It isn't just swimbaits at the Anglers Marine 22nd Annual Bass-A-Thon
Bait: The Funnel Bait is a interesting new lure from Aqueous Outdoors that
can be categorized as a swimbait, but we consider it a hybrid of sorts. This lure uses "internal flow technology" to create movement in the tail
section. The large mouth of this bait acts as a funnel driving water through the
lure until it makes contact with the tail which has an internal fin that causes
the tail to swing side by side as the lure is retrieved.
The Funnel Bait is a new class of
The patent pending Funnel Bait is constructed out
of a one piece heavy duty stainless steel frame and durable polypropylene body.
The tail is a durable soft plastic that can actually be switched out by pulling
out the hinge pin.
The Funnel Bait has a huge mouth
which drives water back towards the tail to create action
The lure comes with a hook located under the
head and the bait contains no lead whatsoever. Each lure is 4 1/2" in length and
weighs in at 3/4oz. There are currently four patterns available, Perch, Silver
Baitfish, Rainbow Trout, and Pearl (basically a white lure). At the show the
team at Aqueous Outdoors showed us a new bass pattern as well.
Switching tails only takes
seconds, and the company sells extra tails separately
The Funnel Bait retails for $19.95 each and comes
with a single tail. Extra replacement tails are sold in packs of seven with two
extra hinge pins for $5.99. The internal flow technology looks interesting and
we look forward to seeing how this bait actually performs in the field.
The team at Aqueous Outdoors show
us the innovative Funnel bait
Skinny Bear: Skinny Bear was founded in
1985 and since then has been hard at work introducing new jigs and this season
is diversifying even further. The company also offers a number of soft baits
including swimbaits and soft jerkbaits.
Check out the skirt on Skinny
Bear's latest jig
Skinny Bear's newest jig features a substantial skirt
and is constructed out of a combination of rubber and silicon for a unique in
the water flare out pattern. The jighead features three coats of paint and a 425
strand fiber guard. There will be twelve colors available and the jigs will
retail for 3.99 each.
The jigs flare out in a major way
Looking for a bigger worm to target those lunkers?
Skinny Bear's new hand poured worms are extremely long in length at 10 1/2"
and 15" and features a large paddletail. These baits will come in packs of three
for approximately five dollars. There will be twelve colors available at time of
launch, which should be right around the new year.
Skinny Bear will be introducing
new monster sized worms in the New Year
Another interesting service that Skinny bear
provides is the ability to customize jigs and spinnerbaits. If you are looking
for something different or simply want to design your own unique pattern for
your local water. Anglers can contact Skinny bear and specify lure designs down to the
colors and even the materials. Skinny Bear will custom hand tie your lure
exactly to your specifications, now that's what we call service.
Loren Serda the owner of Skinny
Bear shows us his new jig and hand poured worms
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