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Picasso Granted Patent for Shock Blade Clip

Pennsylvania based Picasso Lures announced the issuance of United States Patent No.US D760,866 S titled “Fishing Lure Attachment Clip.” The patent protects the unique head-to-blade wire connection of their popular Shock Blade and FX Shock Blade series of bladed swim jigs,” Picasso President Terry Monteleone said. ”To get around the Z Man Patent other manufacturers use a simple split ring to attach the blade to the head. The problem with using the split ring approach is the connection is too loose and upon anything other than a slow retrieve the lure rises to the surface and also creates “blow out” causing the blade to bind to one side, stop vibrating and spin. Our Patented clip connection keeps the blade to head connection tight so even on a fast retrieve it will not blow out and bind. Plus it has the advantage of keeping the lure down in the strike zone longer without getting lift which potentially means putting more fish in the live well.” The Shock Blade is endorsed by Bassmaster Elite Angler Aaron Martens and is available in a range of sizes from 1/4 – 2 ounces to accommodate all your fishing depths from shallow to deepwater drop offs.