sizes (7cm and 9cm)
||$12.90 (7cm), $13.90 (9cm)
Labs was established in November 2001 and is an up and coming tackle
manufacturer based in Singapore. Similar to the ultra custom lure manufacturers
all of PR-Lab’s solutions all bear a handmade look and feel.
The Predator Lab's Shrimp
on R&D and technology and over the last few years have been studying how
predators utilize their senses to detect prey and researching on how they can
replicate the displayed prey-like characteristics with artificial lures. Their
R&D efforts have resulted in enhanced realism in their lures, some of which bear
patent-pending InterFlow technology.
The Shrimp is a wooden bait with a
unique patent pending design
The company has
three main lures offerings at the current time, the Shrimp Crank, the Psychobass
popper, and the Evolution big game popper. Perhaps most interesting are the
company’s unique shrimp lures.
Each lure comes packaged in a
So why a shrimp?
PR-Labs states “Shrimps, form the most widely consumed and
important protein supplement for many types of fish. The shrimp with its
universal appeal, feeds almost every kind of fish and sea creature. Hence, a
lure in the shape of a shrimp would be a natural in any aquatic environment.”
The "Redhead" finish displays the
company's painting capabilities
Prior to the
introduction of their newly finished lure we had been testing the original
version, and while we like the shape of the lure we felt the finish left a
little something to be desired. New for 2007 are a range of new colors and
patterns. The new Radiation series features a finish that reminds me of the
premium Japanese lures, only the entire lure glows in the dark.
Water comes in the front of the
lure and jets out the head
Real World Test: While
the Shrimp can be used on a wide variety of species we were primarily interested
to see if our local freshwater largemouth and striped bass would have any
interest in this different looking lure. We fished the lure in local lakes as
well as the mouth of the Delta.
The lure makes use of trebles
Even though the PRL Shrimp is not weighted each lure weighs .4oz. This makes the
lures cast relatively easy on both spinning and casting setups. The lure weighs
more in the back of the lure due to the design of the shrimps head. This also
helps the lure cast accurately.
The lip on the front of the lure
is responsible for giving the lure some action