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Event Article: 2006 ICAST Lure Coverage

ICAST Coverage Day 3 (Lures) - Who's the Mac Daddy of fishing lures? (continued)

Booster Tails: When we ask our editors what is the biggest problems with today's scents we get a number of answers, but always high up on that list of gripes is both the actual application of the scent and the longevity of the scent. Most scents are messy to apply, and never last more than just a few dunks before there is nothing left. We stumbled upon an interesting new product from Science Fishing, called "Booster Tails." They address both these issues in a interesting design that actually can be implemented on a much wider range of lures.


A Booster Tails Kit


Most scents are intended for use with plastics, but few are designed for hardbaits. Booster tails are ideal for spoons, spinners, and crankbaits and designed to not only add the element of scent to your lure but also added realism.


Booster Tails come in multiple sizes for easy implementation on a variety of hardbaits

Booster Tails are an innovative tail fin attachment that can clip onto ant existing treble hook. They are designed not to alter the intended action of your lure much, but add a more realistic profile to your bait. The tails are made out of a highly absorbent synthetic material that is actually an advanced microfiber. This microfiber actually holds 7 times its weight in liquid. To match up with a wide range of baits these tails come in three various sizes.

Simply click the tail onto your split ring and position it right in the middle of your treble hook


Once the Booster Tail has been clipped on your bait an included scent pen is used for applying scent to the lures. The applicator tip makes it both clean and easy to rub the scent deep into the fiber. This ensures that the booster tail will lay down scent for a longer period of time. Best of all there is no mess during this entire process, no more smelly scents or oils will get on your hands or clothing. Overall a very exclusive and  clever implementation that should appeal to crank and spinner anglers. 


Use the scent pen to lay down the scent. This is both clean and easyn

In addition to helping create Booster Tails Stephen Royes has written a book which was also showcased at the show engagingly named "Knotty Girls." The book is a well illustrated fisherman's guide to tying knots, and features step by step instructions for all the most popular knots, and then some. In case you need a mental break from knot tying lessons the book does have a eye-catching Knotty Girls (PG Rated) centerfold in the middle of the book. Once again, quite clever....indeed.

Galen Linnett holds up "Knotty Girls" and Stephen Royes highlights the "Booster Tails"


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