Slow Pitch/Fast Punch
The XOS GT’n’Doggie Expedition™ Jig rods are a whole new level in fishing rod capabilities, building on the popularity of the original Doggie jig rods, the new expedition series are available in a wide variety of traditional Japanese jigging styles.
The slow pitch (slow fall) / fast-punch have modified parabolic thin diameter blanks in butt joint or seamless curve two-piece with serious power!
Most Japanese domestic market rods for slow pitch jigging are designed for use from a spankered boat, a powerboat with a tail sail rarely are these seen outside of Japan these boats provides near perfect vertical jigging, both constant contact with the jig and no line belly.
To achieve this without a spankered boat, anglers find themselves using jigs up to 150% of the rod’s rating, greatly reducing the rods ability to have a lively looking jig.
The XOS GT’n’Doggie Expedition™ slow jig/fast punch rods have been designed for semi-vertical to vertical drift jigging, the rod is capable of both fast-pitch/punch jigging, as well as traditional slow pitch/fall jigging.
When using the crank and jerk slow pitch technique, the rod tip is designed to load up to the weight of the jig and slowly spring back up, pitching the jig in a manner very true to nature of a scared or injured baitfish.
Using the fast-pitch jigs ratings, the lighter jigs enable the rod to quickly spring back creating an energetic fleeing baitfish appearance with the jig, having a rod that does both allows the angler to switch up their style of jigging depending on what's working best that day, which is what makes this one of the most versatile jig rods available.
Like all XOS GTnDoggie rods the slow pitch series are built with a traditional bare butt blank section allowing for the rod to be tuck under the arm for both jigging and fighting the fish, the rubber butt gimbal also allows for the rod to be used with a gimbal belt for fighting big fish.
Available in both spinning/threadline & conventional/casting