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 Post subject: Ajing rods
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:26 pm • # 1 
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Somebody who knows more about import/JDM rods explain ajing rods to me :-) On a whim I bought a Kuying Superlite Ajing SAS762S UL rod (rated 0.6g to 10g) and it's a funny beast. Nice finish, very light, functional and I caught a bunch of trout on it the other day...but wow it has an odd combo of very light tip with a super rigid butt section -- maybe a UL tip and a M or even MH butt. What sort of fishing is this rod intended to be used for?


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 Post subject: Re: Ajing rods
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:19 am • # 2 
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They are ultralight salt water rods designed to fish for Aji, which in English would be Horse Mackerel. Most seem to be about 10" long. The fishing is done almost entirely with small jigs weighing from roughly 1/64 to 1/16 oz, with very small, thin plastics.

The rod design is dictated by the need for casting distance with a very light lure and the need for extreme sensitivity since Aji are a schooling fish that never stops swimming, and depending on which way the school is swimming, one may take your jig and continue swimming directly towards you. Thus, you have to be able to tell when the resistance you normally feel when reeling in suddenly goes away. Plus, an Aji has a very soft mouth so the rod tip has to be very soft or you'd tear the hook out.


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 Post subject: Re: Ajing rods
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:34 pm • # 3 
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Chris Stewart wrote:
They are ultralight salt water rods designed to fish for Aji, which in English would be Horse Mackerel. Most seem to be about 10" long. The fishing is done almost entirely with small jigs weighing from roughly 1/64 to 1/16 oz, with very small, thin plastics.

The rod design is dictated by the need for casting distance with a very light lure and the need for extreme sensitivity since Aji are a schooling fish that never stops swimming, and depending on which way the school is swimming, one may take your jig and continue swimming directly towards you. Thus, you have to be able to tell when the resistance you normally feel when reeling in suddenly goes away. Plus, an Aji has a very soft mouth so the rod tip has to be very soft or you'd tear the hook out.


That was an excellent explanation, thank you.


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