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Old 02-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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Ok, I need your take.

So, I'm starting from scratch on my offshore set up. I'm going to the Outcast sale long before the dawn on Thursday. I'm going to target Snapper, kings, AJ's, and pretty much anything short of big tuna and marlin.

Any input is much appreciated!

3 shimano TLD 25's 2 of them w/ 50 lb braid w/ mono under it , one w/ 65 w/ mono under it once again just to fill up the spool.
What kind of rods? Regular price $100-150....what ya think?

2 Shimano Saragosa 8000 or Daiwa Saltist on Trevala 6.5 ft 50-100 lb jigging rods (should I go Saragosa or Saltist)?

2 850's I can use to pitch out drift baits that are loaded w/ 30lb braid. I already have these from years of surf fishing

1 wife that likes to fish all day

Is there a spinning rod that can jig and troll (I know they work against each other...)
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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go with what Tommy and Arnold says they know what's best given sale prices and your budget.. I'm old school and not big on all the braid line
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Most people put the braid under the mono for backing
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:24 AM   #4
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I own three Saragosas and love them. I use them for both jigging and general use. I purchaced a Daiwa Saltist used it once and returned it (didn't like the way it felt when jigging).
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:44 AM   #5
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10-4 on the Saragosa - do you use the 8000?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:26 AM   #6
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All of my Saras are 1800s. My son and I use them primarly for Amberjack Jigging. We use 80# JB Hollowbraid with Florocarbon leaders.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:07 PM   #7
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I ended up with 4 torium 20's for general trolling and bottom fishing and 2 Saltist 5000's for jigging. I ordered the Carbontex drag washers to beef up the 20's a little. I didn't see any Saragosas at the sale. What ya'll think about the Toriums? I know about the drag/antireverse issues, but do those of you that fish em' like em?
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I ended up with 4 torium 20's for general trolling and bottom fishing and 2 Saltist 5000's for jigging. I ordered the Carbontex drag washers to beef up the 20's a little. I didn't see any Saragosas at the sale. What ya'll think about the Toriums? I know about the drag/antireverse issues, but do those of you that fish em' like em?
I have 4 that i use for Jigging all the time and they have held up fine. I do have them serviced every year and replace the usually worn out pieces like the AR dogs. They all have the updated carbon drag washers and cal's drive plate. Make sure when your trolling with them to thumb the spool befor you engage the gear. If you dont, you will see why everyone prefers leverdrags for trolling.

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