Something on my list to try – Nikko Japan’s range of small soft plastic baits.
I got to fondle Nikko’s range of lures at the Osaka show. I’d seen their baby Octopus lures when then came into Europe via Ultimate Fishing, but I hadn’t realised that they had such a diverse range in Japan. Nikko has a slogan – ‘next generation soft baits’ – and looking at their list of features that seems like a fair statement.
Their lures have a lot going for them. Firstly, they are biodisintegratable, and therefore futureproof. But unlike other biodegradable lures, they are tough. The material seems to have the best of everything – heavily scented, super soft and supple, plus they are buoyant. If a Marukyu Isome made love to Zman lure, you would have the Nikko Dappy Sandworm!
The images here highlight the lures I thought were most suitable for UK LRF: