Snowbee 2 Piece Kuroshio Black Tide Slow Jigging Rod - 6ft 6in
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Snowbee 2 Piece Kuroshio Black Tide Slow Jigging Rod - 6ft 6in. Similar in basic principle, but rather than working the jig fast, in a cyclical ‘crank and jig’ motion, Slow Jigging involves working the jigs close to the bottom in a more relaxed fashion, allowing the lighter, wider jigs to rise and ‘flutter’ back down, which most predatory fish find irresistible.
As one the pioneers of Speed Jigging in the UK, we have been using this ‘Slow Jigging’ technique on our own test boat 'Deep Blue3' for the past 5 or 6 years and it has proved to be a highly effective method for cod and other bottom-dwelling species.
The new Kuroshio ‘Black Tide’ Slow Jigging Rods are ultra-lightweight for all day fishing comfort but use high modulus carbon for a fast, powerful action, to impart maximum movement to the jigs. The graphite reel seat and lowrider style guides are equally at home using either a conventional multiplier reel or turn the rod up the other way and team it up with one of the new generation fixed spool Jigging reels.
At 6ft 6in they are the ideal length for Slow Jigging – long enough to ‘work’ the jig effectively, but short enough to apply pressure to set the hook, when the inevitable ‘smash takes’ occur.
The new range includes 3 models; an ultra-lightweight jigging rod, rated for lines of 8-15lbs and jigs of 30-100g, a medium weight rod, rated for lines of 15-25lbs and jigs of 70-120g and a heavyweight model, rated for lines of 20-35lbs and jigs of 130-200g. These three models cover all requirements from ultra-lightweight, shallow water reef fishing, through jigging for bass on inshore wrecks, when they shoal-up in the autumn, to wreck fishing, in deeper water, where heavier jigs are needed, to get down fast.
The 2-pce blanks, break down at the handle to a convenient 58” for travelling and are finished in a lustrous black with subtle self-colour whippings and gold trim. The high density foam grips offer all day comfort and warmth, for winter fishing. The rods come in a nylon rod bag, with mesh front to allow them to dry naturally, plus a hanging loop for easy storage.
There is certainly more to slow jigging than meets the eye; do it wrong and you may as well use conventional methods, but do it right and it can, without doubt, be the most deadly, effective and exciting fishing method, for a vast array of species – pollack, cod, ling, whiting and even bass!