Outfish the boat in US

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Here is a report from Benny with a longfall jerker in USA.

Tackle Info
Rod Evergreen Poseidon Long Fall Jerker 710MH-4
Reel Ocea Jigger 2000NRHG
Line Sufix 832 20lb (PE2)
Leader Damiki Back Drop 130g Keimoura Glow Special

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Hi Totos,

I cannot tell you what an invaluable resource Japanese Angler’s Secrets has been for me and my friends here in the US. As I’m sure you know, slow pitch and long fall jigging is still in its infancy on this side of the world. A lot of people look at us with our funny rods and weird metal jigs like we’re crazy until we out fish the boat!

Here’s a picture of me from last weekend with a nice African Pompano caught on long fall.

Congrats on your first success in your slow pitch game! I know, I know, I know, it’s a great feeling to outfish everyone and surprise those with the suspicious look!

So I understand slow pitch has landed on USA finally…
The problem is not the angler, it’s the boat operation, like every other countries. I wish commercial captains would understand more about real “vertical” game for anglers.

You got the nice light tackle set up there, Benny. Get more heavier jigs and try your best to stay vertical.

  1. bonev.simeon@yahoo.com
    bonev.simeon@yahoo.com03-25-2015

    Hi Totos . I’m very interested in slow pitch jigging and want to try this technique in the Northeast USA where we traditionally fish for Haddock,Cod,Pollock,Red Fish,Cusk, Whitening etc using the old style Norvegian lead jigs (Cod jigs) . So far everything looks great except the boat operation and the depth of 100-120 meters, that makes the use of 300-350 gr jigs necessary for faster reaching the bottom and keep jigging vertical (If possible) . What is the optimal depth that works best for slow pitch jigging ?

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