2007 ICAST Lures Coverage
ICAST Coverage Day 4 (Lures) - Swimbaits Reign Supreme
has finally enters the premium swimbait market with their Real California
Premium. This lure represents the pinnacle of Lucky Craft’s current engineering
with a very realistic lazy-s swimming action. Lucky Craft spent a tremendous
amount of time focusing on eye placement, fin position and body action.
Premium series is what Lucky Craft fans have been waiting for
weighting system was intricately designed to match the weight of a live fish.
There are two versions of this bait, a 4 inch, 7/8 ounce (110 mm) and a 7 7/8
inch, 1 5/8 ounce (200mm), which will retail for approximately $30 and $50
respectively. Perhaps even more important, is this bait will be available in
Lucky Craft’s exclusive, real skin, finish in each size for an additional $10.
Shad features a traditional crankbait bill and is rated to a 9 foot diving depth
Craft Slim Shad D-9:
New for their Shad Series is the Slim Shad D-9. Maiko Kikuchi, National Sales
and Promotions Manager at Lucky Craft tells us this bait, unlike the Bevy Shad
is considered a crankbait. It is most effective in clear waters and in fact, was
one of Skeete Reese’s go to baits during this past year’s Bassmasters event at
Clearlake, California. There are 8 initial colors and shipping of the bait to at
least one major dealer has already begun.
shows us what’s new with Lucky Craft
Gary Loomis Lures:
So what’s a rod
designer and manufacturer do on his spare time? Fish you say? How about partner
with a fly tying company like Targus Fly and Feathers, Inc. and develop a hybrid
series of big fish jigs and spinnerbaits tied with natural animal hair and
feathers and realistic head designs?
GlimmerMinnow Spinnerbait from Gary Loomis Lures
The blades of
the GlimmerMinnow are stamped with the all too familiar Gary Loomis name
This was what we found in
the Gary Loomis Lures booth and the results look promising. The baits are hand
made in the Targus factories in Thailand and range in price from approximately
$6.00 for the double willow leaf GlimmerMinnow spinnerbait to about $2.25 for
their football head jig.
at the company’s new inline spinner…
…and the sure
to be popular football head jig
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