2006 ICAST Lure Coverage
ICAST Coverage Day 3 (Lures) - Who's the Mac Daddy of fishing lures?
Fish Arrow: One
of the booths that immediately caught our attention was the well known Japanese
lure manufacturer Fish Arrow. This is the company that builds the Ito tuned IT
Jack for Megabass, a bait that is a variation of their own Monster Jack. Lobina
Lures owns the United States distribution rights to Fish Arrow lures and plans
to bring the entirety of this company’s offering to the US Market. The two baits
they were most anxious to show us were the Slide Jack and their new for 2007
The Slide Jack is an unusual
parallel to shore swimming lure
Slide Jack: The Slide
Jack is technically, not a new bait, but it is certainly rather unique. This six
and a half inch, one ounce bait is described as the first wacky rigged swimbait
and is designed to perpendicular to your cast so that you can literally swim it
under docks, overhangs, or just swim it parallel to shore.
Tie your line to the center of the
bait in these eyelets
There are eyelets on either side of the bait so
you can adjust the baits swimming direction based on the cover you are fishing.
This is a bait certain to cause quite a stir in the industry. Retail price is
$55 per lure.
The Cover Jack is a neatly
The Cover Jack is set to debut in April of 2007 and is Fish Arrow’s take on
the floating frog. The bait comes armed with a dual hook, and is weedless like
most frog baits.
There are a army of colors
available, all of which come with a skirt like single tail
Featuring crankbait like colors, and spinnerbait
like trailers, these baits are truly stunning yet are as soft and pliable as any
frog bait you might come across. Projected at a retail price of $15 per lure, it
will be interesting to see just how well these high end frogs perform.
Another look at this detailed
lure, notice the edges
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