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ICAST 2012 Coverage


Skeet and Tak Highlight Lucky Craft's New Hardbaits

 

Date: 7/13/12
Location: Orlando, FL
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: Lucky Craft
Reviewer: Team TackleTour








Introduction: If there's a short list of manufacturers that comes to mind when the TT Staff talks about rip baits, Lucky Craft is definitely in the top two or three. Imagine our excitement then, when we learned Lucky Craft was introducing a new series of stick baits.

 


Skeet shows us some of his new colors.

 


Including the MS Ghost Chartreuse Shad.

 

Flash Pointer 115: Borrowing on aspects from their popular Pointer and Flash Minnow series, the Flash Pointer is designed for long casting, shallow water applications. It runs in the three to five foot range and features a side to side action and floats slowly on a pause. It is a four and a half inches in length and weighs two thirds of an ounce. This bait will be available towards the end of 2012 and will retail for $15.99 to $16.99.

 


The Flash Pointer 115 is targeted for the one to five foot range.

 

Blade Cross: Lucky Craft has never been one afraid of pushing the envelope and the Blade Cross is one such bait. A cross between a rip bait and a spinnerbait, this lure is designed to burned over grass or slow rolled in and around structure. It will be available in two sizes (110 and 90 mm) and about 15 different colors. Retail price is expected to be $15.99 to $16.99.

 


The Blade Cross is a what you get when you cross a rip bait with a spinnerbait.

LV RTO 50 & 200: Last year, we were introduced to the LV RTO 150, a lipless crank designed by Takhiro Omori to be deadly on both the fall and retrieve. This year, this same bait is being offered in two new sizes, a 50 and 200 millimeter version. All LV RTO baits are offered in ten different colors. The new sizes will retail for between $14.99 to $17.99 depending upon size and color.


New Sizes and colors for the LV RTO.


Takahiro Omori shows us the new sizes.

Twisted Rosie: Speaking of baits that are a little outside the tacklebox, the Twisted Rosie is a relatively large topwater bait designed to imitate the action of an alerted bluegill or other panfish that are hanging out near the surface and suddenly splash and dive due to the presence of a predator, but then float back up to their original positions slowly. The Twisted Rosie is a three inch, one ounce bait and will retail for $18.99.


The Twisted Rosie mimics schools of panfish.


This little prop creates a boil as you twitch your rod tip.


And the large body of the bait sinks, then floats slowly back to the surface.

Gunfish 135: For those who prefer more traditional topwater offerings, thanks to Brent Ehrler, Lucky Craft has extended their popular Gunfish baits to a larger, 135mm (~5.33") size. This one ounce bait is designed to cast far and spit and walk just like its smaller siblings. The Gunfish 135 will retail for between $16.99 - $17.99.


The Gunfish 135 is a new, big bait sized version of the popular topwater bait.

Bevy Rig: Lucky craft enters the umbrella rig fray with what they are calling the Bevy Rig. It is available in 5/16 and 1/4 ounce sizes and features the same resin encapsulated head as the popular Redemption Spinnerbait. These are both compact rigs with four equal lengthened arms, and one longer center arm. They will be available in five different head colors, and retail for between $15.99 to $18.99.


Lucky Craft's interpretation of the umbrella rig, the Bevy Rig.


The 1/4 oz Bevy Rig is ideally suited for finesse applications.


A look at some of the new colors for 2013.

 

It's always fun to see what's new and exciting with Lucky Craft. The quality of their product together with the pros they have on staff to test and endorse their lures is what tackle enthusiasm is all about..



 

 

 

 

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