October 29, 2012

How to make assist hooks (The Video)

In the past I posted an article on how to make assist hooks. Today I am sharing a video I found on youtube. It is very easy to do and the video is well made.

October 28, 2012

Small Horse Mackerel For Me

I spent a nice evening trying my ultralight setup and some new lure. The main idea was to see the movement and action of some new spoons, vibration lure and jigs. I wasn't expecting anyting but at the end I got a medium size Horse mackerel on the biggest lure I tried : A Yozuri Pins Minnow 7cm.
Anyway I also got an hit on a small Smith Sirasu II Jig and took some photos for my blog.

Medium Sized Aji!

I tried this new Ripple Ash 5.5 cm minnow. The snap is a Waterland Size 0.

This cure Maria Flying Diver has a great movement. Too bad I didn't catch

Some lures I have tried: Trout Spoon 2g / Rapala Ultra Light Minnow

The Xesta 7g jig is very good. I landed 2 garfishes with it. The 6cm Rapala
X-rap has a great action but it suffers on the casting performance.

October 27, 2012

Gamakatsu 2012 Digital Catalog

The catalog of the famous Japanese hook maker is here.

Source: Gamakatsu Japan

October 26, 2012

Longer is Better?

In the beginning there was the 140mm long jerk minnow, then we saw the 150mm, the 175mm until DUO introduced the 200mm Tide Minnow Slim. It looked like we reached the limit in length but we weren't there yet. DUEL surprises us with the introduction of the 210mm Hardcore Minnow. This is thing is really long and heavy. I am sure the lon jerk lovers will be very happy to cast this lure soon. I am sharing the info and the pictures. What else can I say? Coming soon to a store near you!

This is long. Great garfish imitation if you ask me.

As always, the hardcore colors are great!

There is also a smaller 170mm version.
The 210mm sinking is a hefty 38g.

Some nice details.

October 22, 2012

Daiwa Procyon 2500SH

Here is my new toy. It is a Daiwa Procyon. Reviews and close up photos coming soon.

October 21, 2012

The right rod tube for me

I finally found the rod tube I was looking for. It is the Sportube and is originally conceived as a ski tube. The design and quality is very good and I am sure I will be happy with it.  Photos are coming soon. In the meantime check it on the official website here

October 17, 2012

The UrbanCastMan Strikes Again!

I was going to publish my report and put the picture of the fishes I caught but then I received in the mailbox the photo of the last fish (Dentex Dentex) caught by my friend UrbanCastman. I have to postpone my photo reports and share with you this beauty.  The location is top secret but the lure is a nice DUO Press Saira.
Nothing much to add...just some jealousy :)

October 13, 2012

Back from a Fishing Trip!

I have a nice report coming soon. I had the opportunity to wet some lures on the weekend. Caught some fishes and also lost some small pelagic fishes on small jigs. Stay tuned...

October 2, 2012

What you want next from DUO?

Another contest by DUO is on!
As you know DUO is a brand that keeps contact with the anglers and likes asking questions about favorite lures, fishes, colors and so on. This time is going even further by asking one very interesting question that is also very appealing for anglers: What Lure would you like to see DUO produce?  Well knowing the quality and experience of DUO I might just tell them to create anything they want, even a 200gr GT topwater lure.

You can answer in any way you want, just use your imagination.  Just send an email to duocontest@gmail.com until 15th November 5PM (Hey it is my birthday by the way!) . Just make sure you are a fan of DUO at www.facebook.com/DUOJPN

Thanks to DUO for asking us, anglers, what we would like to see and buy. This is a real interaction between brand-angler.

Anyway, my request? I would like to see a nice 120mm popper for bluefish :)

Nice gifts are awaiting for three lucky anglers