Slow Pitch jigging is a state-of-the-art fishing technique first developed in Japan that has elevated the technique of jigging. The slow pitch jigs mimic a wounded fish trying to swim away from the sea floor that flutter downwards where most strikes occur. Angler’s are no longer limited by tides, bait or time of day. It may seem impossible when you consider the equipment you are working with, but slow pitch jigs are masters of deception.
The basic equipment you will need to start includes a slow pitch rod, slow pitch reels, slow pitch jigs, slow pitch jigging assist hooks and braided line. The slow pitch rods seem unusually narrow but will give anglers more sensitivity, extra durability and greater line control than other traditional gear. Slow pitch reels have a small narrow spool but are impressively geared. They are designed to allow you to adjust the drag as you fight the fish and offer greater sensitivity and line control. Slow pitch jigs imitate wounded fish and work off of the bottom. They come in a variety of sizes and colors to suite your fishing needs. Slow pitch jigging assist hooks come in pairs which attach at the head and tail of your jig. They’re small and razor sharp, designed to puncture deep into the fish.
Slow pitch jigging uses small precise movements and a bit of trial and error when targeting certain species and varying conditions. Successful angler’s need to know their gear and balance their equipment with the current conditions. Slow pitch jigging may take some practice, but angler’s will soon outfish any other technique around.