Monday, August 24, 2015

August Freshwater Lure of the Month: Storm Rockin Shad

August Freshwater Lure of the Month: Storm Rockin Shad

The Classic Thin Fin profile goes lipless with the Strom Rockin’ Shad Lipless Crankbait. Offering a strong vibrating body, the Rockin’ Shad’s multi-ball rattle is raspy and loud when ripped or retrieved. On the fall, the Rockin’ Shad sinks head down with a side to side “Rockin” action, transmitting an intermittent cadence rattle. Graced with external scales and 3D Holographic Eyes, the Rockin’ Shad’s exterior adds a sense of realism. Backed with premium black nickel VMC treble hooks, the Storm Rockin’ Shad means business. Available in a variety of killer colors, the Storm Rockin’ Shad is ready to Rock!

  • Loud rattler with classic Thin Fin profile
  • Strong vibrating action with normal retrieve or ripping technique
  • On the drop the bait sinks head down with side to side rockin’ action
  • Variable dive and depth sinking lure
  • Great search bait for bass and pike- throw this on the end of your line and you will surely get bit!

Review from Kevin Bullington:
"Very thick bait.  With a thicker bait, you get a harder rocking crank bait.  So, some people like this because you can feel every bit of it.  Most crankbaits you can feel really well, but with this one there is a little more rock to it, a little more thickness to it.  Generally speaking, lipless crankbaits are great casting baits, and this bait is one of the better if not the top 3 lipless crankbaits for casting performance."

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August Saltwater Lure of the Month: Kinchou Minnow Redhead

August Saltwater Lure of the Month: Kinchou Minnow Redhead

We are very excited at this month's selection for Lure of the Month.  The Matzuo Kinchou Minnow is a newly launched lure from the Matzuo Tournament collection, and boy is it a winner! This new launch has struck a fear in the rest of the hard bait market - especially with the fish!

The New Kinchou Minnow launched it's signature flared bloody red gills, high pitched rattle, and seductive curves and lip to create a frenzied panic in the water that has never been witnessed before.  It is an aggressive diver with maximum wobble action covering the widest range of water depths from four to 20 feet – crank it or deep water troll. 

The Kinchou features the nervousness of an eccentric baitfish with its curved body and incredible wide wobble! Its aggressive wobble action will receive much attention as it swims thru the water. With its wide wobble, it creates a different resonate sound - different from any other baits. Retrieve or Troll - Fast or Slow! The Kinchou creates a high resonating rattle created by the stainless steel bearings chambered inside the body. The pitch of these bearings is highly attractive to both active and neutral fish

The Matzuo company adds: “This distressed beauty is perfectly balanced to float at rest or take off and dive when retrieved. Fish don’t stand a chance!"
 Marianne Huskey, Professional Walleye Angler and the recipient of the prestigious Anglers Insight Marketing Angler of the Year Award for 2012:

“I am very excited to be working with Matzuo America® and their line of innovative fishing products,” Marianne Huskey commented. “I am most excited to start promoting and fishing with the new Matzuo Kinchou Minnow. It is a perfect hardbait for beginners to professional anglers to experience all the excitement that hooking a trophy fish brings.”

August Freshwater Fly of the Month: Wooly Bugger Bead Head

August Freshwater Fly of the Month: Wooly Bugger Bead Head

The woolly bugger is always listed as one of the top ten flies you should have in your fly box. This is one of the most productive and popular wet flies for a variety of species of fish. The woolly bugger is an awesome sub-surface fly that imitates a variety of baits. Leeches, minnows, nymphs, and sculpins begins the list of what this fly can represent to a hungry trout, steelhead, bass or panfish.

"The Woolly Bugger is so effective, it should be banned from some watersheds. I suspect its effectiveness is due to its resemblance to so many edible creatures in the water--nymphs, leeches, salamanders, or even small sculpins. Its tail undulating behind a fiber, bubble-filled body is just too much for most fish to resist. It just looks like a meal!" – Bill Hunter, The Professionals' Favorite Flies

Trout spend most of their time on the bottom of rivers, near the rocks and in the cover of structure.  The advantage to anglers using bead-head flies, is the fact that the weight of the bead, sinks the fly. Bead-head flies can be especially effective in rivers with fast, deep water. Keeping your hooks around the fish is a sure way to get more strikes, and ultimately, catch more fish. 
Most anglers would agree that a common nymph rig with an indicator and additional weight is perhaps the easiest way to catch fish in moving water. However, many sporting fly fishers also enjoy fishing a large dry fly with a bead-head dropper attached.
Bead-headed flies became popular in the eighties and have been catching fish since then. Bright gold, silver and copper metal beads are most commonly used, but flies that include glass beads are also very effective.
Every conceivable nymph pattern has been tied with a bead at some point. Mayflies, stoneflies, midges, and many more imitations of aquatic species have bead-head variations. Limited only by imagination, beads can be used in many ways to add to the effectiveness of a fly. As the popularity of flies with beads increases, bead manufacturers have begun to increase a fly tier's options with colorfully anodized and painted versions.