ProducTTpreview: The Highly Configurable DRT Klash Swimbait
There are few
baits that can inspire anglers to go out and fish as much as a swimbait, and for
trophy hunters they are often the tool of choice. The DRT (Division Rebel
Tackles) Klash is a big bait that is designed to give unprecedented
configuration freedom to swimbait anglers. DRT designed these baits near Lake
Biwa Japan and each bait is still manufactured in Japan, and is just starting to
become available here in U.S. market.
Meet the JDM Klash Swimbait
There are two
Klash models available, the Hi-Float (floating) and Low-Float (slow sinking)
swimbaits. The Hi-Float weighs in at 3oz. and features a single knocker rattle
while the Low-Float weighs 4.4oz. and sinks at around a foot per second and has
The Klash channels big bait mentality, go big or
are 9 inches in length and feature a single joint design that is connected with
high strength stainless steel hardware. The entire bait is molded out of ABS
plastic and is armed with Owner 1/0 treble hooks.
A look at the front end of the Klash
In terms of
finish the baits are available in a range of translucent, opaque and reflective
patterns that are all relatively detailed. The most exciting element of this
lure is not the finish but the configurable tail and lip design.
The Klash may look like a simple swimbait but it
has features that make it highly configurable
The Klash’s lip
is constructed out of highly durable clear ABS plastic and is molded with a keel
in the underside and is held in place with pressure and we found that it was
easy to pull the lip in and out by applying just the right pressure. There is a
light locking edge on the inside so you know the lip is firmly positioned in
place and it is very unlikely that the lip could ever come out accidentally
while fishing. Removing the lip changes the action of the lure dramatically by
altering water resistance and pressure which causes the lure to dive.
The translucent lip can be removed to change the