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    Posted: 18 Jul 2019 at 1:20pm
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Gday all. I'm pretty new to this jigging caper and looking for some advice. I have a Trinidad TN16 on a Kilwell Talon that I have used for jigging but also bottom fishing snap's and even trolling albys. Its a primo setup but I wanted something a bit bigger so have picked up a TN30 Trinidad loaded with 50lb braid.Now I want to match it with a rod suitable for jigging upto 300-350g. I have been looking at the Ugly Stik rods on marine Deals and was wondering what you guys think about them for jigging? Any help appreciated.
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The Ugly Stik is very good for the money. I would also have a look at the Shimano Abyss PE5, excellent value for money there too. Okuma Metaloid Jig also good.

I hate to be a downer but the TN30 (assuming TN30A?) is going to be a terrible jig reel, it's far too wide, you will constantly be having to bugger about with line management. It has the same gearbox, drag etc etc as your TN16NA, just a much wider spool.
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Hey thanks for the reply. I can see what you mean about the tn30 spool being wide. To be honest I had not considered it. The 2 Trinidads I have are the older gold models and they are what I have so will be used lol.
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Fair enough :) Dedicated jigging gear is bloody expensive so you may as well "test the waters" before going nuts. Personally, I'd get something a little nicer, Shimano Abyss or even a Jigstar Ninja (or a Katana if you get one on a good special), then if you decide you're really into this jigging thing you can put a nice reel on top and keep the Trinidad for heavy bottom fishing etc.

EDIT: Honestly the TN16/Talon sounds like a nice combo, have you tried swinging a 300g jig off it? What weight class is the rod, and what weight braid have you got on the reel?
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from the gear you have, the Trinidad is the weak link.  Move the TN30 and save the $ difference for a specialised jigging reel from Accurate or Maxel.  The real magic happens whenever you put together purpose made jigging tackle. 
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