Guy's I have a Gift card from Cabelas, I want to pick up a new rod and reel for jigging this spring, what would you recommend, I have a $80.00 gift card lets spend
I have a couple of old Diawa Black Widows.FowlWeather said:For a spinning rod, I use a 5'9" to 6'2" Med/fast action with a 1000 or 2000 series Shimano.
All superlines are not created equal, get some opinions and then decide for yourself which one you want. My favorite for jigging in the river is Spiderwire Fusion in bright yellow, but it has been discontinued for a couple of years (it is truly round, ties great knots, and flows nicely through the guides). I know a lot of guys swear by Fireline, but I have tried it in the past and did not like it; it seemed very stiff and sounded horrible going through the guides. I just picked up a spool of Stren Superbraid (bright yellow) which seems to be very limp and smooth; we'll see how it works in March. I use PowerPro on a musky casting rod and it is great line, but I don't think they make it in a florescent color.
Hotwired, I'm going to try a baitcaster with flipping switch this year. I've got a handful of LH retrieve reels, but only one has a flipping switch (older Browning Aggressor). What model reel(s) are you using? I checked the BPS catalog yesterday and didn't see any LH reels with a flipping switch.