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brianThu Jul-26-01 02:08 PM
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Any jigstick you're going to use on the Stardust will be for calico bass or barracuda. So, while I agree with leif that the Ulua 93 is one of the sweetest, whoopass jigsticks ever, you don't need it for the half day boat. As for graphiters (900L, 800L, etc.) the tips are generally too mushy to throw iron becuase they're graphite. The bend and spine is also kind of weird for the amount of pressure you want to grind on fish with. I'd reccommend a solid fiberglass stick. If I had to choose three companies to pick a jigstick from, it would be Calstar, Seeker, or Truline. Truline makes some really sweet oldskool jigsticks. That'll probably be my next jigstick. Rob's got it right, the T100 (aka 100J, or T100J) is the stick for 1/2 day to overnight inshore trips. Perfect for surface iron for koods or calicos. I've got a T540 which is very similar to the T100 but it's a little beefier and is more of a yellowtail stick. The 90J or T100 are both great light duty jigsticks. They're made by Calstar, BTW.

Reels-
You either love Newell or you hate em. Some series of reels, according to the year they were made, are good, some are bad. It gets kind of confusing as to which series are good and which are bad. The newer reels aren't as good as the older ones, so I'd suggest finding a later model Newell (don't count on saving any money though...). The 332-5 is a good choice for your application. It's 99 size which is the size of a narrow jigmaster. Also called the albacore special. If you're on a budget, go for the jigmaster, like Rob says. Make sure it has the aluminum spool and not the heavy metal one. If you do get the heavy metal one, I can make it superfree, for a low low price... LMAO. (sorry, you probably didn't catch that joke). IMO, the Newells are better reels, but a jigmaster will get you by just fine. Drags and gear strength and one piece frames and stuff aren't important for calico bass and barracuda because you're not putting a whole lot of stress on the reel. You can catch barracuda with a bass reel for god's sake...
-Brian

  

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Jig Stick Question [View all] , broomstick, Thu Jul-26-01 06:26 AM
  RE: Jig Stick Question, yellowtail, Jul 26th 2001, #1
RE: Jig Stick Question, Dreadknot (Guest), Jul 26th 2001, #2
RE: Jig Stick Question, Leif, Jul 26th 2001, #3
RE: Seeker?, broomstick, Jul 26th 2001, #4
      RE: Seeker?, swimbait, Jul 26th 2001, #5
      RE: Seeker?, Dreadknot (Guest), Jul 26th 2001, #6
           RE: Seeker?, swimbait, Jul 26th 2001, #7
                RE: Seeker?, Leif, Jul 26th 2001, #8
RE: Jig Stick Question, brian, Jul 26th 2001 #9
RE: Jig Stick Question, brian, Jul 26th 2001, #10
      RE: Jig Stick Question, broomstick, Jul 27th 2001, #11
      RE: Jig Stick Question, Leif, Jul 27th 2001, #12
      RE: Jig Stick Question, yellowtail, Jul 30th 2001, #14
           RE: Jig Stick Question, brian, Jul 30th 2001, #15
RE: Jig Stick Question, MrTree, Jul 28th 2001, #13
Got the Reel, broomstick, Aug 13th 2001, #21
      RE: Got the Reel, dreadknot (Guest), Aug 14th 2001, #22
RE: Jig Stick Question, The Fishin' Magician (Guest), Jul 31st 2001, #16
RE: Jig Stick Question, brian, Jul 31st 2001, #17
      Back to Seeker Rod suggestions..., broomstick, Aug 06th 2001, #18
           RE: Back to Seeker Rod suggestions..., Leif, Aug 06th 2001, #19
           RE: Back to Seeker Rod suggestions..., brian, Aug 06th 2001, #20
                RE: Back to Seeker Rod suggestions..., MrTree, Aug 29th 2001, #23
                     RE: Back to Seeker Rod suggestions..., brian, Aug 29th 2001, #24
                          RE: Back to Seeker Rod suggestions..., MrTree, Aug 29th 2001, #25
                               RE: Back to Seeker Rod suggestions..., Jig_Fish, May 12th 2004, #26
                                    RE: Back to Seeker Rod suggestions..., broomstick, May 19th 2004, #27

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