Capelan Biga Light Jig Head Test Drive
Caperlan may not be a famous brand. In fact, I believe that most anglers here in Asia would probably not have heard of the brand, Caperlan. Well, Caperlan is a brand sold at Decathlon, the outdoor centre. Capelan Biga Light Jig Head are jig heads that are friendly or light on the pocket. We introduced them in our previous issue (issue 73) and now it is time to reveal how it did during our field tests.
The Capelan Biga Light Jigheads come in plastic clamped packs.
To test the Caperlan Biga Light Jig Head, we headed up north to our favourite testing pond; the Natural Exotic Sports Fishing Pond in Behrang. This pond is the home to many a hard fighting gladiators such as the Amazon redtai catfish, the Mekong catfish (plabuk), etc. and this pond has never disappoint as fishes are a plenty and will willingly take our baits as long as they are the right ones (baits).
We tested the 30g Caperlan Biga Light Jig Head during our field test. We brought three pieces with us just in case we lose them to the pond or if they bend open or worse; break. With a 30 gram head we managed to cast our baits really far and easily got to where the fishes congregate. It did not take long before the bites and battles started.
Battling a hard fighting fish.
Hook Setting Ability
A sharp hook is essential when fishing. The Caperlan Biga Light Jig Head comes with a very sharp hook that easily penetrated the sides of the many fishes during our four hours of testing. We used the same jig head for our entire field test and it remained sharp. Impressive for a lower budget jig head.
Fish Holding Ability
During the test we fought a good number of fishes losing two. This shows that the Caperlan Biga Light Jig Head holds on to the fish well. Of course we had something to do with that too. We ensured that the line tension is always tight keeping the hook firmly set. The jig head is tough enough to handle high amounts of pressure too. I was expecting it to open but it did not.
Oh no, were did its eye go…
Not All Roses
The Caperlan Biga Light Jig Head did lose some points too. Halfway through our field test the weight of the jig head came loose. It did not fall off or break. It just became loose but at least it stayed in tack. Another issue with the Caperlan Biga Light Jig Head is that it lost one of its eyes during one of the battles. Small issues for the price paid.
One of the many hard fighting gladiators landed using the Capean Biga Light Jighead.
comparing product against money paid, the Caperlan Biga Light Jig Head is pretty decent. It held up well against the hard fighting fishes. It remained sharp throughout our field test. And it caught and landed plenty of hard fighting fishes. Yes, it did lose and eye and its sinker / weight did come loose; a small price to pay for a product with a small price tag. Overall I must say that it is good value for money.
Tackle Used During Test
Rod Brand: Abu Garcia
Rod Series: Hornet
Series Family: Beretta
Model: AHBC632M A
Line Brand: Berkley
Line Series: Fireline
Line Type: Superline (Fused)
Line lb.: 20lb
Hook: Caperlan Biga Light Jig Head 30g