Taikabua Jigs

Has anybody had a go with the "new" Taikabura style jigs with the round head and the rubber spinner bait style bodies. Media reports appear to be good however this could also be blokes in the takcle industry talking up a new product

Interested in how they should be fished, what depth of water they are effective in and of course any results with using the jigs.

I bought a couple the other day and am now just waiting on some favourable weather to give them a shot

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Try jigging them

Thu, 2008-06-26 12:33

Try jigging them heheh.
Seriously tho have heard of them and keen to see how they go. How much are they going for?
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Used them at the Abrolhos

Thu, 2008-06-26 12:37


But didn't have much luck.
You fish them slow up and down from what I have been told.
That's what I did but no luck. switched to a knife jig and had immediate success.?????

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I bought the Ockta brand

Thu, 2008-06-26 15:10

I bought the Ockta brand from John at Complete Joondalup as they were on special, I couldn't bring myself to pay $25 for a "flash" one straight up.

I thought they might be ok just left unattended while drifting and let the boat motion give them a bit of action, hopefully they would be a bit more immune from the pickers that an unattended rod always seem to attract.

What sort of fish did you end up getting on the knife jigs Andy?

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I was using the Oktas too

Thu, 2008-06-26 16:23

Knife jigs got the pinkies.


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Thu, 2008-06-26 15:14

i use the raba raba $25 a pop and the any f jigs and they produce a massive amount of fish by just drifting with the rod in the holder . just cant wait to hit em up in the yak.
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Brenz

Thu, 2008-06-26 17:21

do you need a special kind of rod for Jigging or can you use any ???

Also do you have any of those think you called them and f jigs in stock would not mid trying them out in exmouth next week

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yes russ, i think i saw some

Fri, 2008-06-27 07:25

yes russ, i think i saw some in the shop yesterday when i popped inWink

 

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I thought that these jigs

Thu, 2008-06-26 17:26

I thought that these jigs were designed with pinkies in mind? No matter I will give them a go when the weather comes good and put up a report on how they go.

Brenz what sort of depth have you fished these in and what weight jigs were used. I ppicked up a 40g and an 80g. I reckon I will fish them with ABU7000 loaded with 30lb braid and say a 60lb leader.

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up grade the hooks

Thu, 2008-06-26 18:41

change the assist hook. i have used these a few time lost a few too. i started using them on the artificial reef in warnbro sound and got nailed big time. on light gear was awsome fun with small pinks sambos and what ever came around on the last one ended up with it all. something xos. used out in 40 meters of water on a very light glassy day and caught a few blackasses with them. but the hooks they come with just arent strong enough after a few fish. i found small assist hooks bette cause they stay hidden in the plastic strings behind. not bad but pacientce is a very good thing with them. Oh and the sambos love them more than the knife jigs we found at my favourite spot

 

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faulkner family completly

Thu, 2008-06-26 18:46

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completly depends on what type and weight of jig u are using and what fish you are targeting

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Ollie

Thu, 2008-06-26 18:50

mmm looks like we might have to look into if futhur did not realise there was so much to jigging (smile) heard alot about it never tried it mate

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Taikabura jigs work pretty

Thu, 2008-06-26 19:45

Taikabura jigs work pretty well on reef fish... however they require a more slow, finesse style than using typical knife jigs....

I'm a bit reluctant to switch as I don't find it anywhere near as exctiting as 'proper' jigging. It does require a different tackle set up but like any kind of fishing you can make do with other substitutes, it's just not as comfortable.

Here's a pic of Glenns taikabura gear.

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Oops. This answers my question on the rod post

Thu, 2008-06-26 19:50

Russ. have a look at some of the jigging videos on the site. uie, Honshu hookups. They show some jigging action,
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Don't confuse those with

Thu, 2008-06-26 19:58

Don't confuse those with taikabura jigging though, it's completely different.

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Someone should write a book about jigging

Thu, 2008-06-26 20:01

And explain all the styles, jigs, gear needed, etc. I am sure it would sell well. Hint, hint anyone here. Or has it been done already.
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seen some

Thu, 2008-06-26 20:50

jigging on dvd's seems to me like you pump and wind like hell and hope there is a fish that can catch it

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Ive had great succes with

Thu, 2008-06-26 21:03

Ive had great succes with these on pinkies and dhies on the bank, fished very slow or very arratic as long as your near the bottom you will if in the right area get smashed up. But yeah change the asssit hooks to alittle bigger and stronger ones and you nothing under 60ld fluro leader because ive been busted up twice now with something bigger as well. Worth buying but they get smahed up pretty quick so if youve got the coin they are good fun to use.



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Thats and encouraging post

Fri, 2008-06-27 11:03

Thats and encouraging post Spess. Anyway I am all set all I need now is some decent weather to coincide with a weekend and I will be into them

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Can you buy the anyF jigs

Sat, 2008-06-28 17:18

Can you buy the anyF jigs online?  What price?

 

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Just a quick report. First

Tue, 2008-07-22 13:44

Just a quick report.

First time out with the Taikabura

Pinkie

Baldie

Harlequin

Queenie

Cuttlefish

Pink 40g jig anchored in 40m

Great fun and the baited lines didn't produce

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Update.... Ive now added

Sat, 2008-11-01 21:46

Update.... Ive now added these to my range of "Taikabura" jigs

 

 

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Turning japanese

Mon, 2008-11-03 22:04

Nice to see you have stocked up on the heavy gear to feed the addiction honsu....

I recently had a Japanese bloke translate some of the gobbly goops on the back of some of these lure packet for me.....

found some Very interesting tips on how to use effectively....

like jay said either high (1-2m tip lift )erratic lifts then drops....or slow rolling along the bottom....with a odd lift>drop.

 

think about what it is meant to imitate....

 The bottom ones in you picture are similar to some I got mail-order Honsu.....label said they are worked by simply letting the jig slowly swim along.....no vigorous action required....(in fact I find the assist hook catches/tangles with the leader if you power jig em)...just whack the rod in the rod holder.....

they are modeled on a lure used by commercials apparently (stated on one brand's packet)

looking at using these bay babies with a Scottie downrigger....

I have also started to try reading manga comics .....its amazing being able to tell what all that messy writting is on lure packets!!!!

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japanese doesnt need to mean expensive

Mon, 2008-11-03 22:08

also......people should look around....there are some very good quality jap gear out there.....retails similar to the Gillies...but wayyyyyyyy better

no....Im not telling.......start loitering around the tackle shops and you will find them too

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But mine are cheap and

Mon, 2008-11-03 22:27

But mine are cheap and they'll be available at some tackle stores very soon. They're priced slightly more than the Gillies. The bottom ones come with a spare occy skirt in the box.

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Oh and I also have bay

Mon, 2008-11-03 22:35

Oh and I also have bay rubber rods as well....from the cheapest to the medium price range....all up to PE3 and 120gm and comes in spin or baitcast.

Will have to catch up and you to check out all my new gear Andrew.

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Wed, 2008-11-05 10:52

 

I will be coming to check out your new stuff mate....my collection has been badly depleted in Exmouth and shark bay.....

 

Plus a mate who didnt mind losing a few of his fat mates lures fishing way tooooo light