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30 lb Jig Reel Recommendation

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20 January 2010, 05:45 PM
30 lb Jig Reel Recommendation
It's been a very very long time since I posted anything here (Hey Mark!) but always stop at the barn when in O.C. I'm wrapping another jig rod, 8 footer, Shikari BT8030 on acid. Want something small, light, fast and great cranking power with a comfortable handle. I've been using a Daiwa Sealine-x 40 HV but can't stand the handle. Any suggestions?
21 January 2010, 05:37 PM
Newell P332 Smiler
21 January 2010, 10:03 PM
Mike Parent
Avet JX, JX 2speed
22 January 2010, 02:28 PM
sorry Jigman, not looking for a newell ... Mike, how does the avet JX cast? I've never had one ... is this a good reel for tossing Iron all day long?
22 January 2010, 10:10 PM
Mike Parent
frees pools realy well,light weight very good drag . as allways with good free spool thumb control is a must.
23 January 2010, 10:09 PM
Agate D
get the MC or you can spend time in birdsnest heaven with an Avet. I like the Newell, too.
24 January 2010, 10:04 AM
I fish both a JX 6/3 and an LX but for tossing jigs I like my penn 545 gs.

I can really toss with that reel and its not expensive.

for an avet my choice for 30 lb string jig fishing would be an mxj 6/4

11 February 2010, 11:54 AM

If the reel you now have, your Daiwa Sealine, will work but the handle is less than ergonomic, what not just switch handles?

I have yet to be disappointed with any Daiwa reel we own, including our older model Sealine X. I have never used our Daiwas outside of their intended applications, though.

Good luck,

11 February 2010, 06:31 PM
Have you tried the handle from an old Daiwa SL? I put them on all my Penn GS reels. They're a cheap improvement.
17 February 2010, 06:55 PM
Thanks Tommy and MarkT ... where can one get either an upgraded handle or the handle from the old Daiwa SL?