Seaspin Rolls out Innovative new Baits and Rigging
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Showing off some innovative new lures this ICAST was a company called
Seaspin that most U.S. anglers have probably not heard of. This Italian company
puts a lot of work into their lure designs and they showcased not only some
interesting new plastics but clever ways to rig and present them as well.
The Bokon, a cross between a
shrimp and a crawfish
Bokon: The Bokon is a plastic lure that is
designed to imitate a crawfish and shrimp type creature and has claws that have
large built in scoops. These scooping claws are designed to actually collect mud
and debris and release them during recovery, creating a very genuine looking
Check out the scooping arms
The Bokon has multiple appendages that vibrate as
the lure is moved and it is also designed to be customized. Remove the two claws
and the Bokon becomes a thinner profile creature and can also be used a trailer.
The bait is infused with salt and shrimp scent to promote longer holds during
strikes. The Bokon measures 4" in length and is available in 10 colors in packs
of 6 for $5.70 per pack.
The Geko may look like a normal
Geko Jig: It may look like a normal jig but
the Seaspin Geko has a secret, a free swinging hook positioned behind the weight
and hidden within the center of the skirt. This allows a trailer to behave very
differently than if it was affixed to the hook of a traditional fixed hook.
Because the hook can swing freely this allows the jig to enter much tighter
cover without getting hung up. Imagine this as your favorite jig armed with a
...but is more like a jig rigged
with a Texas hook
This design also prevents the fish from throwing
the hook using the leverage of a large trailer. There will be two head designs,
a spherical head for situations with rocky bottoms and gravel and a bullet head
for easier entry into cover. Each Geko jig will retail for around $6.30 and
comes with two types of hooks, a classic 4/offset and a wide gap model size 3/0
suitable for any type of trailer.
There are three Persuader
swimbaits which can be rigged on the new Pendolino system
Pendolino Rig: At the show the company
introduced us to a series of rather unassuming looking swimbaits, but was really
interesting was how they were rigged. The Pendolino rig consists of a variety of
different Seaspin "Persuader" swimbaits rigged with a triangle snap that holds
either a ball or oval shaped weight.
The Pendolino rig allows baits to
be presented differently
Using these different swimbaits the Pendolino rig
allows anglers to present the bait in a very different way than the traditional
soft bodied swimbaits. The lightest Persuader is 7.5g and looks like a baitfish
feeding on the bottom. The mid sized persuader Eye (9g) has a more rigid body
and can also be fished on the bottom with a weight or on the surface without a
weight on the triangle snap. The Persuader Paddle has a paddletail and lends
itself to a minnow action on regular retrieves, can be jerked in mid water or
right below the surface. Each of these rigging systems will come 6 lures to a
pack and retail for just under 9 dollars each.