Jackall - Flick Shake and Jig Head: Wacky... jig head, an effective
technique that's becoming more and more popular, and now we are seeing
companies develop plastics and terminal tackle exclusively for the rig. Jackall has developed a
specific Jig Head and Flick Shake worm, which works together as a system, for
this wacky jig head finesse technique.
The Flick Shake, looks like a normal worm but
is designed with a curved design for the Wacky Jig Head finesse technique
The Flick Shake warm has a built in curve which creates a squirming action. David from Jackall showed us the action of the Flick Shake in a tank and the action of the
plastic was very convincing. The plastic worm is salt injected and has a live
bait scent so the bass will hold onto the Flick Shake worm longer. The Flick
Shake worm comes in popular colors such as watermelon pepper, black red flake, june bug, and more.
The Flick Shake in action
The Jackall Wacky Jig Head is also engineered
to give the worm more action. The head's eye is designed at a
ninety degree angle for better hook set and less snags. Also the hook has a
short shank to allow the worm for more action. The Wacky Jig Head is available
in two different sizes: 1/16 and 3/32 ounce.
Jackall's Wacky-Jig Head designed for this
specific finesse technique
Jackall Mask 100: Not new but here's another lure that not many seem to know of, the Jackall Mask 100, a natural
life-like soft jerkbait that when you set eye on it you won't know it's actually
half hard and half soft. The Mask 100 has a hard front portion like any other
jerkbait but the last half is a soft elastomer which from what we handled at
ICAST was very durable. To ensure the lure's body stay intact the Mask 100 has a
titanium wire that runs through the elastomer body. The titanium wire also aids
in creating the swimming action of a real baitfish. The Mask 100 is a slow
sinking jerkbait that's four inches long and weighs 1/2 ouch. Since we at
TackleTour fish a lot of jerkbaits for bass and stripers, look for our review on
the Mask 100 in the future.
Not new but not many know of the Jackall Mask
100. It's a half hard and half soft jerkbait
The Mask 100's tail half if made of a durable
Curt, Ty, and David of Jackall shows the TT
team all the new lures (and look at the rod Curt is holding. More on the Jackall
rod in the future)
Conclusion: This ICAST will certainly go
down in history as the year in which swimbaits reigned supreme. Last year swimbaits were
rising up as some of the most electrifying new lures, and this year....well,
everyone had their own interpretation of these big baits. The most exciting bait
of the show came from terminal tackle producer, Tru-Tungesten. Hope you have a
big stick ready, judging from this year's offerings anglers are going to bulk up
after tossing all these mammoth baits.
Stay tuned as our lure coverage
continues with a special feature just on Pure Fishing's offerings....which were
so numerous that we had to put them in their own article.