Samson fish Jigging Video - 'Honsu Hookups'

Sambo Jigging footage from Honsu. Just a small video of some of the footage he has given me from an awesome day on the water. The music is pretty old school, but I think it works :)

Download "'Honsu Hookups'" (19.0 meg, wmv, 2:41)

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Honsu its a corker

Wed, 2006-01-18 22:30

I love this video. It shows it how it is. These huys are all so pumped you could almost see adrenaline leaking from thier pores as it gushed through thier bodies like some illicit drug. I think the only thing stopping those guys exploding from excitement was thier skin.

Well done mr camerman (sounds familiar) for sacrificing your fishing to capture the moment for those lucky anglers.


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Sacrifice my fishing time??

Thu, 2006-01-19 00:08

Sacrifice my fishing time?? HELL NO
Becoz there were 15 of us, we divided ourselve in to 3 groups of 5. So when Im not fishing I film others or vice versa.
Hey Adam, got some more from last Sat. And this time nailed some on a 10" spanner.
Cheers heaps for putting together the vid.

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Honsu Hookups

Thu, 2006-01-19 10:06

Glad you guys liked it.. I couldn't use the footage from the dvd you gave me as it wouldn't turn into movie maker format. :(

As for sacrificing fishing time, I tell ya, after you've landed a couple you are so knackered you want a go on the camera. But after watching someone else hookup, and that rod buckling and the reel screaming, you ignore the pain and back into the fray you go.. So much fun, i'll have to get you to drop that footage off next time your headed to bluewater honsu, just send me a msg so I can be home.

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haha yes NIck your dodgy lil

Thu, 2006-01-19 11:21

haha yes NIck your dodgy lil rod bucket. Its so small its not a rod bucket anymore.....hehehe
Your Spheros and Crystal Blue Powertip went pretty good ey. I reckon it could handle abit more drag. But you dont want to snap your rod just yet do you?? hehe

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OH yeah forgot....

Thu, 2006-01-19 11:34

OH yeah forgot....

10" spanner rigged to the new Calstar blank GF410. Brute 80lb stick at only 4'10" (uncut) 6000GT helps get it up quicker as well.

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Devo...........Now there a

Sat, 2006-01-28 00:14

Devo...........
Now there a blast from the past :)
Perfect for the video though.
I nearly wet myself laughing when the one guy lost his rod bucket.
What great fun.
Great stuff
Honsu,
Do you have any pictures of the Calstar?
I've been using a GF760L cut down to 5'8" which I reckon is about perfect. But would love to see more details on the shorter rod.
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Unfortunately Ive got no

Sat, 2006-01-28 13:11

Unfortunately Ive got no pics of the 410 at work. Ive got some vids of it. Will try to put them together and get Adam to load it up. Its an awesome rod to use, loads of lifting power without breaking your back. Only downside is when the fish goes under you have to lean over a fair bit to keep the line form the hull. Oh the 410 is not mine. One of Bluewaters "test to breaking point" rods. They ran PE12 and a heap of drag thru it no problems.

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actually....now I do Took a

Mon, 2006-01-30 23:33

actually....now I do
Took a screenshot off the vid.

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wow just seen the vid and it

Thu, 2006-07-06 10:04

wow just seen the vid and it rocks so amping !!! but doesntg it suck knowing that theres still soooooooooooooo many months to go befor the season hits big again... I WANNA JIG NOW :).
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You can.....there are other

Thu, 2006-07-06 23:39

You can.....there are other fish to jig for in the same area. Fish like skippies, snapper, mulloway and possibly dhuie?!? Plenty of other fish to jig for out there. Doesnt have to be sambos. Should hang onto that jig rod U are selling.

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Jig weight vs Depth

Sun, 2006-07-09 16:10

Hey there,

Great video. I've been checking out this site quite a bit from over here in Japan. My friends and I do some jigging south of Tokyo a good bit but it's not easy to get amberjacks like that one in our area. Just out of curiosity, what depth were you fishing, and what jig weight did you use? The type of jigging folks are doing here is mostly near shore stuff so we never have to use anything beyond 200grams unless the current is really nasty. I keep hearing folks in Australia are using much heavier gear, and would like to know what's what when it comes to fishing there. Maybe next year I'll be looking to head that way for some tuna.

I'd love to swap info with you guys from time to time. I am putting up lots of info about tackle and techniques from Japan on my blog. It's strictly informational, not a commercial website. Check it out and feel free to post some comments or drop any questions to me.

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Hi galeintokyo,

Sun, 2006-07-09 19:02

Hi galeintokyo,

No doubt Honsu (Technical tackle adviser for my shop hehehe) will post up soon but most of our jigging spots are in 100-120m of water and weights are 200-400 grams approx. We do however use up to 500 gram version for really big Sambo's!

