Lures

berkley gulp fry

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Berkley have developed a knack of making extremely boring looking lures that work extremely well. It really goes to show that they have a focus and understanding on what the fish are going to be attracted to and are...

berkley gulp minnow grub

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 The GULP Minnow is an ideal plastic for both beginners and experts alike. Its ability to perform in multiple scenarios makes it the superior plastic for those not wanting an overly cluttered tackle bag. The simple...

berkley gulp nemesis

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If you were to ask any fishermen that likes to cast a soft bait what some of his favourite plastics are he would most likely mention a curl tailed grub of some description and the Berkley Gulp Jerk Shad…and most lik...

berkley gulp turtleback worm

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It’s no secret to most anglers that Berkley Gulp are an amazing soft bait. The scent, texture, shape, action and many designs have been proven the world over cementing Gulp and Gulp Alive as the dominant soft bait i...

Bluewater Saury

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When I received the new Bluewater Saury my initial thought was, “Whatever eats this lure is going to be big”.  Like many minnow-style trolling lures it looks impressive straight out of the packet with its 9/0 VMC sing...

Chasebaits Rip Snorter

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Chasebaits is a relatively new brand and concept to hit the Australian market. It’s part of River2Sea Australia, a company that has always refreshingly had a stronger leaning towards innovation rather than imitation. ...

duo press bait 85

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been putting the DUO Press Bait 85 through its paces. My initial thought when opening the packaging was how amazing the Press Bait looks. 3D detailing over the body, quality finish of the ...

Duo Realis Onimasu Glidebait

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During its three-year clandestine testing phase, starting in 2013, the DUO Onimasu swimbait was codenamed Project Prometheus. DUO owner and chief lure-maker, Mr Adachi, painstakingly obsessed over every aspect of the ...

duo realis vibration 62

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  If you haven’t heard about DUO lures by now, then I suggest you get out to your local tackle shop and get a look at these in the flesh, they produce some quality gear. Imported by Daiwa Australia, these amaz...

Engage Dart Spin

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Words & Images: Dave Seaman It’s always a surprise to receive lures in the mail and when they turn up in a ziplock plastic bag with no manufacturer name, tag or previous knowledge of them, it’s downright intrigui...

Gan Craft Jointed Claw

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In 2014 I visited the Osaka tackle show in Japan and was first exposed to what is one of Japan’s most popular lures and now one of the world’s most popular glidebaits – the Gan Craft Jointed Claw. I was well aware...

gan craft uo jya

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The Gan Craft Uo Jya is something a little different to the average squid jig and the only similarity is the body shape and barbed prongs; it has no cloth covering and is instead finished much like a standard hard bod...

jackall sk pop grande

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Poppers are one of those lures that if not produced correctly with appropriate fore and aft balance, a great cupped face that will visually and sonically attract fish and an all round great design, will make it ...

JJ’s Stump Jumper 45

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JJ’s Stumpjumper is an Australian fishing icon. This lure has been successfully catching fish for decades due to its great action, simple design and ability to get over snags. Making its name as a proven cod and y...

Owner Draw 4

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Owner is a premium brand that makes exceptional hooks and if I could afford to buy Owner for every hook I use, I would. The products are exceptional and that’s why every brand in the world will proudly display a sti...

Pontoon 21 Crack Jack

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The Pontoon 21 Crack Jack found its way into my tackle box about a year ago and has been a firm favourite ever since. Upon first sight the first thing to catch my eye was a high quality finish that was up there with...

Samaki Ribcage

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Jigging has been around for such a long time and its popularity seems to come and go, but no one can question its effectiveness. In the right hands a jig can be one of the most enticing bits of your fishing kit, and f...

Tackle House Rolling Bait

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The Tackle House Rolling bait is a lure that came into my hands recently and immediately caught my eye. The finish and appearance of these lures is like no other, so much so that I had confidence in them before I’d ev...

tacklehouse elfin shrimp

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Hardbodies lures have been around a long time and come in every shape, size and colour imaginable. It’s therefore hard to come up with a lure that offers anglers something new that works as well as your proven class...

warlock pro series 39mm

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Late last year we reviewed the Warlock Pro Series 52mm. This was a great little lure that turned out to be dynamite on bass and trout. The obvious evolution of the lure that originated as a barra lure at 125mm was t...

warlock pro series 52mm

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Rob Gaden’s Warlock 125 quickly cemented itself as an excellent barra lure quite some time ago. It’s ability to be cast and retrieved and trolled with great effect made it versatile and perfect for several situation...

Yamahsita Sutte R – Silky Cloth – Slimy Mackerel 3.5

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I recently managed to grab myself the slimy mackerel colour pattern in the new Yamashita Silky Thread Egi Sutte R range. I really wanted the king George whiting model as well but at the time there were only a few in t...

yamashita egi oh dd spider

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  The Yamashita DD Spider is a new squid jig designed to serve the specific purpose of catching squid in deep water and strong current. The body of the jig is much the same as a standard Yamashita squid jig, but th...

yamashita egi oh q live purple foilpurple cloth

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Yamashita have always made great jigs that catch squid. What I really like about their range is the variety of colours and various bases/foils that they offer with a number of cloth colourings to go with them. They ...

Yo-Zuri Rattl’n Vibe Mini

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Words & Images: Stephen Vidler I was recently sent a box of new lures from Hooked Up to review for some coming issues. One of the first lot of lures I received was from Yo Zuri and straight out of the packet ther...

Zerek Shrimp

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Prawns, Shrimp, Cherabyn and Yabbies are a staple in the diets of a whole host of inshore, estuarine and freshwater species. The vast distribution of these prey animals enables the shrimp to be deployed in a wide va...