There are few things in life as exciting as a proper “away for a few days” fishing trip. Especially if it involves fishing new places and hopefully catching new species. So I’m up to excitement level 8 at the moment as the days tick down to the start of the Cornish Lure Festival which begins on Friday July 3rd.

Blue skies and blue waters...I can't wait.

Blue skies and blue waters…I can’t wait.

This will be my first time at the Festival which is run by Ben Field at the Art of Fishing and is sponsored by SPRO, so it will be interesting to see how things pan out. This isn’t your usual fishing competition as the main focus is a species hunt and the competitors are spread right across Cornwall ! For full details of how it all works and how you can get involved, take a look at the Festival website.

So to illustrate my excitement, here is my top ten list of things I’m looking forward to.

1) Fishing Buddies. Fishing wouldn’t be fishing if you couldn’t share it with your fishing buddies and my partner in crime for the Festival is John Greenwood, who lives right down near Helston. There’s going to be a whole load of guys I’m hoping we will bump in to along the way though including Adam Kirby, Dan Sissons, Mark Taylor, Danny Parkins, Trev Gunning, Phil Medhurst, Andy Mytton, Ade Walker, John Wheeler and a whole bunch more.

My Fishing Partner for the Festival, John Greenwood, is a confirmed mental caee and regularly catches these things in his crabs pots off the Cornish Coast...that would be fine, except that John doesn't have a boat, so swims out half a mile to empty them and swims back holding a massive crab in each hand !!

My Fishing Partner for the Festival, John Greenwood, is a confirmed mental case and regularly catches these things in his crabs pots off the Cornish Coast…that would be fine, except that John doesn’t have a boat, so swims out half a mile to empty them and swims back holding a massive crab in each hand !!

2) The chance to buy lure fishing stuff ! Ben at The Art of Fishing is offering 20% off all products in the shop for Festival entrants, so it would be rude not to buy some more shiny things.

As a freshwater angler I don’t have any of these cute little metal jigs, so they will be first on my shopping list at Ben’s shop. The above is a 7g Spro Castaway.

3) Pasties…Need I say more.

If just looking at that picture doesn't make you insanely hungry then you are either dead or French (or both).

If just looking at that picture doesn’t make you insanely hungry then you are either dead or French (or both).

4) Ballan Wrasse. My PB lure caught Ballan is a pathetic half pounder, so I’m determined to try to catch a decent big Ballan during the festival. There is a prize for the biggest Wrasse, so who knows I might get lucky !

Lots of celebrities are obsessed by catching Wrasse including TV Gardener Ballan Titmarsh, and Ex England Cricketer Dominic Corkwing.

Lots of celebrities are obsessed by catching Wrasse including TV Gardener Ballan Titmarsh, and Ex England Cricketer Dominic Corkwing.

5) Sleeping in a car. If there is one thing that sums up being on a trip with the lads rather than your wife it is waking up at dawn in the back of a car filled with fishing tackle. Terrible and wonderful all at the same time.

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6) Catching new weird species

I would absolutely love to catch a Dragonet or a cuckoo wrasse or a Garfish or any of the other cool things that swim about in the ocean and don't look like the perch, pike and zander that I usually catch. (the photo is shamelessly nicked from Adam Kirby's Blog because I haven't caught one so don't have a picture !)

I would absolutely love to catch a Dragonet or any of the other cool things that swim about in the ocean that I haven’t caught before and don’t look like the perch, pike and zander that I usually catch. (the photo is shamelessly nicked from Adam Kirby’s Blog because I haven’t caught one so don’t have a picture !)

7) Celebrating the capture of new weird species. It would be very rude not to toast each new species we catch in a local hostelry, thankfully Cornwall is pretty well stocked with Hostelrys.

The very first Cornish pub I ever drank in. Recognise it ?

