Slow Pitch Jigging


What is “Slow-Pitch” Jigging?

This is the state-of-the-art jigging techniques that has been spreading…

What is different from hi-speed jigging?

The conventional style of hi-speed jigging is not good? Nothing…

How to make actions in Slow Pitch Jigging

Basic Rod Action Let’s take a look more closely at…

Slow-Pitch, Hi-Pitch, and Long Fall Jerk

3 Main Variations with Slow Pitch Jigging With Slow-Pitch Jigging,…

Boating to stay vertical

Why does it have to be vertical? When you have…

Slow Pitch Jigging Bible Introduction

The bible has been published. The SPJ founder Norihiro Sato…

How can I catch a monster?

When you start slow pitch jigging, you’ll be surprised the…

What is the meaning of “pitch” in slow pitch jigging?

In slow pitch jigging, what is the word “pitch” actually…

What we want to know about fish

The Slow Pitch Jerk, Kansai no Tsuri, Salt Water Series…


Slow Pitch Jigging Video Gallary

8kg Amberjack May 2013 SFC jigs to catch various fish…

Slow Pitch Applications

Slow pitch actions are applied by reeling and rod actions…

Slow Pitch rod actions on the clock

Hold the rod end under your elbow Holding the rod…

Tensioned fall or free fall?

I’ve always thought that my readers are my best editors….

High Pitch Jigging

Basic Principles of High Pitch Jerk High Pitch Jigging (Sato…

Point-down Fight Style

Slow pitch jigging clearly discriminates the function to dance the…

Fish Fight Part 1: Don’t pump your rod

The fighting style of Slow Pitch Jigging is also unique….

Fish Fight Part 2: Fighting Strategies

There are 3 phases in fighting strategy from hooking to…

This is how you fight with a big fish

This is a video of my friend catching a 48kg…

Tips for Fishing on a Free-Drifting Boat

Even though staying vertical with the jig is an essential…

Slow Pitch Jigging on free-drifting

I understand most of my readers are fishing on a…


Setting up the Slow-Pitch Jigging

Let’s talk about how you set up your slow pitch…

Slow Pitch Jigs

Deepliner Deepliner is a pioneering slow-pitch jig makers, led by…

Slow Pitch Jigging Rods

Just like any other fishing, the tackle setting is important…

Reels for slow pitch jigging

Basically you need an overhead reel that retrieves about 75cm…

Jig and Rod Match

Sato Sensei found that it’s when the jig is free…

Seafloor Control Jig Tactical Info

Here is some practical information of Seafloor Control jigs in…

My Rod and Jig Combinations

Here is my fleet of rods. I have a Studio…

Close look on jig movements

Each model of Seafloor Control jigs are born from hundreds…

Which SFC jigs to use in different conditions?

I’m writing in response to questions about which jig types…

Lines and Knots

Braided PE line has elevated fishing to completely another dimension….

Hooks for Slow Pitch Jigging

Sato’s Double HooksThis is the pre-rigged double hook from Anglers…

Assembling Double Assist Hooks

Let’s rig your own double hooks. There are pre-rigged double…

In-depth study on hooks for slow pitch jigging

I have a lot of questions about jigging hooks lately….

My Terminal Setup Illustration

In response to a request by one of our readers,…

Light line for the vertical game

From PE1.5 to PE2.5 It is recommended to use light…

What rod and jigs to buy first?

Will be fishing with a sea-anchor. If the group wants…

Customizing the grip of Slow Jerker

Sato Sensei suggested that cutting short the grip of Slow…


What jig weight is best for 50m to 80m of water?

There’s no absolute answer to what jig works. The bottom…

Doesn’t it get snagged when you put on the rear hook?

Snagging is always a concern for jiggers as the jigs…

What color of the jig works better?

Does fish recognize colors? I guess this is an agenda…

Slow Pitch Jigging in Shallow Water

This is a question from a reader in New Zealand….

Jigging for toothed fish

What to do with slashers like Spanish Mackerels and Wahoos?…

Hook Setup: Isn’t 2/0 hook too small?

I have some people with the same question about the…

Will a slow pitch jig work with a single hook?

Slow Pitch jigging recommends to use double hooks, both on…

Why do we not use the reel with levelwider?

Reels like Shimano Conquest 300 and Daiwa Ryoga have the…

Long Fall technique is more versatile?

I have a question from one of our readers. He’s…

PE rating for rod

Here’s a question from a reader. What does PE rating…

Slow Jerker or Longfall Jerker?

6’3″ (192cm) Slow Jerker or 7’10” (238cm) Longfall Jerker? This…

Grading of SPJ Rods

I have rated slow pitch rods into 3 classes. I…

What are 3 rods you would choose?

If you were to have three rods to cover all…

Why heavy line is bad?

Why do you say by using bigger lines will give…

Fishing Line Confusion

I’m getting a lot of inquiries about line strength recently….

Reel max drag too little?

Can you explain the relation between max drag and max…

Why do you need a leader?

In the game of fishing, I think we have lots…

Does the color of jig matter?

This is the question. I keep getting this question. And…

How do you find fish?

I wanted to know how much is required to lift…


Slow Pitch Jigging Rods

Just like any other fishing, the tackle setting is important…

Reels for slow pitch jigging

Basically you need an overhead reel that retrieves about 75cm…

Seafloor Control Jig Tactical Info

Here is some practical information of Seafloor Control jigs in…


Other Jigging Games


  1. February 17, 2014 at 11:15

    Hi Totos

    Any review on the new Poseidon Longfall Jerker rods?

