SLOW-PITCH JIGGING: TUTORIAL WITH BENNY ORTIZ
NOT NEW BUT NOT KNOWN
AN IN-DEPTH EXPLANATION
ON ALL THINGS SLOW PITCH
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We strongly believe in the age-old saying “monkey see, monkey do”, sure we can read all the articles on slow pitch jigging until you’re blue in the face but what better way to get versed than a tutorial from the expert himself, Benny Ortiz. We jumped on a flight to Key West, FL to meet up with Benny for what we thought would be one of those epic fishing trips, catching gag grouper, mutton snapper, and whatever else the keys had to offer all while learning a new tactic to take back home to impress our own community with. Well, drum roll and welcome Mother Nature… Mother Nature had other plans for us and no matter how much we forced the issue she resisted with greater gusts of wind. After a valiant effort, we retreated to the dock to escape the weather. Ben was although able to give us an extremely in-depth breakdown on slow pitch jigging, applications, methods, tackle, and more. We’ll surely be applying his knowledge to our local fisheries, keep an eye out for more content in the future focusing in on this great technique.