Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by willbuyone, Mar 3, 2018.
Thank you for the valuable information .
If your only going to fish Cod and schoolie pelagics, I'd recommend going with a baitcast reel. Abu beast, tranx 300/400, Catalina bay jigging, ocea Calcutta or conquest. It is much easier to slow jig with the clutch and handle turn engage. More than enough guts in these reels to handle the fish mentioned above.
Mate this link is great info.. regardless of which reel used.
Thanks for posting.
How about LEXA WINN 400 PWR-P?
I like the higher speed versions of the Lexa better for jigging, but the bigger issue with the 400 is balance. It’s just too big for most of the lightweight slow pitch rods. The 300 size is much better, in my opinion, though the round baitcasters (Calcutta, Conquest, Catalina) facilitate the slow pitch movement even better. Another option in the low profile baitcaster column is the Daiwa Coastal TWS 200HS. This is my go to for lighter rods (pe 1-2) in shallower water (<50m).
Maybe a 300. The 400 would be very hard to grip unless you have really big hands
oh i see since you mention tranx 400, i thought the lexa 400 is the same...
I have 2 saltiga Z20L (JDM) since 2008 and fish them without any problems. Been using them for jigging halibut and rockfish in Alaska and trolling for silver salmon. These reels are built like tanks and are very smooth. No play in the handle or gears and the build is very refined. I have a friend who fished one for 5-6 seasons without any maintenance on it, just a quick rinse after most trips. When he opened the reel he didn’t find any corrosion. Also very easy to work on.
Don’t have any valiant so I cannot speak for that one but I am very happy with the saltiga. Also changed the knobs on mine to the Daiwa metal power knobs.
Lexa has a huge frame. I actually havg up on the Toro beast 60 for the same reason. Favorite is the ocea conquest 300hg.
thanks for the input...i plan to have it on my tsunami trophy spj rod, currently have the komodo 471 on it but have not tested it yet....just got a $180sh deal on Lexa 400 WNPWR-P thats hard to pass on...
Thanks....sorry I dont mean to hijack this thread.
Saltiga slow jigging
For a similar price tag you are getting so much more with the BV-300. The BV is a twin drag/lever drag. The Saltiga is a single drag/star drag
Well uh... I have 4 Accurates as well as a Saltiga 15. All are great reels. As for getting so much more with the accurate... you are getting the things you mention, but you also sacrifice smoothness, auto engage, and the "star drag" which some people actually want in their fishing situations.
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