Greenstick jigger automaton

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  1. Korriban

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    Hello !
    We're now building "automatic jigging machines" in order to "jig" the retrieval line (probably what you call lofting line). We think that it could be more efficient than a crew member ;-) because it's 24/7, even without any detection on the fish finder or sights on the sea.
    Do you also use such kind of things ?
    Thx for reply,
    Korriban.
     
  2. El Mar

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    You can build the bird to add a little action to the line too.
     
  3. chrishmcguire777

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    Will that work together with the wave automation machine?
     
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    Dunno. How does that work?
     
  5. Korriban

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    Question is why do you use a lofting line if the waves do the job...
     
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    More efficient than a crew member? Don't you watch Wicked Tuna?
     
  8. Korriban

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    Just sthg to pull the line up and down 24/7. Is that so silly to think that you can not do that manually ? Never seen in WT Outer Banks the crew members jigging all the time. You guys have the experience of the greenstick that's why i post. But please understand we are only 2 people on the other side of atlantic trying to do the same. That's why so many questions, sometimes ideas, good ones or bad ones.
     
  9. Korriban

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    By the way, we always chum with an an automatic machine... WT ? Always with crew members when they do.
     
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    You have to realize that WT is reality tv. not always real. :eek: :) If you fish solo a chum chucker will save you. Even with a mate it is welcome.
     
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    French humor is not a shared one... The initial question was the interest to automatically jig the main line, to make the lures splash on the water all the time. Of course a mate will do. But really end of story, nobody seems to be interested with the technical point. The reference to the chum chucker was simple. Many things can be done by a machine. Crew members can do other things and specially check the baits. I do not imagine a mate jigging the line all the day long. French fishermen are too lazy.
     
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    I think I like to jig it to get the right action with the current wave conditions, speed, way the squid is bouncing, its an art in my mind not a science to be duplicated...
     
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    Put very well.
    My original post regarding the wave automation was a joke. I was not trying to ridicule anyone specific. The fact is no one who has pulled on that line has not thought of automating the process....... Then they learn how important and nuanced the jigging is. There is no machine that can do that work, much like art.
    And I’m pretty sure you are joking as well when you mention WT. That show however interesting as many people find it is not a how to show but more a cartoon.
     
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