Nice jig stick combo 300$

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  1. billy bob
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    :jo: Merry Christmas to all you BD,ers. I was woundering if you could help me out with some advice. I got got some cash to spend for Christmas, and I want to get a nice setup to throw jigs with this summer. I'm looking for a nice rod and reel for about 300$. Hoping you guys can help point me in the right direction since you seem to know what the hell you,re talking about. I mostly fish with live bait so if you also know some good jigs to use that would also be helpful. Thanks for your help
  2. GUERO
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    For $300, go see Joey at Squidco in San Diego by the Main Post Office. He'll hook you up and your money will go far. I'd say a Torium 16 or 20 with a Calstar or Seeker 8 footer will do you just fine for starting out. Good luck
  3. kepdawg
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    A good starter jig stick combo IMO is a calstar 90J (NOT THE 690J as it has no tip) and a penn 500 - and your with'n your budget. Going an extra 60-70 dollars and get a grand wave by diawa. 30lb-40lb test and either tady 45's or salas 7X lights and your ready for a bird school!
    Color of the jig only starts to count after the jig starts to swim and catch fish.
    The 90J is a great beginner rod, and a seasoned iron thrower can put a woop woop on some fishy's ass with this set up with no complaints!
    Go practice your casting, good luck, and be safe.
  4. aguachico
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    Funny thing about jig setups, the iron will cost you more than the rod and reel after a few trips and hookups near some rocks.

    See Joey at Squidco!!!

    This combo is an Avet JX 6:1, I fish 40# with it. It's on a Seeker graphite 8'6" blank. I used cork on the bottom, a reel seat and hypalon on the top grip. I prefer reel seats over all cork. All cork rods are prone to problems like slippage and damaging the blank. As for the reel I love my Avet. I've used Shimano speedmasters III and IV. They are great $100 reels. I wouldn't spend $180 on a Torium when I can get an Avet for a few dollars more

    Good Luck.

    AC

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  5. el Toro
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    Calsar 90J and a Newell 332 with 30lb. You might have to add just a few bucks though.
  6. billy bob
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    Thank's for your advice guys I really appreciate it . Have a Merry Christmas