Coverage Part 3 – Lines and Plastics round out the show
Lures: Ok there are a million jokes you could make about the name of
this brand but the quality of their pours is no laughing matter. AT the show we
checked out their lures and one in particular really caught our attention. The
"Leaf" is a combination of a minnow and a leach and looks like an excellent drop
shot bait. The flat profile looks like a variety of different prey depending on
the angle, and has a wider profile than your average drop shot plastic. The
baits come 10 to a pack and retail for $4.39, a very reasonable price for a hand
The Bassectomy "Leaf" lures
feature a wide yet flat profile for more action in the water when drop shotting
Nichols: Anglers have long trusted Nichols
to deliver consistent fish catching products and the company steps it up with a
new "shattered glass" finish on their blades.
The popular Pulsator spinnerbait
now available with shattered glass pattern blades
One such bait that makes use of the shattered
glass finish is the popular Pulsator spinnerbait. This bait makes use of
patented tapered blades which are designed to maximize vibration as well as
generate a distinct sound in the water.
A large Lake Fork Spoon with the
new pattern should be good for bass and stripers
Also making use of the shattered glass pattern are
the company's Lake Fork Flutter spoons. The profile is designed to closely mimic
the lake's primary prey, Gizzard Shad. The spoons are available in a wide range
of sizes from 3/4 to 1 1/8oz. and retail for $7.99-$9.99 depending on size.
James Thurber shows us both the
Bassectomy and Nichols product
Looking for a better drop shot
Team Davies - Tear Shot: Looking for a
better drop shot weight? How about one that allows you to feel the bottom but
resists snagging? The Tear Shot weights from Team Davies accomplishes just that
with cleverly designed weights that work thier way through structure better
than conventional weights. There are two styles the "Tear Drop" and the "Slim
Shot," both of which are available in a wide range of weights and retail for
$4.29-$4.59 depending on size and weight.
The slim shot (left) and tear drop
(right) are both designed to go through structure without snagging
DeLinn and Steven Davies make up
the team that bring the Tear Shot to market
Wordens Lures: The team from Yakima Bait
Company was at the show displaying the popular Timber Tiger and Poe's Super
Cedar baits but they were also highlighting their massive topwater lure, the
Havana & Giant Jackpot. These lures have been around for a while but are
regaining popularity as anglers are becoming more comfortable tossing big baits.
Originally designed for big pike and musky these lures are also good for lunker
bass and even peacocks in the Amazon.
Brett shows us the Havana Jackpot
next to a Poe's crankbait
Section: Next up, new lines from Sunline and McCoy