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Slow Pitch Jigging

What is Slow Pitch Jigging (SPJ) ?

Slow pitch is a jigging technique that originated in Japan, it is the brainchild of Norihiro Sato. It is the state-of-the-art jigging technique that elevated the jigging game to another level. In terms of our involvement it dates back to when Calvin Tan, revived a used blank, acid wrapped it himself and successfully built the first Temple Reef prototype jigging rod.  This rod later was to become known as the Levitate, a successful rod but one that's development was cut short in lieu of getting it to market quickly but that's another story for another day.

If you’ve seen the old style jigging which is speed jigging you would think it is tough, exhausting work taking a very fit angler. Speed jigging can be successful in a variety of situations, but a lot of people who have switched to slow pitch jigging have experienced way better success and never switched back.

SPJ is not slow reeling. It is a continuous sequence of stop and go in every pitch. It is basically 1 pitch per second. This tempo is very slow compared to the old jigging style which was a breakneck pace.

SPJ works for a wider range of species, from fast swimming tuna to bottom duelers. It works for different fish moods, it works when the fish are active and most importantly when they are inactive.

When the fish are very active any method will work, but fish are not active all day. In fact there’s only a short window when they are active, 1-2 hours a couple of times a day, often dependent on tide, when they are active and feeding. What happens then when they are not active? How then do we fish for them? That’s when slow pitch jigging came out.

Predators instinctually will attack an easy meal even if if they are not "on the feed". Injured bait fish make random and erratic movements, they dash and stop, dart in irregular directions, shed scales and make flashing actions as they fall to the bottom.

In SPJ to be successful this is what we want our jig(s) to emulate.

The wings, protrusions and other "space aged" designs we see from the jig makers do have purpose.  The aim being to add some left right movement to our jig in addition to traditional up and down action of say a "Speed Jig"

  • Razor Sharp but insanely strong.  Never have a Slow Pitch open up on you again.  We start with a French made, forged VMC hook and hand serve each one with #300 USA made Kevlar cord. Thank you Pierre! Fishing looks good at Panafishing Lodge, Pedesi Panama!

Glad to see our Assist Hooks are "assisting" in these fine catches - sorry for bad joke I have a odd sense of humor

    Dual VMC Assist Hooks

    Professionally hand made Dual Assist Hook Sets for Slow Pitch Jigging VMC Hooks Served using #300 Japanese PE line with Japanese Fluorocarbon shot inside for added stiffness and less tangles. Sized 5/0, 6/0 and 7/0 2 sets per packet Size 5/0 comes...

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  • Galahad TRAVEX

    Galahad TRAVEX

    New Galahad series is released in spring 2019. Jigging rod is required to be fit and adjusted to each of water, method and target of the world. And we believe that performance of blanks gives huge influence to the game of jigging. How do...

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  • Grappler Type J Spin Jigging Rod

    Next-generation standard rod dedicated to anglers who challenge various offshore games.    The complete line-up, which was created by testing not only Japanese fish but also the world's big ones, is designed exclusively for four types of...

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    Jigging Combos

      Take the guess work out of getting into Slow Pitch Jigging.  We have carefully selected ideally matched rods and reels to give you the right outfit the FIRST time. Since 2009 we have sold literally thousands and thousands of Slow Pitch...

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    Finest split ring pliers on the market.  Easily opens size #7 to #12 with damaging or distorting the ring and thus comprising strength. Finest split ring pliers on the market.  Easily opens size #7 to #12 with damaging or distorting the ring and thus comprising strength.

    PALMARIUS Big Game Split Ring Pliers

    Quite possibly the best quality Split Ring pliers on the market at any price, even a reasonable one.  Forged from top quality Stainless Steel These pliers might just last you a lifetime, but your friends are likely to steal them off you way before...

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