Roman Made Prepares to Introduce New Patterns
Designed Specifically for the US Market
Introduction: Swimbaits continue to be a popular topic here at
TackleTour and while the "craze" may have ended there are still many anglers
that look for new hardbodied big baits to both collect and use to target those
elusive lunkers. While there are a lot of outstanding swimbaits made right here
in the U.S. there is also an increasing number of JDM baits now making their way
to U.S. shores. One such brand that we have fished with success is Roman Made
which comes to us from the shores of Lake Biwa, Japan.
Roman Made recognizes the
opportunity in the US market and will soon be introducing new patterns
specifically designed for domestic applications
Roman Made lures are among the most beautiful hand
carved baits and feature a constancy that you would expect from a custom JDM
manufacturer. While these baits are still relatively hard to come by there are
some e-tailers now importing more of these baits. While patterns like Ayu seem
to be universal, domestic anglers have thus far had to settle for patterns that
were actually designed for overseas applications.
The most eagerly anticipated
pattern has got to be the Trout
Well no longer. Roman Made seems to have
recognized the potential for the US market and is planning on introducing three new patterns designed specifically for domestic anglers. Obviously the
first pattern is that of a trout and the company will introduce a wide band
trout pattern which should be popular among lunker hunters that are constantly
tossing swimbaits wherever trout are stocked.
Roman Made will also debut a new
Other patterns will include the recognizable
"Perch" which has a white belly that transitions up into the perch striping as
well as a new bluegill pattern which features a "gill" versus "blotch" pattern.
These new patterns also come with more subtle tail colors than the bright
pinkish-red that are found on the current baits.
The new finishes look just as
polished as the bait's actual constructions are
These new finishes are more labor intensive to
produce but should end up retailing for the same they do now, which is around 85
dollars for either the dual jointed Trick or single jointed Negotiator swimbaits.
These US only colors will only be available domestically and the patterns can be
had in both the Trick and Negotiator Series baits. According to Roman Made's US
representative the first batch is going straight to
Tackle Warehouse. We haven't seen them online yet but are eagerly
Update 12/5/12 -
has listed the new patterns in the Negotiator, Trick and Mother Series swimbaits