Arriving to stores near you. New tackle with a new
twist for 2003
Industries, Inc./Panther Martin|
Introduction: With the new year just around the corner
different companies are beginning to introduce their 2003 new products for anglers to
explore, and of course at the same time catch some fish.
Harrison Hoge, the makers of Panther Martin lures has introduced some exciting new
tackle to add to their already popular collection.
Holographic Superior Frog Specifications
||Solid soft plastic|
||$3.29 - $3.49|
Impressions: When I first looked at the new Holographic
Superior Frogs they looked very similar to the original Superior Frogs.
After another glance I noticed many differences. The new
Holographic frogs have similar body shape design and hook placement, but now
here are the differences. The Holographic frogs now use a solid soft
plastic PVC material compared to a foamed soft plastic. The soft plastic that's used is
also clear. That means you can see into or through the frogs. This
is where the holographic design and name of the frogs became. Inside the
2003 Holographic Superior Frogs is a reflective holographic material that gives
these lures an attractive and tempting look. The addition of two new
colors also display an aggressive and realistic look to these frogs to further
entice strikes from fish.
Holographic Superior Frogs have two new ways to be more attractive to the fish:
a holographic material and an entirely new color and pattern that produces a
more eye-catching lure
Tests: A side to side comparison in the lab is a must for the frogs.
The new Holographic Superior Frogs were compared and looked at for their
buoyancy, action, and if it always lands on it's belly. Both of the frogs
have similar action. The legs kick like a real frog would when
retrieved. When casting they would always land on their bellies.
Lastly the buoyancy. The new Holographic Superior Frogs float slightly
lower than the original, but I have been told by Cecil Hoge, Jr., President of
Harrison Hoge, that the new production frogs will have the same amount of
buoyancy as the Superior Frogs.
the new Holographic Superior Frog to the original. Both have similar
actions, but the new frog has an added feature that will attract and entice more
fish to strike
important thing to note from the lab test is that the new frogs produce a much
more attractive look in the water. The clear body design and holographic
tape inside the frogs make the Holographic Superior Frogs very eye catching,
especially when the sun reflects off of the tape inside the frog's body.
Rainbow Minnow Specifications
||Solid soft plastic|
||$2.99 - $3.99|
Impressions: Earlier this year 2002 Panther Martin released their PM Minnows, for the year 2003 they
will introduce a similar product but with a slight difference.
The new Panther Martin Rainbow Minnows come in a whole new different
pattern/color. From the name you might be able to guess what it is.
It's a minnow with a rainbow trout pattern and color. This new addition
will improve their series of minnows that already have a good tail, body, and
spinner action. The spinner blades come in 2 popular colors, gold and
silver, and you can select from the 4 different sizes available for your type
and style of fishing.
all new Panther Martin Rainbow Minnows has a realistic design, color, and it
utilizes their traditional spinners to attract fish (What's the minnow on the
Tests: Similar to the original Panther Martin Minnows the new PM Rainbow
Minnows also employ the same spinner design, body shape, and the incredible tail
action. The wiggly tail is quite lively and would tempt any fish into
engulfing the entire minnow. The spinner provides shine and sound to
enhance the action of the lure. The minnow can be worked with a constant
retrieve, ripping it like a panicking or hurt bait fish, or pull up and let it
dive like a fish running for cover. The new rainbow color and pattern will
also benefit the Anglers who fish lakes and reservoirs that are stocked with
the water the PM Rainbow Minnow is quite lively, especially the action produced
by the tail
As always TackleTour is very excited about this time in the year when
manufacturers announce and introduce the latest and greatest tackle innovations. For the new year Harrison Hoge and it's lure
division Panther Martin introduces 4 new Panther Martin Rainbow Minnows and 2
impressive Harrison Hoge Holographic Superior Frogs. The new designs,
colors, patterns, and actions make these new lures attractive to not just
Anglers, but also to the fish. These lures are new to you and to the
fish... something they have never seen before and may be very interested in
taking a strike at. As the final mass production versions become available
TackleTour will follow up with our in depth reviews of these and other exciting
lures from Harrison Hoge.