    I am looking at this model. It works the same as the Slow Jerker PSLJ603-4?

    Thank you.

  2. June 17, 2014 at 15:10

    I am a fan of Japanese fishing methods and gears and would love to try your jigs.

    1. June 17, 2014 at 23:36

      Thank you for your comment Jonathan.
      I appreciate your compliment.
      Looking forward to your future order!

      1. March 27, 2016 at 11:20

        Hi how do I place an order for your products, I can’t see anywhere on the page where I can select and checkout
        Cheers, Jamie

        1. March 27, 2016 at 11:28

          Hi Jamie.
          Here’s my shopping page.

          In case the checkout page doesn’t work, you can just send me a message from contact form.
          Thank you very much.

  3. October 20, 2014 at 23:48

    Hi i need to know which method is best of the best when tying to a jig or lure…
    Shall i use swivel or tie directly to a jig or lure…
    And if i were to use wire cable tie to a jig or lure which is the best…
    Please advice….

    1. October 23, 2014 at 00:57

      Hi Fadil.
      One of the principles by Sato Sensei is;
      The less metal parts you have in your system, the more contacts you get.

      We tie the leader directly to a solid ring, to which a split ring connects everything.

      But when you have teethed fish around, check out this page.

  4. October 22, 2014 at 17:08

    Hi Toto,

    I would be jigging at depths of 120 to 170 m?

    What messiah jigs weightage would u recommend for beats propagate long fall power 4 reel?

    1. October 23, 2014 at 01:06

      Hi Mahdi.
      It depends on the water influence, but probably 200g to 300g Messiah can reach the bottom.

      Long jig like Messiah is basically for high pitch jigging. Especially Messiah is famous for the longest sliding ability to swim on its own, which requires the strong punchy pitch. Long fall jerker it too soft to do that.

      But Messiah is actually used as a slow jig sometimes. Without punchy application or strong setting, simply lift and fall. It falls to slide to the sides. It’s a creative application. So you may want to try that with your rod.

      But If you haven’t tried Gawky and Cranky, they are the first you should try.

      1. October 23, 2014 at 14:52

        Hi Totos,

        Thanks for the reply. What would be the rrcommended high pitch rods ?

        I have seen this from luxxe gamakatsu. But still unsure if its a high pitch rod.cause i dont ubderstand japanese. Thanks

  5. April 13, 2016 at 12:50

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  6. April 20, 2016 at 00:39

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  7. May 12, 2016 at 23:20

    Greetings! I wanted to know whether it is possible to fish jigging or slow pitce in the night or no benefit from this type of fishing And if so, at what depths possible so desirable?

    1. May 14, 2016 at 23:54

      Hi Elico.
      Slow pitch works at night too, if there’s active fish around. Depth? It works where the fish is!
      Good luck.

      1. December 17, 2016 at 23:47

        I just wanna add, my fishing trip mostly start from afternoon and end tomorrow noon. It has been proven many many times that slow pitch’s also effective in the night. In fact, my experience, night time is more effective than day time. Target fish : barracuda, spanish mackerel, big eye, etc.

  8. January 6, 2017 at 10:38

    Hi toto, thank you for this guide that really helpful for us, i notice that you said we can do jigging at night.. my question is is there any spcecific color metal jig that is effective for night jigging ? And also can you give explanation about GID color vs UV bright color, welk im confuse about it

    1. January 11, 2017 at 01:17

      Hi Indra.
      I don’t know what you mean by GID color. I assume it’s glow color. It’s luminescence. It stocks light and releases light in delay. At night, you need to light the jig for a while before you drop into the water, otherwise it won’t glow.
      UV color is what reflects Ultra Violet light, which penetrates through the water well, and that’s why the water looks blue. So UV color won’t reflect anything at night.

      I don’t think fish who are active at night really don’t rely on color or light. But billions of deepsea creatures are bioluminescence. They use bacteria in their bodies to generate light. And they travel up to the surface every night, and back down at dawn.
      I don’t think night predators rely on colors, but glow colors should look very familiar to them.

  9. May 2, 2017 at 03:15

    Hi tots how are you doing thanks for the information you deliver to us really appreciate, i was asking about glow color is it really essential to have glow jigs starting from 70 m deep or is it only depends on the tone the jig make

    1. May 3, 2017 at 16:32

      Hi Amr. I don’t think glow colors are necessary. It’s considered effective. But it hasn’t been proved and cannot be proved because other factors need to be the same, which is impossible. I’m personally very skeptical about jig colors, but I happen to have all my jigs of 180g or more in glow colors.
      I think it’s important for you to try and see.

  10. October 16, 2017 at 07:02

    would slow pitch jigging work at night??

    1. October 23, 2017 at 01:31

      Yes, as long as you have target fish in the night.

  11. February 11, 2018 at 23:39

    Is Marfix S5 reel with its gear ratio 4.4 suitable for slow pitch jigging at 200 meters depth ? I hear good reviews about it but I am concerned with the Low gear ratio.

    1. February 25, 2018 at 23:01

      Hi SPJ.
      At 200m, you sure need some power. Marfix is a little big in size and a little hard to palm it. That makes it hard to keep the rod under the elbow. I have a N4 but I don’t really like to use this reel for slow pitch actions. It’s a high pitch reel for me.

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