Hi all I'm off to lyngen in June I'm toying with the idea of getting a fixed spool reel and jigging rod for shad, sidewinder work etc. would the outfit have enough back bone incase I hooked up into something big and would it last the weeks hammering lol . I'll be taking a okuma titus gold 15 multiplier and a 20 -30 lb kenzaki travel rod as back up or shall I just stick to that outfit I like the idea of fishing light. Any advice would be helpful cheers gb
Light tackle is really only any good for running fish, but for fish that have to be reeled up from the depths then you may find that a light rod and reel won't last the distance, I would stick with the Titus Gold and Kenzaki rod and you will at least stand a chance of landing something bigger.
I remember once when we were wreck fishing for Pollock and when the drift slowed I decided to use a light spinning rod which was almost bent double playing some of the smaller Pollock and it was great fun, then I hooked a big Ling and I thought the rod was going to break so I ended up hand lining it in and it wasn't much fun.
Use the right gear for the right fish and it's fun.