Slow Pitch Jigging
You don't like this fish? I admit this fish is definitely weird. It's so slimy on the skin that messes up your boat. It's so long that it doesn't fit into your cooler box. Just weird face that occupies 30% of whole body. Weird. I agree.
But this fish is so delicious! Fascinating in sashimi, soup or steamed. Let me fool you to try!!!
Philip Bradford Would this work with hairtail / frost fish?
February 2, 2017 at 07:291
Jon Hammond Alan Koh
February 2, 2017 at 08:342
Benny Ng David Ho remember the ikan konet we caught in tioman using sabiki last time?
February 2, 2017 at 09:431
Jason Bauman Blair Bakke another recipe for your favorite fish.
February 2, 2017 at 10:201
Ari Wisata Whole this time i've been fooled by this creature 😂
February 2, 2017 at 11:081
Blair Bakke I have been telling you guys all along that they are delicious. Very tricky to clean but great to eat.
February 2, 2017 at 11:481
Hong Qixian Very scientific, love it!
February 2, 2017 at 11:591
Michael Alcos Jerson.
February 2, 2017 at 15:47
Jordan Garnsworthy Taylor McKinney-Smith wizard staff soup
February 2, 2017 at 16:392
Japanese Angler's Secrets By the way, the close relative, Bluespotted cornetfish, is not valued so highly as Red cornetfish. Maybe because the blue doesn't grow big as the red. But I see people praise the blue one too.
February 2, 2017 at 23:171
My second trip of the year.
Keep it rolling for the new year!
Keyzer Soze Bravo, totos
January 27, 2017 at 00:151
Mark Crewe Nice work Totos
January 27, 2017 at 07:071
Ari Wisata It's been a long time since your last fishing trip post.
Nice come back Mr. Toto.
January 27, 2017 at 09:43
Parry Sim Yup Totos bro, You are right, Amber jack sashimi was so good...
February 18, 2017 at 20:121
Japanese Angler's Secrets I'm glad you liked it. In my experience, 5kg to 8kg AJ in the spawning season are the best.
February 19, 2017 at 02:461
The morning meditation after a fishing day.
There's nothing more sacramental than this.
Japanese Angler's Secrets Okee Dokee... Here we go.
January 26, 2017 at 14:27
Pang Satawat What number is your whetstone totos?
January 26, 2017 at 14:46
Japanese Angler's Secrets shared レクシー沖縄's video.
The underwater movie on Arrow actions. In reality, it should be a bit different as there's so much water influence on the line, yet, it shows the characteristics of Arrow.
Arrow is a semi-long jig. But it can be very much effective in slow pitch setup and actions. It doesn't fly around at the top of the action. It quietly simply lies on its side. Even when the lifting power is not enough, which happens a lot when you are not vertical, it falls tail first and soon it lies on its side and wobbles down. The falling action is rather slow and calm, making a big change of pace between the lift and the fall. Especially the suspension and falling actions of 1 second after the release are beautiful.
Arrow can be a jig to rely on when you find it tough to stay vertical. In that kind of situations, it's hard to make the change of pace to give the fish a trigger to bite, and the jig tends to be hanging in the water. Arrow is fast on drop down (a little tensioned fall). Light to lift up, slow and quite to fall. Easy to make the change of pace with hi-speed lifts and a couple of slow pitch lifts.
Arrow is available in 230g, 260g and 290g at the moment.
Lee Vincent Tan Chee Seng Tien Hoe Khong Eric Alfonso Yeoh
January 18, 2017 at 20:49
Pino Gentile great movement, beautiful line. Must try in open water.... (y)
January 19, 2017 at 05:591
The highschool angler continues to pound on the Australian fish grounds.
Luke Allman Will Smith Malcolm Green
January 18, 2017 at 18:522
Very inspiring video on the colors that the fish live in.
Bioluminescent of deepsea creatures which migrates to surface every night. Biofluorescent of shallow water creatures that use UV light to light in different colors.
The ocean is full of lights that we don't see.
My first jigging trip of the year 2017!
Finally I got out on the boat after so many rain checks. I almost forgot what to bring for fishing!
January 11, 2017 at 01:01
Aristotelis Kolios This is a good start !!!!!!!
January 11, 2017 at 01:011
Dirk Thyssen Nice catch !!
January 11, 2017 at 04:501
Pino Gentile Happy 2017 to you all ..... great start (y)
January 11, 2017 at 14:081
The best split ring in my opinion. Super strong. Durability is excellent. The split shuts well for heavy use. Even the split opens a little, the oval shape will not let go of your precious fish. #4 is a standard (medium) size for slow pitch jigging.
Jason Bauman I switched to these a while ago and I'm very happy with the performance.
February 2, 2017 at 12:00
A happy new year everyone!
Hope you will all have another productive year in 2017. Tight lines!!
Γιώργος Τριλίβας Καλή χρονιά με υγεία και ευτυχία!!!!!
January 1, 2017 at 23:551
Antonio Jesús Moreno Diego Happy New year!
January 2, 2017 at 03:511
What do you think?
=== QUESTION ====
I have been doing some research about how to catch the attention of fish rather than only with the action. SO I was studying on colors and their effect on fish based on the depth. I have come across with many articles that scent is also very important. Do you have anything in Japan so that I can try to use it with plastic octopus?
Did you had any experience with these scents?
=== MY REPLY ===
Scent is actually chemical compounds in the air or the water. We have the receptor to detect it and we call that smell. We have the receptor that works in the air and fish has one for the water.
One thing to note, I think, is a fact that scent is slower to travel
than vision (light reflection) and hearing (sound waves). Once scattered, it is a powerful attractor for a wide range, but it is slow to spread.
In the game of jigging in which our bait moves fast in the water, I don't believe that the scent attracts fish around it. Because by the time the scent reaches the fish, the jig is gone. But I'm sure that the scent leaves the trace of the jig, and the fish who is chasing the jig certainly smells it and that leads to a sure bite.
There are products like this from Eco Gear.
The liquid is amino acids for scent. One of them even gives coating of UV color to the plastic. You can soak your octopus in the liquid
before use or you can just keep all your plastic in the liquid to store. It is a popular product for Tenya game, which is a kind of jigging but it's a slow game. I'm sure there are many products like this around the world.
But personally and honestly, carrying stinking liquid always involves risks of making a mess. For Tenya game and any other slow game, it may be worth it. But I don't find it worth for jigging game actually.
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?
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December 14, 2016 at 09:471
Les Grunter Show video of SFC jigs in action
February 10, 2017 at 07:07
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.