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Some different plugs for a change

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by biscuitlad, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Guest

    Well it's winter months, and as usual at this time of year I spend the evenings wandering through exotic foreign lure maker catalogues and tackle websites. I buy slowly, one or two a month, until I've this season's quota. I've found a nice website that sells Megabass and Tackle House lures, so thought I'd share with you a couple of plugs that are a bit different from the usual Zonks and Feed Shallows.

    First up is the Megabass Vision SW 100 Miyabi GG Iwashi. It's got the same diving vane as the standard 120 zonk, so I'm expecting it to run quite deep. But what's that strange appendage I hear you say?


    A flapping plastic fin! You can see the hinge more clearly below. Megabass make all kinds of frankly ludicrous claims about the appendage, but I think it will still be fun to try something different - here is what they say:

    "The third vision has finally arrived. The Vision 100 is a new generation of real flat sided shallow cranking. This lure also works well in shallow water via real cranking. Its unique flat sided body and internal gyro-balancer system (PAT.P) gives a butterfly wobbling effect in an impressive staggered dancing movement. This proves especially effective in shallow cranking since the lure has a palm slap effect. The movable fin (PAT.P) utilizes memory shape plastic that serves to agitate the water with a rolling motion. Twitching yields a highly responsive panic action. Vision 100 is great for bass, but is also yeilds unbeatable performance for catching sea bass. It has the best points of both minnow and crank baits... blah blah"

    It goes on a bit more. I think you get the message. :canadian:


    Next up is a plug from one of my favourite plug manufacturers, Tackle House. Last year I had several bass on xraps that had swallowed the plug deep down their throats, resulting in a dead fish.

    Not that I mind killing fish, I just like to choose which ones go for the pot. :yes:

    Tackle House claim that by moving the rear treble up the back of the plug, you get less badly hooked fish through "inhalation" of the plug. You can see the how the back treble sits in a little groove and is held in place by magnet. When the fish is hooked, it swings free as usual. The plug is the Tackle House RDC Fix Bait 80 - Clear Sardine.


    Finally, the Tackle House K-TEN TKLM “9/11” Lipless Minnow – SH-Sardine. Not too dissimilar from other flat face plugs, except the K-Ten lipless has a groove down the centre of the face of the plug. It's another very shallow running plug (0-40cm).


    This plug came with lots of instructions about how to fish it in Japanese. Unfortunately no translations this time, but from what I can gather from the English words they chose to use on the packet, this is a slow fished plug that you (soft?!) twitch, bit like dead sticking. Anyone care to guess what "warp slide" means? :laugh:


    Anyhow, hope that has whetted your appetites for the coming season!

    I'll let you know how the new plugs get on. :wink:
  2. woody

    woody New Member

    warp slide lol first lure looks interesting bud , the crap they wright on those boxes no wonder the lures are so expensive its paying for some one to try and baffel us with brilliance , or is it bull s!"t lol are they in the cheap bracket or are they the 20quid bracket
    ps dont mean to alarm u mate but is that smoke lol
  3. quint

    quint Watch out Emperor Zorg's about

    They look great Kester, I like the flapping fin idea, I think you need to innovate to keep moving forward, however it's a good 6 months off yet before the serious plugging starts, I think you and Buzz will be in straight jackets before then, that said I think Buzz needs one now :yes:
  4. willybendit

    willybendit Rockling

    think Buzz needs a clamp on his wallet spending all that dosh on a rat poker
  5. Sambo

    Sambo To the MAX!

    Interesting lures there, I like the lipless minnow. Look very nice.

    'Warp Slide' we've been using that technique for years up here :whistle: honest
  6. Watersplatter

    Watersplatter New Member

    I like the lipless minnow too, not sure on the clour tho. The 'Warp slide ' technique is used going down Goldsbrough and the little tunnel when its piss wet thru.
  7. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Guest

    The Megabass is the same price as a zonk. The other two are under £15.

    Now, all I need is a new shore rod, replacement for my yak rod, mmm, what about a new reel, I'll need some more line too, what about braid again, mmm those lure bags look good.... :nerd:

    Somebody stop me :laugh:
  8. Sambo

    Sambo To the MAX!

  9. ian 07

    ian 07 Guest

    if ive got it i spend it i could be dead tomorrow
  10. ian 07

    ian 07 Guest

    biscuitlad i like that kten
  11. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Guest

    I can't remember who it is on here who said they like Feed Shallows. The standard size is 128, which I think is a bit big. Great action but I've seen it spooking fish as well when its really calm and clear.

    TH now do one which is a bit like a Komono II, just 105mm. Got a couple of these (£15 each delivered) and I really like the look of them. You might think the two plugs are competing in the same space and its pointless having both, but unless I can find a cheaper supplier for IMA plugs then the baby feed shallows will have to do the same job this year.
  12. Shadrap

    Shadrap Rockling

    They look ok Sam,just make sure you always take it off before you drive home :evil: :evil:

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