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Event Article: 2009 ICAST Coverage

Jackall Brings Prototype Lures to the United States

Date: 8/06/09
Location: Orlando, Florida
Admission: Buyers & Press only
Manufacturer: Jackall Lures
Reviewer: Team TackleTour

Introduction: Jackall has brought over many new and exciting new products from Japan over the past few years. Normally they would only showcase the baits that they are confirmed to introduce domestically but this year they showcased a few prototypes that just had to be previewed.


Introducing the Jackall Sasuketi Craw a proven bait in Japan

Sasuketi Craw: The Sasuketi Craw is brand new to the US but has been sold in Japan for some time and is a proven bass catcher. The Sasuketi Craw is designed to excel when pitched or flipped and can be rigged as a trailer as well. This 4 inch craw has a short torpedo-like body that'll go through cover easily. The claws are engineered long incorporating embossed humps that are designed to create vibration when you work the bait.


Six available colors


The new Jackall Sasuketi Craw features a durable, salt impregnated plastic material that will hold up in cover and against aggressive bass. The new bait will first be available in 6 proven colors - Green Pumpkin Pepper, Watermelon Pepper, Watermelon Red Flake, Black Blue Flake, Pumpkin Pepper, and June Bug. Available now, each pack will include 6 baits and will retail for only $4.99.


Claws are design to vibrate when lured


Superpin-Tail: By now you would think that the drop shot plastics market has been overly saturated with "me too" baits. But Jackall isn't bringing "just another" bait in the Superpin-Tail. Their new 4 inch Superpin-Tail is designed to make small vibrations which resemble an injured bait fish.


The Superpin-Tail is engineered to crate small vibrations like an injured bait fish


The Jackall Superpin-Tail dropshot bait features 3-D eyes and 6 life-like patterns - Silver Shad, Baby Bass, Ghost Baby Bass, Violet Shad, Perch, and Goby. These new dropshot baits will be available in November and will retail for $8.99 for a pack of six.


The Jackall Superpin-Tail different colors


Prototype - Swimbait: As mentioned above Jackall teased everyone at the show by displaying some prototype baits, and none of them even have an official name yet. First up is a swimbait prototype. If you're familiar with Jackall's products, you'll notice this swimbait has similarities to their Giron hardbait. This new prototype swimbait is a soft plastic and is only 4 inches just like the Giron. Color patterns, weight, availability, and pricing is still up in the air.


Prototype - A soft-body 4 inch swimbait that bears a resemblance to the hard Giron  


Prototype - Worm: The Jackall prototype worm is designed as a swimming worm that features a paddle tail design. These swimming worms should produce a lot of action when rigged with a weighted hook or as a trailer on a jig. Currently the prototype is 5.5 inches in length.


Prototype - Worm, will be effective when swam thanks to the tail


Prototype - Jig: The new prototype jig is designed to glide through the water. The unique head design makes it so that it produces a nice action when retrieved and stands at attention when fished on the bottom. The jig will be available in a number of sizes including 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2oz.


The prototype jig, we didn't get a good shot of the head design but it's designed to generate a unique swimming action and will stand when fished on the bottom


Jackall's Curt Arakawa shows us the new and prototype baits

Conclusion: When we attend ICAST we are excited to see all the new products but it is always a special treat when we get to see prototypes. Jackall has confirmed that they will be bringing out a couple of new baits for this new season but the prototypes also got a lot of attention from buyers and media, and while nothing is set in stone it is a possible that these prototypes will be introduced in a upcoming mass production product....especially if there is enough demand from anglers.








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