I am fishing in Papua New Guinea in December and I hope to encounter dogtooth tuna up to 200lbs.
I am planning to fish PE10 with a Shimano Stella 20,000 spin reel. I have fished this tackle previously for dogtooth with in excess of 40lb of drag. You need to pull hard to keep the dogtooth off the reef!!! I would be interested to hear recommendations for jig rods that will suit. I expect to be using 200gm to 300gm jigs, (mainly around 200gm).
I like the look of the Cape Cod jig rods, in particular the Cape Cod Special 250gm and 350gm. I am wondering if these rods will handle drag pressures of 40-50lbs as they are only advertised as 20-25lbs max? Does anyone have any experience with these rods? I have seen some videos of the 450gm rod in action on big tuna but I think the black me be a bit stiff for the lighter jigs?
I want to be able to fish very heavy drag to allow me to pull the fish away from heavy structure quickly after hookup.
Please let me know what you think!