Really like these new Xesta After Burner Mini casting jigs, sourced from Art of Fishing while I was down in Cornwall. Not as cheap as the Quantum Mahi jigs but at £5.99 they aren’t the most expensive either. Great looking jig with a manic fluttering action. I took my recent Launce on the 7g version, as well as a ton of Pollock. More
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!
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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
It was good to see a new Japanese LRF manufacturer’s products being brought into the UK. George Cunningham of TronixPro is now distributing Viva AquaWave products including lures and jigheads.More
UK distributor, Top Water Lures had cleverly got top French lure manufacturer Fiiish on their stand at the Tackle and Guns show today. It gave me an opportunity to see the new, baby Black Minnow 70. It measures 3 inches and features the same super-soft body, large paddle tail and fish catching action as the bigger models. The finely matched 3g head holds an offset hook that is fished weedless. Look forward to trying it out. More