SFC Cranky and Spunky
We are getting out of the monsoon season here in Okinawa. It didn’t rain much this year. But I’m glad to be dry again.
I went out on June 12, mainly to try out the new jigs from Seafloor Control. Cranky and Spunky.
Cranky is something between Gawky and Rector.
It’s quick to turn its head and lie on its side. Because of its characteristic cuts on the body, it’s so light to swim through the water on uplift, and it falls in random patterns on rocking motions and vibrations.
The standard setting for Cranky is like Rector. 200g to 230g with SJ603-6, 170g to 200g with SJ603-4, 140g to 170g with
The standard action for this jig is also much like Rector. You can do anything, short lift, long lift, accelerating lift, punchy lift, and all kinds of falls. But I think short lifts are the most characteristic of this jig. It’s quick to get up and lie on its side, and it seems to have a moment of being just stationary in mid-water before falling. So short lifts with that moment of stationary, and short falls and long falls.
Spunky has long-jig like properties.
The characteristics of this jig is the long slide and twirling motions. The shape is slim and long so that it carries a momentum to go straight. But It’s also got the kind of cuts on the body like Cranky does. These cuts make the action light and create random twirling.
The fall action is mainly vibrating slow fall after the slide but after a while it changes the dynamics and falls fast. It helps you to drop the jig to where you want it.
The standard setting for Spunky is a strong one. 180g with SJ603-6, 150g with SJ603-4, 130g with SJ603-4. I think High Pitch Jerker 600 works wonderful with this jig. A mild high pitch jigging.
The standard action for this jig is a strong slow pitch. Give each stroke with a punch. If that works well as to give the jig force to go sliding through the water, you see a long line slack in each pitch. That’s when the jig is swimming. Don’t bother the line slack until it’s gone and you feel the weight on the tip of your rod.
But also like in this video, I found Spunky worked well with short soft slow pitch as well.
These new jigs have the distinctive cuts on the body. I think this sets a new standard for jig shape. It makes the action light, random falling patterns, and the jig work well in the complex currents. Sato Sensei is totally confident on this.
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