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casting with a jigmaster

post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 
whats it take to make a jigmaster a good casting reel? i just bought some old penns and must have seven jigmasters worth of parts
post #2 of 49
just some practice, had a buddy of mine that's all he used he could cast it as far as anyone with a newel
post #3 of 49
They will cast if you learn it's ways.
Steve
post #4 of 49
A narrow frame and aluminum spool are the obvious answers, but I'm sure there are more tricks out there...
post #5 of 49
You can cast with a sidewinder if that's what you wish but the trick is to get use to it. My self I find Jigmasters a bit big for the surf but they do cast well.
post #6 of 49
take it apart clean it and degrease it looks for rusted or gummed up parts
get a set of Newell LC-1 teflon bushings replace the jigmaster bushings
enjoy them
post #7 of 49
Thread Starter 
it appears that im going to bst and looking for 501 parts or conversion kits
post #8 of 49
You could mag them if you really need it.
post #9 of 49
Thread Starter 
ive got a penn mag 970 and it sends em wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy out there
post #10 of 49
what does "magging " a reel mean ?
post #11 of 49
If you want it to be as good as it can be as a beach casting reel (don't expect it to ever be an Abu) you'll need to make some modifications, all of which have been mentioned already.















Narrow Frame



Aluminum spool



Newell Teflon bearings (this is my backup bridge reel so it has penn steel bearings)



Newell base (stiffens up the frame and removes any torque caused by the Penn stamped steel base)



Mags are nice but if your thumb is well trained they aren't a necessity.







The upgraded handle is just bling.
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post #13 of 49
Thread Starter 
got one today from a shopping site thats not bad but still wide. is narrow always better? my 970 unloads almost all the line on it, it would be nice to have some line on the reel after i cast
post #14 of 49
Thread Starter 
let me rephraise that not bad,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it rocks. newell foot and crossbars and a metal spool,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thinking magging it is my answer

and now im looking for a couple more newell conversions

its a pompano killing thang
post #15 of 49
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Originally Posted by billfishhead View Post
got one today from a shopping site thats not bad but still wide. is narrow always better? my 970 unloads almost all the line on it, it would be nice to have some line on the reel after i cast
If you like the way the 970 throws, why not back it up with 50-65 lb braid?
Are you bait fishing where a knot will be going through the guides every 5-7 min?
Also, premium monofilment is WAY thinner than stuff like Ande or Shakespeare etc.
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