2006 ICAST Lure Coverage
ICAST Coverage Day 3 (Lures) - Who's the Mac Daddy of fishing lures?
Tails: When we ask our editors what is the biggest problems with today's
scents we get a number of answers, but always high up on that list of gripes is
both the actual application of the scent
and the longevity of the scent. Most scents are messy to apply, and never last
more than just a few dunks before there is nothing left. We stumbled upon an
interesting new product from Science Fishing, called "Booster Tails." They
address both these issues in a interesting design that actually can be
implemented on a much wider range of lures.
A Booster Tails Kit
Most scents are intended for
use with plastics, but few are designed for hardbaits. Booster tails are ideal
for spoons, spinners, and crankbaits and designed to not only add the element of
scent to your lure but also added realism.
Booster Tails come in multiple
sizes for easy implementation on a variety of hardbaits
Booster Tails are an
innovative tail fin attachment that can clip onto ant existing treble hook. They
are designed not to alter the intended action of your lure much, but add a more
realistic profile to your bait. The tails are made out of a highly absorbent
synthetic material that is actually an advanced microfiber. This microfiber
actually holds 7 times its weight in liquid. To match up with a wide range of
baits these tails come in three various sizes.
Simply click the tail onto your
split ring and position it right in the middle of your treble hook
Once the Booster Tail has been
clipped on your bait an included scent pen is used for applying scent to the
lures. The applicator tip makes it both clean and easy to rub the scent deep
into the fiber. This ensures that the booster tail will lay down scent for a
longer period of time. Best of all there is no mess during this entire process,
no more smelly scents or oils will get on your hands or clothing. Overall a very
exclusive and clever implementation that should appeal to crank and
Use the scent pen to lay down the
scent. This is both clean and easyn
In addition to helping create Booster Tails
Stephen Royes has written a book which was also showcased at the show engagingly
named "Knotty Girls." The book is a well illustrated fisherman's guide to tying
knots, and features step by step instructions for all the most popular knots,
and then some. In case you need a mental break from knot tying lessons the book
does have a eye-catching Knotty Girls (PG Rated) centerfold in the middle of the
book. Once again, quite clever....indeed.
Galen Linnett holds up "Knotty
Girls" and Stephen Royes highlights the "Booster Tails"
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