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Main Variations with Slow Pitch Jigging

Posted by Sinclair Pace on 23 September, 2014 at 14:50

With Slow-Pitch Jigging, there are so many variations of movements and sequences that we can intentionally make. They can be roughly categorized into 3 kinds.


Slow Pitch Jerk



1 Pitch, 1 Jerk, in basically 1 pitch per second tempo. 1 pitch can be 1 full crank, 1/2 crank, or 1/4 crank or others. Has a moment of stillness at the end of each pitch so that the jig can free swim or free fall in a horizontal position.



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Jerry Brown Spectra Reel Capacity

Posted by Sinclair Pace on 24 August, 2014 at 5:30

Reel Capacity with Jerry Brown Hollow Spectra

Accurate 660, 80lb-350 yds

Accurate 6, 80-lb400 yds

Accurate 12, 80lb-500 yds

Accurate 30, 80lb-700 yds, 130lb-500 yds


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PowerPro braid reel capacity

Posted by maltatackle on 29 December, 2011 at 9:30

Canyon DJR6500, PowerPro 100lb line capacity is about 200 meters.

Omoto Severo 3000, PowerPro 50lb line capacity is about 180 meters.

Omoto Severo 5000, PowerPro 100lb line capacity is about 300 meters.

Omoto VS12, PowerPro 50lb line capacity is about 450 meters.

Omoto Ulises Zorro 200Z, PowerPro 50lb line capacity is about 450 meters.

Omoto Poseidon S16, PowerPro 50lb line capacity is about 450 meters.

Omoto Poseidon S22, PowerPro 50lb line capacity is a...

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Assist hooks used for vertical jigging

Posted by maltatackle on 28 December, 2011 at 15:40

One of the most significant jig developments has been the assist hook. The assist hook comprises a wide gape hook spliced to a short, looped Kevlar cord. The cord is usually looped onto the connecting end of the jig so that the hook is positioned behind the head and belly area of the jig. This is an area jiggers believe predatory fish strike which leads to improved hook sets. Another benefit is less snags because of the absence of the traditional tail treble. Many Japanese jiggers believe tha...

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Jigging Rods

Posted by maltatackle on 28 December, 2011 at 15:35

As with any type of fishing, there is never one rod that will suit all occasions. A good jigging rod must be light, have a parabolic action and strength for lifting. Parabolic rods are easier to jig in the Japanese style, they also help the angler fight big fish and are needed for braided line.

Depending on the jigging style and reel type employed, rod lengths can vary. Most novice jiggers will begin with an existing longer rod, graduating into a specialist rod later.

Lines used for vertical jigging

Posted by maltatackle on 28 December, 2011 at 15:35

This new Japanese style jigging could not begin without the advent of ultra thin braided line which was introduced at that time. Braided line is a must when jigging, it not only reduces drag and stretch but it enables the jigger to easily work the jig without being hampered by thick line. The thin braids drastically increase line capacity, or in reverse – reduce the size and weight of the reels needed.

The Japanese call these lines PE lines which is an abbreviation for Poly Ethyle...

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Jig types

Posted by maltatackle on 28 December, 2011 at 15:30

There are many different jig manufacturers on the market but they all produce jigs where the weight positioning is centre weighted, tail weighted or somewhere in between.

Centre weighted jigs –

These jigs are weight balanced near its centre. This jig is designed to flutter, glide and dart during the drop but fall slower than tail weighted designs. Use this jig in shallower water and for bottom fish (Snapper) that prefer a slower, fluttery presentation. These jigs are the mo...

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Effective jigging

Posted by maltatackle on 28 December, 2011 at 15:30

The success to a jig fishing trip is the ability of the skipper to put the jigger over and onto fish. The skipper must know where to look and how to give the jigger the chance to make the most of the opportunity.

The main advantage of vertical jigging is that you are placing the jig precisely where the fish are located. Knowing the depth of the shoal, the jigger can drop the jig to the exact required depth with multicoloured braided line. Working the jig at a precise depth is more effec...

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Setting the drag on big game reels

Posted by maltatackle on 28 December, 2011 at 15:25

Modern strike drags are generally set at one-quarter on light tackle to one-third on heavy tackle of the line class used on balanced tackle. Experienced fishermen often work well above these fighting brakes when the fish and fight allow. The recommended schedule of a successful Caribbean angler is:

Tackle Class, Striking Drag, Fighting Drag

12lb (6Kg) , 3lb (1.3Kg), Less than 3lb (1.3Kg)

20lb (10Kg), 5lb (2.2Kg), 3-4lb (1.3-1.8Kg)

30lb (15Kg), 9lb (4.09Kg), 7lb (3.1Kg)...

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Game Rods

Posted by maltatackle on 28 December, 2011 at 15:20

A game rod needs to have enough power to set hooks, enough to gain line against pressure and enough length to help an angler keep tight on a lunging, head-shaking beast. The easiest way to test a rod's effectiveness is to stick a reel on it, thread it up and lift half its rating off the floor. If you are checking 10 kg rod, lift 5kg off the floor. If the rod bends to the reel grip it is too light. I prefer rods that bend only in their upper half. Maintaining tight line and full drag is very d...

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