The Craze of Saltwater Slow Jigging and Pitching
Slow jigging or slow pitching is a fishing technique that was developed and used in Japan over 10 years ago.
The reason the Japanese came up with the idea is to implement some new fishing techniques in areas that were highly overfished.
Since they were able to locate the fish, yet not able to get the fish to eat out of hunger, they worked on a method that would get a reaction strike from the fish, rather then a hunger strike. Speed jigging or butterfly jigging was already around and the success had been good and it all worked on the reaction strike theory. The movement of the speed jigging and the original butterfly jig was a vertical reaction presentation.
But the idea and movement of the lure being vertical was itself was what they wanted to change.