How to fish with slow jigging?
The slow jigging literally means slow fishing. Conceived and developed in the Pacific, this modern fishing technique quickly met with success when it arrived in France. Unlike the classic jig, it allows to catch different types of species. The slow fishing owes its success to the way the lure swims at the time of the descent. In any case, it is a good technique to fish both on the bottom and in different water layers. If you’re thinking of getting into slow jigging, here’s how.
Slow jigging: how does it work?
The slow jig is a fishing technique that differs from the speed jig by its very slow animation mode. It is the best method to fish especially in deep water. It also allows you to take advantage of the boat’s drift to discover the widest area of the bottom. To succeed in slow jig fishing, the element not to be neglected is the metal jig. Its animation is done in horizontal swerves between two vertical casts. It is also equipped with hooks attached to pieces of braid. This type of hook has a greater mobility. Also, it is possible to mount these hooks in opposition or in heart.
When fishing with a slow jig , the rhythm is one strike every 1 to 2 seconds. As you may have guessed, this is an even slower pace than traditional jigging. This is because it gives the lure time to make a significant lateral swerve. Also, the reel retrieve is even slower, as a quarter to half a turn of the crank is enough to guarantee the effectiveness of this technique.
About slow jigging
Before you can enjoy the benefits of slow jigging, you need to understand the animation method of this fishing technique. As a general rule, the slow jig is used vertically to control the lure. The animation is done with the heel under the armpit to enjoy a good precision. The basic handling process consists in lowering and raising the rod parallel to the surface.
In addition, it is important to know that the slow jigging technique works on the basis of three different animations. The first animation is the slow pitch which corresponds to a short pull of 10 to 30 cm and then a long pause to allow the jig to make a large lateral swerve. The second animation is the high pitch which is based on short shots, but with a higher rhythm. And between each pitch, there are short pauses. Finally, the last animation is the Long Fall which consists of bringing the rod up very high and then lowering it suddenly without recovering the line. With this animation, the slow jig will start to fall back into a dead leaf. At the same time, the rod can be lifted and both high pitches and slows pitches can be made.