Yozuri Pitches a Knuckle-Bait
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Introduction: This ICAST we were on the lookout for an interesting lure
in the wire-bait class, which is not always easy to find. Yo-Zuri stepped up to
the plate and pitched anglers a new style wire bait called the Knuckle Bait.
This isn't a spinnerbait, it is a
On the mound:
Everyone loves a fastball but sometimes you just have to mix it up to win the
game and Yozuri did exactly that when they designed the 3DB Series Knuckle Bait,
a new take on a traditional spinnerbait, only without any spinning blades. In
place of blades the Knuckle Bait implements a weighted ball that gives the lure
a erratic wobbling action, like a knuckle ball thrown from the pitcher's mound.
The Knuckle Bait comes with two
ball options, the sound ball is pictured here and gives the lure a loud rattle
which is designed to make it effective in stained and murky water
The Knuckle Bait is more aerodynamic than
fluttering blades and can be cast longer distances, and with greater accuracy.
There are two different ball configurations, a 3D prism ball to create more
flash and a sound ball that generates a loud rattle sound in the water. Imagine
a noisy wire bait that can be effective in stained and murky water conditions,
now that is cool!
The 3D Prism Ball generates flash
in the water
The Knuckle Ball is designed to be more versatile
than a traditional spinnerbait and yet can be ripped through vegetation just as
easily, but that is where the similarities end.
The Knuckle Bait can be slow rolled on the bottom,
deflected off structure, waked across the surface, and perhaps most interesting
of all it also sits upright when sitting motionless on the bottom, so that it
can be fished like a traditional jig.
One of the most interesting
characteristics about this bait is that it sits upright at rest and can be
fished like a jig
The Knuckle Ball is armed with a proprietary round
bend black nickel hook and is dressed with a durable vinyl skirt that matches
the head of each bait. The Knuckle Bait will be offered in seven different
patterns, 3 Sound Ball and 4 3D Prizm Ball varieties, and each retailing for
$7.99 when they become available in a few weeks.
Thanks to Chris Brown for showing
us what the Knuckle Ball is all about
The Knuckle Ball is a very interesting new wire bait. It
is hard to innovate in this class of lure and yet Yozuri has done exactly that.
This bait is different enough to be in a class by itself, and just the
versatility that this lure offers is reason enough to get anglers excited to
pitch a Knuckle Bait.