We don’t have the Naory squid here in Australia that these jigs were designed for, they’re kind of like a cross between our calamari and an arrow squid but don’t grow anywhere near as large. The Naory range of jigs from Yamashita however are perfect for small calamari that sit within calm harbours and are highly pressured from land based anglers.
These harbour squid will often be feeding on small prey that resides around piers and structure and will refuse anything that’s of a much larger profile. The issue many anglers often have though is that small jigs under 2.5 have very slow sink times so they opt for added sinkers and weights which affects the action of the jig and isn’t always effective.
The 1.8 size model in the Deep version we reviewed weighs seven grams, so it’s light but its small size allows it to sink quite quickly at about the same rate as a 3.5 size jig. The weight allows you to work it with a standard light egi rod. In only three metres of water where I tested them the red foil model produced three squid in five casts, they’re a very cool little unit and I look forward to experimenting with them further. They feature 490 Glow and Warm jacket tech with ultra-sharp crowns.
Distributed By: Ej Todd