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Lure Review



Seaspin USA Enters the Market with the Bruko, a Soft Plastic Stick Bait


Date: 4/25/17
Tackle Type: Lures
Manufacturer: Seaspin USA
Reviewer: Cal

Total Score: 7.25 - GOOD

The retail battlefield over soft plastic baits is real. There are countless worms, craws, creatures, lizards from which to choose: scented plastics, no-scent plastics, plastics infused with salt, hand pours, machine pours, even plastics firm and soft. Well, you get the idea. It's the bait anglers love to toss. No where is this battle over an angler's attention for soft plastic baits more evident than with the simple, benign, yet pervasive stick bait. It is the space on tackle store shelves that Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits owns and countless others have attempted to infiltrate. Today, we take a look at one of those competitors. Introducing our look at Seaspin's Bruko.


Seaspin USA Bruko Specifications

Type Stick Bait
Material Soft Plastic
Colors/Patterns 5
Sizes 4.5"
Scent/Plastic Treatment Salted Shrimp Scent
# per package 8
Resealable Bag? Yes
MSRP $5.99


Introducing Seaspin USA's take on the soft plastic stick bait...


Impressions: We received our introduction into Italian owned Seaspin back at ICAST 2014. Since that time, the company has been working slowly but diligently to bring their product over to the States. They have a few interesting baits and rigging techniques that we saw first hand at ICAST that year and the following year and today we're taking a closer look at their interpretation of the ubiquitous stick bait, the Bruko.


... It's the 4.5" Bruko.


The Bruko is a four and a half inch (4.5") soft plastic stick bait very much in line with other baits we've seen in this style except for one thing. Rigging of this bait Texas style is accomplished on the skinny side not the fat side. Rigging in this manner and fished unweighted supposedly lends to action where the bait slides away from you as you pitch it into the water. Does it work? Let's find out.

Texas rigging for this bait is through the thin end of the worm.

Real World Tests: Rigged with a 3/0 worm hook, the Bruko weighs around nine (9) grams or close to one third of an ounce (1/3oz). That's just over a quarter of an ounce and a pretty good pitching weight for a mid-tier baitcasting reel. I performed my pitching experiment with this bait on a Megabass F6-72X4 Destruction paired with a circa 2014 Shimano Conquest 101 spooled with sixteen pound (16lb) Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon.

The hook point naturally comes through the egg sac section of this worm.

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