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Old 07-20-2006, 10:46 AM
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I just got off the phone with a local shop and was quoted over $300 for a setup including wire for striper jigging. I don't know the specifics of the reel, rod etc but I feel that is a bit steep for a fishing rod....
Any thoughts? Is there a special reel needed for this? any photos would help as well.............thanks!
I know that in a lot of cases "you get what you pay for" but $300 seemed a little steep.
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:57 AM
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Wire for jigging???? Something isn't quite right there.
Wire line is used for trolling when you need to get a lure down to specific depths.
For jigging, braid would be the better choice and there are a lot of rod and reel options in every price range that would cover it.

I don't do a lot of boat fishing so I'm going to step back and let the boat pros offer their suggestions.
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:23 AM
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wire is used for jigging all the time! it's THE most productive way to fish a big jig in a rip...( we even use it during moon tides to jig cod with diamonds) on some of the rips)

My basic set up is custom 6 1/2 lami blank with carboloy guides,Penn 113H 50lb dacron backing and 300' of 50lb monel wire, a 6' shot of 50lb floro fiinishes it off, when trolling rips wire is vital to get the jig down to the strike zomne, run WITH the current, work the jig in a sweeping motion, hold on tight when a 30lb bass wails a parachute something has got to give, it's usaly your shoulder!

have other "specialized' set ups but that ones the work horse
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I use braid for jigging , but I'm anchored and casting, or sometimes drift jigging.. depends on what yer tryin tah do
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:14 AM
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Thanks guys..........based on your article I read I guess you need a typical casting reel for such activity rather than a boat/trolling reel. Are there special reels for braid/wire?
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wire is used for jigging all the time! it's THE most productive way to fish a big jig in a rip...( we even use it during moon tides to jig cod with diamonds) on some of the rips)
Cool, I learned something new (of course I'm a boat googan so that leaves a lot of learning room)

Let me get this straight, from a drifting or anchored boat you jig with wire line?? Or are you talking about from a boat under power in which case I'd think of this as a trolling rather than jigging technique.
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under power Suds, we run WITH the ride snapping the jig.. back in the late '70's when the hoochie troll hit the market, we jigged thaat baby at about 4 knots!... no wonder my shoulders are cooked!

Drifting we use "normal" methods, like braid or mono..

I referenced using wire in the rips for cod, during spring tides when wevere dealing with 12 ft. or better tides, the water rund HARD over the ledges, we began jigging 14 ounce cod jigs on monel wire straight up and down from under the boat.... the boys fishing in Chatam invented that one long before my time....
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Depending on the actual tackle, assuming a 113HSP, a quality rod and 300' of wire rigged with backing, it's a fair price.
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