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Rod and reel for jigging tuna on a party boat

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Hello All

I want to start jigging for tuna on my party boat trips. Can anyone recomend a rod and reel combo to get started. I am looking for something "off the shelf" Can I get a decent set up for around 300.00? Any other tips would be appreciated.

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What BobWeeler said. Put the money into drag and line capacity. Most tuna are fine with something like an Avet JX somewhere around $175 give or take. Another $40 in 65-80lb braid. All the rod needs to do is bend alot and not break. Check ebay, specials, etc. This jigging tackle can add up quick if looking at the higher end gear. The lighter the more expensive.
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