Jackall Introduces New Ultra Realistic Finesse Lures
Introduction: Earlier this year Jackall took home an Editors Choice
for the excellent performing Crosstail shad which really produced when fished on
a drop shot rig. Jackall has built up a reputation for quality and innovation,
and this season has expanded their line of baits including some of which are
ideal for finesse applications.
Cody Meyer and shows us the new Super Crosstail Shad
Super Crosstail Shad: When we walked up to the Jackall booth we
were greeted by Cody Meyer, one of the most dominant finesse fishing Pro Anglers
on tour. Known for being able to catch fish in even the toughest situations, I
witnessed this firsthand when I fished with Cody earlier this year at Lake
Pardee, where he slammed the fish on Crosstail Shads.
The new Super
Crosstail Shad is much more realistic looking and includes 3D eyes
This season Jackall is introducing a new version which features a
similar, but not identical, cross-tail design, but with a much more realistic
finish with 3D eyes. These three inch baits are available in a range of patterns
including Silver Shad, Baby Bass, and Threadfin Shad and come 6 per pack and
will retail for $9.99 per pack.
The Baby Bass
pattern looks great
Clone Fry: Also designed for drop shot fishing is the completely new Clone
Fry. This lure features a realistic looking profile and is also 3 inches in
length. The tail is designed to give off a very unique vibration and incite
strikes from bass that view it as easy prey. Though this bait is sure to look
good on a drop shot rig it can also be pinned on a round jig head to target fish
throughout the water column.
The Clone Fry
can be rigged on a drop shot rig or with a round jighead
Clone Gill: Going even smaller is Jackall's new 2.5" Clone Gill.
This bluegill plastic bait may be small in profile but it is big on realism with
exceptionally detailed finishes. The Clone Gill can be fished either on a drop
shot rig or a round jig head and features small protruding fins and a realistic
tail action in the water.
The Clone Gill
is a tiny 2.5" bait
The Clone Gill looks like an absolutely lethal bed bait and there are
plenty of patterns to pick from including traditional bluegill finishes, green
shad, baby bass, and black crappie.
Cody shows us
the new Baby Bluegill pattern
IOBee Frog: Also at the show was another
great finesse fisherman and Jackall representative, David Swendseid, who showed
us the new IOBee frog. This new frog is designed to be fished right out of the
box and features many of the modifications already built in that pros use to
prep their frogs for battle. Custom made hooks are designed to improve hooksets
and the lure features a balanced weight system that allows the frog to stay
balanced when casting and walking the dog. This system also helps the frog sit
more level in the water to achieve more splashing and aid in a perfect side to
side walking action.
Meet the IOBee
frog, which is tuned to be fished right out of the box
The IOBee features rubber skirts for legs, and the
rubber flares out and sink slowly when the lure is paused. The IOBee is 2.5" in
length and weighs 1/2oz. making it easy to cast long distances to cover plenty
of water. This exciting new frog features the realistic finishes you would
expect from Jackall and each frog will retail for $12.99 and start becoming
available around December.
Swendseid shows is the custom designed IOBee frog
It wasn't all softbaits for Jackall this year, and the company debuted the
ASKA 60SR which has been 5 years in the making. This advanced crankbait features
a fiberglass circuit board style lip which helps the lure grab more water and
when combined with the lure's slender body gives the ASKA a fast wobbling and
rolling action. The lure is silent and great for finesse cranking in high
5 years in the
making is the advanced ASKA squarebill crankbait
The detail is in the design and the shape and
balance of the bait enables it to swim straight even at fast retrieve speeds.
The center hook is also pinned closer to the center with reinforced edges, this
design makes the hook have less play so it has less chance to tangle with the
bill or rear hook. The ASKA is 2.5" in length, weighs in at 1/2oz., and will
retail for $15.99 each.
The team at
Jackall put together a great showing and some of these new lures were among the
most exciting finesse baits at ICAST
Jackall makes some seriously high quality plastics and this season the new lures
look like the perfect addition to the finesse fisherman's arsenal. Cody was
extremely excited about the new Super Crosstail Shad and there's no doubt that
this new series and the Clone baits will be tied on his rigs this season. When
it comes to lures Jackall continues to design and manufacture baits that
showcase that rare combination of beauty and performance.