Strike Pro’s new
Flex Crawfish hardbait
There is just something
instantly identifiable about Strike Pro lure designs, the company has a flair
for bringing mechanical engineering and artistry together into one fishable
package. This year they build upon their “flex” series of lures by cleverly
incorporating the design into a crawfish pattern.
Strike Pro's latest creation, the
For years Strike Pro was
making baits for other top tier manufacturers and the company has actually been
a lure manufacturer and exporter since 1973. Prior to 1990 they focused on jigs
and Spinners and today they offer over 500 models and 4,000 different color
The Flex Crawfish uses the
company's "bike chain" joint design for the tail
President Michael Tsai
creates some very unique lures and yet is able to design them in such a way that
they can be mass produced and made affordable. Last year Strike Pro’s flex
design was one of the highlights of the show, and the “bike chain” design
allowed for a very free moving tail section while also remaining extremely
durable. No surprise then that the company would expand the use of the design to
a crawfish pattern lure.
The tail curls backwards when
the lure is moved backwards
When we first saw the Flex
Crawfish it immediately made sense. The segmented tail of a crawfish is a
perfect fit for the “flex” design both in terms of functionality and sheer
cosmetics. This is probably the most convincing looking hard bodied crawdad lure
we have seen to date.
A closer look at the face of the
The body of the Flex
Crawfish is made of high-impact hard plastic for long-lasting durability, and
its patented “bike chain” joint system provides the lifelike action of a fleeing
crawfish moving backwards with the tail folding under the body. The tail
straightens out at rest to lie flat. As an added fish attractor a sonic rattle
mimics the sound of a clicking crawfish tail. Soft rubber claws with a pivoting
base complete the package. These claws can be adjusted to different angles and
the best is upwards making it look like the crawfish is in a defensive position.
A wire helps make this lure
weedless so it can be used for flipping and pitching near structure
So how do you fish this
new hardbait? The Flex Crawfish can be used for flipping, pitching, or jigging.
The lure comes armed with a weedless Owner hook that allows anglers to work the
lure into brush, rock piles, and weed beds without snagging. The Flex Crawfish
is becoming available now and will retail for $19.99 per lure.
President Michael Tsai with his latest design
Pro had a number of new lures on display at ICAST but none were as distinctive
as the new Flex Crawfish. There are a lot of soft bodied crawfish lures on the
market, but there are few hard baits that are much more than just a painted on
pattern. The Flex Crawfish not only looks like the real thing it acts like it as
well. This is one lure that we look forward to fishing in lakes that are
populated with crawfish, and we can’t wait to see just how fish react when we
crawl one of these new baits into the strike zone.