Shore jigging: Silicon Octopus on the assist hooks! Right or wrong?

As many of you have seen already, I use very often small octopus to dress up my assist hooks. This is a good strategy for fish that are not very active, because the “movie” that they see, is that a small fish is hunting or fighting with a small octopus. Underwater, big predators always try
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Shore Jigging: Uniting the leader, the Jig and the Assist hook

One more common question I get, is about what snap should I suggest about putting on the end of the leader. Snaps have absolutely no place here. No matter if it is a snap lock, or the best snap on the market, eventually it will open, and probably it will do it when you have
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Shore jigging: Types of assist hooks

Another thing that plays a very important role on the rate of succeed catches, is the hook itself. For sure not all hooks are ideal for making assist hooks and there are many types of specialized assist hooks that perform better depending on the circumstances. But let’s get things from start. A hook depending its
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Shore jigging: The right length of the assist hook.

One much disputed fact about shore jigging is the length of the assist hook cord. Many people think that the attacking fish come from behind and they tend to put very long cord, believing that the lower the hook goes to the tail, the easier it will get in the fish mouth. Mega mistake! Actually
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Spinning: “Understanding” the Lures

I barely remember myself taking my first gear, a bunch of lures and go out for the big one! Well at that point “big ones” was for my 14 years of age, some sea bass around the kilo! Holding a fish like that was like I had the whole world in my hands and only
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Shore Jigging: The three basic types of jigs

  Like all lures, jigs have countless shapes and weights. Many people simply chose a jig and they just go to the sea and use it. The shape of the jig classifies it to a specific category and makes it ideal for using in different situations. So let’s go and meet the three main categories
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Spinning: Monofilament VS Braid

One very often question I’m asked, has to do about the line that we use in spinning fishing. In many countries, monofilament is still the first choice for filling the spool while on other countries, braid holds the scepter. Let’s see the advantages and disadvantages of both, and in the end you can judge yourself
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Spinning: Matching Gear with Lures

Very often I encounter many questions that for the next level angler might sound silly but for the beginner are very critical. For this reason I will try in a row of articles to explain some major things that might pass through your eyes unnoticed! Some of them sometimes make us blame the lure after
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ZENAQ

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