Jigging Like a Pro: You’ve Got to Have a Go
If jigging is named after the dance – and that is the popular belief – perhaps we should examine the Celtic folk wriggles in question and see what it is exactly that prompted the name. The fishing technique certainly couldn’t be compared to ballroom, because there is nothing particularly dignified about it. It’s not like breakdancing, which is largely horizontal, and it’s not as defined as the jive, the classic rock’n’roll dance which, anyway, requires a partner. Maybe there is an element of the twist, along with some punk-style ongoing. But the jig is close enough. Energetic, with quick foot movements which could become a little unsteady as the night wears on and the Guinness goes down – and this is important. Read More
What it comes down to is making your lure move in such a way that it resembles an injured fish struggling to escape from its attacker. The bluefin tuna sees this and thinks it is in with a chance. To look at it another way, the jig fisher is like a puppeteer, but one who can’t see the puppet. The only way you know you’re doing it right is when you get a bite. That means you’ve attracted the tuna’s attention and it is hungry.
Bluefin Tuna Jigs: The Tools of the Trade
Anyone hoping to add some successful catching to the fun of doing this – and that, let’s not forget, is the whole point - will be very dependent on their tackle rig. Whether you’re high-speed jigging or doing the low-pitch version, everything has to be right. From your rod to your line, braid and the bluefin tune jig itself, it all has to be in tune to create an effective band.
With so many variables to take advantage of for jigging bluefin tuna, we provide our customers with jigs that not only look different but are weighted in various ways so that when you do your stuff, the jig plays its own part in the great underwater deception that is jig fishing. Take a good look at the descriptions here on the site and see what you think will be most effective. A skilled jig fisher is part performer and part psychologist, and a great one is some kind of genius. We are just happy to provide the options, although we also have instructional videos for the beginner or improver. It’s going to be a matter of trial and error, with results the only way of telling what is best.
Where can I get the Best Bluefin Tuna Jigs?
Right here at Nomad Tackle. Take a look at the options, make your choices and order online. It’s as easy as ordering a pizza. And if you’re the kind of person who prefers to go along to the pizza place and see it for yourself before parting with your cash, that’s fine too. Fill in your location and we’ll show you where the nearest dealer is. Maybe you should get a few options, just to change things up if it’s a slow day and you’re looking for inspiration. And maybe you can even get a fishing jig storage to keep your bluefin tuna jigs organized. Then it’s down to you and your ingenuity.Read Less