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    Anyone hear of these rods---Synit Venom? I just happened upon some information about them today. They're made in New Zealand and I can't seem to find a US distributor. But they're pretty cool looking rods. And where else could you get ostrich leather grips!?!? The rods kind of remind me of Whopper Stoppers. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWVo10VRM4s
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    Hi Dave, those look interesting. Check out http://www.synitusa.com/

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    Woah, never mind that website. Looks as if they are still building it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boreal View Post
    Woah, never mind that website. Looks as if they are still building it.
    Yeah, LOL! I found that, too. I think they built it using Swahili or something like that (not really---it's actually called "lorem ipsum" which is what graphic artists use to fill in text). The date at the bottom of the page says it was built in 2010, so looks like maybe they were, or are, planning on entering the US market and haven't gotten around to it yet. They look like nice rods, but I don't think they're anything much better---other than maybe the ostrich skin leather handles---than what you can already get here. Like Whopper Stoppers. I may be purchasing some of them for my boat this year.
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    Hello Mutley, Synit Venom rods are a great rod designed for speed jigging. A soft parabolic bend down to the reel seat (if you like that type of rod action). Synit rods can handle a lot of drag pressure, more than what I would consider comfortable. Does speed jigging work in your neck of the woods? A 12oz. Jig head and strong current might feel a bit mushy for my tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojomizer View Post
    Hello Mutley, Synit Venom rods are a great rod designed for speed jigging. A soft parabolic bend down to the reel seat (if you like that type of rod action). Synit rods can handle a lot of drag pressure, more than what I would consider comfortable. Does speed jigging work in your neck of the woods? A 12oz. Jig head and strong current might feel a bit mushy for my tastes.

    Fishing rods are like haliBUTT holes everyone has one with differing opinions.
    Yeah, speed jigging is quite popular around these parts. Okuma Speed Jig and Shimano Butterfly Jig rods are very popular rods. I've been considering them, but I found the link to Synit Venom rods and thought I'd aks if anyone has actually tried one around here. AND if you can even purchase them in the US. Do you know if you can? I can't find an online distributor of them in search engine searches, though I haven't tried THAT hard yet.
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    http://www.synitusa.com/. ........Boreal suggested.
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    Oops shop button does not work .

    Try this store...... http://jprrods.com/store/contact.asp I have had some custom jigging rods built for me (Acid wrapped Jigging Master rods) I'll post some pictures if you want. JPR is well known on the east coast for their quality and customer service. They have wrapped Synits in the past.

    http://www.thebassbarn.com/forum/sho...ap-by-JPR-Rods

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojomizer View Post
    Oops shop button does not work .

    Try this store...... http://jprrods.com/store/contact.asp I have had some custom jigging rods built for me (Acid wrapped Jigging Master rods) I'll post some pictures if you want. JPR is well known on the east coast for their quality and customer service. They have wrapped Synits in the past.

    http://www.thebassbarn.com/forum/sho...ap-by-JPR-Rods
    Thanks for the links. I did find the JPR website myself and it looks like they build some very nice rods. I may just contact them and see what they could do for me. The thing is I'm not really necessarily looking for an actual "jigging rod" per se. I'm wanting to outfit my boat with something between my salmon rods and my dedicated Tica halibut rods and want something in between dedicated to lings and yelloweye/rockfish that would have the power to handle a bigger halibut if it grabs the bait. About 90% or so of my clients wouldn't know the difference between a "tuna stick" and a $400 Synit or Jigging Master. Seems like some sort of a "jigging rod" would be a good compromise. I've fooled around with the Trevalas in the "X" and "XH" range and the Cedros in the same weight range and they don't really feel significantly different than the Ticas. So why bother? And because I'm planning on purchasing 4 or 5 of them my budget doesn't allow for something in the $300+ range. I'm really liking Whopper Stoppers, but still a lot more shopping to do.

    But once again, thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttley Crew Fishing View Post
    Yeah, speed jigging is quite popular around these parts. Okuma Speed Jig and Shimano Butterfly Jig rods are very popular rods..
    While we do use the rods listed, I have yet to see anyone speed jig up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKArcher View Post
    While we do use the rods listed, I have yet to see anyone speed jig up here.
    I'm sorry. I took "mojomizer's" use of the term "speed jigging" rather loosely and probably shouldn't have taken that liberty. And I certainly can't speak for every single person that fishes in AK and certainly haven't "seen" everyone that fishes in AK. For all I know, and YOU know, there may just be some people that actually DO "speed jig" as it is defined. Maybe I do INDEED "speed jig" because you certainly have never seen me fish. But, next time I won't take that liberty.

    As you can see I'm not really looking for an actual "jigging rod" either. I find the "jigging rods" that I've played with to be the closest approximation of the type of rod I'm looking to purchase. So when I say I'm looking for a "jigging rod" I use that term loosely as well. In fact that got me in "trouble" before when I asked about "jigging rods" in another thread. My Ticas are great at "jigging" 12 and 16oz lead heads and wishbone grubs. So I don't need another rod that will do the same thing. But it sure looks like a "jigging rod" would suit my needs despite the fact I'm not necessarily going to use it for jigging as it's defined by SOME people.
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    I've never found anything a Trevala F (shimano) couldn't handle, from mooching to trolling and there pretty good jig rods as well. Affordable too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttley Crew Fishing View Post
    I'm sorry. I took "mojomizer's" use of the term "speed jigging" rather loosely and probably shouldn't have taken that liberty. And I certainly can't speak for every single person that fishes in AK and certainly haven't "seen" everyone that fishes in AK. For all I know, and YOU know, there may just be some people that actually DO "speed jig" as it is defined. Maybe I do INDEED "speed jig" because you certainly have never seen me fish. But, next time I won't take that liberty.

