Help...I'm becoming a jigstick whore...

AWilliams

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May 18, 2009
2,495
1,200
Ramona, Ca.
Name
Alin Williams
Boat
none
What is it about jigsticks that keeps us searching for the next one? They're like crack..I swear. My wife is starting to catch on as the rod holder in the garage is getting fuller every month and I'm getting a few more tomorrow. Yikes.. I can't stop...lol. But in all seriousness, I enjoy the fact that they all do the same thing, but each does it differently. Different throw, different bend under pressure, weight, balance etc.. I also love trying different gear and if I don't like it...I sell it. So far I haven't sold any...oops.Can anyone else relate?

My collection so far:

Custom OC Rods Hale940
Custom Seeker g6490
Custom CUI 9' 30#
2 Custom CUI 9' 40#
Custom Calstar gg690j
Cousins f90j
Seeker 530
Seeker WTS 7x 3rd gen.
Kencor 9' 30#
CUI 10' blank
 
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hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
8,520
5,700
64
Mission Viejo
Name
MarkT
Boat
Blazer Bay 1860
You need a 90j, Ulua 93 and 10’. I have a Seeker 690j, Ulua 93h and my favorite, a Phenix 909xhj.
 

EdgeOfTheKelp

Well-Known "Member"
Apr 24, 2018
78
68
22
Anaheim
Name
Jacob
Boat
1970 Larson
Mind if I asked where you got your CUI’s wrapped, I have a 10 footer that I want to get wrapped.
Thanks
 

RideHPD

Enthusiastic Idiot Rookie
Aug 14, 2016
1,423
1,074
28
Del Mar/Marina Del Rey, CA
Name
Eric Marin
Boat
10' Model T
I'm quickly becoming the same with popper rods. So much so I have a 7' rod I'm thinking about stripping and ordering tube stock to make a 9'2" Frankenstein 2 piece rod.
 

pmurphy

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Jan 8, 2007
614
238
59
Tucson, Arizona
Name
Pat
Boat
Hobie kayak
Do you guys use those 9’ and 10’ rods on the sport boats? I have seen it done only rarely, and I use 8-footers myself to minimize conflicts.
 
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here'smymule

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Nov 17, 2010
1,694
599
Culver City
Name
Tony Rezzato
1-South African
2- Silaflex 9'
2- 540
3- Ulua
2- ATC's(remember them!)
1-Phenix 9'2" xxxh(50# rod)
1- Roddy unsanded cut BR 100(50# rod)
4-39s
9- D8's
1 OD8
Had an H9 destroyed on the Native Sun.In the rocket launcher on my tackle box. Some guy hooked my tip casting and broke off 6". Moon was on the boat, so I have a witness. The rocket launcher on the box had a newly Moon wrapped D8- sweet stick, awesome wrap. It was inches from mine! I gave the remnant to Anthony, the deckhand. I miss the rod and wished it never happened, but in truth the blank cost me $40 and the guides and wraps were free. Imagine if that $1000+ D8's tip had been snagged?
 

sealskinner

Retired Pimp
Apr 24, 2005
13,051
6,992
in the Hood
Name
Mike
Boat
Franks ho
What is it about jigsticks that keeps us searching for the next one? They're like crack..I swear. My wife is starting to catch on as the rod holder in the garage is getting fuller every month and I'm getting a few more tomorrow. Yikes.. I can't stop...lol. But in all seriousness, I enjoy the fact that they all do the same thing, but each does it differently. Different throw, different bend under pressure, weight, balance etc.. I also love trying different gear and if I don't like it...I sell it. So far I haven't sold any...oops.Can anyone else relate?

My collection so far:

Custom OC Rods Hale940
Custom Seeker g6490
Custom CUI 9' 30#
Custom CUI 9' 40#
Custom Calstar gg690j
Cousins f90j
Kencor 9' blank
CUI 10' blank
My name is Mike. I'm a jigstickaholic.
I sought counselling when I reached 15 jigsticks. The shrink said I was fine. And prescribe 25 more.
I feel better now.
 

Croaker.Stroker

Old White Guy
Nov 28, 2015
1,353
1,081
Tustin
Name
Croaker
Boat
Arima Sea Pacer
I am fine....really.

I am divesting myself of all my old jigsticks. It is such an emancipated feeling ! o_O I am only keeping the few that I sleep with.
 

Kai

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Mar 16, 2004
213
58
37
Oxnard
Name
Fish Killer
Boat
none.
Why I dont put rods in rocket launcher tackle boxes. Makes it a pain to cast, and I may break your rod.

1-South African
2- Silaflex 9'
2- 540
3- Ulua
2- ATC's(remember them!)
1-Phenix 9'2" xxxh(50# rod)
1- Roddy unsanded cut BR 100(50# rod)
4-39s
9- D8's
1 OD8
Had an H9 destroyed on the Native Sun.In the rocket launcher on my tackle box. Some guy hooked my tip casting and broke off 6". Moon was on the boat, so I have a witness. The rocket launcher on the box had a newly Moon wrapped D8- sweet stick, awesome wrap. It was inches from mine! I gave the remnant to Anthony, the deckhand. I miss the rod and wished it never happened, but in truth the blank cost me $40 and the guides and wraps were free. Imagine if that $1000+ D8's tip had been snagged?
 

poncherello

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jan 11, 2005
1,730
1,873
san Diego
Name
Jerry
Boat
none
What is it about jigsticks that keeps us searching for the next one? They're like crack..I swear. My wife is starting to catch on as the rod holder in the garage is getting fuller every month and I'm getting a few more tomorrow. Yikes.. I can't stop...lol. But in all seriousness, I enjoy the fact that they all do the same thing, but each does it differently. Different throw, different bend under pressure, weight, balance etc.. I also love trying different gear and if I don't like it...I sell it. So far I haven't sold any...oops.Can anyone else relate?

Ha!! For starters, you can tell your wife you technically have 1 long rod. The 10 footer

I know the others count as long rods, but I feel your pain. I brought 5 long rods on a recent 7 dayer. All my fish were surface iron YT fish, but 1 bait YT.

I even have a blue CEX Ulua and I still want more, I guess your question will be answered when someone has all long rods ever made.
 

sealskinner

Retired Pimp
Apr 24, 2005
13,051
6,992
in the Hood
Name
Mike
Boat
Franks ho
[QUOTE="AWilliams, post: 4871155, member: 11200] My wife is starting to catch on as the rod holder in the garage is getting fuller every month and I'm getting a few more tomorrow.[/QUOTE]
I see a couple solutions to your perceived problem.

1. Don't allow your wife in the garage.
2. Get rid of that Rod rack. How's the wife to know, that there's 30 or 40 rods in the corner. You know there's 46.
3. If all your rods are wrapped the same. Wifey can't tell if you got a new one.