Micro jigging combo

Downriggershop

Rod, reel and line specifications:

  • Lesson 3000 reel
  • 10 ball bearings
  • Carbontex drag
  • 5.2:1 gear ratio
  • Bay Jig rod
  • 6 feet 3 inches, split butt
  • Fuji reel seat 
  • Rated to 120 grams and PE3 line
  • Prespooled with 200m of 6 kilo colour change braid
  • Total weight (rod, reel and line): 460 grams

Delivery included in Australia



Buying rods in bulk sight unseen from our suppliers can be a lucky dip. But with our new micro jigging rods I was pretty confident, because  had sent not just pictures but a video of the rod in action on a Rompin sailfish. That was spectacular and got a big response from Facebook readers. Anyway when a big carton arrived from DHL I opened it with a lot of anticipation. And soon after was over the moon at how good these micro jigging rods are. K guides, Fuji reel seat, split butt. The guides are a little larger than on the Gomoku, meaning not as many problems with the braid to mono knot passing through.

The Lesson 3000 reel and Bay Jig rod are the perfect micro jigging combo

Here’s specs:

  • Reel: Lesson 3000. Our No. 1 reel by sales, so popular and so proven. Ten ball bearings so, super smooth winding. Carbontex drag. 5.2:1 gear ratio, only weighs 280 grams. One of the best things about this reel – which often gets over looked, but which I find important – is that it’s got a really comfortable handle for winding.
  • Rod: house brand Bay Jig. Split butt, 6 feet 3 inches, Fuji reel seat, rated to 120 grams and PE3 line. It’s not a key factor (although important to me) that this rod looks really good, too;
  • Line: 200 metres x 6 kilo colour change braid. Drop to the marks showing on your sounder screen. Lift, wind, and bang – you’re on.
  • Total weight (rod reel and line)only 460 grams. Great combo, great price.
  • Price: rod, reel, line complete is $145 with a twelve month warranty on parts and labour.

Cheers, Andy.

Here’s Mev giving the new micro jigging combo a workout on a small kingfish, Thursday 4th December 2014.

Mev's Kingfish micro jigged with the Downrigger Shop combo

A few days later and we were back outside, this time light jigging. Up to a wreck off Long Reef and all signs promising good fishing. Clear water, good sounder shows, correctly matched tackle and most importantly, an enthusiastic upbeat crew. Here’s a short clip showing what happened next, three hook-ups in forty seconds:

Most of the kingies were right on the legal mark, with a few around 70cm. On 6 kilo tackle we had some great sport:

Even 65cm Kingfish make for a good, fun fight on light tackle

Thanks for reading, Andy