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Event Article: 2008 ICAST Show - Las Vegas, NV


Get stung by the Wave Water Scorpion
 

Date: 8/12/08
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Manufacturer: Wave
Reviewer: Team TackleTour







 

Introduction: Over the past few years Wave has grown a sizeable following among anglers for their aggressively styled plastics, but this year the company looks to put the sting on the competition with the wild new Water Scorpion.

 


One of the most interesting plastics at ICAST, the Wave Water Scorpion

 

Coming up with something new in plastics is quite a challenge considering all the competition in the market, and the fact that so much has already been seen and done. The team at Wave knew they wanted to create a scorpion bait but they just didn't know how to do it. 

 


The Water Scorpion can be fished flat on the bottom...

 

The scorpion's tail posed a unique challenge for Wave. Most plastics are molded in a flat mold but because a realistic scorpion tail is perpendicular to the body the upright position required a unique mold to create this 3D bait. After plenty of failures the company was just about to give up on the bait when they finally got it right.

 


...or jigged it will stand at attention

 

The Wave Water Scorpion is designed to be crawled on the bottom with a jighead, or when jigged upwards it will stand at attention waving its many legs and claws. Whether fish think the lure is a scorpion or a craw the lure looked fantastic in the water and is sure to garner plenty of attention from both anglers and fish. 

 


The Wave Creature is all about paddles

 

Another lure that caught our attention at the Wave booth was the new Wave Creature. This lure is all about paddles and has four arms and a beaver tail. The front arms feature a flat swimbait style paddle tail, and the rear arms and tail are flat paddles which can be separated to create more appendages.

 


The Creature waves in the current to entice fish to strike

 

The Creature can be fished on a jig or Texas or Carolina rigged. On the football jig the Creature stands waving appendages and the oversized paddle tail enticingly.

 


Famed guide Brian Duplechain is the head lure designer at Wave and shows us his newest creations

 

These new Wave baits are quite a departure from what we have seen from the company in the past and the reason is Brian Duplechain. Duplechain is one of top guides on the coast but is now the top lure designer for Wave. Brian explained that he got the idea for the Water Scorpion when he caught a scorpion in his Texas home and it reminded him of various bass prey. Since then he has been field testing the lure with great success, and soon anglers nationwide will be able to test the unique "3D" styled plastic in their own local lakes.

 

                                                 


 

 

 

 

 

 
 





 

 



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