The Synotek Battler is new for 2020 and is one of the most versatile jigs that we have ever seen! This jig truly is one of the most amazing Dog Tooth Tuna jigs and responds so well when worked at high speed with awesome darting action, but also it is regarded as an amazing Slow Pitch jig and when pitch slow has a great flutter with glide action. The benefit of this jig is that you can slow pitch this jig in the bottom few metres of the water column and then speed jig it back to the boat to cover all species from bottom-dwelling fish to mid-water pelagic fish.
SYNOTEK has become one of the biggest high-quality JIG product specialists in the world today and what we have seen from this company so far has been truly amazing. When you consider quality Vs price point we have found nothing else compares anywhere in the world. For the last 3 years, we have been working with SYNOTEK to come up with a range of jigs with an amazing unique paint pattern design called DIAMOND SCALE. This unique paint feature which emulates a REALISTIC LATERAL LINE SCALE PATTERN, we have proven that it gains more interest from so many fish species compared to the standard paint designs seen everywhere these days on jigs. The SYNOTEK HIGH-SPEED JIG range has been hand-selected by the Elite Tackle team and the 5 different jig models available have been tried and tested already catching so many great fish species like the ultimate predator in the ocean the Dogtooth Tuna. The whole secret to these jigs is their amazing action that we have spent hours studying through underwater testing & videos to learn what gets the ultimate attention from aggressive predator fish. The RAZORBACK JIG has been specifically designed to target fast-moving pelagic species and can be worked extremely fast or quite slow depending on the fishes feeding needs. One side features a 3D centre eye while the other side has a unique herringbone raised section running the whole way down the jig. This allows the jig to create a great bubble trail when worked at speed but also when pitched slowly it will slide erratically often enticing bites from the fussiest of eaters. Ideal for targeting monster Dog Tooth Tuna and all Tuna species, Kingfish, Mackerel etc but also all REEF species as it has a great flutter when worked slow.
The centre-weighted Battler shape has been around for a long time and first became famous amongst speed jig anglers as being one of the best jigs to target Dog Tooth Tuna but in recent times these jigs have also become very desirable as a great slow pitch jig option. The high back section of the jig along with its slim body shape with a slight curve in the middle allows it to cut through the water at high speed with a great darting, fleeing action but then it is on the pause the jig will fall horizontally and slide out to the side which can often trigger a response. When used for slow pitch jigging the jig responds well to small slight pitching of the rod leaving it fluttering in the water column with a sliding motion. A variety of jigging methods can be used as a slow pitch jig from fast short jerks with pauses, and small rhythmic mechanical lifts to long slow lifts without any sudden jerks.
We highly recommend the below assist rigs for the following jig sizes:
BATTLER 120G – For DOG TOOTH TUNA – SYNOTEK GIANT PELAGIC ASSIST RIG WITH SQUID BLING – 6/0 + 35mm assist
BATTLER 120G – For ALL OTHER SPECIES – SYNOTEK GIANT PELAGIC ASSIST RIG WITH SQUID BLING – 5/0 + 30mm assist