If you’re fishing tackle freaks like us, you’ve come to the right place! We’re at the 2018 ICAST show, and we wanted to share a bunch of the new fishing products for you to consider for the 2018-2019 fishing seasons.
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VMC Tokyo Rig
Taking the effectiveness of a drop shot and coupling that with the power of a Texas rig and you have the Tokyo rig. With premium components including a one piece solid ring connected to a premium rolling swivel allows the bait to move freely above the dropper arm, maximizing the rig’s action. A heavy-duty wide gap forged hook for maximum strength with a 3 degree offset point for increased hooking rate and a 2.5″ stainless steel dropper arm for customized rigging. Insert your preferred weight on the shaft then bend the end of the shaft with pliers to secure weight on the dropper arm. Flip, punch, pitch or cast this rig anywhere and everywhere you would fish a traditional Texas rig or jig and show the fish a presentation they’ve never seen. 2 rigs per package and in sizes 2/0-5/0.
VMC Neko Skirt
Take your Neko rig to the next level with the Neko Skirt. With a two part skirt combining living rubber and silicone material to create an incredibly realistic and unique action underwater. Conical ribs firmly anchor the weight in place without damaging the plastic and an epoxy resin end holds the skirt firmly in place. 2 skirted weights per package in 8 colors and weights of 1/32 – 1/8.
VMC Finesse Neko
A hook designed for Texas rigging while drop shotting or finesse fishing. The adjustable fluorocarbon keeper provides versatility for a wide variety of plastics/situations. This hook has all the characteristics of the VMC Neko hook that fisherman love – a resin closed eye, wide gap, long shank and a 3 degree offset point to put more fish in the boat. Available in sizes 2-2/0.
Rapala RipStop 12
The RipStop tail design creates a fast ripping, hard stopping, flashing swimbait action. Its forward motion stops on a dime, with a subtle shimmy before coming to rest, then ever so slightly lifts its head with a super slow rise. Now in a larger size with 3 treble hooks.
Rapala 60-inch Retractable Ruler
Spring loaded retractable ruler for easy storage with oversized, easy to read numbers, in ½” increments up to 60”. It has a non-reflective surface to ensure lengths show in photos, made from a long-lasting, UV protected, waterproof material. To frost the cake it has a flip-up nose board for accurate measuring.
Storm 360GT Searchbait Swimmer
This new swimbait has a molded diving lip that adds a crankbait action and depth control. Exclusive VMC hook with extended “leg” on line tie to further enhance the action. A 60 degree angle keeps the lure swimming perfectly and a life-like rattling jig head provides an un-rivaled presentation. The Swimmer jig head has an optional hanger on the bottom which allows customization with stinger hooks or blades. Like all of the 360GT bodies, the 360GT Searchbait Swimmer has entry and exit marks for the hook which make it the easiest swimbait to rig perfectly every time. Each package contains a pre-rigged Swimmer with 2 extra bodies.
Storm 360GT Jigs – Heavier Weights
To compliment the current lineup of 360GT Searchbait jigs they’ll now be available in heavier weights. The 3.5” Searchbait can now be used with a 1/8 or ¼ ounce jig head, the 4.5” with a ¼ or 3/8 ounce jig head and the 5.5” with a 3/8 or ½ ounce jig head.
MSRP: $3.99 for 1/4oz, $4.49 for 3/8oz and $4.99 for 1/2oz
Sufix Advance Monofilament
Is this braid or mono? It’s a little bit of both and the result is the most abrasion resistant, supple and sensitive monofilament ever. Advance mono provides 50% lower stretch than standard monofilament, incredible abrasion resistance, superior sensitivity, smooth long casting, unbeatable knot strength and low memory. Following in the footsteps of 832 Advanced Superline, Sufix now revolutionizes the monofilament world with a line that has superior abrasion resistance, yet is extremely supple and sensitive. Available in 4,6,8,10,12,14,17,20 and 25# test in 330 yard spools.
Terminator Shudder Bait
The Shudder Bait has a custom designed swimming lip, combined with a lower positioned head to create an erratic, hard pounding, sweeping action. Amplified water displacement generated by the swimming lip emulates feeding predatory fish. The lifelike interchangeable silicone skirts in baitfish patterns allows you to perfectly match any situation and the premium VMC hook and snap ensures you land ‘em all. The action of this bait is almost that of a Colorado bladed spinnerbait and has become a go-to presentation when faced with dirty water. Available in 9 colors and in 3/8 and ½ ounce.
MSRP: $ 6.99
Z-Man CrossEyeZ Football Jig
Designed by BASS Elite Pro David Walker, traditional football shaped head, flat eye 5/0 VMC® long shank hook, wire trailer keeper, hallmark painted ‘cross eyes,’ hand-tied skirts, custom v-shaped weedguard.
Z-Man CrossEyeZ Snakehead Swim Jig
Designed by BASS Elite Pro David Walker, streamlined head shape modeled after a snake’s head, 4/0 VMC® hook, split-grip keeper, hallmark painted ‘cross eyes,’ hand tied skirts, soft fiber weedguard.
Z-Man Finesse BulletZ
Bullet shaped head and recessed eye for snag resistance, built on custom size 1 VMC® EWG heavy duty jig hook, molded lead keeper prevents baits from slipping.
Designed by Bassmaster Classic and Forrest Wood Cup champion Luke Clausen, Built on 17-7 stainless LiveWire™ frame, exclusive StabilTrack™ head design, 5/0 VMC® hook, copper wire hand-tied silicone skirts, custom blades.
Z-Man TRD CrawZ
10X Tough ElaZtech® construction, lifelike Ned Rig-sized crawfish imitation, tucked under tail for gliding action, buoyant claws float at rest to mimic natural defensive posture of crayfish.
Z-Man TRD MinnowZ
10X Tough ElaZtech® construction, slender baitfish profile, ideal for Ned Rig, drop shot, or inshore saltwater applications.