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Boat rods as jigging rod

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:34 am
by noobANGLER
Can I use a boat rod to jig?If have any jigging rods spinnning ones,recomend some to me that is less than $90.And jigging reels also spinning ones less than $90. :o

Re: Boat rods as jigging rod

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 9:33 pm
by Peace
Jigging rods can be considered a type of boat rod, or are you referring to 'bottom fishing' rods? Veteran bottom anglers will tell you that boat rods are not suitable for jigging, but I guess we need to see the exact model of rod we're talking about. Boat rods usually have a stiff backbone as opposed to jigging rods that tend to parabolic.

While I have no experience in offshore jigging, I believe that a rod with stiffer backbone makes jigging a little more tiring to use compared to one that bends closer to the butt. Jigging rods also tend to have a longer butt which makes jigging a little more comfortable.

So in short, it is usually okay to use jigging rods as bottom rods but not the other way round. However, what you will find in tackleshop these days are mostly jigging rods anyway, so it's not difficult to find one that suits you. At this price range you might want to take a look at Eupro jigging rods, they have quite a few models you can choose from. You can take a look at its popular Salty Chief for light jigging and Hammer II jig for heavier applications.

Re: Boat rods as jigging rod

Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 1:27 pm
by sgpu
usually, for my money. i would consider 2nd reel but never 2nd rod.

2nd reel, you can inspect on the cosmetic for damages/ corrosion, and crank feel the bearings if the conditions are alright. whereas for a rod, you can never see the fine crack that awaits the next cast to break up in 2.

selling section of FK for one? who knows you might get exceptionally lucky? :lol:

Re: Boat rods as jigging rod

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:49 pm
by Streetmonkey
get a expert graphic pe 2-4 or a 3-6 rod. can b a jigging or light bottom rod.

for me, i get from more reputable brand. i dun wan at the end of the time.. during the off shore trip, rod broken... den u will lose the mood to fish.

Re: Boat rods as jigging rod

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:11 am
by Vidic
It really depends on where u are playing bottom fishing and where u are jigging.
For bottom fishing jigging rods(around PE 2-4, 3-6), strong enough to withstand acceptable sinker size, the recommended or optimum jig weight will be around 150-300g. This is sufficient to do mid-heavy deep sea jigging which u will be using jigs around 200-300g etc but not light jigging(around PE1-3) in singapore, malaysia which u will be using jigs around 40-100g etc.

Re: Boat rods as jigging rod

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:21 pm
by Oinkie
noobANGLER wrote:Can I use a boat rod to jig?If have any jigging rods spinnning ones,recomend some to me that is less than $90.And jigging reels also spinning ones less than $90. :o

Jigging rods can be used as bottom rods. But be aware the maximum weight on the rods. Just read the labels some rods may state PE 5 but their weight rating goes up till 240gm. The backbone may not be as stiff as the boat rods.

If you want to use it for bottoming a size 14 sinker will not be problem but anything more you will put more load onto the rod and fighting a fish will not be fun. Had tried a 500gm on a PE 5 rod maximum rating 250gm, the rod bent to also a 'C' and bringing the fish up the boat is no fun due to the softer backbone than boat rods.

Cheers