Jackall unveils new hard and soft lures with
Introduction: Jackall has had a busy year and continues to introduce new
baits, both hard and soft, that exhibit both interesting features and quality
finishes. We caught up with the team at Jackall including Pro BASS Angler Jared
Lintner to check out the latest from the Japanese manufacturer.
Soul Shad 68SP: Jackall kicked things off
with a new crankbait called the SoulShad which is designed to imitate shad
baitfish. The lure makes use of a magnetic weight moving system that helps make
this a very good casting bait and when retrieved the system holds the weight in
place so that even with faster retrieve speeds it is able to stay straight up.
The SoulShad is designed to
imitate shad and makes use of a magnetic weight moving system
This bait is 2.7" in length and weighs 9.4oz., it
is designed for situations when bass are seeking schooling shad baitfish. There
are seven different patterns, most of which are shad but there also crawfish
patterns as well. The SoulShad will retail for 14.99 when introduced.
The Bling 55 is a flat sided
crankbait with a fiberglass lip and the magnetic weight moving system
Bling 55: The Bling 55 also makes
use of Jackall's magnetic weight moving system and is a flat sides crankbait
with a fiberglass bill to grab more water and create a faster and quicker
wobbling action. Flat sided crankbaits like the Bling 55 have more surface area
on the sides and can create a unique flash in the water to attract more fish.
In the swimming mode a magnet
holds the weights in the center for a more stable action
The magnetic casting system is designed to allow
the lure to cast further than the competition, allowing anglers to cover more
water which helps make the Bling 55 a great fish searching tool. The Bling 55 is
named as such because it is 55mm in length (or 2.3inches) and the lure weighs in
at 5/16oz. Like the SoulShad the Bling 55 will retail for $14.99 a piece.
Seira Minnow 80S: Straight out of Japan the
Seira Minnow 80S makes use of a technique called I-Motion. This was kept secret
by a select few until Jackall specifically designed a lure that employs this
concept. All you have to do is point your rod tip straight towards the water and
impart no action to the lure, the lure will do the rest.
Curt Arakawa explains how the
Seira Minnow works
When baitfish are threatened they flee in a
straight line, the Seira Minnow acts the same way to cause bass to feel like
they are easy prey. Even the treble hook is wrapped and specially designed to
add to the unique action.
A look at the many patterns
I Shad: If you prefer fishing plastics
Jackall also has a softbait for the I-Motion technique. The I Shad has a bulge
in the end of its tail to keep it stable and a split tail design to create small
vibrations in the water. The lure is injected with two different salt
compositions and the top side is infused with less salt than the bottom making
it heavier on the bottom for more stable swimming.
It is rigged with a Nose Jig Head which Jackall
also introduced at the show. This jig is 1/16oz. or 1/13oz. and features a
tungsten head and weedguard.
Conclusion: All of the new Jackall lures
will be available in the October timeframe and we think quite a few anglers will
be eagerly anticipating these new lures. The good thing about Jackall is that
they are experts in both hard and softbaits and the attention to detail can be
seen in both. The Seira Minnow and I shad are a great example of the same
technology and design translates into twp completely different materials. Both
are designed with I-Motion for an extremely stable swimming pattern.