I was excited to go on this trip, jigging with the boys from Sea Falcon Jigs and Shawn of triangletackle. The first time I met Sea Falcon was back in 2014 when they attended the ICAST show in Orlando, Fl.
At the dock Shawn was checking out Hada’s jigs on display called kurobane jigs. The jigs looked like one offs. Hada told us that he has 500 different designs. Paint job was exceptional, these were definitely eye candies that belongs in glass cages.
Getting ready for the ride out, I was excited to fish with these boys and learn some Japanese jigging techniques. Takeshii-san (left) is a blast to talk to, such a character, very fun guy. Ito-san (middle) is the CEO and owner of Sea Falcon Jigs. Hada-san (right) is the owner of Kurobane jigs and is the designer for LIVRE handles for spinning and conventional offshore reels.
It was slow fishing, we had to work hard for the few fish we caught. The thermocline was making the fish lethargic. The amberjacks played a little. My jack caught on a sea falcon z-slow 220g.
Hada-san hooked up on an amberjack using his own line of jigging rod.
AJ hitting a kurobane jig from 280ft.
Ito-san with an amberjack on a sea falcon z-slow 220g.
Shawn with his amberjack, biggest fish of the day which won him a round trip ticket to Japan to tour the sea falcon factory.
It was a fun trip and a good learning experience. After the trip we had the restaurant cook our catches. We had dinner together, drunk a couple beers and looked forward to next year.