Jigs and how to work them....

Completely new to jigging and looking for some advice.

Over the last few months I've been collecting a few jigs ranging from 90-150 grams, Just wondering if some of you could share a bit of info on these and what I should be using them for and how to jig them.

The more I read the more complex it seems but from what I can gather the two main styles are slow pitch and conventional jigging (fast vertically) for Pelagics.

Will the Knife jigs still work effectively jigged slowly close to the bottom or would I be wasting time?

I was going to use the right hand side first, Probably the top two if there's some pinkys around and the other Three to have a go at some dhus. The other side for Sambos and rat Kings.

Thanks in advance for any info!

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bennym_82's picture

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Slow Pitch

Mon, 2016-07-18 12:09

Really good website for info on technique and gear is; http://www.anglers-secrets.com

The slow pitch jigging section has most info you need to get started. It also has pretty good info on handling your catch to preserve fillets ideally. Ive found those two bottomship jigs in top right of your photo are good for Dhu's and sergeant baker oddly enough, especially the orange colour whilst I've seen purple evergreen caprice consistently pluck dhu's, bonito, YTK and Nanni's amongst others.

Good thing about slow pitch is you can keep at it a bit longer due to lighter gear and less intense action, good luck with it.

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Gday troyboy

Mon, 2016-07-18 18:16

 You seem to be on the money with what jigs you have chosen for what sort of species. My only other suggestions would be to have the rubber fake squids covering the assist hooks on the lures which don't have them already, this has proven to increase our success rates.

also, make sure your line is as vertical as possible when jigging. If it means you need to run a sea anchor or even cast a bit the other side of the drift before you start jigging, then do it. Lots of rod movement with small amounts of reel handle movements (keep it in the strike zone as much as you can). Once you have hooked a few fish and get confident with jigs, you won't look back. 






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 Thanks Bennym I'll have a

Tue, 2016-07-19 20:34

 Thanks Bennym I'll have a look at that site and scano I'll take that on board. Yea just looking for other ways to fish, mix things up a bit. I've read jigs can turn them on sometimes when bait won't... have to give it a go!