I need a Jig stick

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  1. matt86m

    matt86m Not worthy of a Title

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    7/24/19 - Bought a Calstar 800M - now for the reel,,,,,



    I'm looking for a dedicated stick to throw some iron. All my rods are Calstar with the exception of 1 Shikari.

    Mostly fish private boat, 1-2 party boat trips a year.

    8'?
    DH or reel seat? Does it make a difference?

    Most likely buy a used rod when I find one in great condition.

    Looking for some advice/help/offers/info

    Thanks BD'rs

    Fish on!
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2019
  2. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If you want a dedicated jig stick go longer than 8',9' or 10' would be better.
     
  3. hbouldin1216

    hbouldin1216 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Phenix 909 is sick, I have the DH version which is nice to be able to dial in where your reel is. I like a lot of butt available for leverage and run the reel several inches higher than where the reel seat would be positioned.
     
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  4. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I love my 9’ Del Mar. Also love my seeker F100 if, you can find one.
     
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  5. mike mitchell

    mike mitchell Well-Known "Member"

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    A reel seat or DH style will depend on two things, what reel and your personal preference. You can easily change a rod with a reel seat to DH, but not so much the other way.
     
  6. Shon

    Shon Fish til I can't fish no more

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    I love my Phoenix 909xhj paired with a tranx. I just had Robert( southbaykiller) wrap me a UC Delmar that I’m pairing with a Okuma Tesoro 12, I cant wait to fish that rod. Gonna sling the iron big time!
     
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  7. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Give me a call..949-767-6709
    Robert
     
  8. Uglybones

    Uglybones Take a step to the left.

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    Save yourself the time trouble and money 900 DelMar. Next vote would be for a 9’3” Baby Ulua.
     
  9. TheJollyRoger

    TheJollyRoger aaaaaarrrrgggg

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    If you’re interested in an 8’ rod that can throw jigs, Calstar GG 6480. Just picked up one.
     
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  10. Xue

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    I tried throwing jigs on the "real" jig sticks and can never get used to their size and weight so I used the brown 8' Shimano Teramars. They are light and work great and often outcast the jig sticks.
     
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  11. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have a Calstar 90J on the classified board, Also have an SD8 on there.
     
  12. Ratshirt

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    I still have my old school DH Sabre 540 in 10 foot length.
     
  13. finsane

    finsane I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Private boat fishing an 8’ should be fine, can go cheap and get a glass 670 Calstar or Seeker. You might be able to find an 800M, I think I saw one for sale on here. 9’ I like my 540, if a 530 was available I wouldn’t pass on it. Good luck on the search.
     
  14. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Love the 90J very powerful, but I would go with one of the graphite/ect for the lightness. I have a Seeker that is 9ft Glass and Graphite can’t recall the number. Go Big with this one 9ft. Minimum. if you are 6’3 or better consider 10ft. This is the big stick and length equals leverage. Take the time to learn how to hurl it a mile and you will be forever addicted, fishing iron when bait does better, loading your box until it is too heavy to carry, hanging out in the bow looking for birds and watching for patties all day.
     
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  15. matt86m

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    Thanks for all the suggestions! Concerned about a 9' rod with my bad shoulders. Started thinking about the 800m. Buddy has a 90J, maybe next trip out ill have him bring it and I can try it out.

    Probably going to use an MXJ or JX for the reel. All my rods have reel seats but I think I might go DH on this one to be able to adjust the reel for throwing.

    Keep it coming!
     
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  16. ron2381

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    get a 8 foot uc monster dh it will be good for your shoulder and a penn fathom 25 to 40 star drag this setup wont be as heavy as a calstar and avet uc are the lightest rods on the market
     
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    ol'skool Hot Tuna Blues!

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    I've got a 90J and a 690J set up for 30# and 40# respectively. I love 'em both and both are set up with Penn Fathom star drag reels. I previously had MC JX's on both and couldn't get the distance I was used to when I had a Penn 545 on the 90J so I swapped them both out. Made a BIG difference! The free spool on those Penn's is phenomenal.
     
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  18. Imbigdave

    Imbigdave Old school

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    I have a DH 530 9ft calstar for sale if your interested. But if you have shoulder issues whatever rod you buy get a 2 speed reel for it.
     
  19. ironmike

    ironmike ironmike

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    From a rod makers (My) point of view, worst jigsticks ever made, the Teramars...weak!!
     
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  20. matt86m

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    All my reels are 2 speed. Even my SXJ. I know people will question why. After 5 surgeries on my right and the left is pretty bad now (just had PRP and gel injected into the shoulder) doc is talking about a full replacement!

    2 speed reels have kept me at the rail for many years now. Not a gimmick, they work!

    So I could use a rod that is somewhat forgiving for hucking iron.
     

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