Offshore Angler™ Sling Jig®
Tuna Sling jigs in Australia
We are lucky enough to spend two, two-week holidays each and every year at one of the World's finest shore-based angling locations: Quobba Station, which is located about 450 miles north of Perth, Western Australia. If ever there was a place in which any flaws in tackle and technique will be swiftly and brutally revealed, it may well be here. Much of our fishing time is devoted to casting spoons long distances into deep water, close to land. At Quobba, this means fishing off steep rocky headlands and sandstone cliffs, in often very windy conditions, at a range of pelagic fish that include mackerel tuna (kawakawa); longtail tuna (Thunnus tonggol) and yellowfin (Allison) tuna; king mackerel, broadbar mackerel and shark mackerel, various trevallies (including jack crevalle), and cobia. BassPro Tuna Sling jigs in 2 oz. and 3 1/2 oz sizes and in blue- and green mackerel colours and sardine are truly excellent lures for all the species listed. They cast like bullets, have an effective and alluring action whether "jigged and dropped", retrieved steadily at either low or high speed or skipped over the sea's surface. They are extremely well made: with high quality paintwork which resists the odd brush with the razor edged coral and sandstone ledges that are so much a feature of this area, and closely ressemble many of the local baitfish. They are fitted with superior quality split rings and bear some of the sharpest hooks on any spoon or jig that we have ever seen. They are all in all a TRULY superior product, and are one of the most reliable producers of tuna from our shore-based spinning stances. I literally do not go fishing without them.
October 25, 2006
I have used the 1.5 ounce and the 3 ounce jigs. The coloring holds up well and doesn't peel or fade. But the jig, especially the 3 ounce, continually fouls by hooking the line. I have used many other jigs that rarely foul hook the line. The 3 oz fouls every 4 or 5 jigs. Got to be a design problem.
November 30, 2011
bought one for a trip to panama and while on hannibal bank dropped this jig down for bait. Aside from catching the targeted bonito for bait I also caught rainbow runner, amberjack, grouper, and snapper including a 54lb cubera snapper. Another snapper guessing cubera bit through the lead and left a great tooth mark hole. Yes the foil has chipped off a bit and due to lots of toothy critters on soft lead the jig is full of scratches and tooth marks but still caught lots of fish even in the beat up condition. I highly recommend it for any jigging and its a great price.
August 19, 2011
not enough distance
works good but a little small. you really need to rip it out there
August 19, 2011