2006 ICAST Lure Coverage
ICAST Coverage Day 3 (Lures) - Who's the Mac Daddy of fishing lures?
River2Sea USA has grown
quickly into a premium lure brand and each year they continue to surprise us
with new exciting offerings. When we met up with Simon at R2S we were also
greeted by none other than Byron "The Bachelor" Velvick and Mary who were in the
booth checking out the latest lures. For those of you that actually watched the
show (you don't have to admit who you are), yes...they still are together, and
Mary is now fishing...as well as raiding Byron's best lures.
Pro Angler and Reality TV star
Byron "The Bachelor" Velvick and Mary...and yes they still are together
The Croaker: This
year R2S has lures for everyone from spinnerbaits to swimbaits. First let's take
a look at a series of unique topwater frog called "Croaker." They might look
like any other frog but if you inspect them further you’ll find that this lure
features a keel shaped design on the bottom to make it glide over open water
like no other. The frog will come in three different sizes, the Croakie 55,
Croaker 65, and Bull Croaker 75. These exciting new frogs will be available in
two months and retail for $7.49 to 8.49.
The new "Croaker" family of
Hula Shad Spinner:
Spinnerbaits, there are so many out there that are virtually the same. But there
are the ones out there that do feature unique elements that set themselves apart
from the others. At ICAST this year River2Sea USA introduced the Hula Shad. This
spinnerbait features a revolutionary head design that encases the metal with a
polycarbonate material that do not only make its appearance different than
others but helps make them significantly more durable.
Check out the dual skirts on the
new Hula Shad
(Polycarbonate lenses are
uses in prescription glasses and sunglasses.) The head is then dressed with two
skirts, and the spinnerbait is finished off with top-notch components. You can
find the River2Sea Hula Shad in 3/8, 5/8, and 3/4 ounce sizes, and in 8
different patterns. These new spinnerbaits will be on the market around
September and priced at $7.49 each.
The S-Waver is designed to swim in
a ultra smooth S-Pattern
River2Sea already had swimbaits on the market but now they are introducing one
with a totally altered action. Meet the S-Waver, a swimbait that swims in a nice
and smooth S-pattern.
The S-motion, which was
demonstrated at the River2Sea booth this year, is created by their exclusive Pin
and Tenon Hinge design. The S-Waver swimbait features an ABS plastic body and
soft PVC tail design, uses super-sharp Daiichi treble hooks, and has a Tungsten
Force System. Only one size will be available at this launch and this lure will
swim right on the surface down to one foot. The River2Sea S-Waver is available
in September and will retail for $16.99.
Simon of R2S...the next
Many lure manufacturers have a particular lure
specialty, but R2S manages to build a wide range of lures, all of which sport
varying levels of innovation, yet always exhibit serious quality. All of which
are primary reasons why these lures continue to be extremely desirable to
anglers. Heck, we know Byron "The Bachelor" Velvick is keen on them, and he's
proven that he has good taste...
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