Shore Jigging: Size of the reel VS tension and retrieve

Here is a very common question I encounter in my mail. “Hey Markos I bought the “X” rod and I wonder if it is better to use it with a 4500H or a 5000H reel. What is your suggestion?”  When I start to explain that the 4500 reel, especially in High gear version, has easier
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The Myth behind Floating (F) and Sinking (S) Minnows.

In this topic we are going to separate two major differences that cause quite a common confusion and usually are responsible for the wrong way of using some lures. We will talk about the (S) and the (F) models and their characteristics. The common myth is that some people believe that the sinking models are
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ZENAQ TOBIZO TC80-50G

  Offshore spinning and contradictions Spinning from the boat in the sea, is a very exciting technique and very demanding. Standing on the deck of your boat and trying different lures, is equally technical than doing the same thing in a port or on the rocks! The main problem is that there are some strong
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DUO Rough Trail Malice 130

I know that during Research and Development meetings in DUO headquarters, when it comes my name and ideas on the table, everybody have a glass of water and an aspirin ready for take off! I keep on asking for heavy lures with small or medium size, long jigs, tiny jigs, heavy minnows, blah blah blah,
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Braid Ω8 (Omega 8) Jigging by Gosen

  Gosen Ω8 Jigging is the ultimate braid when we have the endless game in mind! It is a derivative of a serious study and combination of all the features that a modern fisherman requires, such as strength, durability, minimal water retention, zero burst, and unrivaled durability. Many braids have amazing strength at the first
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Shore Jigging: A Split Ring Story!

For sure there are many types of solid and split rings to cover us up! We have already talked about the connections and the right way to synthesize them in order to have the perfect jig action! But are we fine, even if we bought some solids – Splits from a trusted brand. How many
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Top water games. The rod, the reel and the truth!

Top water lures like WTD’s, skippers, poppers, splashers etc, are among the most exiting lures to use and personally I declare that they are my favorites. Even if the attack is unsuccessful, the fact that you can see a predator attacking your lure on the surface is something really adrenaline pumping. But one very common
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Spinning: Treble hooks, Curved and Straight pointed!

Ok here is another dilemma about how each type of Treble hooks serves us better and what are the advantages and disadvantages. The main type of treble hooks come with different geometry points, and I’m not talking about the type of the penetrating point but for the shape of it. We have two major types
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Shore Jigging: PG or HG reels?

This is one of the most common questions I encounter mostly and it is normal because speed and power was always another great dilemma the angler had to choose and sacrifice on for the other. Before I say more about this very important chapter on shore jigging, I have to warn you that what you
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