Slow Pitch Jigging
Enjoy your vacation!
I'd like to announce that I'm currently on a vacation. No, it's not what you think. I'm with my family and I'm not fishing, unfortunately.
I'm on mobile and I can answer emails, but I'm afraid that I cannot ship until I come back on the 9th. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you very much for your understanding.
Roberto Bob Matsuoka Enjoy your vacation!
September 2, 2016 at 20:59
Keyzer Soze Enjoy!)
September 2, 2016 at 21:16
Low Kb Take your time and enjoy your holiday :)
September 2, 2016 at 21:54
Dimitris Georgiou Enjoy your vacation friend!!
September 2, 2016 at 22:03
Patrick Tinayre Nice holidays for you and your family. Fish will grow untill you'll be back.
September 3, 2016 at 01:28
Japanese Angler's Secrets Thank you guys!!!
September 6, 2016 at 17:15
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
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
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.
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
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
June 25, 2016 at 14:141
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
Here is Captain David in Bahamas.
He is really pioneering the Caribbean fields with slow pitch jigging.
Slow pitch jigging on the shelf in Australia.
Jeffrey DeStefano Nice fish. That reel (DFS Slammer) sounds interesting. I've the the DFS Slammer 500N and DFS Pitbull 600XN and love them for speed jigging.
May 30, 2016 at 16:00
Thanh Le Tony Formosan, ocea jigger bearings info
May 30, 2016 at 17:14
Oliver Evans Eric Lobb some one beat you too it jigging on the shelf.
May 31, 2016 at 10:141
Sam Johnson Nice work Dan grate write up!
May 31, 2016 at 17:50
Here is the Monster Hunter, Erkan, with 45kg AJ in Cyprus!
Peter Karamoutsos Fred Demetriou George Georgiou
May 16, 2016 at 07:27
Eylem Erk Good job i hope one day i could take it on my boat with slow.
June 27, 2016 at 20:28
Catching a big fish with a light line is a challenge that requires a lot of refining. I can't simply explain the skills and instinct that it takes. When we have a line break, we should learn from the experience. Examine closely what caused the break. We should be a detective.
I recommend to mark your line near the knot. It could be that your knot was vulnerable. If it was friction against bottom structure, touch the line and you should feel the damages or tears that the friction has caused. If there are no such damages, it could be that your line was damaged beforehand. Maybe the problem occurred when you loaded the line. Maybe it's the production of the line. Always use the line you trust. Producing smooth uniform fine line is a sophisticated work that requires high skills and diligence. I wouldn't expect that from a Chinese manufacturer. Fishing line requires a little more than cloth fabric.
Fendy Khalid Wow Jimmi Landy. China N Taiwan you like?
May 11, 2016 at 09:01
Jimmi Landy Only for masage...not fishing..hehe
May 11, 2016 at 10:37
Dmitriy Kroll Jim Potts
May 17, 2016 at 11:35
Dimitris Georgiou Like it or not Japanese and only Japanese!! and .. proudly made in USA products in turn. A theoryma and proven truth.
August 2, 2016 at 22:00
Just found this on Youtube, it is interesting to see how the captain used both thrusters and spanker to control the boat drift.
=== QUESTION ===
I saw in the movie of Sato that he explaining how to reel when you retrieve the line (sometime full reel, sometime from 12 to 6 and more examples)
How much it's important?
And when to do this variation?
=== MY REPLY ===
You mean, he shows different reel action by how 1 crank per pitch, 1/2 and 1/4. Right?
It's just a variations of actions. Of course I use this technique a lot, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 cranks per pitch. If you see my video gallery, you will notice it. It creates small, what I call "hesitation moves." Not for a long time. 4 or 5 pitches in between other bigger actions. If you do too much, I think fish will see through it.
And like Sato Sensei explains, even with the same 1 crank per pitch action, the jig behaves differently by the direction to which you finish your crank. The same one full turn your reel. But you may finish to hold up at 12 o'clock, 6 o'clock or 9 o'clock. It all makes a difference.
What he's saying is that your body mechanics will be different. You may be lifting the rod and lifting the reel handle at the same time to the same direction. You may be lifting the rod but turning your reel handle down. As a result, the rod kicks differently. Minor details.
But all this is only true when you are vertical and have direct control. If you are not vertical, small reeling will not move the jig, and different reel turn may not make much difference.
So, if I were you, I wouldn't worry about it. At the beginning of learning this technique, focus on 1 full crank per pitch action, along with fast "invitation lifts". By repeating the same action, you will learn to feel the difference of water influence everytime you drop the jig. You will learn to feel the jig moving or not. You will learn to feel the different characters of each jigs.
Building that sense is most important in the beginning.
Then try to variegate your actions by energetic reel turn, medium and soft. Try reeling with or without falls. Try different rod motion range like 3 to 5 o'clock, 1 to 3 o'clock, and 0 to 6 o'clock.
Pang Satawat personally, I found how you work the rod is more important as well totos!
May 6, 2016 at 22:461
Madzihi Musa Xander Timothy
June 7, 2016 at 12:041