Want to learn how to tie assist cords for jigging?

Hi guys. As a few of you already know, I have been doing up a few videos to help you guys learn a bit more about jigging. I have created a youtube channel, JiggingTips (www.youtube.com/JiggingTips) where you can access all the videos i've uploaded. I hope to add a few more videos covering a lot of different aspects to jigging and soft plastic fishing.

For now, I have some videos of how to tie assist cord, and a very quick rough video on fishing tips. If you subscribe to my channel, you'll get notified whenever I upload a new video. Coming soon will be another method for creating doubled cord assists (for deep drop jigging), a super clear video of all the knots you can use while jigging) and a few methods you can use to finish off your hooks). So dont forget to subscribe!

I will also be adding links to useful fishing videos I find on youtube (jigging, underwater strike cams, how to read your sounder, etc) so you can access these from my channel too (they'll be under favourites). If you find any good helpful videos, be sure to send the link to me, so I can put it on the channel and everyone can have easy access to it. I will also be creating a playlist for local WA jigging, so if you have any videos jigging out of WA, make sure to send them to me and i'll link them up too!

Remember, all my videos are available in HD, so it's best to open these links in youtube and click the little cog (and make the window size bigger).



Don't forget to like the videos or subscribe.  Feel free to post comments if anything's not clear, or there are any aspects to jigging you want to know about (you can PM me on here, on youtube, or leave a comment on youtube)


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Mon, 2012-07-16 11:07

Double assist cord using the latch needle method. This is what I use for demersal jigging.


Double assist cord using knots. No tools or special hooks required.


A simple single leg assist cord. This is what I use for sambos.


A pirates style assist. You can use this method for tying up replacement pirates skirts (inchiku jigs) or use it for demersal jigs if you want to use a squid skirt.


Also, a quick and rough video on a few basic techniques for jigging. I'll get a better video of this up when I get a chance (hopefully including some underwater jig footage at the same time you can see the rod working the jig!)


[Dont reply directly to this sub-post so I can edit it as the videos update] - Just use the regular reply at the bottom of the page

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 Some helpful vids there mate

Tue, 2012-07-17 07:26

 Some helpful vids there mate and you make it look easy. Reckon I might give it a go myself after watching that. Cheers.

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Nice work Matt....... Thanks

Tue, 2012-07-17 08:14

Nice work Matt....... Thanks

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The only problem with these

Tue, 2012-07-17 22:00

The only problem with these videos is they put more thoughts of buying a boat in my head.


Great work.

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Best ones ive seen Matt.

Wed, 2012-07-18 15:40

Easy to follow, Clearly visible, Good lighting, and simple and effective knots.

The page works well to with all vids working and even all together.

Im shocked how we have straightened those Owner SJ's on a few ocassions. Must have been sambo double headers on the jigs


"Its a life style job"

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Was sick of the unclear vids,

Wed, 2012-07-18 15:45

Was sick of the unclear vids, so thought I would make them super clear. Hopefully useful to a few people.


3/0 SJ41's bend out at 32kg :P http://fishwrecked.com/image/32kg-stress-test

Rating on the pack says 65lb with is just under 30kg. Fish can still crunch them with their mouth or pull against a doublehookup. 5/0 SJ38s are 50lb? Remember the sambo exerting all its strength only has to pull that hard against another sambo for half a second to bend them.

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good work

Mon, 2013-07-29 19:29

looks brilliant


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Just watched again...

Sun, 2013-08-18 09:55

Just watched again... thanks!