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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #860 on: March 21, 2019, 05:54:06 pm »
Sorry, don’t know why the photos came through upside down!

Did you catch those kingies in Oz?  w;k
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #861 on: March 21, 2019, 06:21:50 pm »
Sorry, don’t know why the photos came through upside down!

Did you catch those kingies in Oz?  w;k

Hahaha!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #862 on: March 25, 2019, 08:03:44 pm »
When one watch the multitude of shore slow pitch jigging videos on Youtube the setting is nearly always super flat sea conditions, a situation far removed from local reality here in South Africa.

Hence, it is logical to question whether the technique, commonly called “shore slow”, is applicable to South African conditions. Are the content shown in these, mostly Japanese, videos relevant to us?

In my own learnings with the technique I have developed an opinion that the technique is directly applicable to our sea conditions. You need a good slow jigging rod to really unlock all the technical aspects involved, but the technique, per se, is identical to that in Japan and other countries. We just have more days that the conditions are not conducive to apply shore slow technique properly. When one starts to identify the right time and place for the technique it becomes a hugely effective artlure strategy.

In this particular pre-sunrise session I could not raise a single bite with conventional glow spoons. Switching to a shore slow jigging glow spoon attracted a bite on the first cast by applying typical slow pitch jigging technique during the retrieve. This greenspot kingfish could not resist this 40 g green glow slow jigging spoon and ate the spoon on a long pause between pitches during the downward flutter in deep water in front of a rock ledge. The intensity of the bites on shore slow is phenomenal.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #863 on: March 31, 2019, 07:39:00 pm »
I caught this frigate tuna from the rocks on a 40 g pink glow shore slow pitch jigging spoon at sunrise.

After casting the glow spoon far out with my Majorcraft rod and letting the spoon flutter down and hitting the sea floor I initially explored the deeper parts of the water column just above the sea floor by keeping pitch numbers low between pauses.

Without attracting any interest I decided to pitch the spoon all the way up to just below the water surface in short quick darts and then pausing for long so that it can flutter back down towards the sea floor. This fished latched onto the spoon about 3 seconds into the pause, probably somewhere in mid-water.

Its facinating what variations are possible within a single cast and retrieve.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #864 on: March 31, 2019, 07:40:05 pm »
Close up view with that yummy pink glow spoon.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #865 on: May 03, 2019, 11:26:23 am »
Always great when you are busy spinning for natal snoek (queen mackerel) and you have retrieved the spoon out of the queens neighborhood without getting a bite straight into another neighborhood where the bullies of the reef are hungy and unexpectedly hitting the spoon hard with great surface commotion!

These feisty bullies were caught on the couta casting pink glow no 2 spoon and tagged and released to grow bigger so that they can become the chiefs in charge of the reef.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #866 on: May 03, 2019, 11:36:01 am »
Nice! Such healthy looking fish!! Proper bullies!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #867 on: May 03, 2019, 11:40:44 am »
Nice! Such healthy looking fish!! Proper bullies!

Healthy and feisty on light tackle! I think these two chaps have a bright future ahead of them.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #868 on: May 04, 2019, 10:22:50 am »
Bonnies on shore slow pitch jigging spoons.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #869 on: May 04, 2019, 11:29:25 am »
It must be great fun catching mini gas bottles from the shore...  :envy
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #870 on: May 04, 2019, 12:05:16 pm »
It must be great fun catching mini gas bottles from the shore...  :envy

Its lovely!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #871 on: May 04, 2019, 05:32:06 pm »
 :bow: :bow: :cgrts:  , maybe when I am big I will catch one from the side  :toppie:
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #872 on: May 05, 2019, 11:12:08 am »
Nice catches there Riekert.
What 40 gram spoons would you recommend for a startup and where to buy them from.
Thanks

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #873 on: May 05, 2019, 11:39:12 am »
Nice catches there Riekert.
What 40 gram spoons would you recommend for a startup and where to buy them from.
Thanks

I would recommend going with the 40 g Majorcraft Jigpara Slow spoons. They are deadly. The zebra glow colour have given me many bites. There are some pink and green glow Z’Slow spoons currently under development. But they are not yet available. I have been testing some of their prototypes and they are producing bites.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #874 on: May 05, 2019, 02:13:32 pm »
Thanks Riekert.
Does anyone know which retailer will sell the Jigpara spoons?

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #875 on: May 05, 2019, 03:19:42 pm »
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #876 on: May 05, 2019, 03:29:04 pm »
Thanks Riekert.
Does anyone know which retailer will sell the Jigpara spoons?

I suggest you chat to Wayne Easton. Contact details will be on the Outdoors 365 website.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #877 on: May 05, 2019, 04:01:23 pm »
Thanks Riekert