redpaulhus wrote:I picked up a few of the Tsunami slow pitch jigging rods this winter.
Used a 7' xh model for haddock bait fishing, was great with 10-12 oz sinkers. Balanced nice with a lexa 300.
Going to try it and the 6'8" H model tomorrow for fluke.
Not sure how it would do jigging pollock etc, everybody has a different preference for how soft or fast they want their rod it seems. But so far i love it.
That being said - i would NOT swing party boat fish over the rail with this rod. Thats what my ugly stik is for lol
Thank you fro your reply Red!
I do worry about the quality & durability for the Tusnami rods at this price range. I’ve gone cheap, regretted it and wound up spending more in the long run. On the other hand, enough people have siad they like these that I’m willing to take a chance.
Like I said in previous replys, I do have two really sweet heavier cod & pollack jigging rods made on UC blanks that I love. This current rod I’m looking for is for jigging haddock, jigging big deep fluke, & jigging small shallow cod w/ primarily 5 - 8 oz jigs. Not bait fishing.
You mentioned that the Tsunami Slow Pitch XH handeled 10 - 12 oz sinkers.
As we all know, droping & soaking a sinker is very different from casting & working a jig. For example, my lighter UC cod jigging rod will toss & work 10 - 12 oz jigs great, 14 is getting heavy for it to cast & work a jig well. But, for bait fishing, it will handel 16 oz fine.
How would you suppose that Tsuniami Slow Picth XH would cast & work a 5-8 oz jig? Would it load? Would the tip be too stiff to work the jig & keep contact w/ it?
Has anyone here used the Tsuniami Slow Picth H for casting & working 5 - 8 oz jigs? Did it have enough back bone to cast & work the jig w/out overloading on the cast & mushing out on the upswing of jigging?
I’m torn between the H & the XH.
Thanks again Red & friends!!!