I agree. The old way will work. But, if your really into jigging, the new stuff is much lighter, allows the jig to swim a little better too. The days of using heavy rods and reels are gone for me. Unless your shooting up with roids, you can feel the difference at the end of the day. Having a rod made to let the jig pick up more action is also a big plus.this is the biggest factor for what you will purchase.your option is used high end but there is not a ton of stuff out there because jiggin stuff is fairly new on the market.the other options are cheaper equipment such as senator penn reels or daiwa sealions and regular stand up rod which can be jigged with no problem.
IMHO, these reels are the best of the Avet line up. I think their larger reels are what put them on the map with many serious fishermen. ( This is just MY 2 cents. Im not looking to argue with anyone. ). Although I have primarily fished Penn in the past, I loved the look and feel of the reels. Just wondering if anyone has used either the 50's, 30's, or the LX jigging reels and if you have any comments on their performance??