2008 ICAST Show - Las Vegas, NV
Get stung by the Wave Water Scorpion
Introduction: Over the past few years Wave
has grown a sizeable following among anglers for their aggressively styled
plastics, but this year the company looks to put the sting on the competition
with the wild new Water Scorpion.
One of the most interesting
plastics at ICAST, the Wave Water Scorpion
Coming up with something new in plastics is quite
a challenge considering all the competition in the market, and the fact that so
much has already been seen and done. The team at Wave knew they wanted to create
a scorpion bait but they just didn't know how to do it.
The Water Scorpion can be fished
flat on the bottom...
The scorpion's tail posed a unique challenge for
Wave. Most plastics are molded in a flat mold but because a realistic scorpion
tail is perpendicular to the body the upright position required a unique mold to
create this 3D bait. After plenty of failures the company was just about to give
up on the bait when they finally got it right.
...or jigged it will stand at
The Wave Water Scorpion is designed to be crawled
on the bottom with a jighead, or when jigged upwards it will stand at attention
waving its many legs and claws. Whether fish think the lure is a scorpion or a
craw the lure looked fantastic in the water and is sure to garner plenty of
attention from both anglers and fish.
The Wave Creature is all about
Another lure that caught our attention at the Wave
booth was the new Wave Creature. This lure is all about paddles and has four
arms and a beaver tail. The front arms feature a flat swimbait style paddle
tail, and the rear arms and tail are flat paddles which can be separated to
create more appendages.
The Creature waves in the current
to entice fish to strike
The Creature can be fished on a jig or Texas or
Carolina rigged. On the football jig the Creature stands waving appendages and
the oversized paddle tail enticingly.
Famed guide Brian Duplechain is
the head lure designer at Wave and shows us his newest creations
These new Wave baits are quite a departure from
what we have seen from the company in the past and the reason is Brian
Duplechain. Duplechain is one of top guides on the coast but is now the top lure
designer for Wave. Brian explained that he got the idea for the Water Scorpion
when he caught a scorpion in his Texas home and it reminded him of various bass
prey. Since then he has been field testing the lure with great success, and soon
anglers nationwide will be able to test the unique "3D" styled plastic in their
own local lakes.