8) Fishing from the pier for mini-species just like I did when I was a kid. The thing that really got me into fishing in the first place was fishing off the end of the pier for little “Puddlies” (coalfish), “Hornheads” (Scorpionfish) and “Gobbers” (Gobies) in Aberdour in Fife, while on holiday with my family as a kid. We weren’t stupid enough to try to catch them on lures back then, but it will be just like being about 9 years old..can’t wait !

Here is a holiday pic from when I was 10. If you look carefully there is no spool on the reel and I look like I have no idea how to hold a rod. That’s because my dad made me pose for the picture while I was trying to get the line out from behind the non skirted spool on my “Winfield Young Angler” and my dad made me hold the rod that way, because he said it made the picture look better. I got my own back by introducing live limpets to the back of his beige mark II Cortina.

9) Garfish, Cuckoo wrasse and Gurnards. There hasn’t been nearly enough pictures of fish in this top ten so these three count as my favourite sea fish that I actually have caught on a lure.

Caught from the Kayak last year in Cornwall..it will be a bit harder to get one from the shore !!

Caught from the Kayak last year in Cornwall..it will be a bit harder to get one from the shore !!

10) The prize giving. Getting together with everyone who fished the Festival and swapping stories and jokes on the last day should be awesome. Also it will give me a chance to thank Ben for doing the organising. Having organised a few events myself and know how much hard work goes in, so big thanks go to him and Spro the sponsors for making the whole event happen.

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The Exo PT30

The Exo PT30

For lure anglers at least, the world of medium to high end reels is dominated by two Japanese brands..Shimano and Daiwa. Sure there are some popular and well made reels being produced by Okuma, Spro, Mitchell and Fox to name just a few, but in reality the quality reel market is pretty much dominated by the “Big Two”.

So for another manufacturer to design a product that will persuade UK anglers to think outside the box, leave aside their brand loyalty and spend their hard earned cash on something different, is a big ask. It is however a question that US Company quantum have asked themselves..and there answer is the Exo PT.

Reel Name ExoPT
Manufacturer Quantum
Reel type Fixed spool
Ratio 5.2:1
Weight 210g
Price expect to pay around £200

The Exo isn’t new, which in some ways is an advantage. It was first shown to the US tackle trade back in 2012 so if there were any glaring issues, they would be well known by now. Searching google for problems being raised on forums doesn’t seem to yield much, so that would indicate that this is a pretty dependable reel with no big issues.

When you first feast your eyes on the Exo, the first thing that strikes you is that this is a fairly radical looking reel. Design wise it’s stunning..or at the very least it’s quite different, almost everyone I’ve spoken to thinks it looks pretty cool, a little futuristic and certainly a head turner.

With stunning looks the EXO is a reel we wanted to be good.

With stunning looks the EXO is a reel we wanted to be good.

So what’s the thinking behind the reel from the designers point of view ? Well the official Zebco blurb suggests that the design is all about minimum weight and maximum rigidity and strength..

“Metal Where it Matters”. That’s the thinking behind our exoskeletal hybrid construction. It
combines a special, ultra-rigid aluminum alloy in load bearing areas with a lightweight composite
that reduces weight in non-critical locations by 50%. This allows us to build the lightest possible
frame with absolutely no sacrifice in strength. In fact, it’s 38% stronger than magnesium and 6
times stronger than a graphite composite frame.”

Unfortunatley Luretour is not blessed with a state of the art science lab, so we can’t test out Quantum’s claims of being 38% stronger than magnesium or 600% stronger than Graphite composite, but what we can do it actually go fishing with it. So that’s what we did.

TESTING TIME

Well before you go fishing, you have to spool up some line and the ExoPT 30 certainly holds plenty of line. The reel ate up 150m of 15lb braid and about the same of mono backing with no problem at all. In fact I must admit I would have quite liked the option of a shallow spool, but certainly the reel loads nice and evenly and we got a nice consistent fill straight out of the box without having to mess with adding or removing washers. I tend to prefer to under fill my fixed spool reels, especially if they are going to be used mainly for canal and small river work as getting maximum distance from casts isn’t really necessary, but easy line management on freezing cold and windy days is.

