Which reel to put on custom 9" Rod being built for throwing jigs?

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  1. getaway

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    Have a custom 9 ft calstar being built and I am thinking of an Avet JX 6/3. Recommendations please.
     
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    A jx 6/3 with magic cast loaded with straight 80lb spectra is a really fun reel when it comes to tossing jigs. In theory you may get some replies as a star drag reel will cast further than a lever drag but dont think it's really the case. Also the reel can always be used for other applications depending on what your arsenal needs are on a particular trip. I grew-up tossing the newell 332 but have a dedicated jx 6/3 mc on one of my multiple jigsticks & it's an awesome choice...

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/10ft-hasting-graphite-usa-jigstick-which-reel.137694/

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/jx-6-3-mc-spectra-advice-for-slingin-iron.141295/
     
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    Don't know why you need a 2 speed for a jig rod and a star drag will cast farther. Good reel though and you can use on other rods when the jig rod isn't going.Lots of good star drag reels for that kind of money would be worth looking at for a dedicated jig reel.
     
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    Tranx 500. Yes the Avet is a nice reel. The Tranx is great for all conditions without much thought. If you are on sight Fish throwing into the wind, just load the rod up and go, you usually only get one chance on sight Fish. Once you throw the Tranx and get use to them, I think you will be a fan. Work exceptionally well with a rod tip to load up on. It’s also nice to watch the jig action paying No attention to putting the line back on the reel. Sold almost all my Avets as I so tired of replacing bearings and servicing them. Best of luck to you! Long rods rule!
     
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    Check Out the New Okuma Tesoro 12S.. Star Drag Adjustment. ...Super Smooth, Awesome Free Spool...All Stainless Gears and Bearings. and Retails for $319.99. Should be available next Month in the Tackle Stores. Load it with 80# Spectra and Short Topshot......
     
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    At a glance looks very similar to the shimano trinidad A....
    at a cheaper pricepoint!
     
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    Newell NL332

    I have that on my UC CE900 monster. Amazing set up. Can throw iron through different states. :D
     
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    To really narrow the choices down, the fundamental decision between "2-speed lever drag" and "single-speed star drag" needs to be finalized.
    The first post indicates the former; is this correct or are you still on the fence?
    Also, what is the budget?
     
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    Actually this is for my son. This would be kind of a combo setup with the primary focus on throwing jigs. His only other rod, except when he is borrowing mine, is a 25# setup. Kind of looking for something that would double on bigger fish (35 to 50 #) if the occasion presents itself. He has not had much time to fish and is Just starting to build his arsenal.
     
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    Watch the Inside Sportfishing episode called "Jig Chuckers Ball." Many of the best jig fishermen on the coast - almost everyone on the boat is fishing a Shimano Trinidad 16 (straight braid) or Trinidad 20 (mono topshot).
     
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    Of course they are! Probably sponsored by Shimano. Just because those reels are one of the most expensive on the market doesn’t make it the best IMO.
     
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    I have a daiwa bg40 on my 9'. Works great and not breaking bank. For larger stuff 8' my choice.
     
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    The JX 6/3 is a nice reel (I have two), but I prefer throwing jigs with a star drag. Something like a Penn Fathom or Shimano Torium will do the job without breaking the bank. Grab a Trinidad if you want the crème de la crème. Or keep it old school and go for the Newell.
     
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    You can get a gently used in good condition Trinidad 16-20 for 300-350 on this site all the time
     
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    Sounds like some you folks like the Avet 6/3 and that may be the choice, but how does the jig throwing compare with a single speed. I know the Trinidad works great for throwing jigs, but how does it compare with the Avet 2 speed. Will it go the distance, or are back lash issues a concern. I figured he could always get the jx and then put that reel on another rod in the future and then go to a single speed on the 9 footer in the future. But if the 2 speed is just not going to hold up to jigging then might have to rethink....
     
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    I throw jigs with JX 6:1 single speed. Works great.

    Also like Lexa400.

    If Shimano made a lefty Tranx500, that would be my top choice
     
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    The two speed will be fine and you can always throw it on another rod like you said. Backlashes will happen on any reel, just get that thumb a solid education!
     
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    Saltist 35 or 40
    Fathom 25N or 30
    Lexa 400

    Star drag.
     
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    You see a couple torque 25ns as well
     
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    Saltist 40t with the 4.9-1 gears.
     

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