No doubt you will have come across previous debates about whether Marukyu Isome is a lure or an artificial bait, and the reality is it doesn’t matter which. But certainly opinions differ from country to country. This Marukyu Isome Rig was released in Australia and I think, mainland Europe, but I don’t think they ever made their way to the UK. More
Marukyu Isome, or Power Isome (same thing) is an artificial sandworm imitation originating from Japan. These and other artificial baits are sometimes referred to as ‘fake baits’. Marukyu’s Isome is not just another lure. Isome is constructed from a biodegradable material that is saturated with a fish-attracting mix of amino acids. Fish can be observed to eat Marukyu Isome, unlike a plastic lure that requires action to fool a fish. Power Isome has been largely adopted by European LRF anglers in targeting a wide range of fish species using a number of methods. Hopefully, what follows will give you inspiration in catching fish on Isome worms.
We all have our favourites when it comes to flavoured lures like Marukyu Power Isome and Gulp Sandworm, but a question I see pop up again and again is, “what colour isome worms work best?” I thought it might be useful to share my catch data from the past few years. More