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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #800 on: August 17, 2018, 02:16:12 PM »
Wel gedaan Riekert...... :cgrts: ....... Jy het seker hard gewerk vir hom ?

Absoluut, jy ken die storie, hulle kom baie selde maklik!

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« Reply #801 on: August 17, 2018, 09:12:08 PM »
Ek het seker nie jou vorige posts gelees na jy die Majorcraft aangeskaf het nie, maar vertel n bietjie meer tov jou nuwe stok, die 10.6 ft (30 - 60 g) Majorcraft N-one shore, sy Aksie, die ligste lure & tipe wat jy gooi & hoe "perform" hy.
Het jy die voorreg gehad om die ander modelle in die N - One series te toets & vas te hou , oa. die 10' , sienende dat Outdoor 365 Equipment meer n On-Line verkoper is.
Ek het met Wayne gechat, & hy noem dat daar vele stokke is wat ligter lures met gemak sal hanteer.
Ek merk meeste vd stokke se ratings is 30g & hoër.
Vir die prys wat n mens betaal vir die Majorcraft sal n mens graag n stok in jou hand wil hou alvorens jy jou besluit neem....dus maak dit n redelike moeilike besluit so uit die vuis uit.

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« Reply #802 on: August 18, 2018, 04:35:51 PM »
Ek het seker nie jou vorige posts gelees na jy die Majorcraft aangeskaf het nie, maar vertel n bietjie meer tov jou nuwe stok, die 10.6 ft (30 - 60 g) Majorcraft N-one shore, sy Aksie, die ligste lure & tipe wat jy gooi & hoe "perform" hy.
Het jy die voorreg gehad om die ander modelle in die N - One series te toets & vas te hou , oa. die 10' , sienende dat Outdoor 365 Equipment meer n On-Line verkoper is.
Ek het met Wayne gechat, & hy noem dat daar vele stokke is wat ligter lures met gemak sal hanteer.
Ek merk meeste vd stokke se ratings is 30g & hoër.
Vir die prys wat n mens betaal vir die Majorcraft sal n mens graag n stok in jou hand wil hou alvorens jy jou besluit neem....dus maak dit n redelike moeilike besluit so uit die vuis uit.

Its a phenomenal rod - once you start using one it becomes extremely hard to go back to anything else. It throws 30 - 60 g, with 50 g being the top end of optimal casting performance in my opinion. It deals extremely well with 28 g lures and up. It has huge backbone so it can handle big fish. Having it at 10.6 ft is ideal for KZN conditions, because you often need great casting distance here. Its tip action is in a class of its own for a rod of 10.6 ft long. It really bring lures to life, even with plugs one can introduce some deady skidding and popping type action just by utilizing the tip of rod in subtle ways.

It throws 1.5 oz bucktail jigs a mile, but more importantly the rod action brings them to life. For the first time we are really getting to grips with bucktail jigs here in KZN and we are catching some serious fish on them.





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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #803 on: August 23, 2018, 11:56:45 AM »
Thks Riekert.......altyd interesant om jou ondervinding van "tackle performance" te lees.  :tite

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #804 on: September 02, 2018, 09:06:42 PM »
Another garrick on bucktail jig. This fish attacked a 1.5 oz Spro glow bucktail jig on a long cast out to a deep sand bank before sunrise. Safely tagged and released.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #805 on: September 02, 2018, 10:35:29 PM »
Nice Garrick !! Well done

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #806 on: September 03, 2018, 07:14:10 AM »
 :cgrts:  you are da man . :toppie:
My wife allows me to keep all the fishing tackle I can hide.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #807 on: October 20, 2018, 05:38:06 PM »
The 40 g gold-pink Majorcraft Jigpara slow spoon is simply deadly once the sun is up. The relentless side current thats been around for ages finally gave me a break to do some slow pitch jigging and the largespot pompanos went wild despite the still very rough sea. Caught 5 of them quick quick. And another one on a 3/4 oz Tiny Jigs bucktail jig. All fish safely released. Here are some pics.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #808 on: October 20, 2018, 05:39:25 PM »
On slow pitch jigging spoon.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #809 on: October 21, 2018, 10:39:18 AM »
Nice catches there Riekert.
Are all the hooks really neccesary? Seems overkill to me but then I do not have any experience with this method.

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« Reply #810 on: October 21, 2018, 01:14:07 PM »
Nice catches there Riekert.
Are all the hooks really neccesary? Seems overkill to me but then I do not have any experience with this method.

From my experience you need one hook at the bottom and one hook at the top. The Zoc assists that I use are really good and come as singles, tandems and duels. So one can play around with the configuration. If you remove the hook at the bottom you start to miss bites, especially when fish attacks the lure during an upward pitch. At the same spot I got those largespot pompanos I also got two shad and they both attacked on upward pitch. Both were caught on bottom assist . All the largespot pompanos took the lure on the flutter between pitches and all of them were hooked on the top assists.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #811 on: October 21, 2018, 01:18:50 PM »
The Zoc assists that I am experimenting with.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #812 on: October 21, 2018, 03:45:38 PM »
Ok, so fish grab the lure differently due to the erratic nuture of the action

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #813 on: October 21, 2018, 03:51:27 PM »
Ok, so fish grab the lure differently due to the erratic nuture of the action

100% correct. And the same species attack the lure differently on different days. I guess it all depends on their feeding activity. A fascinating game this!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #814 on: October 22, 2018, 08:19:44 AM »
Hi Riekert


Well done on your catches. Thank you for always willing to share your information. I am struggling to find Majorcraft jigs in the local fishing shops. Do you import your own jigs? if not..where do you source these jigs from? Please let me know.

life's a journey, enjoy the ride.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #815 on: October 22, 2018, 08:29:35 AM »
Definitely one of my favourite threads. Lots of great info   :tkx:

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #816 on: October 22, 2018, 09:22:40 AM »
Hi Riekert


Well done on your catches. Thank you for always willing to share your information. I am struggling to find Majorcraft jigs in the local fishing shops. Do you import your own jigs? if not..where do you source these jigs from? Please let me know.

Wayne Easton from Outdoors 365 brings them in. He is based here in Durban. Good idea to connect with him on Facebook. If you send me private message I can give you his cell number as well. Fishing Addicts tackle shop in Clairwood (Durban) also stocks some.

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« Reply #817 on: October 22, 2018, 09:23:14 AM »
Definitely one of my favourite threads. Lots of great info   :tkx:

Glad it’s useful!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #818 on: October 22, 2018, 11:55:30 AM »
Hi Steenie,

Could you possibly give me short description of how slow jigging works, what kind of tackle is generally used?

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« Reply #819 on: October 22, 2018, 12:04:39 PM »
Hi Steenie,

Could you possibly give me short description of how slow jigging works, what kind of tackle is generally used?

Best regards

Jonathan

Hi there are you on Facebook? If you are I have started a new Facebook group about 2 months ago called “Shore Slow Jigging South Africa”. On the group you will find a lot of content and discussion about slow jigging, including some videos thats been uploaded. Work in progress, by no means a completed resource of information.