Loaded with braid and ready to go.

Loaded with braid and ready to go.

The Exo features 11 bearings, so you would expect it to be smooth and it is. Not quite up there with a Stella or a Certate, but then it’s a good way cheaper than those reels, but certainly as smooth as a Shimano Stradic or Technium. The reel has a nice feel to it and line lay is very consistent. Drag wise the reel features a mixture of carbon fibre, ceramic and stainless steel and the drag seemed very smooth and easy to set. Unfortunatley during the couple of weeks we had to test the reel we never hit anything really big enough to test the drag to it’s max, but the fish that did take line, took it without jerkiness or issues. Seemingly the use of some ceramic washers in the drag system is to dissipate the heat generated by long, fast runs from hooked fish..well we would have loved to have tested this out on some pacific GT’s but all we really had available were canal perch and well…screaming runs that induce overheat in your drag system isn’t something that perch are really very good at.

The front drag control, like the rest of the reel is nicely designed and easy to use.

The front drag control, like the rest of the reel is nicely designed and easy to use.

Weight wise the 30 size reel definitely feels lighter in use than some of my other similarly sized reels, however somehow the smaller 15 size version (which a friend of mine has) feels much more suited to light lure work. The 20 size feels much more comfortable when used for lures of 10g and up. One thing that might come as a surprise is that there is no anti-reverse off switch on the reel, so you can’t backwind. Now many anglers virtually never backwind anyway, but I know some guys who are very good at vertical jigging, for whom back-winding is an essential part of the way they fish, so the Exo will not be the reel for them.

The Aluminium frame does give the reel a lovely solid feel.

The Aluminium frame does give the reel a lovely solid feel.

So what about the benefits of the much hyped aluminium frame ? well it certainly does give the reel a lovely solid core and in fact the reel as a whole features very few plastic parts which makes me think this is a reel that will wear well. The bail arm is worth mentioning too as it’s made from “Ni-Ti” material which I believe is the makers name for Nickel Titanium. Now nickel titanium has two very cool properties. It is actually able to stretch and move quite easily (for a solid metal) and is defined as “super elastic”. It also has excellent shape memory which means that even after it’s super elastic qualities have been utilised it will reform in it’s previous shape. Simply put…you can drop and bend the bail arm..but it will just pop straight back to it’s original shape. You can actually try it if your brave, just take your thumb and forefinger and twist the bail arm..without a huge amount of pressure it bends and distorts, but as soon as you release the pressure the bail arm snaps back into place as if it had never been bent. Very neat and very helpful if you have a tendency to drop, stand on or otherwise abuse your tackle.

That bail arm is actually pretty clever..it's as flexible enough to be almost unbreakable, but snaps back into shape as if it had never been put under strain.

That bail arm is actually pretty clever..it’s as flexible enough to be almost unbreakable, but snaps back into shape as if it had never been put under strain.

So is it all just good then ?

Well maybe not. One of the concerns we have about the reel is the amount of “unnecessary” parts of the reel that have been cut away to make weight savings. All this porting means that there is quite a lot of the reels moving parts exposed. Now we are assured that all the key areas are sealed and protected and it’s absolutely true that we didn’t have any issues with grit or debris getting into the important moving parts during testing, but I just have concerns about how you stop at least some build up of dust and grit over a long period. During our testing period the weather was damp and cold, so there was very little dust and grit being blown about. I wonder just how would build up over the course of a long hot summer. Unfortunately it’s a question we can’t answer after a two week test, but it’s something to consider.

As you can see from this picture and the one above there are certainly areas where it looks like sand and dust ingress could cause a problem.

As you can see from this picture and the one above there are certainly areas where it looks like sand and dust ingress could cause a problem.

The other thing that we noticed was maybe a little picky and is purely cosmetic, but the two parts of the handle are made from different material which don’t actually match very well, which is a shame since this is a reel that prides itself on good looks. One part of the handle is matt and the other is shiny, which makes the crank arm look like a bit of an afterthought.

