cheap tuna jigging reel...
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Originally Posted by rockdoc
I know it's a bit more, but does anyone have experience with the penn torques? if so, which size/speed? thanks-----
IMO the torques are to heavy to jig with, the 300 is a heavy tank. For your orginal price range i would reccomend an avet LX in 4.6:1. For what you will pay for a torque you can get a 2 speed reel. If you are going to spend torque money, i would suggest a 2 speed Avet hx, or a 2 speed Shimano talica
Posted December 28 2009 - 2:51 PM
I use the TRQ300 primarily just for wahoo jigging, when the ultimate speed and cranking power are needed, but only intermittent casts [with trolling in between] are needed.
For most jiggers, the much lighter Torque 200 [400 yards 65 braid] or Torque 100 [300 yards 50 braid] are still a bit heavier than similar-capacity reels, but if you need that extra cranking power [from ISP and double-wide gears], along with good drag numbers [30-plus pounds for 200, and 20-plus pounds for 100], along with good casting characteristics, they give all that and more.
I have caught everything from yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, albacore, wahoo, CA yellowtail, amberjack, dorado, and even striped marlin on mine, and love them.
"The best kind of fish in the world is the one on the end of a kid's line"
Posted December 28 2009 - 6:47 PM
Also if you decide to go with the saltist get the low speed one . You don't need to move a jig fast to get a bite on the East coast , because the fish are mainly deep . The only time I like a faster reel is when the blufin are on top and they want speed .
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Posted December 28 2009 - 8:40 PM
So I dug out my old jigging rig, a 454 Pro Gear YTS (had two, one never used). Although somewhat light # potential, 40ish, it is great reel. There is a lot of hear say about Pro Gears on this site, and in all truth, I wouldn't use them for the surf either, but go on allcoast or ono and you will hear the 454 mentioned a lot for yoyo ing. You can easily pick one up for $150. I think I had it paired with my Calstar 700H or M, man what a rig.
The thought of jigging again this summer has made start lurking for a Cal tricked out Penn 16.
Posted December 28 2009 - 8:48 PM
Check the long range boards for that is the equivalent of asking a Montauk sharpie which spinner is good for dunking. Long rangers kill their rigs, break them down, and fish them in the morning, 14 days straight.
Posted December 28 2009 - 9:06 PM
I have a Saltiga 40 and love it
Posted December 28 2009 - 9:10 PM