I recently purchased a Daiwa Saltist 30H and paired it with an 8' Graftech Jigstick. Nice set-up for 'cudas. Love the reel (good reccomendation Chark), smooth feel and casts like a rocket. A few casts went a little long and I ended up losing a couple of my favorite Tadys, not to mention a hundred or so yard of mono.
Anyway, line capacity on this little reel is at a premium, so I was considering spooling up with spectra. Any thoughts on using spectra for tossing iron? I've never tried the stuff.
There are more resons to stick to the norm, (MONO) than to use the more expensive spectra. (It's going to be more expensive inch per inch and unless you don't ever loose line, you will be looking like an imbecile using spectra on IRON JIGS. Put a topshot of mono, that is longer than you can cast (and then some, for cot-off & retie etc.) Go with the NORM or better yet, ask the captain or at the tackle shop if going with Iron tied dirctly to spectra will help. YO -YO or bottom fishing is not throwing the IRON. I do use only a four foot floro kelp cutter style rig for this but I never expect to throw the Iron with spectr only. I only need one tangle and then I'll never do that AGAIN !!!
I would also recommend that a softer action rod, Lots of sensitivity be used with a KELP cutte rig because there really is no stretch and the softer action helps "ENHANCE the absolute sensitivity of the spectra" feel. The flouro is to hide the line (invisible flouro?) and to tie a reliable knot with. I use a small ring tied to a cats pawwed bimmini at the end of the spectra and then tie the flouro to the ring, I have JACKPOTTED many LING CODS and A HALIBUT so far with this set-up so lets say that is the most use of IRON? SPECTRA that actualy is "BETTER" than ALL MONO under these fishing application, so try it for DROPPING JIGS, I reccomend it, just don't take all the fish and rip open your sack, that is too full. That doesn't help know-how !!!!