Aaron Martens Puts His Signature on DUO
||Buyers & Press Only
Introduction: It didn't take long for Aaron Martens to start putting his
mark on DUO, and this ICAST the company introduced the first of many baits that
are influenced by the Professional Angler. In addition to Aaron's new baits the
company branched out significantly into other bait categories.
Aaron Marten's new signature patterns
A-Mart Signature Colors: When it comes to knowing exactly what he wants and
when to use it there may be no pro that is more detail oriented than Aaron
Even the smallest bit of
color or tuning on a bait is a major factor to Aaron. Earlier this year Aaron
teamed up with lure designer Masahiro Adachi to collaborate on new baits and the
first course of action was to work on the jerkbaits.
Aaron explains the colors and patterns he was
seeking to achieve to Cal
Aaron had joined DUO he had already been fishing the Company's 100SP jerkbait
and while there were many colors and patterns already available he felt that
there were still three patterns that were missing. He worked with the team to
create three new signature patterns, Green Smelt, A-Mart Shimmer, and Purple
Mist which looks a whole lot like his purple and green signature Enigma colors.
Aaron's new signature baits will be available in
the next few weeks
show Aaron talked about the process to create these and that he wasn't quite
done tweaking them. He showed us the prototypes which look like they are already
for primetime. The new patterns will be available in all three sizes, 100SP,
110SP, and 120SP this season. These are just the first of many baits that the
team is collaborating on with A-Mart.
The Cambiospin, a spinnerbait like only DUO could
Cambiospin: DUO also released a new spinnerbait called the Cambiospin. This
bait is designed with a soft wire so that it will change shape at varying
As usual with DUO baits the
attention to detail is impressive, case in point, check out the blades. The
blades are a new take on the Colorado and Willow styles and the eye hole is not
a normal circle, instead it is a tear drop shape so that each blade will rotate
opposite to each other.
The attention to detail is impressive on
something as seemingly simple as a spinnerbait
balance out the bait and prevents it from leaning to one side when retrieved at
just about any speed. Other details include a worm keeper hook design to keep
trailers pinned and a head made out of zinc for that perfect balance. That is a
lot of tech in a single blade!
This crazy looking creature is actually a
Baits too: The new Ninmushi soft plastic bug looks like a cockroach nymph
hybrid, truly the subject of nightmares. With plenty of appendages this bait was
created with a unique fiber mix to make it look and feel even more insect-like
and best of all, it floats. The bait can be rigged wacky, in the head, or Texas
rigged with no weight. The Ninmushi is designed to be able to be fished in open
water or right over tight cover, inciting those hungry bass to splash hit.
The Fangpop is designed to do battle with big
fish and can be popped or walked
Fangpop: Speaking of topwater the best looking popper style bait we saw at
the show was the new Fangpop 105/120. The lure looks sleek and features a
refined cup design mouth that will put out a big splash if jerked but also
enables the bait to be more easily walked.
Spybait master David Swendseid show us all the
new baits at DUO, and there are some very good ones that we look forward to
exploring further this season
many other poppers this bait is designed to be used for everything from
smallmouth to peacock bass and features a thickened wall structure and steel
pins securing the wires to enhance the integrity of the lure and the ability to
withstand strikes from top of the food chain predators. As usual DUO had plenty
to show us at ICAST and the company continues to expand their offerings at a
quick pace, yet manage to keep the focus on designing lures with an incredible
attention to detail. The Aaron Martens and Adachi-san collaboration is a perfect
one, and there is no doubt the "DUO" already have a bunch of next generation
designs already in the works.