Slow Pitch Jigs

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Deepliner

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Deepliner is a pioneering slow-pitch jig makers, led by Captain Higashimura, a leading angler in Japan. The jigs they make has set the standards for slow pitch jigs and they are still the mainstay for most slow-pitch anglers.

Deepliner SPY

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Spy is the first jig that Deepliner made and still is the unbeaten top of the line. It can be used in high-pitch and in slow-pitch. It’s slow in falling. It slides to the side for so long. You give it a pitch and you have to wait for a whole second, maybe 2 or 3, before you give another. It flies that long.
The main use of this jig is to hang around in the same depth with the horizontal movements.

Deepliner Slow Skip FB

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FB is a very quick, highly responsive jig. It moves light, and easily flies horizontally. It can be used in high-pitch and in slow-pitch. The main use of this jig is light happy movements, horizontal and upwards. For 4oz Slow Jerker, 130g to 180g is recommended.

Deepliner Slow Skip CX

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CX is my favorite of all Deepliner jigs. It’s highly responsive. It reacts to even small inputs and flies on the side. It also performs nice irregular actions as well. The main use of this jig can be light flying motions and it can be soft small motions with occasional short falls and long falls. For 4oz Slow Jerker, 130g to 150g for light actions, 180g to 250g for soft actions.

Deepliner Slow Skip Vib

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Vib is the latest hybrid jig for slow-pitch and long-fall. It has a small profile for the weight. It’s probably the most popular deepliner jig all over the country. It’s so effective for the bottom fish. I use it often when anything else has been worked out and the fish is not biting. The main use of this jig is soft small upward motions with short falls and long falls. For 4oz Slow Jerker, 180g to 250g is recommended.

Seafloor Control

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With the devastating debut of the long-fall Gawky, Seafloor Control came spetacularly on the jigging scene in 2012. It’s led by a young leading jigger, Kazuhiro Hirota, who spent years under apprenticeship to Sato Sensei. They are the hottest jig maker that all the Japanese anglers are eyeing to.

Seafloor Control Gawky

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Without a question, it’s the best long-fall jig on the market. The fall action is slow, rocking, flashing, and waving. It does respond to small inputs but it doesn’t fly on the side. It kind of lies on the side as the rod springs back. It’s important to have it lie on the side before drop so that it starts falling with all kinds of performances. On uplift, make nice soft jerks with a lighter rod. Strong uplift would drive it too wild, unnatural. It doesn’t matter if it’s shallow or deep, in a weak current or strong. It works. For 4oz Slow Jerker, 180g to 260g is recommended.

Seafloor Control Rector

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The hybrid all-rounder from high-pitch, slow-pitch, and long-fall. It works in any style really. The pointy head promises high responses. And the spoon edged tail creates all kinds of falling actions. This jig really inspires the anglers creativity. With all the change of pace and fallings, you can intentionally target big ones. The successful pattern we find around here in Okinawa waters is slow combination jerks with small uplifts with small and long falls. For 4oz Slow Jerker, 180g to 270g is recommended.

More jig introduction will come up soon!!!

  1. Daniel
    Daniel03-09-2013

    awesome write up! feel like getting smaller jigs Totos!!

    • Totos
      Totos03-09-2013

      Thank you Daniel!
      Smaller jigs? I thought you were using small jigs around 100g.
      Here we often use over 200g jigs in shallow water too. It’s effective to make actions slower and smaller when the fish is not active. But we don’t think it’s necessary to change to smaller jigs.
      It used to be said that you should change sizes according to the depth, like 50g for 50m of water and 100g for 100m. But we don’t follow the rules anymore. In slow-pitch jigging, having more control of the jig movements by the heavy jig is more important for the bites.
      Go heavy mate!!!

  2. Daniel
    Daniel03-10-2013

    Hey Totos!
    hahah yup im using jigs around 100g! thats correct. for fish like GT and the groupers its no problem.
    But some big fish are delicate feeders like the diamond trevally! this fish only hits very small jigs!
    looks like I have to get maybe some 60g or 70g jigs eh!

    • Totos
      Totos03-10-2013

      Hi Daniel.
      I see what you are targeting It makes sense. What they feed on determines the jig and the movements.
      You are getting #6. You can do high-pitch jigging when you have small jigs like that on #6.
      As long as you are in contact with the jig, the fishing can work.
      For slow-pitch jigging, you need 180g and over for #6 rod. And it would work for you when you are not getting fish in a way you usually do.
      Good luck!

  3. Ed Cheong
    Ed Cheong03-11-2013

    Fantastic writeup again, Totos.. Keep it coming :)

    • Totos
      Totos03-15-2013

      Thanks Ed! Stay with us. Let us know if you need particular information!

  4. Daz
    Daz04-20-2013

    Hi Totos
    success with the Deepliner FB yesterday. Started with another monster bite which stole another jig
    and then a procession of pearl perch, maori cod,pig fish and small kingfish around 7 kg.
    I’ll be in touch soon.
    Daz.

    • Totos
      Totos04-21-2013

      Hi Daz.
      Congratulations on your slow pitch jigging catches!! All right! Varieties of fish and a monster bite!!!
      Sounds like a lot of fun. Catching varieties of fish is another fun part of this game. You are really getting this game going in Australia Daz! I’m so excited!
      It looks like you are getting in tune with Deepliner CX and FB. Let us know how you go with SPY and Vib.

  5. Daz
    Daz01-22-2014

    Hi Totos
    I’ve emailed a pic of a SFC jig.
    Can you tell us about it’s action etc please.
    Regards
    Daz.

    • Totos
      Totos01-25-2014

      Hi Daz.
      Yes, you sent me the photo of a jig called Scout.
      http://www.anglers-secrets.com/shop/seafloor-control/

      Scout is certainly one of a kind. It’s a specialized jig for bottom approach. Scout follows well to small uplifts like 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and very slow fall actions like a falling leaf. It’s designed to take advantage of the tendency of some groupers which does territorial attacks.
      Your message sounded like you want to use it in the deep, but actually it may not be inappropriate because it falls too slow.

  6. Daz
    Daz01-29-2014

    Hi Totos
    Thanks for the info, I was curious but not in mind for the deep drop.
    cheers.

  7. Sacen
    Sacen02-12-2014

    Hey Toto

    Sent you an order last month haven’t heard back from you.

    Did you receive the order?

    Cheers
    Sac

    • Totos
      Totos02-13-2014

      Sorry Sac.
      Are you the one from Croatia? It seems like there’s a problem and your order didn’t reach me. Check out the email I sent you today.

  8. Sacen
    Sacen02-14-2014

    Hi Toto

    No, I’m from New Zealand. Didn’t receive any email from you also checked junk mail nothing either.

    Cheers
    Sac

    • Totos
      Totos02-18-2014

      Hi Sac.
      I’m sorry. I didn’t receive your order. When you complete your order, the system sends you an email with the list of your order. Did you receive it? If you didn’t receive, it’s very possible that you did not complete your order. Please complete it again or just send me an email with your order.
      Thank you very much.
      Totos
      totos@anglers-secrets.com

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