Jackall's new jerkbait, the
Jackall was founded in 1999 by two tournament anglers Seiji Kato and Ty Ono.
Seiji Kato, winner of the co-angler at the Lake Amistad Bassmaster in March
2007, is the President of Jackall and also heads the lure designs along with
product innovation. Toshiro (Ty) Ono, Vice President of Jackall, is a top
professional tournament angler in Japan and has even won Angler of the Year. As
a team, they design and test fishing lures with state of the art facilities and
only release products that are already proven to catch fish. Thanks to Curt
Arakawa, Director of Sales and Marketing in the US, we now can get our hands on
these productive baits locally. Curt is well experienced in this field as he was
part of Team Daiwa and also an avid angler himself. All of Jackall lures are
made for anglers by anglers that know what they are up against.
The package is as detailed as the
Upon picking up the
Squadminnow, it didn’t stand out from the mass of jerkbaits in my tackle box. I
did notice the Jackall jerkbait has a nice finish to it with patterns that are a
bit different giving it a hint of Jackall’s special touch. When comparing the
Squadminnow to lures such as the Megabass Vision 110 or the Lucky Craft Pointer
the Jackall Squadminnow 95 stands right up there with the popular lures.
Above we have a Jackall Squadminnow and a
Lucky Craft Pointer. Can you tell which is which? There are differences but they
are very similar in appearance
The overall profile of the
lure is nearly identical to the Lucky Craft Pointer and Team Daiwa Minnow SP. If
you tossed them in a pile of jerkbaits and tried to pick which one is the
Jackall, you might have a hard time finding it. There are distinct differences
but unless you pay close attention to details you won’t notice them.
Component wise, the
Squadminnow sports high quality parts. The lure uses an oval split ring at the
point of line attachment, while circular rings are used to attach the hooks to
the lure. Speaking of hooks, the jerkbait uses ultra sharp hooks and the rear
hook is smaller in size than the one mid-body.
State of the art technology is used to design
the lure to provide the best action as possible
Lastly, as you further
examine the lure and study the packaging you’ll find the lure’s special feature
is actually inside. This is witnessed by the assortment of plastic beads, ball
bearings, and other components interior of the Squadminnow Ghost Minnow pattern
lure. This interior weight system is used to slow down the lure quickly as you
stop your retrieve and to assist in its zigzag motion. Does it actually work?
That’s something we’ll find in our detailed field test report.
for Jackall Squadminnow 95 tests
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