Savage Gearís Newest Baits Shine at ICAST
||Las Vegas, NV
||Buyers & Press Only
Savage Gear continues to garner attention from U.S. anglers and this powerhouse
from Europe entered ICAST with winning lures from the recent
European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFFTEX) in Vienna. For the third year
in a row Savage Gear received the Best Soft Lure Award at EFFTEX, this time with
the 3D Crayfish.
Looking for an ultra realistic crawfish bait?
Check out Savage Gear's new 3D Crawfish
3D Craw: ICAST was the official U.S. debut for the 3D crayfish and the first opportunity
for buyers and press stateside to see what all the hubbub was all about. At
the show we met up with Mads Grosell, Product Manager of Savage Gear, who walked
us through the new lineup of lures.
Notice something special about the hook weight?
explained that not only did they scan an actual crayfish they studied the
movement and the escape patterns of crayfish so that they could make a lure that
accurately mimicked a crayfish in both design and action and would be
irresistible to predatory fish. These baits were specifically designed to
respond in the same manner as crayfish would under water, and their air filled
claws help give it a defensive posture as well as a more natural stance.
This bait looks great in the water
Leave it to Savage Gear to make even the weight system interesting. There are
multiple accessories including a stand up jighead and a stealth spike that can
be inserted into the bait just behind the legs with the wire sticking out of the
mouth of the craw enabling the bait to be dragged forward, but the most
interesting option has to be the weedless hook with cork screw which is like
most offset hooks only the weight has been disguised with what looks like eggs.
The 3D Craw will come four to a pack and retail for $9.99, and all the terminal
tackle options will cost extra. For example the disguised 1/0 1/4oz. weedless
hooks will come four to a pack and retail for $6.99.
The TPE Manic Shrimp looks like a great option
for inshore anglers
TPE Manic Shrimp: In addition to Crawfish Savage Gear has a number of
different shrimp options designed for inshore applications including the TPE
Manic Shrimp which is also based on scans of real shrimp. This bait has a very
realistic tail design that is designed to kick realistically, and the bait's
exaggerated legs and antennae vibrate aggressively during both falls and
The tail makes use of nylon mesh for durability
Though the tail looks highly realistic and has what looks like thin joints the
tail is actually extremely durable as is infused with nylon mesh which can stand
up to short strikes. The TPE Manic Shrimp is available in 2.5", 4" and 5" sizes
and each manic Shrimp will retail from $5.99-$6.99 depending on size.
Savage Gear also introduced a new frog...
Hollow Frog: Savage Gear is entering the frog fray and doing so with a
new frog that is designed with realistic legs versus silicone skirts. This new
hollow bodied frog features belly details and realistic finishes but the real
innovation is in the leg designs.
...and the new bait is available with two leg
options that fish totally differently
That's right, legs, as in plural. The Hollow Frog is available in two different
leg configurations, one with an open leg design for heavy cover twitching and
walking and another with legs turned inward that is a reaction buzz frog that
spits and bubbles like a buzzbait on a steady retrieve. Both of these new Savage
gear Hollow Frogs will retail for $9.99 each.
The new Line Through Swimbait also makes use of
nylon mesh reinforcement
Line Thru Swimbait: Savage Gear is also rolling out a new swimbait with a
line through design which is designed to be fished around heavy cover. This bait
is also based on a 3D scan of a real trout and has detailed fin designs and will
be available in floating, slow sink and fast sink rates. One of the most
interesting things about this bait is the tapered tail which moves side to side
aggressively, even during slow crawl retrieves.
This swimbait kicks aggressively even at slow
Like the Savage Gear TPE Manic Shrimp this bait has thin joints but is still
very durable with nylon mesh throughout the joint section on the bait so it will
not tear. This new swimbait will be available in the October timeframe and
retail for $17.99 each.
Mads is passionate about fishing and lure design
and it shows
Savage Gear continues to gain exposure and fans here in the domestic market and
the brand is posed to make some big moves this season. Innovative product design
comes from the top at Savage Gear and we wish that every angler could spend a
few minutes with Mads as his passion for lure design and fishing are infectious
and his insight into just what trigger different species to strike is truly
inspiring. It is no surprise that the Savage Gear offerings exhibit so many
unique little details, the amount of thought that goes into each lureís design
is clearly evident. Just take the shrimp egg weighting design of the new
Crayfish for example, the attention to detail is impressive.