I was introduced to it by Dave Arbeitman of the Reel Seat Tackle Shop in Brielle, New Jersey, and it works well for sea bass, offering a slower target that swims and flutters in the strike zone on a horizontal plane. The tackle is specialized: light rods that bend from tip to butt, tiny reels with long handles that pick up a lot of line with each turn, and flat, center-weighted jigs. Action is generated by reeling to cause a deep bend in the rod that then slowly recovers, lifting the jig. A pause after each turn allows the jig to swim side to side. The technique even draws strikes from fish that are not actively feeding.