jig fishing rod and reel
Posted November 01 2006 - 10:06 PM
Posted November 01 2006 - 10:29 PM
Posted November 01 2006 - 11:49 PM
Length: 7' 0 Line Class: 10-20 lb Lure Weight: ¼-1 oz
Shimano Cardiff CDF100A Gear Ratio: 5.8:1 Weight: 8.1 oz Bearings: 4+1
Should be able to purchase for around $200
Posted November 01 2006 - 11:54 PM
A St. croix avid 6'6" mh rod.
A Quantum accurist 6.2 gear ratio.
I use 65 pound power pro. The only reason I use 65 pound briad is becaue it doubles as my frog rod.
Posted November 02 2006 - 12:53 AM
so for you id suggest a med-hev 6ft6 0r 7ft fast premiere and a cardiff 200 you could get this set up for darn close to 200.00 bucks maybee under ... this set up would suit ya fine for jigs .... just my opinion .... ;D
Posted November 02 2006 - 05:17 AM
For the reel since the flipping stick eats up better than half of your set price, I recommend this reel as long as you are pitching and flipping jigs. http://www.basspro.c...arTarget=search
I would have recommended an Extreme flipping stick as well, I have one I bought for froggin , but I pitched jigs with it and it wasn't that bad. IMO, for the money the Castaway is a best rod in its price range and I have bought and tried alot of different brands before settling on the Bud Pruitt series flipping sticks.
I like the Heavy action rod and I would recommend 30-50lb braid for jig fishing heavy weeds, or 15-20 lb test mono, or florocarbon line if your not a braid person. I hope this helps , Ivan
Posted November 02 2006 - 07:41 AM
Stay the hell away from Shimano if your looking to stay within your budget set
Bass Pro Shops list the Shimano Cardiff models CDF100A through CDF300A both right and left handed at $99.99
These reels are the same as thier Calcutta except the Cardiff has 1 more roller bearing and cost $90 less.
I'll give you the CastAway they are an outstanding rod, I own 2 of them 8-)
Posted November 02 2006 - 08:19 AM
Posted November 02 2006 - 10:22 AM
I'm only going to put you $20-$30 over budget. ;D ;D
This is my set-up except I have the older Curado. I have used a bunch of different rods in the $100 range and IMO the Premier is by far the best. The Shimano Compre ain't bad either plus the warranty is unbeatable.
Also, if you don't mind buying stuff off Ebay you can usually knock off AT LEAST 10% what you would pay retail ..... often times MUCH more.
Posted November 02 2006 - 11:08 AM
Shimano Citica 200D - $120(msrp)
Shimano Compre 6' 10" MH XF - $80(msrp), I got mine at Gander Mountain for $49
Works great for me.
Posted November 02 2006 - 06:42 PM
Posted November 02 2006 - 07:37 PM
Posted November 02 2006 - 07:47 PM
Yes I have owned several Curado reels, 2 Castaics, 3 Chronarchs, and real recently a Citica .The Citica was short & sweet, bought it one day, spooled it up & casted it in the yard , took it back & traded it in for a Abu Garcia RevoS the next day.I have owned Curados as far back as when they were red in color, so I can say yes I owned a few Shimanos in my time.Am I looking to buy another soon ? Not really, but I will never rule it out . IMO, they are over priced, you can get another brand of reel that will perform just as well,maybe better for less money.You people were forgetting to put shipping charges on the items. That my friend would put you out of your budget you set for your Cardiff reel, or any other decent Shimano reel. Ivan
Thanks guys for the recommendations I was going to stick with a shimano reel the best made. Thanks rw for your input Im not in a big hurry to purchase this setup I live in southern wisconsin the weather is getting almost to cold to fish for this year so I have plenty of time till spring to get the setup I want. HEY cast away do you own a shimano? if not maybe you should not say stay away from them I own two shimano curado baitcasters and you can't beat them for casting or reliablity.
Posted November 02 2006 - 08:20 PM
As a rod builder here are a couple of questions that I would ask just to help with advice. Are you going to be learning jigs from the bank or a boat. What kind of cover are you going to be getting into, or, are you going to be fishing vertical presentations in clear water etc.
As for the reels, as castaway said there are a lot of good reels being manufactured, and at good prices. The only thing I would say, is make sure the reel is serviceable in the US, and by the manufacturer or a qualified service center for them. In other words, I would say stay away from house brands, re-branded, or signature brand reels.
On your budget, I might also suggest that you save as much as possible, over the cold months, and then go for the gear. But realize that 200.00 isn't a lot of money in today's retail fishing gear market..
Posted November 02 2006 - 08:51 PM