Ned Rig on Casting Gear

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Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby MarcoSharco1 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:53 am

Hi. Love throwing the Ned rig and other small finesse offeringings from 1/8 of an ounce up to about 1/4. But I need a baitcaster. Could anyone suggest a reel. Will be used on a custom trout baitcast rod rated from 1/16-1/4 15 or 20 pound 8 strand j braid. Looking to spend $100-180 reel only

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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby ccass » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:47 am

An Alphas SV or SV105 could do the trick and can be found within your price range. You could also put a shallow spool in a reel you own, given there is an option for it. Take a look at this thread:

http://www.tackletour.net/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=67159&sid=3509c974d02418c342fd4937a865e3e9

A good option is to get the Tatula CT and get one of the spools mention in the thread link above. Comes to about 150 depending on where you source the reel. You would have 2 spools for the reel as well just in case you want to use the reel for other techniques as well.

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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby Cracker » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:57 am

Besides BFS reel you need a light line and a BFS rod.
For this rig I use Poison Glorious Quick Response, 6lb Sunline Sniper and Steez Limited with air bearings.
Lighter the line you use easier I noticed to cast such small lures.

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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby LowRange » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:12 am

I've used a number of baitcast combos to throw the ned rig. My favorite is a DIY spool in a Daiwa mounted to a Volkey 68L but I can cast all the line off a DIY if I throw an 1/8 oz head and worm. I'm building a Silver Mica pixzilla with Airy Red spool for 68L right now to get a bit more line capacity for #20 braid. You don't have to spend alot of money on ned rig capable reel. The Casitas MGL and Haibo smart cast the ned really well. A DIY in a Tat CT is the best budget option imo. The Kuying leadership 7'2'' 2 piece would be the best value ned rig rod too.

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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby MarcoSharco1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:24 am

Thank you for all your help. I am definitely ruling out casitas as that was what I was using and the anti reverse broke on a 4 pounder. Alphas an ssv are also great choices. And if I were to build a tatula spool, would I need new bearings? And I just received the rod it has an extremely soft fast tip and quite a bit of backbone

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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby LowRange » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:12 am

I would upgrade the Tatula bearings to a Hedgehog bfs air bearing if I was running a DIY spool in one but you don't have to.

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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby LowRange » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:47 am

MarcoSharco1 wrote:Thank you for all your help. I am definitely ruling out casitas as that was what I was using and the anti reverse broke on a 4 pounder. Alphas an ssv are also great choices. And if I were to build a tatula spool, would I need new bearings? And I just received the rod it has an extremely soft fast tip and quite a bit of backbone


The SS SV spool brakes too strongly to be anu use for the Ned rig. If you get an SS SV you'll have to opt for another finesse 103 spool with a less agressive braking profile. I've got mine on a Volkey 65UL with a black DIY in it running #10 green nanofil. Good platform to mod and play with but it is not impressive out of the box.

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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby nctrucker » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:12 am

what do you gurus think about a stock calcutta 100 for throwing ned rigs? would i need a shallow/v spool?

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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby LowRange » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:47 am

I would think you would need a finesse spool to cast 1/8 to 1/4 oz well.

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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby zodiak311 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:24 pm

Hands down for me, considering your price range, either an Airy Red Pixilla with stock spool, or any Pixy variant with a DIY spool. There are some great deals on Pixy's all over the internet right now.

To increase line capacity, I use sinking 14b braid http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/YGK_G-So ... KGSSB.html with a 6b fluorocarbon leader. I like my line bright, so I can see it since it is such a small diameter.
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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby poisonokie » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:09 am

LowRange wrote:
MarcoSharco1 wrote:Thank you for all your help. I am definitely ruling out casitas as that was what I was using and the anti reverse broke on a 4 pounder. Alphas an ssv are also great choices. And if I were to build a tatula spool, would I need new bearings? And I just received the rod it has an extremely soft fast tip and quite a bit of backbone


The SS SV spool brakes too strongly to be anu use for the Ned rig. If you get an SS SV you'll have to opt for another finesse 103 spool with a less agressive braking profile. I've got mine on a Volkey 65UL with a black DIY in it running #10 green nanofil. Good platform to mod and play with but it is not impressive out of the box.


I guess I just got lucky with mine. I have it mounted on an MS-X 65ML and spooled with 15# braid and i can cast and pitch a ned rig like its nothing and put it wherever i want to.
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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby LowRange » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:13 am

For me the Ned rig is a distance orientated technique where I fan cast and cover water swiming the bait. My SS SV didn't cast the Ned nearly as far as my Alphas SV until I swapped in the DIY spool. If your idea of a Ned rig is to fish it like a shakey head on the bottom and cast to targets then the SS SV spool will excell in that application.

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Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

Postby Obz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:58 am

I would do Td z 105 or 103 they both cast light lures better than my sv105. A medium action rod should serve you well


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