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Texas Rig, Carolina Rig, move over - the Jersey Rig is here...
Rig, Carolina Rig, move over - the Jersey Rig is here...
been a long time since a new product has been introduced with such an effective
fish-catching capability as Jeff Cammerino’s innovative lure called, Jersey
Riggs™. Although its appearance
is not noticeably unique at first glance, its length, weight, circumference,
density, and overall surface design has almost everything to do with its
superior ability to make each day of fishing extremely productive.
soft and pliable lure, which simulates larva-movement, is rigged by inserting
the hook in its center, perpendicular to its length, leaving the tip of the hook
exposed. Inventor and
tournament-winning fisherman, Jeff Cammerino, has dubbed this rig “the Jersey
Rig” and recommends a twitch-pause-reel, twitch-pause-style of retrieval to
attract and catch most types of fish (although Cammerino’s target intention
interviewed about his new product Cammerino said that he has “been developing
this Jersey Rig idea and technique for years” within his competitive
tournament endeavors. Other
tournament professionals, as well as the lay-fisherman, have attested to the
Jersey Riggs™ superior abilities.
claims that his Jersey Riggs™ are not intimidating to fish, as are many other
lures. He feels that the subtlety
of the cast impact and the gentle motion of his recommended technique are less
likely to spook fish because of its attunement with Nature.
He claims an unofficial 25-50% difference in a day’s catch.
This translates into more fish in a shorter period of time.
“I’ve caught 5-10 fish in two hours, where other guys were catching
nothing all day,” says Cammerino.
Riggs™ - earning its rightful place in the world of great fishing.
of the overwhelming response to my article on Jeff Cammerino’s Jersey Riggs™
(June 6, 1991, vol. 73, #42, pg. 10), I am dedicating this article to more
information regarding this new lure. But
it’s more than just a new lure - it’s a new technique as well.
of its unique composition and Jersey-style rigging (center-of-lure hook
penetration, perpendicular to length of lure) Jersey Riggs™ is always in a
suspended state, only momentarily floating on the surface - ever so slowly
sinking. When fished with the
twitch-pause-twitch motion, the lure seems alive and easy prey from the fish-eye
the darting motion of other popular lures, Jersey Riggs™ has less tendency to
frighten fish because it arrives gently, naturally, as would real larvae and it
remains in a life-like, jack-knifing motion while almost never moving from the
strike zone. The problem that I
have found with other lures which are bulkier and are recommended to be jerked
through the water, is that not only is the impact of the cast intimidating to
the fish, but by the time the fish recovers and considers, the lure is out of
the strike zone and on its way back to the fisherman.
can say from personal experience that Jersey Riggs™ catches fish - and lots of
‘em. I can recall casting this
lure into the gin-clear water of a New York State lake, as I watched a bass,
that was 15 ft. from the point of cast impact, turn right around and circle the
lure. While studying the Jersey
Riggs™ with discerning caution, the bass decided that it was safe prey.
In an instant, he was mine.
times after boats in front of me had abandoned an area thinking they had
depleted it of fish or that none were there, the Jersey Riggs™ proceeded to
catch fish for me in that very same area. I
have learned that if a Jersey Riggs™ is not catching fish in an area, there
are NO fish there.
Bottom line: Jersey Riggs™ seem to be irresistible to fish and to fishermen like me.
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