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ive even used 600g jigs

Sun, 2006-07-09 19:05

ive even used 600g jigs before, but boy are they hard to work :P

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Interesting

Sun, 2006-07-09 20:30

400 grams at 100-120 meters of water. Wow..... Do you guys like using that jig weight to keep the jig from drifting in the current, or to get down to the bottom quickly? In your opinion, does the size of the jig in terms of length make a difference in terms of it's appeal to the fish? I use about 200 grams max when jigging between 70 and 100 meters. Thinking about getting an outfit to handle up to 300 grams, but haven't made up my mind as to whether I'll get as much use out of it as I ought to.

Are you guys using Japanese jigging rods, or is there a big domestic market for such tackle? Interested in knowing what's popular there.

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HI Galeintokyo....thanks for

Sun, 2006-07-09 21:39

HI Galeintokyo....thanks for your comments. Yes we do use fairly heavy weights. The problem is the current out there can be fairly quick at times and drifting with the wind also influences your jig weight. During "peak" sambo season......anything goes (even 12" spanners), as long as it gets down to the strike zone. When its windy and bit of current we do use 400gm+ but you dont have jig very far before getting hits...I've also used 600gm but very little jigging....basically I jig the bottom 20-30m fairly slow....most ppl use 300-400gm and use jerkly speed jig to get the sambos excited. 200gm can be used on calm days, as long as it gets to the strike zone before you drift too far away from your JIG.

As for rods.....it varies from cropped Ugly Stiks to custom Calstars (mostly 760L). Grifton had a few jig sticks in the market but has been discontinued due to inconsistent quality of the product. I myself use Zenaq Forkeeto and Calstar 765XL. Lately there have been a few Smith out there, either Fremantles, Nirai or AMJ 52EX.

I'll soon have another jigstick to add to my arsenal....it'll be a Taiwanese based custom stick with our own brand and will be matched to either a Van Staal 150 or a Avet SX 5.1

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Building up a Jigging Master

Sun, 2006-07-09 23:38

Building up a Jigging Master 500gram Special? =) That will be nice.

The Australian market is fairly limited in the types of jigging rods available, but those who are more dedicated can source rods from overseas.

In terms of length, Samsonfish are not fussy, so reduced surface area for water to carry it away (drift) will be better. Big and long Aluminium Jigs would thus not be very useful.

PM me if you need any further information that may help, and you think I might be able to share something useful.

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In teresting stuff guys.

Mon, 2006-07-10 22:36

In teresting stuff guys. Those rod lengths are pretty cool. Up till recently folks have been using relatively short rods, usually no more than 5'6", but more and more brands are starting to market longer parabolic action rods, even for heavy loads. I'm having trouble creating links on this site, but I'll type in a web address to one of the makers that's leading the pack with longer rods for jigging.

Do you guys know CB-One? This brand is pretty famous now. Thinking about buying there 7'8 model for heavy jigging, but I want to wait and see what Daiwa plans on coming out with next year first.

http://www.cb-one.co.jp/index.htm

Do you guys have any links to Australian tackle maker sites by any chance?

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Weren't CB-One used to be

Tue, 2006-07-11 07:34

Weren't CB-One used to be Saurus ?? Were they bought out by new investors or something??

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Not sure about that. Saurus

Tue, 2006-07-11 21:54

Not sure about that. Saurus went out of business as I understand it. My friend told me they went bankrupt, but I don't know the details. Maybe the clout at CB-One bought Saurus infrastructure or something. I'll have to look into that.

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hmm.....pls keep me posted

Tue, 2006-07-11 22:29

hmm.....pls keep me posted on that?? Very interested.....cheers mate

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Great vid! They pull like

Sat, 2007-10-13 17:44

Great vid!

They pull like hell!

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Good Grief!

Tue, 2007-12-04 13:02

Bludy hell Honsu, I was exhaused just LOOKIN at that - how many coffeees did you have - or did you have smething 'stronger and longer' . Let me guess, it was the dramamines right?

Great music score to - GO THE INVERTED PLANT POT HEADS - GET SKIVY WITH IT!

LOVED the total look of embarrassed disgust with the guy loosing his bucket.

Great Production by Adam (Deno Delorentis) Gallash (Panache)

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Havnt watched this vid for

Fri, 2010-06-25 19:58

Havnt watched this vid for ages, cracks me up every time

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GT season

Fri, 2010-06-25 20:11

Is it GT season still up there??

Getting bored of these hippos....lol

Maybe we should swap places for a week...??

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awesome vid

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gr8 vid there honsu well

Mon, 2010-07-19 17:34

gr8 vid there honsu well done like your style keep safe on the water cant wait to see what you upload next m8Laughing