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#41 BillG

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:37 PM

Sam's in Middletown has Yamashitas and a handful of the Yozuri Minis as well as the regular Yozuris and another kind which I didn't notice the name. Saltwater Edge in Middletown has a fairly small selection right now, but they have an order in for Martinettis which should be in within the next week or two.


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#42 greg ct

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:55 PM

The only place I could find with the dd spider (which is a boat specific lure - you need to be drifting to take advantage of it) was from an ebay seller in japan.  Pricey, but worth a try..


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#43 leptar

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:03 PM

Don't forget that Sams also carries the homemade jigs too...

 

Been a few times out in NPT at a couple of spots where those jigs did much better then the big names.


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#44 Anthony0803

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:37 AM

Water temp 51 in Fall River. Thee was nothing at canal sat night, anyone check anywhere else yet?
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#45 JANZ

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:48 AM

Water temp Newport = 46


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:36 AM

Hi JANZ,

P & J Bait Shop
3 reviews
1397 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 288-7917
Call
Directions
These guys have big collections of squid jigs including Yamashita

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#47 Anthony0803

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:04 AM

Ok I see I started quite the stir with these. Here are a few insights I have learned about these jigs from personal experience that I think will be helpful when selecting one of these jigs. Pictured from top to bottom. Yamashita naory range hunter 1.8D(red eyes), 1.8B(black eyes), 1.5b(black eyes.) From my research the 1.8B has the same sink rate as a regular 3.5 size yamashita jig which is normally way to big for the squid in our waters. The 1.8B in my opinion has the best balance of sink rate and fishability for our waters. It performs in calm waters of jamestown allowing plenty of strike time on the way down but is also substantial enough to effectively fish the extremely swift currents of the cape cod canal. The 1.5B is also very effective in the calmer waters of jamestown and beverly but it just can't keep up with the canals currents. The 1.8D in my opinion just sinks too fast for our waters when fishing from shore. I have caught squid on the 1.8D but even in the very swift waters of the canal the 1.8B outperforms it at least 4:1. I think the 1.8D was made for open deep water fishing off a boat. So if I had to pick just 1 jig it would be the yamashita naory range hunter 1.8B. For what it's worth I have found the odd color in the middle consistently catches squid all season long in all conditions.

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#48 1tym

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:11 AM

Sorry.. But for what it's worth it have been using these fancy jigs since I joined this forum. I bought 1000s of dollars worth from my stay in australia . The things that I have learned is the end user is the one that is going to catch the squid. Not some fancy jig


However. I also have noticed squid are as bad as women and shoes. Every year if not week there's a new jig they are going crazY for. You definitely need many jigs.. Sizes colors and types to be successful. Especially when they are finicky.. Miss the old days when they didn't care
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:08 AM

I found a little amazon box outside my door today with a new jig.  I'll have to go visit Tomo's and check out those Yamashitas.

 

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#50 Anthony0803

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:35 AM

@1tym My intention here was not to get into a this jig is best kind of thing. It was to make people aware of the technique they were using might be counter productive to the jig they were already using. I have seen countless people at jamestown using these nice shiny new yamashita naory jigs and tie a 4oz sinker to them. Many of these jigs are designed with a specific sink rate in mind and to tie weights to them renders their design useless. Someone mentioned always getting stuck in the rocks at James town. I have seen this happen to many people, these jigs are expensive and I'm trying to make people aware of the technology they have built into their jigs. I did not loose 1 jig all last year and I pulled in well over 100lbs of squid. Most people are not aware that squid bite when their jig is falling and to get one to bite a jig with a 4oz weight attached to it requires the squid to be in the exact right place to hit it on a 2 sec fall. I see many people spend hours on the dock not catching anything while I'm reeling them in 1 after another, my goal is for all of us to share our knowledge so we all can catch more squid. With that said I do feel the jigs I have mentioned allow for a nice balance of sink time in our waters and without a weight being needed people won't have to worry about getting stuck on the bottom. Will other jigs do this? I'm sure they will. I'm just sharing what has worked extremely well for me while others were having trouble.
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#51 1tym

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:39 AM

Did not mean to offend you.

I'll leave it at that =).

Your spoiling my end of the year squid jig harvests..


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#52 JANZ

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:56 AM

Anthony thanks for the advice.  The only reason I used a weight was because that is how

I was shown by a regular who gets em good.  That being said its been my observation that

using no weight is when they are finicky like most of the time last year  BUT  when your there

and they are tight to the bottom but committing suicide then the weight with 2 or more jigs will

pull 4 squid to 1 as compared to floating it down.  Probably why the weight technique is used

so much they are waiting for the blitz and load up fast.  Been in both situations and thats why

I usually have 2 rod setups with me.  Might mention when I am using a weight its like 1/2 oz

Hope all this south wind blows in some warmer water.

Is Tomo tackle open yet their web site says closed.  If you try to buy like a range hunter it

says "out of stock" on all choices.


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#53 1tym

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

I recommend calling him and or visiting his shop to buy the jigs. He can mail order the jigs for you too. He does a lot of international business and he has a direct connection to japanese domestic markets. I have some custom orders with him, straight from japan ( can't wait for my head gear). He is very friendly and open everyday. I just spoke with him at 5:30 pm, I have two new setups being spooled up and finished off with gimbals. Stock rods with custom modifications. Plus some really pretty blue lines.


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#54 JANZ

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:36 AM

Within 24 hrs we went from 76 degrees to an inch of snow, wtf, welcome to New England.

Newport water temp even dropped to 43.  Hurry up and wait.


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#55 AT Grimaldi

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:07 AM

Also, Lucky Bait in Warren RI is getting a shipment of these jigs next week.  They always have a great selection from which to choose.

 

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:05 AM

I slow suppose these slow rate jigs could snag bottom if allowed to sink to the bottom. What do you consider to prevent this to not happen?
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:29 PM

Within 24 hrs we went from 76 degrees to an inch of snow, wtf, welcome to New England.
Newport water temp even dropped to 43.  Hurry up and wait.
Looks like the run may start in May as it did years ago. Maybe that's a good thing!


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#58 Anthony0803

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:23 PM

They shouldn't snag, when they hit the bottom the nose is down and the barb is up in the air.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:50 AM

I ordered whole bunch of jig from samurai tackle in japan last year, because they had year end sale event:D
I paid around 5bucks for each one plus shipping.
25%off wasn't bad deal compare with 9.99+tax.
Most of them yo-zuri and bunch of other brands jig.
I will test it alone with luminous painted cheappy Chinese jig.
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#60 JANZ

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:24 AM

I have caught a lot of squid on the chinese jigs from ebay.


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