You may not have heard of IMA before, unless you’re already reasonably interested in lure fishing. In comparison to lure manufacturers like Rapala, IMA is the new kid on the block and part of a cool, new wave of tackle manufacturers reaching our shores from Japan. The cool kids love them. Anoraks like me love them. But best of all, the fish seem to love them too. Out of Continue reading “IMA Soft Plastic Lures”
Finally got the chance to test out a batch of new lures from Jacks LRF today. I’ve wanted to try them out on the local Perch population for some time now but a frozen canal and other commitments have meant I’ve had to wait. Having said that, by the time I actually got to wet a line I had my game plan all mapped out.
Plan was to test three styles of Jacks Own lures:
- Mega Darters
- Sperm Tails
- Baby Minnows
Right, Bass Anglers… listen up, this is a big one!
‘Fiiish Black Minnow’
Fiiish, not Fish. Count the i’s. One… two… three of ’em.
Quite why we didn’t tell you about them when we got home from the show in Nantes last year, is anyone’s guess. But thankfully, we got a massive slap in the Continue reading “Fiiish Black Minnow Bass Lures”
On day two of the Tackle & Guns Trade Show I had the absolute pleasure of spending 20 minutes or so with Peter Koppman of Marukyu (thanks to Ben @ Art Of Fishing for the recommendation). Peter works for Marukyu, but more specifically on the Ecogear and Nories sub-brands – I guess you could say, the lure side of things. Peter is an Aussie and resides in Japan – the homeplace of Marukyu. He’s an angling nut from an angling family (his parents ran fishing tournaments when he was a kid) and he speaks Japanese. In short, he’s a pretty interesting guy and no doubt a Continue reading “Marukyu, Ecogear, Nories and the Future for the UK”
Recently I exposed my guilty pleasure of ultra light lure fishing, mostly with soft plastics. Now with hours of LRF experience under my belt, a few successful lures are starting to stand out above the dozens I originally purchased (without too much know-how).
One go-to lure of mine is the excellent Cultiva Ring Kick Tail. If you’ve not heard of the Cultiva brand before, it’s the lure arm of Owner – the top-flight hook and jig head manufacturer. Continue reading “2-inch Cultiva Ring Kick Tail Lures by Owner”