re: Casting out far with light jig heads

Post by Lightningx » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:32 pm

Are you using braid? If so how many lbs is it? 😊

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Re: Casting out far with light jig heads

Post by smokin_reels » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:41 pm

Tadyyn wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:17 pm
Hey,

I've just started fishing 2 months ago, got my self a Shimano Sedona XT 7' 4-8 kg / 5000 and some tackle.
Been out a quite a few time, have only caught a small bream with bait (undersize:() at princess pier a few weeks ago but wanted to get into soft plastics, ive been trying to use them and been researching the techniques but i cant seem to cast out any far than about 1 metre with a worm or curly tail on a 1/8 jig head, i usually just put on a 1 or 2 once weight on a running sinker rig but the plastic doesnt swim properly and ive never got any bites :( any tips to cast far with light jig heads, thanks
You want to get a lighter setup to be casting lighter weights :)

try getting yourself 2-4 kilo setup and a 2500 size reel , will serve as a good light tackle allrounder
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Re: Casting out far with light jig heads

Post by Sebb » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:52 pm

As smokin_reels said, to cast light, use light setup. Everything gotta balance, makes a lot of diff.

For me, the best setup to cast 1/8 jighead is a 2-4kg rod, 2500 reel, 10lb braid line, 10lb leader line. You will feel the diff.

What you use there is probably good to cast 3/4oz to 1 oz jighead. The line matters too though. A thick 30lb mono wont be as nice as 20lb braid line to cast.
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Re: Casting out far with light jig heads

Post by Tadyyn » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:56 pm

Lightningx wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:32 pm
Are you using braid? If so how many lbs is it? 😊
yeah its 20lb braid, ive tried 8lb mono and 30lb braid but nothing

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Re: Casting out far with light jig heads

Post by DougieK » Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:17 pm

Light, high quality braid and good casting technique will help no matter what your rod and reel looks like. Having said that, if you're bream fishing you probably want a lighter setup.
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Post by 4liters » Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:08 pm

The hardcore breamsexuals around here would probably go with 6-8lb braid and lighter fluorocarbon leader.
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Post by MasterBaiter24 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:14 pm

having a nice light rod also helps, i use a 1-3kg catana with 8lb braid 8lb fluorocarbon leader and i can cast 1/8th oz jigheads 20 or so metres with no wind

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Post by Kenle » Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:09 pm

I use a 1-3 kg rod paired with a 2500 reel spooled with 4 lb braid and 6 lb fluoro leader. I have a size 1000 reel that I spool with 4 lb braid aswell and it flies when ajing. Mad fun, also surprisingly solid if you hook a decent fish, just don't grab the line with your hand to lift fish because it will snap. I love plastic fishing more than bait, get on to it mate and goodluck

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Re: Casting out far with light jig heads

Post by cobby » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:44 pm

4liters wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:08 pm
The hardcore breamsexuals around here would probably go with 6-8lb braid and lighter fluorocarbon leader.
18lb braid and 4-6lb leader. It's the diameter of the braid not the breaking strain that counts ;-)

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