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Marfix is a good model, but the drag system is a little out of date.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
Seafloor Control Jigs!!!
It's been long since many of my readers have requested this kind of information. Slow pitch jig at its best with comparison with each other. No article has shown anything like this in such details even in Japanese. The article has been double checked with Seafloor Control. And here it is. Bon appetit!
Jon Li Mark Richards : This outfit even has jig made from tungsten , small but very heavy .
26/02/2014 at 20:421
Mark Richards Jon Li ... They have 1.5kg jigs too
26/02/2014 at 20:581
"TN Knot" by Sato Sensei.
It goes around the ring 3 times. He used to do only twice, but he figured that a 30 minute fight with a monster can wear it down, now he does this TN Knot.
Make sure the line does not overlap on the ring, wet the line before tying, pull the leader first and then the end to close it, finish with 15 half-hitches alternately on the leader (First 5 half-hitch with strong tension, then 5 half-hitches with medium tension, and 5 with soft tension. This is for not damaging the line with the line.), and burn the end.
For stronger knot, go into the loops for the second time. It requires more precise placements and stronger tension to make the tight knot.
This article has been updated in "How can I catch a monster?"
Michael Triantopoulos Izee Sekodel Brendan Hughes
23/02/2014 at 20:411
Mark Crewe Is it better than a chain knot
23/02/2014 at 22:26
Japanese Angler's Secrets Sato Sensei surely knows the chain knot, Mark. The knot stands against the tension where the line goes around the ring. 3 lines sharing the tension is surely stronger than 1 or 2. Going through the loops for the second time would make it even stronger because the loops will be bigger and the line will be in less steep curve.
23/02/2014 at 22:502
Mark Crewe Makes sense will try it out
23/02/2014 at 22:52
Mark Crewe Just to clear things up it was a question about the knot I wasn't making judgment on its strength compared to a chain knot
26/02/2014 at 12:011
Japanese Angler's Secrets no worries mark. I wasn't criticizing either. I didn't compare them myself. I'm just taking Sato Sensei words that this is the best knot.
26/02/2014 at 15:181
Mark Crewe He should know he invented the game
26/02/2014 at 15:57
How can I catch a monster with slow pitch jigging?
It takes finesse in preparation and application. And a lot of luck too!
Mark Richards Nice write-up Totos!
23/02/2014 at 13:271
Jay Wong 👍👍
23/02/2014 at 13:491
Jay Wong Werner Chai
23/02/2014 at 13:49
=== New Updates ===
Pang Satawat Very good read totos. I broke the pe in burma, so decided to tune the drag down 2 click just before the shark hit my jig again. It took about 70-80m on the first run, came to the surface and go down again 3 times till we finally managed to take the jig back and let him go! Really appreciate the finesse the slow pitch setup brings, playing with the borderline is fun!
23/02/2014 at 02:101
Japanese Angler's Secrets I'm really glad that you enjoyed so much with this game. Fighting against sharks is pretty disappointing but such a good practice.
23/02/2014 at 11:33
=== New Updates ===
Kitidas Punyashthiti Yes, Burma Banks is the continental shelf of Myanmar I was there once, quite impressive fisheries. There are several fishing chartered boat operators from Ranong, Thailand that fish Burma Banks. And I think Pang is a Thai angler.
20/02/2014 at 18:242
Kitidas Punyashthiti Slow Pitch Jigging is spreading like wildfire right now.
20/02/2014 at 18:302
Francis Toh Poong Howard
20/02/2014 at 19:15
I went to Okinawa Fishing Tackle Show to check out some of new gears.
Shimano Ocea Jigger. The pics are OJ2000NR-HG (JPY54,600) and OJ3000HG Limited ( JPY58,000). The size of the gear box is the same. The differences are; #1, reverse drag; #2, longer 92mm handle arm with t-bar power handle; #3, wide spool. Wide spool requires more line management, but the it loses less speed (retrieve length per crank) when the line is released to the fishing depth.
OJ1500HG Limited is scheduled to come in Feb, OJ3000HG Limited in Apr. Both are over reserved.
I asked a Shimano staff straight questions. He admitted that this limited edition is an experiment. Test marketing. They remodel their reels every 5 years. The present model is 2011. But slow pitch jigging became so popular and so quickly during that time that they needed this experiment before the next remodeling. As for the reverse drag, I can see that it's quick to free the drag as sometimes if you can't stop a fish you want to free the drag. I just don't know if I can get used to it. The staff also admitted that the most request they get is to change the handle length of OJ1500. Amen to that!
He also showed me the new high end slow pitch rod, which is to come out in June. It looked and felt really good. They will only release #3 size. They are being careful in producing this flagship line, and they won't be able to other models within this year. They are trying to learn from Slow Jerker and still be different. I can feel they are trying to prove their prestige of top fishing manufacturer. The expectation is high.
Kitidas Punyashthiti Thanks for your report Totos, I really hope for these new hi-end slow pitch rods from Shimano since it's very hard to find Slow Jerker rods here. I am too not so convinced with the reverse drag thing, looking at Abu Garcia Syncro-drag(similar concept) which is not so popular in the market.
19/02/2014 at 10:162
Arfan Kadri No pics of the limited 1500hg?
19/02/2014 at 11:03
Japanese Angler's Secrets Exactly Kitidas. Shimano should be more accessible for you.
19/02/2014 at 13:071
Japanese Angler's Secrets Sorry Arfan, no pic of 1500. It's got a round handle knob on the longer arm.
19/02/2014 at 13:08
Kitidas Punyashthiti Just found a pic of 1500HG limited from Shimano site.
19/02/2014 at 13:112
Japanese Angler's Secrets They are really overbooked. You can make a reservation but you really don't know when you expect to get it. But Shimano is definitely going to this slow pitch direction. They want to find out how much resistance may occur against it too.
19/02/2014 at 13:152
Having a company of one of our readers from Singapore. Even with my wife at the table, we couldn't help talking techs over dinner.
Darren Cook Now just imagine that this rolled up napkin is a jig.....
12/02/2014 at 19:34
Japanese Angler's Secrets no, daz. it's the boat. hahaha. explaining how spanker and sea-anchor work.
12/02/2014 at 23:52