Slow Pitch Jigging
Secret Rector is coming back!
SFC just announced that they will have Secret Rector back on the regular lineup from next spring.
Rector has been the signature jig for SFC. It is a very versatile jig, works well with slow soft actions to fast strong actions, from demersal fish to pelagic fish. Only problem for the non-vertical situation is that it's very slow to drop down. It's harder to keep the jig vertical. It is a dilemma because that's why it's so effective in fall actions too.
One of the key features of all SFC slow pitch jigs (not including Messiah) is that they suspend at the end of each lifting action. Some other jigs can't stop and keep acting on momentum, and sometimes the jig turns around. This scares away your target fish just when the fish is about to bite. Suppose you are chasing a tiny fly, and if that tiny little thing suddenly turns around at you when you are just about to slam on it, it will spook you off. You don't want that to happen. You want to control your jig. Rector is very good at that.
The new Secret Rector specializes in sharp lifting actions. It's a bit wider and thinner than normal Rector. It means sharper edges. And it's got characteristic ditches on the belly. They balance the turbulent flow in the lifting move. So it's lighter and sharper on the lift, and a bit slower to fall than normal Rector. Stronger intonation of the action.
Wanna try it?
A very rich jewelry-looking color just arrived from SFC.
Gold / zebra glow.
Available for some Rectors and Crankys.
Send me an email and I will send you the stock list.
Keyzer Soze Any arcs on that colour?
October 30, 2016 at 16:05
New L50Hi from Studio Ocean Mark. Full model change after 10 years in production. Finally approved to go on sale in December. Now taking reservation.
New design makes both super free spool and semi-water proof possible. New cork washer and special bearings. Precision lever drag which increases 0.5kg per notch. AE85 T-bar handle.
Retrieve: 110cm max
Drag: 10kg max
P.S. No words about S2T model.
Poh Kia Jin Brendon Ho
November 1, 2016 at 00:371
Captain Kirk Kirkland and Mustad hooks Trinity River Tx with a Japanese client with a nice alligator gar
High Pitch Jerker LIGHT!!!
Evergreen just released a new model, High Pitch Jerker Light 606L-4.
Guides: Torzite guide rings except top guide SiC
It seems that it is too long and too light to be a high pitch rod. This rod is actually more like Slow Jerker. It's longer than Slow Jerker, yet, the weight is lighter. If I just compare the elasticity, it feels like Slow Jerker 603-4 or 603-5.
But the action definitely feels different than Slow Jerker. The tip is very supple and elastic like slow jerker, but toward the belly and the butt it's very powerful. It almost feels like fast taper.
Evergreen says it is designed to sharply move the jig of 90g to 180g. High pitch style with light jigs. I feel that in the rod. So it is a high pitch jerker.
But I would say it should work well in slow pitch style with the jig weight of 180g to 300g, 500g max. Probably works great in 200m+ deep. Because the rod has such sharp controllability.
But keep in mind that all the information in Japan is based on the use from a spankered boat. You need to translate it into your non-spankered boating conditions.
For those of you from free-drifting boat, this rod is too light to act as a high pitch rod. But I think it's a great rod for slow pitch from free-drifting boat. You need to use heavier jigs to stay vertical. Still, all the slow pitch actions by Slow Jerker could be absorbed by the line slack in the water resistance. But this rod can still work and move the jig in such situations.
I even suspect that Evergreen may have a secret intention to target international market where there is no spankered boat available.
Say, if you are free-drfiting around 70m to 100m, this rod is highly recommended for your first slow pitch rod.
I have trouble applying ike-jime to small fish. Do they make smaller size wire for smaller fish? Or do you not perform the wiring with small fish?
The wire is usually good for fish of any size. But the spike needs to be an adequate size for fish size. Ike-jime wire you bought had a needle for small fish. You also bought Extreme Ike-Jime Stick for bigger fish. This will do the job.
Generally speaking, juvenile fish does not last long anyway. They show little improvement by Ike-jime. But matured fish can be appreciated much more by ike-jime. So it's not the fish size. It's how matured the fish is.
Aji, Japanese horse mackerel which all Japanese people love, is about 20cm long to be matured, and this fish is so fast to lose its quality. But ike-jime makes a great difference. They even price it higher at Tsukiji fish market. They can be sold to high-end Sushi bars.
But I would not bother to do ike-jime to AJ of the same size.
Japanese Angler's Secrets shared レクシー沖縄's video.
Underwater movie on Rector movements.
But in the real deep ocean it can be a little different. The angler in the movie, Boggy, said that it was shallow and fresh water, so that the action felt very very different.
"Shallow and fresh" means much less water resistence. In the real deep, the jig movement is probably slower and smaller.
