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What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

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Hi all,

I am wondering what you would consider (price no concern) the ultimate combo for 1/2 -3/4 oz Jigs. I would like to narrow it down to 'non-custom' combos.

* Rod: ?
* Reel: ?
* Line: ?


Thanks all.

Cheers,
Seb.

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More information is needed. Deep water fishing football jigs, pitching jigs around docks, etc? This will help to better recommend the correct rod, reel, and line best suited.

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I don't buy combos for more than $250. And don't spend over $25 On a spool of line. And never pay full price. Always on sale. So in my experience 

 

Dobyns fury 735

Daiwa tatula sv 7:1 or 8:1

Sunline Assassin 17-20lb

 

I have 2 of these exact same combos. And with them I fish pitching, swimming, football, and skirtless jigs from 3/8 to 3/4 ounce. 

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I'm really happy with the combo I'm using now for pitching and casting 1/2oz jigs to cover.

 

7' 3" MH/F Okuma TCS

7:3.1 Okuma Helios TCS

20lb Seaguar Flipping Fluoro 

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7' MH/F Fenwick Techna AV

7:1 Curado E7

20# Shooter Flouro 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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I pondered this question this spring and ended up with the following:

 

Megabass FMJ

sv103 w/ 1016sv spool

40lb Power Pro or 16lb Sniper. 

 

This combo is amazing for 1/2oz jigs and a ton of other stuff as well.  

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7 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

I pondered this question this spring and ended up with the following:

 

Megabass FMJ

sv103 w/ 1016sv spool

40lb Power Pro or 16lb Sniper. 

 

This combo is amazing for 1/2oz jigs and a ton of other stuff as well.  

Great choice. But the OP didn't specify whether he was pitching docks or throwing football jigs deep. If he was fishing football jigs then I would choose the Valdivia but the FMJ is awesome for pitching jigs around docks.

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8 minutes ago, Stephen B said:

Great choice. But the OP didn't specify whether he was pitching docks or throwing football jigs deep. If he was fishing football jigs then I would choose the Valdivia but the FMJ is awesome for pitching jigs around docks.

I try to keep my rods as close to 7’ max legnth as I can, so the FMJ was the obvious choice for me. 

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3 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

I try to keep my rods as close to 7’ max legnth as I can, so the FMJ was the obvious choice for me. 

There are a lot of great jig rods but the FMJ is among the best as its a beast of a jig rod. I own one as well!

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For me it came down to legnth. The shorter NRX’s don’t get much love and it’s hard to find a bad thing written about the FMJ, so that settled it for me.  It’s an odd-feeling rod, it’s so light that it feels fragile, but it’s got a lot of power and it casts into the lower end of it’s range quite well. 

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FMJ for me as well! I'll have either a Steez A or SV103H on it; Sunline Sniper 16# on the stock spool and 40# Sufix 832 on the 1016 spool. The SV103 seems to be on there the most lately.  Great combo.

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7'mh-f standard avid

7:1 tatula ct

20# sunline shooter

Thats my jig setup.

 

I was using 40# braid but got tired of it. Kept digging into spool and using flouro leaders also for abrasion, so i went back to straight flouro. No dig in, and one knot. 

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What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

 

The one on the deck of my boat & no you can't use it!

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I start with a favorite defender 7'6" heavy fast (surprise surprise 😁) and a tatula fuego CT reel. If I had to do it over again I would get an SV spooled reel, but I'm not losing sleep over it. Maybe when the tatula 100 sv comes out or when I can afford a zillion. For the $155 bucks or so I got into it, no complaints. 

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Shimano Calcutta 100A

Shimano Crucial CRC-X610MH  

Berkley Big Game Mean Green 15#

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As you can see everyone has their own opinion based on what they use.  Not many have tried every possibility...in every type of situation...in order to answer that question.

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GLX 854

chronarch 201e7

Power Pro 30lb + 20lb fluoro leader

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Megabass original perfect pitch xx

Daiwa steez original

15 lb p-line 100% florocarbon 

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Many good options for ultimate, the one I fish now is NRX 894c with Diawa Zillion TWS SV 7.3.1 with 20lb shooter. 

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Gonna get some hate but 

 

7’3 MH halo twilight I bought in a whim for $60

 

Revo ALX 8.01 got for $100 on ebay

 

40lb suffix performance braid

 

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Rod, ALX MB905NG+, 6'10", s/n 201202*

Reel, Daiwa Tatula R 100XS

Line, Toray 12 lb.

Tom

*custom

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Well I be it is personal preference 😉

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