Slow Pitch Jigging
Introducing "the hook ball."
I needed something to hold on to the tiny ring. Went to a hardware store and made it up myself. It works perfectly.
Mark Crewe Brilliant idea as they say the best ideas are the simplest ones
20/04/2014 at 14:521
Kitidas Punyashthiti Good idea, I need one too.
20/04/2014 at 15:05
How much line strength can your knot maintain?
Japanese Angler's Secrets This is the study in a laboratory, done by FUZZY who works with Mr. Seisa Murakoshi of Daiwa.
19/04/2014 at 17:573
Mark Crewe Very interesting think I'll stay with the pr knot
19/04/2014 at 18:07
Bob Major here's the pr knot Matt Kenneth Major
19/04/2014 at 18:25
Darren Cook Oh yeah, PR knot for sure on my day off, double uni in a hot bite with a tamer drag.
19/04/2014 at 18:47
Japanese Angler's Secrets The study says if you whip 60 rounds, PR knot is 100%. If 30 rounds, 80%+.
20/04/2014 at 08:241
Michael Smith What were the line and leader sizes used in this test?
20/04/2014 at 11:26
20/04/2014 at 14:32
practice, practice, practice...
Mark Crewe Looks good Totos
18/04/2014 at 05:57
Kitidas Punyashthiti I thought you'd threw your bobbin away and gone the easy way. ;)
18/04/2014 at 07:041
Japanese Angler's Secrets Thanks Mark. I'm starting to enjoy this once I got used to it.
18/04/2014 at 08:021
Japanese Angler's Secrets That's right Kitidas. Never thought I'd come into this bobbin business. But my man Boggy gave me this vise to try. It's not so bad after all. hehehe
18/04/2014 at 08:081
Mark Crewe There a great help I also attach some flash 2 spice it up a bit. Looks like a shout bobbin ?
18/04/2014 at 08:13
Japanese Angler's Secrets yes, it's a shout bobbin. what do you mean by flash?
18/04/2014 at 08:29
Mark Crewe It's small strands reflective plastic
18/04/2014 at 08:421
Mark Crewe B great if you could do a video for everyone
18/04/2014 at 12:172
Japanese Angler's Secrets Hi Daniel. I think looping is still good. But the point whipping is that it doesn't have any overlapping to damage itself. Plus it keeps the directions of hooks intact.
19/04/2014 at 09:06
Japanese Angler's Secrets Hi Mark. I'm still practicing. I will make a video when I feel comfortable with my hands.
19/04/2014 at 09:081
Japanese Angler's Secrets I'll try to shoot video soon Daniel.
20/04/2014 at 08:21
Rector was on fire!!!
Giovanni Rusconi Great! You are the best Totos!
10/04/2014 at 05:38
Mark Crewe Great review Totos and what an experience going 2 japan brilliant
10/04/2014 at 06:421
P.S. David and Kim went fishing again in Panama, and look what she caught! Looks like we have a new Gawky specialist over there.
2 groupers and 1 tilefish on 1 Gawky!
Here's Daz from Australia at 260m deep!
One-spot snapper, Lutjanus monostigma, with Rector last weekend.
This is one of the few species we don't eat because of ciguatera toxin.
Mark Crewe Shame you don't eat them it's a lovely looking fish
19/03/2014 at 17:02
Japanese Angler's Secrets I know Mark. It's a shame. The close relatives are delicious.
19/03/2014 at 17:531
Nabe Cooking. Enjoy the fish until the last drop!
180g Spunky at 230m deep on fire
A fishing report from Laurent in St. Martin.
Talking about double hook setup for slow pitch jigging.
Whatever you do, don't throw away that fish.
Mark Crewe Looks great caught one the other day and followed yr recommendation on killing bleeding and keeping at the right temp then ate it sashimi style
01/03/2014 at 12:061
Roney Pemburu Ikan Thxs Mark Richards for sharing!!!!👍😄
Next time I know what to do with the Bonitoes.....
01/03/2014 at 13:201
Japanese Angler's Secrets Hi Mark. Was it Suma? You liked it?
03/03/2014 at 08:56
Japanese Angler's Secrets Glad it helped you Roney. One more good thing about Tataki is that it stays fresh longer than sashimi because it's coated with grilled meat. If left in plain fillet, it lasts only a day.
03/03/2014 at 09:041
Mark Crewe Hi Totos what is Suma ?
03/03/2014 at 10:18
Mark Crewe Yummy stuff
03/03/2014 at 10:21
Mark Crewe Sorry Totos it was Suma very delicate meat with lovely flavor
03/03/2014 at 10:38
Japanese Angler's Secrets All right! Lovely sashimi knife you got there too.
03/03/2014 at 17:261
Japanese Angler's Secrets But the flesh looks a little too pale for a suma. Sure it's not a skipjack, Katsuwonus pelamis? didn't it have stripes on the belly, not the dots?
04/03/2014 at 09:53
Mark Crewe It had stripes mate
04/03/2014 at 10:24
What's the best high pitch reel?
Recently I got some inquiries about high pitch reel. I'd like to share some information on it.
To high pitch a heavy jig, 300g+, requires the power as well as the speed, since it's bound to be used in the deep sea too.
Recommended reels are:
- Shimano Torsa 16
- SOM Blue Heaven L120Hi
- Marfix N4
They have low gear ratio (much power) as well as the speed of over 100cm per crank.
Torsa 16 is probably the best on the market. But the normal 85mm handle is too short for powerful pitch. The picture is the one with SOM AE100V2, 105mm long handle. The drag quality is just excellent.
SOM is just remodeling the reel. The current model is nowhere to be seen right now. The new one will have a longer handle and a better drag system, and it's expected to be the best high pitch reel on the market. It was scheduled to be released in April, but it looks like it will be delayed unfortunately.
Marfix is a good model, but the drag system is a little out of date. You would need to take a good care of it with grease or change some parts for the more updated.
Arfan Kadri Did you get to see the Evergreen Oceanus? Looks pretty small in the pictures
27/02/2014 at 18:22
Japanese Angler's Secrets Hi Arfan. Yes, Oceanus is a very compact reel. It's a OJ2000NR-HG and SOM L50Hi class. It looks good but no one seems to know when it's coming out.
27/02/2014 at 18:29
Embam Mukit Any idea if shimano torium or omoto vs can do the job in slow jigging
09/04/2014 at 08:09