I want to build a jig stick

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  1. BloodyHolly

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    Quick question,
    I want to put together a good jigstick setup for a beginner.
    Ive got a penn 500l and Im looking at getting a seeker rod.
    THere are like 4 different models of the blue lightning series
    what lenght and which one do you suggest.
    thanks guys
     
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    i would get a calstar 90j...my favorite surface iron casting-mechanism


    also depends on what you're lookin to do with this rod. the words "jig rod" are so wide open now-a-days. but for surface, i'd get a 90j. you can really put a lot of whip into that sucker


    if you decide to stick with seeker, at least get a 9ft rod. 8.5 is OK but i'd stick with 9ft+
     
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    Find yourself a Harrington/Harnell. I hear they moved to the Pac NW.
     
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    Get yourself an SD8 if you're going to use your Penn 500. Spool up with 30# line and you're good to go.
     
  5. BloodyHolly

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    Im gonna sound like a tool, but whats an SD 8
    My wife was gonna help me buy a seeker.
     
  6. BloodyHolly

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    how is this setup, i might buy this its a good deal, but i dont know if it is good
    SEEKER FISHING ROD 9ft. JIGSTICK PENN 555 REEL"
     
  7. JTAP

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    If your going to use one of the blue blanks you can get them cheap at squidco. From there I would go with the D8 or 6480. If your willing to spend a bit more go with a 90J.
     
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    can you buy a factory rod which uses a 90j as a blank? Thanks in advance. Charlie/MM2
     
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    Yes they come in black or honey in the west coast series from CalStar.
     
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    i appreciate the return advice!!!MM/2 CJ
     
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    Calstar 800M, Don't waste your time on anything else
     
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    Im looking to get a 800M, but Im going to use it as a baitstick since I like my 700M but want something longer.
     
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    I have a 800M, and a 690J, spent a lot of time with a 90J as well.

    I like them all, you can't go wrong with any of them.

    I like the bend in the 690, you can really load it up. The M is better for throwing into the wind (imho)

    Best of luck. I bought all mine used, $100 each
     
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    Im looking at a Calstar west coast deckhand 9'
    what do you guys think?
     
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    ya im gonna go with that one, cant wait im buyin it on sunday.
    thanks for the advice guys i appreciate it
     
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    It depends on how u like the tip on the jig sticks. The calstar 90J and the 690 have a softer tip action. I personally like my jig sticks with a stiffer tip. I would say, if u get a chance to get a few cast on different sticks, do that first before you knock your wallet on a nice stick.

    -Garrett
     

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