Fred Hall Long Beach Show: Part 1 - Freshwater Coverage
Pro: Strike Pro
had one of the best looking displays at the show and their booth showcased their
wide variety of bait offerings. The company has been in business since 1973, and
long time TackleTour readers will remember we used to cover many of their
original offerings when the company was building their brand here in the US.
Since then the company has come a long way and in the process has not only
revolutionized their brand but their lure offering. At the booth we saw some of
the coolest multi jointed hardbaits on the market.
the Flex Phantom looks menacing
The Flex Phantom is a unique
hard swimbait that makes use of a patented double figure 8 “bike chain” joint
system. The lure delivers a unique swimming pattern that ranges from a tight
side to side tail whip to a complete “S” pattern depending on lure size.
The Flex is available in a wide
range of colors/patterns and three sizes
To draw more attention to
the lure there is an internal reflector and ball bearing rattle. The lure comes
armed with an Owner wide gap hook positioned right above the multi-sectioned
tail. The lures come in three sizes and 12 patterns and retails for15.99 to
20.99 depending on size.
features a bicycle chain design joint system for durability
Next up is the craziest (and
perhaps coolest) looking eel shaped bait we have ever seen. The Bonehead is what
the G.Loomis skeleton logo would look like if it came to life. Featuring a
highly detailed head the rest of the bait is basically the spine of the fish.
This multi jointed bait looks fragile but features the same “bike chain” joint
system found on the Flex Phantom. We were challenged to break the lure and as
hard as we tugged or torqued the lure it remained in one piece.
Phantom in retail packaging
The lure is designed to
mimic sand and grass eels and has been proven effective on East Coast Striped
Bass and Midwest Lake Trout. All Boneheads are slow sinking lures and are
available in three sizes and ten different patterns. Boneheads are available now
and retail for 13.99 to 15.99 depending on size.
is what the G.loomis fish would look like if it came to life
We tried to
break the Bonehead with no success
President Christopher Gonzales Jr. showed us the exciting new Strike pro
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