MegaStrike gets innovative with their new lures
Introduction: MegaStrike is best known for there popular fish attractant
which bears the same name as the company itself but over the last eight years has built a
name for themselves as an innovator of sorts when it comes to jigheads and
The Mega-Strike Strike back may
look like a normal spinnerbait...
Strike Back Spinnerbait: MegaStrike kicks things off this ICAST with the
bait that "strikes back." This new spinnerbait looks relatively standard out of
the package except for the high quality faceted blades, but once you pick up the
lure the rear section swings to either side. The mid section is jointed for a
number of reasons. First, for a unique action, with the head stationary and the
tail section being loose the bait will vibrate more than a solid bodied spinner
bait. Second, because the design offers more freedom of movement no matter what
direction the fish attacks the lure it is easier to get a solid hookset in and
keep fish pinned on.
...but it has a hinged body
The Strike Back features a strong stainless steel light wire shaft, large 5/0
Mustad Ultra Point hooks, and a custom trailer keeper for adding your favorite
trailer for even more vibration. They come in three sizes and five patterns and
will retail for $7.95 each.
A new stickbait, the Wing-Ding
Wing-Ding: The Wing-Ding has a funny name, and it looks like a pair of
Senkos that crossed paths, but this bait is all about a differentiated action.
This crossed stickbait can be rigged both Texas and Wacky style and features a
bigger profile designed for targeting bigger fish. So what is the Wing-Ding
designed to actually look like? It replicates a struggling baitfish or a
dragonfly on the surface and can be worked up on top or down deep.
The Wing-Ding rigged weedless
The Wing-Ding can also be jerked and the arms will wave like a bird. With a
large profile and the ability to be fished weedless the Wing-Ding is designed to
target largemouth, smallmouth, speckled trout and redfish.
Notice how the Mega-Dog's tail
runs perpendicular to the body, this helps the lure's tail kick back and forth
when it is fished
Mega-Dog: The Mega-Dog is a wide bodied bait that has tail wagging
action. Half swimbait half grub the ribbed body displaces water while the tail
wags and kicks sending vibrations through the water. It can be fished Texas
style or flipped and pitched effectively.
The Mega-Bug is designed to be
flipped and pitched in and around heavy structure
Mega-Bug: How do you go more "mega" than
the mega-Dog? Try the Mega-Bug, a 4 inch beaver style creature bait with a wide
body and six appendages. The claws flap while the legs swim when the bug is
moved. The mega-Bug is designed for flipping heavy mats of grass, fishing rocks
or heavy cover.
The Mega-Bug on the Mega Strike e2
The Mega-Bug is a great bait to pair with a
tungsten weight for fishing in and around heavy vegetation and also makes an
excellent jig trailer. At the booth it was paired with the company's own e2 jig
which features a hydrodynamically balanced body which keeps the lure up allowing
the bait the ability to draw more attention from fish.
Bobby and the team at Mega-Strike
know how to build dynamic baits
Conclusion: Bobby Uhrig, President of
MegaStrike, started the business with one product...fish attractant. This year
MegaStrike steps it up with the introduction of a line of plastics that are
infused with his popular amino acid based attractant. But it isn't just plastics
for 2010, the new Strike Back spinner bait features the same level of innovation
that Bobby's products are known for and should garner plenty of interest from
anglers that are looking for originality in blades.