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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Watch the technical video above to understand Jigbutt!
Size: 308.4mm (Length) x 32mm (Outer Diameter)
Product fits most rods handle with diameter ranging from 23mm to 30mm
Product Strength: PE 0.5 (6lbs) - PE 3 (32lbs)
EVOLUTIONIZE YOUR FISHING RODS!
JIGBUTT is the only detachable fishing rod extension created to enhance your casting and spinning rod’s functions. With JIGBUTT, you will not only be able to double up your fishing rod into a light jigging rod with ease, but also increase your endurance level when battling with large fish at the end of the line. Furthermore with JIGBUTT attached, you will be able to cast your line further!
STRAP ON JIGBUTT & IT'S READY TO USE!
Using the latest laser cutting technology, JIGBUTT is crafted to precision using aircraft grade material which is strong yet lightweight, similar to the hull of an aluminium leisure aircraft. It is also saltwater corrosion-resistant as the finishing is reinforced through industry-grade eight hours long anodizing process.
Do more with your casting or spinning rods!
With JIGBUTT attached to your usual casting or spinning rods, JIGBUTT will be able to extend up to the length of a jigging rod or a long casting rod.
TESTED & PROVEN, DREAM CATCH Made POSSIBLE!
Our Team put JIGBUTT to the test in Maldives, pushing the limit of our casting rods and managed to land some great fishes!
JIGBUTT - Let you cast further!
JIGBUTT assists you in casting your sinking lures and popper further out into the ocean, targeting your favorites species such as Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi and Barracudas etc.
With JIGBUTT, you can maximize your casting distance!
JIGBUTT PROTOTYPE TESTED IN JAPAN!
Jigging with JIGBUTT for KINGFISH off the coast of Genkai Nada/Japan Sea!
THE 5 DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS FOR JIGBUTT
FIGHT WITH GREAT CONFIDENCE WITH JIGBUTT!
Your enhanced casting rod can be safely tucked under your arm, allowing you to fight the fish with ease and confidence. It is tough and durable, capable of taking any stress thrown at it!
Light in weight is definitely on our mind during material sourcing when designing JIGBUTT!
After a day out fishing...
Simply rinse JIGBUTT with running tap water after use and let it dry.
Detachable and Portable!
JIGBUTT is a handy and convenient gear to bring along when traveling to your favourite fishing spot. Not only is it portable, it is also detachable and versatile for different uses and does not require any form of customization to your fishing rods.
SALTWATER CORROSION RESISTANCE
JIGBUTT is built to last.
It goes through industry-grade anodizing process that keeps saltwater corrosion away! Just rinse it with tap water after use and leave to dry!
Some anglers may have the experience of using a normal rod for jigging. The risk of losing the tackle is high if a sudden downward pull comes from a large fish, causing you to lose your grip on the rod’s short handle and dropping your rod set into the deep waters.
TOO MANY RODS TO PACK ON YOUR NEXT TRIP?
Say goodbye to carrying multiple rods for different tactics. JIGBUTT provides you with more flexibility when planning for your upcoming fishing trip, allowing you to change your fishing tactic from casting to light jigging whenever you like.
EXTENSIVE MARKET RESEARCH
We have painstakingly measured up to 150 casting rods of various brands to determine the average circumference of the butt of a fishing rod. With this finding, we have designed JIGBUTT to be able to fit rods from a range of 23 to 30mm in diameter. The size of most casting rod handles is between 26 to 28mm.
JIGBUTT uses a special forge to mould aircraft grade alloy as the main frame before going through a precision laser cutting technology to produce cutting edge designs. Lightweight yet able to take a bending force of up to 15 kg (PE 3)!
Keep on testing!
Over the course of developing JIGBUTT, we went through a rigorous process to select the best material for your handy fishing rod extension, ensuring that it is durable, lightweight and anti-corrosive.
THE SPACE IN BETWEEN...
AT DREAMCATCH we call it the STEM COLLAR!
Made of strong anti-slip silicon, clip the stem collar on the stem of the rod, where the exposed blank area is, to ensure a snuggle fit between JIGBUTT and your sleek rod. Due to higher customization injection moulding cost, you have an option to pledge this as an additional item.
All the components for JIGBUTT are detachable and replaceable.
We have gathered dozens of strap samples from nylon, neoprene, rubber and even lycra of different sizes and thickness to test out their durability. After sending the material through stress, pull and pressure tests, we selected a new webbing strap that has similar properties as a safety harness strap - durability guaranteed!
JIGBUTT has a detachable butt too!
Custom EVA stopper made to size is fixed at the end of JIGBUTT. The high density EVA foam is replaceable.
JIGBUTT COLOR SELECTION
FOUR BEAUTIFUL COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM!
We have put in great amount of time to engineer JIGBUTT and also great effort in designing it to suit your taste. You would be able to select your choice of color when the campaign ends. An email will be send to you to confirm your choice.
MORE SUPPORT, MORE GOODIES!
HOW IT STARTED!
Risks and challenges
For one year and five months of designing, material sourcing, prototype testing and finally launching on Kickstarter, we are confident in producing JIGBUTT to what we have envisioned.
Although there is always risk in building a new product, our manufacturer is extremely experienced and passionate about our product (with the owner being an experienced angler himself) and will ensure we deliver JIGBUTT promptly.
With your support, we will be able to produce JIGBUTT in 4 different designs of the same alloy material and will also able to secure our purchase of raw materials and forge them to our requirement.