Monster BassJam 2010:
Part 3 - New Lures of all Types
Monster: Not all jigs are created equal and Jig
Monster goes to great lengths to create a premium jig.
Each lure is hand tied and feature 66+ strand bio-flex
skirts and feature wither Gamakatsu or Mustad black
nickel hooks. The company's football jig is called the
"Chaos" while the more hydrodynamic swim jig is called
the "Savage." Jig Monster jigs are very reasonably
priced at $3.69 each and this season the company is
increasing the number of options for anglers when it
comes to patterns.
Monster has a lot of patterns and sizes to choose from
Chris Franks shows us two new patterns
Berserk Baits specializes in jigs and new at the show
was the latest creation which was designed by Pro Angler
Stan Lafever called the "Ultimate Slop Jig." This new
jig is designed to get into the nastiest stuff to get to
the fish and features an extra heavy weedguard and a
more full bodied silicone/living rubber hand tied skirt.
Rattles are included to attract more attention and the
jig is armed with a 5/0 Mustad Ultra Point black nickel
hook. Each Ultimate Slop Jig is hand tied and retails
for a jig to get into the nasty stuff?
the hand tied Ultimate Slop Jig designed for pitching
us a new color that he is testing in the US
makes most of their major introductions during ICAST but
throughout the year they will sometimes release new
colors and patterns. One such pattern is the "Watermelon
Green Swirl" which is being tested here in the U.S. with
the Sasuteki Craw. The new pattern is available now but
angler response will be the determining factor of
whether the pattern is here to stay.
Watermelon Green Swirl color looks like a winner and
shows different sheens of color depending on angle and
Little Creeper: The
Little Creeper Ganesh bug isn't really a new bait but it
has been a well kept secret among many anglers that like
the bait's multiple appendages which create a whirlpool
like action in the water. This bait is called the Ganesh
Bug because the design reminded Benno Heune, the Owner
and Designer, of the elephantine Hindu Ganesh. We can
definitely see the resemblance.
bug is a unique looking bait that can be fished in a
wide variety of ways
This lure is designed to
be fished a variety of ways including Texas rigged,
flipped, swam or even as a jig trailer. The Ganesh Bug
is just under 5" in length and like Little Creeper's
swimbaits the lure is constructed from phthalate free
plastic so it doesn't have that "plastic" smell. The
baits are sold in packs of 4 for $5.99.
Preferred Plastics had a huge array of different custom
hand pours to pick from...
Looking for a hand poured custom worm? Preferred
Plastics hand crafts plastics in just about any style
you can think of. They have a wide range of more popular
patterns but the company will pour custom patterns for
customers in a dizzying array of styles. Though all
custom hand poured the lures are reasonably priced and a
pack of 10 6" worms retails for only $3.59.
you want something special the company will pour it for
Hunter Bait is a new company out of Petaluma, CA
Fish Hunter Bait:
Fish Hunter is a new company that was formed just a few
miles away from the BassJam show in Petaluma, CA. With
lures tested in the Delta and Clear Lake the company has
two main products currently, the first of which is a
very large bodied pitching/flipping bait which resembles
a fat bodied crawfish, this lure is aptly named the
"Crawfather" and retails for $5.00 for a pack of five.
Crawfather (blue) is a massive crawfish imitator that is
great for pitching and flipping while the smaller
Clicker Craw has an embedded rattle in the head of the
For those anglers looking
for a more traditionally sized crawfish bait Fish Hunter
also has the "Clicker Craw" which features a rattle
embedded into the head of the lure. This lure can be
fished a variety of ways including Texas rigged or as a
trailer. The Clicker Craw comes in a pack of six and
retails for $5.00. Both these lures feature coffee scent
and are available now.
Blandino shows us his latest creations
BassJam coverage still
isn't done, with one more installment we check out some
accessory products as well as a surprising number of new
apparel options for anglers.
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