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Lure Review

 

Seaspin USA Enters the Market with the Bruko, a Soft Plastic Stick Bait (continued)

 

Rigging the Bruko in this manner is pretty straight forward. The point of a 3/0 hook goes through what would be the worm's egg sack and sets up nicely for a weedless presentation. Pitching the bait unweighted on the afore mentioned rig was effortless and dropping the bait right next to the boat so I could see how it behaves as it descends did not demonstrate any of that "Flying Lure" action, but the bait does descend in a very neutral buoyancy position.

 


Shown here rigged wacky style aboard an Owner Wacky Jig Head.

 

I experimented with other riggings for this bait as well including on a shakey head for a lazy man's Neko rig, but how I liked this bait best was on a weighted wacky jighead like Owner's Wacky Jig Head. Fished in this manner, the Bruko really shakes and shimmies as it descends.


Also on a Spotstalker Shakey Head.

The Bruko's plastic is moderately soft, but begins to break apart after a couple of fish. Granted, Wacky rigging is not the most forgiving way to fish a soft plastic stick bait and they tend to tear easily which is why a lot of anglers use the o-rings to secure their baits to their wacky rigs


I call this my lazy man's Neko Rig.

Design & Ergonomics: The Bruko comes in an easy to use and effective resealable plastic bag. The baits are infused with a very strong "salt shrimp scent". Only the fish can tell you if the scent is truly effective or not, but I can tell you, it's pretty strong and will hang around on your finger tips after you rig the bait.


Wacky rigging is a lot of fun with the Bruko.

Price & Applications: Now comes the difficult part. Seaspin is still working out their distribution network and have started Seaspin USA to assist with this venture. The Bruko ($5.99 for a pack of 8), and many of the company's other bait offerings are available direct at SeaspinUSA.com.

Ratings

Seaspin USA Bruko Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Very consistent coloring and shape bait to bait 8
Performance Action is good Texas style and unweighted, but better wacky style 7.5
Price About $0.75 per bait... good but slightly on the high side of soft plastic baits we'd say 7
Features The salt shrimp scent is strong 7
Design (Ergonomics) Resealable bag is easy to use 7
Application As versatile as the next soft plastic stick bait but only available in one size 7

Total Score

7.25
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
For More Details of the updated rating system visit our explanation here

 

Pluses and Minuses:

Plus

Minus
+ Nice compact size - Only available in one size
+ Shrimp scent is very strong. No need to supplement. - Very limited color selection
+ Nice wiggling action when fished wacky style - Somewhat hard to find

  

More sizes and color options is the next step in this bait's evolution.

 

Conclusion: As a finesse bait, the Bruko definitely has its place. The bait's shake and shimmy when fished on a weighted wacky jig head is very good I just wish there were more colors from which to choose. A larger size is needed if they want to be taken seriously in places like the California Delta and Clear Lake as the smaller fish will chew this bait up, but if you're looking for numbers, the Bruko can certainly deliver.

 

Looking for the Bruko? Try Seaspin USA


 

 

 

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