Report from Sam & Laurent in Saint-Martin

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Laurent had his friend angler Samuel from Israel come over to join him for a fishing party. These 2 new rising slow-pitch jiggers gave their shots at that stunning Caribbean ocean we’ve been talking about. Oh boy, have mercy…!

Laurent’s tackle
Rod Evergreen Poseidon Slow Jerker 603-6
Reel Shimano Ocea Jigger 2000NR-HG
Line Shimano Ocea EX8 PE1.5
Leader Seaguar FXR fluoro #10
Jigs Seafloor Control Rector 210g, Gawky 260g, Spunky 180g and others

Samuel’s tackle 1
Rod Evergreen Poseidon Slow Jerker 603-3
Reel Shimano Ocea Jigger 1500HG
Line Shimano Ocea EX8 PE1.5
Leader Seaguar FXR fluoro #8
Jigs Seafloor Control Rector 210g, Gawky 260g and others

Samuel’s tackle 2
Rod Evergreen Poseidon Slow Jerker 603-6
Reel Shimano Ocea Jigger 2000NR-HG
Line Shimano Ocea EX8 PE1.5
Leader Seaguar FXR fluoro #10
Jigs Seafloor Control Rector 210g, Gawky 260g and others

Hi Totos,

There are so many things I want to tell you about the SFC Jigs that i don’t know where to begin.

Let me start by saying I would like to double my order. We lost 90% of our SFC jigs on wahoo, King fish & Sharks after the first 3 days of fishing.

Sam was on fire and caught a 100lb+ reef shark on the 603-3 and a 150lb+ lemon shark on the 603-6. What a fight!!! He caught that last one in about 30 minutes fighting like a real tai-chi Master and released both of them; good guy.

All the jigs you sent us worked like a charm, we just had to adjust our pitch’s to the depth and current.
Everyday we had a new favorite. The Rector was my personal favorite on the 1st day’s and ended up loving even more the Spunky and Gawky by the end of Sam’s week fishing with me. All the colors worked well but I think I preferred the jigs with no color, just the glow, when going deeper than 50m.

What I also noticed was that the small YFT couldn’t keep off the gawky while on the way down. We caught at least 12 of them that way.

The most exciting part of our trip was when we realized that the more murky the water, the more the SFC jigs performed. Usually when the water is murky we don’t make much contact when high speed jigging and we usually don’t jig, but seeing how much fish we caught that day, it completely changed my mind.

Thank you again for all your precious tips and those last minute jigs you sent, we had a blast slow pitch jigging with SFC jigs!!!

Kind regards,

Laurent

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I’m sorry to hear that you’ve lost so many jigs to Wahoos. It’s too bad. But when they are frenzy, they bite on anything… Sato Sensei easily explains it like this but it’s so hard to do. I would just get out of that area.
What to do with nasty toothed slashers?

But look at all the fish you guys caught! I bet there was more but just seeing such a variety of fish really confirms you really had this slow pitch game going. I especially liked the picture of Sam with the little red fish on Rector. You had that fish make a bite at the jig of its own size on the rear hook, which means you hit it on the fall. That is only possible with slow pitch jigging.

I’m also happy to hear that Samuel brought up such big sharks! He dealt with them like a Tai-chi master eh? Yes, that’s the spirit! Never try to overpower the fish. Let it swim and circle around up! Fighting sharks is actually such a good practice to bring home a big fish. Good for him!

I’m really excited that you guys are really learning this game and each jig’s characters, proving this method does work. Please send us more findings when you do! Keep up the good work!

Totos

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