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tough not to hear the name DUO in the bass fishing world right now. With the
technique of spybaiting rapidly gaining attention in the states, the Realis
Spinbait 80 is probably the single hottest lure going right now. Although this
bait is undoubtedly productive, DUO makes some other very high-quality offerings
which product specialist David Swendseid helped guide us through at ICAST 2013.
Ready to try "spybaiting" also known as "silent
capture"? Crawl the Duo Spinbait back to the boat on light line
Crank M65 8A:
This new crankbait measures approximately 2.5” in length and weighs around 1/2
ounce. It is designed to quickly run to and hold a maximum depth of about 8
feet, and produces a wide-wobbling action thanks to it's unique lip design. The
lip also makes for less resistance, thus requiring less effort to crank.
Internally, a fixed weight system comprised of steel balls surrounded by brass
plates produces a very unique sound, while also causing the lure to act more
sharply and also helps increase casting efficiency. Dual #4 hooks are made of
sturdy wire to make sure they won't bend out easily. This bait is available now
in 12 colors at a price of $12.99.
Duo's crankbaits continue to gain popularity
Crank M65 11A:
The 11A model features the same body size and make-up as the 8A, but is designed
with a slightly longer bill. This allows the bait to run a bit deeper down to
about the 11 foot mark. It also produces a tighter wobble, and utilizes the same
sturdy #4 hooks. These are available right now in 12 colors for $12.99.
This season anglers get a souped up Vibration
Consider this a “souped up” version of the standard Vibration 62 series. This
bait weighs in at about 1/2 ounce, with a length of approximately 2.4 inches and
sports dual #8 hooks. It is one of the narrowest lip-less crankbait you'll find
on the market, and offers extremely low reeling resistance. Thanks to the body
profile and the fact that it weighs 3.5 grams heavier than the standard
Vibration 62, it also sinks like a rock. Not only does it sink quick, it's
designed to do it with maximum stability. Inside, there are both fixed and
free-moving tungsten balls that produce a unique sound and increase casting
distance. This bait will be available in 8 colors and is coming soon.
With all the attributes of the 62 model, the 68 is slightly longer at about 2.67
inches and heavier at approximately 3/4 ounce. It is a full 5 grams heavier than
the standard Vibration 68 model, and will come rigged up with #6 hooks. It will
also be available in 8 colors and will arrive soon.
A look at the new mid sized prototype 110SP
We should see this prototype released early next year. Falling in between the
100SP and 120SP models, it will feature three treble hooks and the same internal
weight transfer system that will allow for a perfect action and maximum casting
square-bill crankbait will come with an internal magnet and ball weight transfer
system. Designed to run shallow and deflect off cover, it will also cast easily
and accurately. This shallow diver should hit the market early in 2014.
Duo will soon bring the Prometheus swimbait to
These hard-bodied prototype swimbaits will come in both two and four piece
jointed segments. They'll feature lifelike detailing, a unique “slalom” action,
and two large treble hooks. These should be released into the market early next
A familiar head on the big Duo spinnerbait
Finally, DUO had a HUGE spinnerbait to show us. This thing is absolutely
massive, and weighs 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 ounces. It should be perfect for the biggest
bass around, or pike and muskie fishing. It uses heavy-gauge wire in it's
construction for durability so it can tackle the meanest fish. Pricing and
release dates are yet to be announced.
Duo lead designer Masahiro Adachi and Product
Manager David Swendseid show us the slick new offerings from Duo
DUO's baits are not merely designed and released into the market in just a few
months. They are all meticulously designed to offer the best performance, and
are subjected to long-term testing around the world to ensure their longevity.
Who knows if any of these new offerings will be as red-hot as the Spinbait 80
currently is, but judging by what we saw these should all be highly productive
baits that both anglers and fish will be attracted to!