    As you can see I'm not really looking for an actual "jigging rod" either. I find the "jigging rods" that I've played with to be the closest approximation of the type of rod I'm looking to purchase. So when I say I'm looking for a "jigging rod" I use that term loosely as well. In fact that got me in "trouble" before when I asked about "jigging rods" in another thread. My Ticas are great at "jigging" 12 and 16oz lead heads and wishbone grubs. So I don't need another rod that will do the same thing. But it sure looks like a "jigging rod" would suit my needs despite the fact I'm not necessarily going to use it for jigging as it's defined by SOME people.

    Wow... Isn't this fun?


    I see why you responded the way you did; however I'm not sure why the rest of my post didn't show up.

    What was intended but wasn't posted ...

    "....I have yet to see anyone speed jig up here.

    I have often wondered if there is anyone up here that does?"
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    Not a speed jigger by definition either...I suspect we all use these rods for their light weight and strength properties. I can't think of any fish here that can catch a lure retrieved from a 6.2:1 geared reel being cranked at full throttle. I actually just traded one of my reels (6.2:1) back to the store for less speed and more grunt.

    A thought on the shorter rods that you may be able to experiment with for yourself. Go ahead and rig up a shorty halibut rod of similar weight with one of more length and pull in an upward manner with the butt end in your gut like most people do in the real situation. You may find that the short rods tend to transmit their energy from the fish (weight) through the rod to you or your back more than say a rod with a couple more feet of leverage (letting the rod be suspension is good). IMO it is something to try before you buy. Personally I have rid myself of anything under 6'6" because my already damaged back knows the difference and it keeps me in the game longer. I also switch from heavy conventional to med-heavy spinning and then to 8' medium spinning at the end of day to keep all the muscles happy even if I have cranked over a hundred fish in the course of the day. Anywho, just food for thought while you are shopping.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasgun View Post
    I've never found anything a Trevala F (shimano) couldn't handle, from mooching to trolling and there pretty good jig rods as well. Affordable too.

    Mike
    Yeah, that's what I've heard and I don't doubt it at all. But I've "hefted" them numerous times because they sell a couple of them at The Gear Shed, though I believe what they have on their rack is just the Trevala Butterfly and not the "F" Butterfly. If I remember correctly they have the TVC58XH and XXH. I like them, but their action isn't THAT much different than my Ticas. Yeah, they're about 8oz. lighter than the Ticas, but not significantly so. But since the "F" series is even lighter then maybe they WOULD be more suitable. I'll have to check and see if they have them, or possibly Ulmer's.

    But thanks for the info. They are definitely a good candidate at a good price point.
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    I know you were talking about the Synit Venom jigging rod.......

    I have used this rod fishing Prince William Sound last year. Super Seeker Hercules GTS 70 H

    http://northeastrodbuilders.com/stuf...lesblanks.html Check out the bend this guy is doing at the bottom of the page.

    Absolutely loved the jigging action and slayed the Yelloweye and Halibut up to 103 lbs. on the rod(s) off the shelf in Anchorage is a option or Charkbait and get a bunch of freebies. Stouter than a Salmon rod but not the Big Game Halibut rods. Light responsive and strong. Have not tried the inshore rods. The warranty is probably better as Seeker is a US company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojomizer View Post
    I know you were talking about the Synit Venom jigging rod.......

    I have used this rod fishing Prince William Sound last year. Super Seeker Hercules GTS 70 H

    http://northeastrodbuilders.com/stuf...lesblanks.html

    Absolutely loved the jigging action and slayed the Yelloweye and Halibut up to 103 lbs. on the rod(s) off the shelf in Anchorage is a option or Charkbait and get a bunch of freebies. Stouter than a Salmon rod but not the Big Game Halibut rods. Light responsive and strong. Have not tried the inshore rods. The warranty is probably better as Seeker is a US company.
    WOW!!! Thanks for that link. That's a new one to me. Nice prices, but it looks like Charkbait beats them. Something ELSE to consider.
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    Sorry those are blanks for rod wrapping. Do you have a friend that wraps rods during the Alaskan winter?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojomizer View Post
    Sorry those are blanks for rod wrapping. Do you have a friend that wraps rods during the Alaskan winter?????
    Yeah, I realized it when I saw the pricing. Couldn't imagine them being complete rods at that price. BUT I've built many a rod myself, so I have been considering that. It would be a great project and cheaper than buying a "pre-built" rod.
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    I just discovered something that makes me wonder. I was looking at the rods that Charkbait markets as their "own" line and they say they "are working with a New Zealand owned firm with their own plant in China to produce our Ahi Assassin jigging rods" (quotes are applied to what they say on their website about them - http://charkbait.com/cs/csrods-CB-RODS-INDEX.htm). Hmmmmm. That makes me wonder if they aren't just a "clone" of the same basic rod as the Synits. I don't think I know enought about Synit to say so, but it seems like an interesting possibility. I DO like the looks of their rods. Anyone tried one?
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