Recensione canna Skirmjan MSK-SW-962H “Shore Jigging Special”
The shore jigging is a technique that,in the last years, found more and more support among the Italian anglers. It is practiced especially in coastal spots, where, due to currents or because of the bathymetries that degrade very quickly towards the abysses, predators and pelagic,that can be catched with this technique,live; especially tunas, amberjack, lecce amia or fish more related to benthic environments, such as snappers and groupers, without forgetting the dream predators like the swordfish and the imperial needlefish.
Our country has many coasts and spots that have nothing to envy to the Croatian or to the Aegean Sea spots where this technique has been practiced for a longer time. The coasts of ours beautiful Italy and its islands have an extension of 7458 km! There are litorals of a great geological and naturalistic value with cliffs overlooking the sea, pristine cliffs easily reachable , all also anthropized by the presence of moles, ports, dams, as well as beaches characterized by deep bathymetric areas, such as the Ionian, Sicilian and Calabrian coasts. Furthermore, our country is located in a strategic position on the migratory routes of all the pelagic species that make cyclical shifts in the Mediterranean.
Many of these species transit compulsorily in the Strait of Messina, where I live and I have been practicing shore jigging for a few years. This stretch of sea, of our splendid Mediterranean sea is unique because of the impetuous currents that alternate every six hours, connecting two seas with salinity and different temperatures; the Ionian and the Tirreno sea.
Taking into account the most varied needs of all the fans of this technique and especially depending on the spots that they frequent, Molix designed a very versatile fishing rod for the Mediterranean shore jigging. The Skirmjan MSK-SW-962H is a two-section rod 2.92 meters long, with a casting weight of up to 100 grams and a max drag of 8 kilos. Its action,”Regular slow”, classic for this type of gear, is round and deep, with a large reserve of power, to facilitate the fighting with the big predators .
The “soft” and sensitive tip allows a perfect management of metal jigs but also sinking stick baits or floating and big jerk minnows.
As a guarantee of great power, this Skirmjan belongs to the “Power Series ” family; tools created through a particular process of reinforcement of the raw material that
allows the most extreme use even with over sized fish!
Returning to the characteristics of the tip, the softness, as well as increasing its sensitivity allows a better management of metal jigs, even on challenging backdrops over -40 meters; especially for those who love to retrieve the jig with repeated jerks.
This sensitivity is also enhanced in the case of timid attacks of predators that are all perceived by the fisherman. At the same time, the “back” of this rod is extremely reactive and it guarantees a ready hook setting.
Who will hold for the first time this shore jigging rod, will immediately perceive a lot power and pleasure to use it in fishing; an ideal casting weight for our spots and a
fair compromise between power, length and lightness.
An ideal rod for all the spots that are exposed to the strong wind. A little stress during the Twists is an aspect not to be underestimated especially for those who frequent and fish on high cliffs that are areas exposed to strong side winds, sea formed or with strong currents.
Another aspect not to be underestimated is the distance that is obtained with the casting;it is really a point of strength of this rod, fundamental especially in the presence of frenezy.
In coclusion, a small technical note: to better appreciate all these features, I suggest a reel not heavier than 600g of weight.
Shad 100 Swimbait
The Shad 100 swimbaitis born following the footsteps of the older brother conceived for the pike fishing. The first time I saw this smaller version, my thoughts went to the rapid waters where my “obsession” lives … the marble trout. The size of the shad is 10cm and 24 grams, it is ideal to catch the marble trouts, without precluding us to catch some medium-sized fish that often make us have fun.
One of the great advantages that I have found in using this bait is that it can be used as a classic shad, retrieved with the usual ups and downs imparted with slow or fast reel movements, or as a swimbait with a regular retrieval. Precisely with a constant retrieval, in holes where the water slows down, and in the large slow-flowing plains, this bait gives the best of itself becoming part of the prey to which our trouts cannot resist.
The point of strength of this bait is the very realistic swimming action, combined with the excellent colors with which it is made and its dimensions that adapt particularly to this predator. One of the features that I appreciated the most is the versatility and ease of use: it does not require too strong equipment and lends itself well to being maneuvered with rods with a c.w. of 40gr. To make the bait less invasive and give it an extremely imitative look I preferred to deprive it of the lip with which this artificial was born, for the fact that when I am fishing in crystal clear waters I prefer to be minimal in the presentation, keeping aside the lip in case the waters became veiled or if I decided to use it to catch other predators.
During the last season, I was amazed by the number of catches recorded with this bait; I’m sure that this soft bait that is actually a hybrid between a swimbait and a shad, will give many satisfactions to the many fans who, like me, look for the marble trouts and the brown trouts.
Molix Skirmjan EVO Pike Hunter The r-EVO-lution of pike fishing
Molix Skirmjan EVO Pike Hunter is the series of rods entirely dedicated to the “exocides”. It is composed of four casting models with grammage in ounces from 2, 3, 4 to the heaviest of 7 oz. They are all one-piece rods, except the only spinning model of the series which is two-pieces and with a casting weight of 2oz.
The 2oz and the 3oz models are all rounded: the stiffness of the 2 oz rod, along with the progressiveness of the action, allows the use of soft baits up to 60 grams, small jerk baits, and large spoons. It is infallible when the fish chases the bait and attacks it right under the boat; The 3 ounces rod can be used with heavier baits. It is probably the model that I would recommend to those who want to approach the world of pike fishing without buying a rod for each type of fishing.
On the other hand, the 4 oz is dedicated to the fishing with jerk baits. It is very rigid and perfectly balanced, it allows you to move and control the jerk bait of every grammage easily. I consider it one of the most interesting jerk baits rod on the market. I recommend to try it also from the belly boat.
Instead, the 7oz is the rod for the fisherman that loves to use large soft baits. It is slightly softer on the tip and the handle is extended to make more leverage during the casting. It proved, during the tests, to have an inexhaustible power reserve; The 2 oz spinning model is, rather, the tool that I would recommend to those who approach the fishing of the pike from the land where, a fixed spool reel, helps during long castings but also in ambush situations or in presentations without sinkers.
By offering such products, Molix has succeeded in satisfying the most discerning pikemen and newbies. This new series presents everything a pike fisherman desires: the elegant and essential graphics, the Fuji rings, the handle made of cork and the safety of having a high quality product in your hands. The idea of the modern pike fisherman conceived by Molix is, in effect, the one who lives the evolution, but does not deny the classicism of the historical models of pike fishing made in the U.S.A.
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