2006 ICAST Lure Coverage
ICAST Coverage Day 3 (Lures) - Who's the Mac Daddy of fishing lures?
we come to Sebile, one of the most interesting new lure companies at the show.
Unlike most lures that use metal bearings or glass beads to weigh down their
lures, generate action, and create vibration noise, the Sebile products make use
of a exclusive mineral oil mix for these functions. The mineral oil is injected
into the center of the lure along with glitter.
The Sebile Flatt Shad is a lipless
crank that uses oil instead of ball bearings
In the lure cavity the oil shifts back and forth to improve casting distance and
accuracy by optimizing weight displacement. Sebile believes the oil creates the
illusion of muscular contractions
The fluid is infused with glitter
to mimic muscle contractions while swimming
The glitter effect creates flash, and the illusion
of scale loss. The patented internal fluid design produces ultra low frequency
sound waves, creating a signature sound that is realistic to predators.
The patented design emits an ultra
low frequency which travels farther in water than high frequencies
The ultra low
frequency actually travels much further in water than the higher frequencies
generated by glass, stainless, and tungsten beads. As an added strike triggering
element Sebile puts a blood red signal eye (similar to the Ito Megabass lures)
in the eyes of this lure. This is to help predators hone in on the target.
Not all Sebile lures make use of
the oil design, the "Evidence" uses more traditional bearings and is designed to
very accurately mimic baitfish swimming movements
Sebile introduced two series of lures at the show,
the "Possessed" which features the oil design we talked about and "Evidence"
lures which make use of a more traditional bearing weight design. It will be
interesting to see how the Possessed lures actually swim and perform in the
field, but it is good to see innovation in the lure category.
The Lure story isn't over
yet...Pure Fishing exhibited the greatest showing of lures we have ever
witnessed, and an exclusive article devoted to just their new lure solutions is
on the way....until then thanks for staying with us through the "Live" Lure
Section: Pure Fishing's 1000 new Baits