Darren Cook Yes, Id love to see the movement in deep water. Interesting thanks Totos.
October 13, 2016 at 14:13
Vinicius Cordeiro Ademir
October 14, 2016 at 09:391
Enjoy your vacation!
Building his own spanker sail! From Indonesia.
Can you explain the relation between max drag and max fish weight that it can handle? I see that Ocea Jigger Reel has only 7KG max drag in spite of the fact that it is very expensive.
Here's my reply.
Rueben Manuel Elroy Dass
July 28, 2016 at 00:59
Farin Samsudin 👍 agree
July 28, 2016 at 01:381
San Man Lee Kan Brian Akizaki Troy K Sakata Mike Billena Landon Yamamoto
July 28, 2016 at 02:59
Ricardo Takeuchi Alexander Hilata
July 28, 2016 at 03:191
Dmitriy Kroll Jim Potts good read
July 28, 2016 at 05:041
Anthony Buttel Ian Chee
July 28, 2016 at 06:17
Rogon Basar 👍👍👍👍
July 28, 2016 at 06:541
Redhuan Hassan Totally agree... Smooth drag is more important.
July 28, 2016 at 08:281
Doc Kelate Zam Pendang
A Rahman Tekong Sementa
Shahrul Adnan Abdullah
July 28, 2016 at 09:101
Bambang Shahril Shariff Mhar Lonzon
July 28, 2016 at 12:13
Raymond Kwang The purpose of reel drag is to slow n tired down the hooked fish.
July 28, 2016 at 19:372
Dunter Caster Fahim Ing
November 2, 2016 at 09:551
Here's a report from Amman, Jordan. Nice catch with micro jigging. Great preparation and cooking with Ike-Jime technique.
Ray Wagers what rod should i chose for a shimano stella 10000 and or 20000
August 13, 2016 at 03:55
Trip to 400m deep with heavy slow pitch jigging.
Jeffrey DeStefano Benny Ortiz
July 5, 2016 at 00:001
Jared Hill Good read
July 5, 2016 at 00:071
Michele Nannei Great post! Thanks a lot.
July 5, 2016 at 00:461
Zarn Quintrex The dishes looked awesome! great write up as well!
July 5, 2016 at 10:251
Chao Huang Totos san come fish in Australia, we have big 南洋金目鲷！I used a method I call deep inchiku for these, it is from nearly 500 meters deep.
October 30, 2016 at 12:281
I know a lot of anglers out there looking for L50Hi model. But SOM started remodeling L50Hi. They had such innovations in the production of L30Hi, and now they want to take L50Hi to higher level too. No one can tell when the next model will come out. And it's nowhere to be found in the market. Don't hold your breath.
JunJie Joey Bao Highly likely at end of November.
October 18, 2016 at 05:29
Hi Totos. I am looking for a JDM rod that's recently been delisted - I have tried contacting you through your website for assistance in sourcing one (with your fee of course) but for some reason my e-mail account isn't recognised and I can't register. Can I contact you through this FB page instead?
Here is Eylem in Cyprus.
Great Dentex catch with slow pitch jigging!
PR Knot to connect PE and leader with Shimano Bobbin Winder Light.
Shopping page for Shimano Bobbin Winder Light, JPY5400.
Peter Laine Longy Braddock
June 27, 2016 at 12:04
Dunter Caster KC Yin
November 2, 2016 at 09:561
Japanese Angler's Secrets added 5 new photos.
It was 180m deep. I was with 350g Cranky. I really thought it was close to 20kg. Probably a grouper.
Then it turned out to be a 10kg amberjack hooked on the body!!! Boy! It was soooo heavy!
Both front hooks were extended. That explains what happened.
Mohammad Suzel Lester Felix
June 25, 2016 at 12:371
Kitidas Punyashthiti Great catch!
June 25, 2016 at 13:251
John Murray Nice fish
June 25, 2016 at 13:321
Haluk Kayhan You are great buddies. Cong. Have fun
June 25, 2016 at 14:101
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June 25, 2016 at 19:131
Raymond Ho Man Kenny
June 25, 2016 at 20:43
Doc Kelate mind sharing the setup of your reel/rod. tq
June 26, 2016 at 00:542
Chris Sach Good job mister Totos!! I wish we had it on video...
June 26, 2016 at 03:411
Tyrone Pablo Yahiya Sean Tieck
June 26, 2016 at 11:501
Jimmi Landy Fendy Khalid Aisyah Jasmine Mohd Rizal Md Diton
June 26, 2016 at 22:48
Eylem Erk Great good job my master
June 26, 2016 at 22:481
June 26, 2016 at 23:361
Eztmo Tackle Totos, I am ready for some actions. Care to join me in Southern California?
June 28, 2016 at 16:041