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Old 07-10-2018, 07:23 AM
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Replacing seajigger

I caught a few salmon off the beach at Cape Conran this weekend using a backup rod when my trusty Diawa Seajigger 315 lost 4 inches off the tip when the kids closed the roof pod on it. So I need a new rod and wondered whether to just get the replacement version (SJ325L) or try something new. I will repsir the broken one but it will become a backup or ‘friend’s’ one now. I’ve broached the subject of this type of rod here before and had a few helpful suggestions but wondered if anyone has tried the new seajiggers or if they could suggest an alternative new or used rod. Use will be almost exclusively chucking 20-35g lures into the surf for salmon and tailor so casting distance is a must. I prefer light (sometimes SPs), but am vaguely considering using a Daiko Raven I have for light stuff (10-20) and maybe buying a heavier rod for 30-60g lures on rougher or windy days. Any ideas?

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Old 07-10-2018, 06:57 PM
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What's your budget?
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:19 AM
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Up to $300. New or used.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:57 PM
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I was going to suggest a Zenaq, but that might be a tad much haha.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:31 PM
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Yep, a bit high. Found out I can’t get spares for seajigger so def getting a new rod now. Has the Lateo recommended. Anyone tried them? Am in regional vic so local tackle stores aren’t much help in either advice or available range to look at so hoping for first hand advice here ��

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Old 16-10-2018, 11:53 PM
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What rod did you end up with? Regards, HBt.
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Old 17-10-2018, 04:09 AM
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Well, I had quite a look around at different rods but figured I really liked the seajigger so there was no great reason to change and then I found it for under $300 delivered so took that as a sign to buy ( Iíll take pretty much anything as a sign to buy 😂. Got the light model. 20-60g.
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Old 17-10-2018, 04:15 AM
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Got the original light seajigger. 35g liures well over 100m, lovely rods
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Old 17-10-2018, 06:04 AM
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Yeah, that's what I had (the 315; red trim?). Great rod. Fished mostly around the 30g lure weight but was nice enough with plastics too. Hoping the new one is as good. Can't believe I told my kids to 'go and shut the roof pod' without remembering how much of a tight fit it was to fit the rod in there. Seems like it took quite a bit of effort for them to close the pod as they managed to bust off two separate 2 inch pieces! Can't blame them though as 12 months earlier I did the same thing to my Loomis 842 GLX. Its getting to be an expensive roof pod.
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