soft plastic lures
Pure Fishing, the worldwide distributors of brands like Abu Garcia, Penn and Berkley, has its own giant show for the trade on another date, but they did have a presence at T&G and there were a few items I found interesting.
These 1.5 inch Shrug Minnows look great for LRF. They're from Berkley's Saltwater Powerbait range and come flavoured with the Powerbait formula. Always pleased to see something saltwater specific. This Clear Gold Fleck colour stood out.
This was one of my favourite finds at the Nantes fishing show - the Tiemco PDL Super Fin Tail. This 2.7" lure has some really nice characteristics including an oversize eye - an excellent strike trigger, as well as a relatively large side profile and an unusual rudder-like tail. Apparently the tail gives an erratic action when jerked but also has the size to move a decent volume of water - something I'm starting to feel is very important in successful lure design. A quality lure selected by the lads at French Touch Fishing. Watch out Perch!
More information here: http://frenchtouchfishing.fr/?p=2&a=128
Really enjoyed listening to Dietmar Isaiasch on the Fox stand demonstrating the Fox Rage range of lure tackle. Dietmar is clearly a lure fishing veteran with many years experience fishing and designing lures. The stand featured a metal lure tank which was remarkable at highlighting the vibration and sound of different lures - much better than a plastic tank. Although I got the feeling that Dietmar predominantly fishes for freshwater predators he showed knowledge of fishing for 'sea bass' in Europe. I learned a couple of nice tips. More