Swimjig reel?

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Swimjig reel?

Post by Jrkleba » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:31 pm

Looking to see what you guys use for a swimjig reel? I'm looking to get something daiwa/megabass but want to know your guys ideas.

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Re: Swimjig reel?

Post by LgMouthGambler » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:28 pm

TD Zillion 100H with 6.8 IP gears, and a gold PE spool.
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Post by poisonokie » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:11 pm

I use several different rod/reel/line combos for them. It's really hard to get it wrong. A 6.3 or 7.3; a MH glass or graphite rod; fluoro, mono, or braid... It just depends on the jig, the cover, the conditions, your style. That's one techniques where it's fun to mix it up and experiment. Plus the same setup will cover a variety of moving bait techniques, like the obvious spinnerbaits/chatterbaits/buzzbaits, along with topwaters and squarebills, and really all of them can be fished to great effect on a variety of tackle.

My primary reels are a Zillion TWS 6.3 with 40# J-Braid on a glass composite rod and a TD Zillion 7.1 with 16# Super Natural on a mod-fast graphite rod. Another is a Zillion SV 7.3 with 15# Invizx on an extra fast rod. They all sort of have their niches, but I can smack 'em down with any of them.
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Re: Swimjig reel?

Post by Jrkleba » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:33 pm

I've switched it up a bit and at the end was using my is73 but seemed a little too fast for my comfort maybe I just need to slow myself down a bit it is nice to catch up to them if need be.....maybe I'll try and go to a 6.3 or 6.8 gear ratio was thinking steez or tdz. What rods do you guys use if you dont mind me asking?

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Re: Swimjig reel?

Post by LgMouthGambler » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:27 am

I have a custom rod made by Lee Smith. It's a MH F style, that's got a pretty stout backbone. Down here I will throw them through some nasty stuff with 50# braid.
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Post by spencerinstl » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:08 am

Jrkleba wrote: What rods do you guys use if you don't mind me asking?
What your budget? Are you looking for something Megabass? What size swimjig? One of my favorite swimjig/paddletail rods is the Dobyns Champion 734C.
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Re: Swimjig reel?

Post by Jrkleba » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:30 am

Actually just got a megabass xx tv that I'm thinking of using has good backbone and a soft enough tip. I'm usually going through some thick stuff so I think this will work great. I 90% time throwing a 3/8th oz dirtyjigs with a paddle tail type bait. The reel is what I'm trying to figure out!?!

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Re: Swimjig reel?

Post by BigG » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:11 am

Currently using an Steez EX 7.1 reel, because it's on an all purpose rod (MB Rekkai), but I prefer a 6.3 ration. You can't go wrong with any of the Steezs or TDZ reels, or a Zillion with I prefer the longer rods.

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Re: Swimjig reel?

Post by spencerinstl » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:31 pm

I'm currently using a SV 103 on my swim jig rod. The Shimano Bantam MGL looks like a very nice reel.
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Post by poisonokie » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:23 pm

I think a Zillion SV 6.3 would suit you well. Look around for a good deal. It's great out of the box, but if you decide you want a different spool there's a plethora of choices.
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Post by BoatBuggy » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:42 pm

I have an Gen 2 XX DSR paired with a Steez SV TW HS as my dedicated swimjig rod. 90% of my swimjig chucking is with a 3/8 oz jig and a paddletail. If I want to chuck a 1/2 oz jig, I tie it onto a Gen 1 XX TV with an SV103 XS.

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Post by hoohoorjoo » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:54 pm

poisonokie wrote:I think a Zillion SV 6.3 would suit you well. Look around for a good deal. It's great out of the box, but if you decide you want a different spool there's a plethora of choices.
This is the reel I use(stock spool) on a custom Lamiglas Infinity 863. I use 17# Sufix mono, so the fish actually gets the jig in the mouth(the rod has nice tip with a good bit of backbone). This combo will handle any swimjig from 1/4 oz to 3/4 plus a skinny dipper paddletail. It is actually very versatile, from dragging a c-rig to chatterbaits to buzzbaits and spinnerbaits....but it always has a swimjig tied on.
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Re: Swimjig reel?

Post by Jrkleba » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:09 pm

Thanks guys I'm on the search for something in the 6.3 or 6.8 gear ratio! Somewhat new to this site and love that I can get help like this! Plus I'm new to the daiwa/megabass world and am loving that as well!!!

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Post by LgMouthGambler » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:05 pm

Jrkleba wrote:Thanks guys I'm on the search for something in the 6.3 or 6.8 gear ratio! Somewhat new to this site and love that I can get help like this! Plus I'm new to the daiwa/megabass world and am loving that as well!!!
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Re: Swimjig reel?

Post by BigG » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:57 pm

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