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Event Article: 2007 ICAST Lures Coverage

ICAST Coverage Day 4 (Lures) - Swimbaits Reign Supreme (continued)

Jackall - Flick Shake and Jig Head: Wacky... jig head, an effective technique that's becoming more and more popular, and now we are seeing companies develop plastics and terminal tackle exclusively for the rig. Jackall has developed a specific Jig Head and Flick Shake worm, which works together as a system, for this wacky jig head finesse technique.


The Flick Shake, looks like a normal worm but is designed with a curved design for the Wacky Jig Head finesse technique


The Flick Shake warm has a built in curve which creates a squirming action. David from Jackall showed us the action of the Flick Shake in a tank and the action of the plastic was very convincing. The plastic worm is salt injected and has a live bait scent so the bass will hold onto the Flick Shake worm longer. The Flick Shake worm comes in popular colors such as watermelon pepper, black red flake, june bug, and more.


The Flick Shake in action


Shakin' it!


The Jackall Wacky Jig Head is also engineered to give the worm more action. The head's eye is designed at a ninety degree angle for better hook set and less snags. Also the hook has a short shank to allow the worm for more action. The Wacky Jig Head is available in two different sizes: 1/16 and 3/32 ounce.


Jackall's Wacky-Jig Head designed for this specific finesse technique


Jackall Mask 100: Not new but here's another lure that not many seem to know of, the Jackall Mask 100, a natural life-like soft jerkbait that when you set eye on it you won't know it's actually half hard and half soft. The Mask 100 has a hard front portion like any other jerkbait but the last half is a soft elastomer which from what we handled at ICAST was very durable. To ensure the lure's body stay intact the Mask 100 has a titanium wire that runs through the elastomer body. The titanium wire also aids in creating the swimming action of a real baitfish. The Mask 100 is a slow sinking jerkbait that's four inches long and weighs 1/2 ouch. Since we at TackleTour fish a lot of jerkbaits for bass and stripers, look for our review on the Mask 100 in the future.


Not new but not many know of the Jackall Mask 100. It's a half hard and half soft jerkbait


The Mask 100's tail half if made of a durable elastomer


Curt, Ty, and David of Jackall shows the TT team all the new lures (and look at the rod Curt is holding. More on the Jackall rod in the future)


Conclusion: This ICAST will certainly go down in history as the year in which swimbaits reigned supreme. Last year swimbaits were rising up as some of the most electrifying new lures, and this year....well, everyone had their own interpretation of these big baits. The most exciting bait of the show came from terminal tackle producer, Tru-Tungesten. Hope you have a big stick ready, judging from this year's offerings anglers are going to bulk up after tossing all these mammoth baits.


Stay tuned as our lure coverage continues with a special feature just on Pure Fishing's offerings....which were so numerous that we had to put them in their own article.











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