Daiwa expands lure offerings with exciting new Team Daiwa
models and colors
Introduction: Daiwa continues to expand their considerable lineup of
quality fishing tackle by releasing new models of their popular Team Daiwa
series of fishing lures. We preview four of the newest families and updates to
Team Daiwa family of lures hitting store shelves now.
Impressions: There are a lot of hard-bait manufacturers out there, and when
Daiwa originally introduced their Team Daiwa series of lures many wondered just
how much a rod and reel manufacturer knew about lure design and
manufacturing...well it turns out they knew plenty. The Team Daiwa lures are among
the most diverse, detailed, durable set of baits to hit the industry. When you
first look at the fine painted and brilliant coated Team Daiwa lures it is hard not to marvel
at the very intricate detail that goes into each lure. These lures
take an average of 8 weeks to manufacture thanks to the long process of
careful construction, painting, coating, and quality validation. When they hit the store
shelves anglers can rest assured that these premium lures are built to withstand
some very adverse conditions and still look brand new after scores of hookups.
Lineup: While there are over fifteen different sets of lures
available we chose to highlight our favorite four that can really be effective for big
bass as the water continues to warm up this season. The TD lures all use extremely
sharp "Team Daiwa Treble Hooks" that are honed to razor sharpness with a
chemical milling process. These treble hooks vary depending on the chosen lure
and come in protective plated, fine-wire freshwater, or heavy-gauge saltwater.
Minnow's new laser finish make it even more noticeable in a variety of water
conditions ranging from clear to cloudy
TD Minnow (MSRP $18.95): The TD Minnows are the most popular lure in
the TD lineup and new to the season are the ultra flashy laser finishes. These
baits are among the best casting minnow baits on the market due to Daiwa's "Long
Cast System," which makes these highly productive baits cast longer and more
accurately then traditional lures. The "Long Cast System' utilizes a sliding
weight transfer system that automatically shifts the lure's main balance point
for maximum casting distance. These suspending divers can cover a lot of water
by running at depths of up to six feet plus and a great choice for running
alongside steep drop offs and points.
The TD Spawn is
perfect for ripping quickly with a unique erratic swimming motion designed
to trigger strikes
TD Spawn (MSRP 18.95): When
fish are at their most aggressive the TD Spawn is an ideal suspending minnow
that features a long and sleek body that is still able to be cast against the
wind great distances with a higher density sliding weight. Once in the water the
weight also helps cause an extremely erratic fish aggravating action, designed to
trigger strikes from the biggest of fish. The TD Spawn is ideal for big game
fishing and can be used effectively as rip baits for striped bass.
When it is
time to imitate fleeing baitfish the TD Vibration is a good choice
TD Vibration (MSR$15.95): The TD Vibration is designed to inspire
fish on the reaction bite to strike. This lure is especially deadly when working
the sinking phase of the retrieve and does a good job imitating a pursued baitfish. Once the bass
sees the fish it can hone in on the target thanks to a unique low frequency
vibration pattern that doesn't necessarily come off as strident to anglers, but
is actually a very auditory note for fish.
cup-shaped mouth of the TD Popper gives this lure it's substantial splashing
TD Popper (MSRP 18.95): Fishing the top water bite is
perhaps the most exciting technique a angler can employ, as there is nothing
like seeing a lunker explode on your lure right before your eyes. Daiwa studied what
would most entice large fish to rise up and strike a floating target and came up
with a cup-shaped nose design that is wider and more concave then most poppers.
This unique shape gives maximum splashing action, while the body's shape and
weight distribution provide optimum casting distance. The TD Popper is highly
buoyant and responds well to a variety of rod working techniques so making this
lure look lifelike is effortless.
Conclusion: Team Daiwa Lures are not designed to be the
cheapest lures on the market, but they are designed to be among the most refined
and effective. With more and more stores carrying these premium offerings this
season you can be sure to see weekend warriors and tournament anglers tossing
these lifelike lures this entire spawn season. From our preview the new TD lures are
definitely worth looking into. Built to last these lures are specially coated to
take a real beating and function as good as new, and with the special extra hardened
TD hooks you won't worry about that fish of a lifetime straightening out your
trebles, or spending your Sunday's sharpening all your hooks.
Until next time....Tight Lines!