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Light Up Squid Jigs These are the latest in Japanese squid fishing technology. They are made with translucent bodies and have tiny batteries and an LED inside with two zinc terminals poking through the sides of the body. The sea water acts as a conductor or a switch to turn the LED on. You can activate the LED by holding the terminals between your thumb and forefinger (as in the picture below). However if you do this too often you will drastically shorten the life of the battery as your body forms greater resistance than salt water. These are great to have in the tackle box for a bit of late dusk or night time squid fishing. Obviously there is no need to charge them from a torch like the luminous model above.
Squid Jigs: You have all seen these being used on Rex Hunts program with great success and with the ever warmer summers and milder winters we are seeing greater numbers of squid in our own waters and the current unofficial British record from the shore stands at 5lb 4ozs. We have experimented with all sorts of different designs over the past couple of years but have found these two patterns to be the best, primarily because they have either larger gape hooks or double rows of hooks which are barbless allowing for quick unhooking. They are all cloth covered which gives greater adhesion for the squid.
They are supposed to represent shrimps or prawns which are the staple food of the species of squid we get in the North Atlantic. The keeled model especially responds very well to casting from a spinning rod in falling light conditions and also to be used in deeper water on a gilling outfit. The unweighted / unkeeled model is generally used in strings of three and worked in a similar fashion to mackerel feathers but less violently, more of a sweeping action than the savage jigging action when using feathers.
Squid Jigs Keeled: prices...
Luminous Tube Jig: These are great for fishing after dark. You charge them from a torch and a 30 second charge from a reasonable powerful torch will give you around 5 minutes fishing time (fishing time will vary from 10 to 15 times the charge time depending on the power of the torch).
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