Maybe it's just a matter of taste but it;s a pity that one part of the handle is matt finish and the other is shiny..it kind of looks like they don't match.

Maybe it’s just a matter of taste but it;s a pity that one part of the handle is matt finish and the other is shiny..it kind of looks like they don’t match.

Conclusions 

Overall this is a really lovely reel. It’s smooth, solid and light. The drag is excellent and the looks are stunning. In the smaller 15 size format in particular this is a fantastic reel for light lure work that will look tarty with just about any rod. We love the flexible Ni-Ti bail arm and the whole reel feels well engineered. However if you want to be able to backwind this isn’t the reel for you and we reserve some concerns about dust and grime ingress over the long term..that said, with more and more lure anglers upgrading their tackle and looking for something just a little bit different, we certainly expect to see more Expo PT’s on the banks this season…we might even splash out and get the little 15 size model ourselves.

Our sample reel was arranged by www.lurelounge.com who hold stock of the reel

 

“Overall this is a really lovely reel.

It’s smooth, solid and light.

The drag is excellent and the looks are stunning.”

If you want to be different from the herd and like something a bit different then the Exo is the reel for you. Stunning looks and great performance, just as long as you have £200 quid spare !

If you want to be different from the herd and like something a bit flash then the Exo is the reel for you. Stunning looks and great performance, just as long as you have £200 quid spare !

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OK here it is ! The final instalment of our four part series where the UK’s top perch experts outline their favourite perch finesse lures. This time it’s the turn of Simon Nicol who has a huge amount of experience when it comes to catching perch on soft plastics.

Simon with a cracking Drop-shot caught perch from Pitsford.

Simon with a cracking Drop-shot caught perch from Pitsford.

 

Simons Choices

Generic AGM ‘Crappie Tubes’ 1.5”

After a host of expensive Japanese soft plastic from our other experts, Simon starts off with these little beauties that cost 99p for 10 !

After a host of expensive Japanese soft plastic from our other experts, Simon starts off with these little beauties that cost 99p for 10 !

Lure Name Crappie Tube
Manufacturer AGM
Length 1.5″
How many in a pack 10
Fave colour choice Smoke/silver flake
Price £0.99

They are cheap and they are superb. These will catch you vast numbers of little perch. Fished on the drop and twitched back up.

Best on a light 1-2g jig head – for confidence use an insert jig head but it’s not a must.

Light braid and fluoro are essential however – if you can’t use those, leave these alone.

I like simple pearl or smoke, light or dark. Nothing complicated. I think it’s the darting action and slow drop that does it.

I’m completely addicted to this style of fishing at the moment. I can’t get enough.

Simon’s Recommended Retailer – AGM

 

Fish Arrow Flash-J 2”

Like Paul Parnell Simon loves FishArrow lures, but this time it's the pintail version

Like Paul Parnell, Simon loves FishArrow lures, but this time it’s the pintail version

Lure Name Flash-J 2″
Manufacturer Fish Arrow
Length 2″
How many in a pack 8
Fave colour choice LAKE WAKASAGI SILVER
Price £7.99

Amazing lures, incredible realism and that flash – it really does make a difference.  Fished on the drop shot (not just in this size) they excel.

They actually work very well rigged on an EWG weedless as a soft plastic jerkbait – I would encourage the use of wire with this method though as this proves irresistible to any pike for miles around.

Similarly, on a 2-3g size 2 jighead they can be fished like the above tubes in deeper water. Fantastic twitching, diving, spiraling action. They’ll catch anything like this.

Simon’s Recommended Retailer – Art of Fishing 

Lunker City Ribster 3” Small

 

with it's unusual cupped tail the Ribster it's a fascinating lure to use.

with it’s unusual cupped tail the Ribster it’s a fascinating lure to use.

Lure Name Ribster
Manufacturer Lunker City
Length 3″
How many in a pack 12
Fave colour choice Arkansas Shiner
Price £4.20

Arkansas Shiner – I swear If I had to choose one colour for the rest of my life…………………

The most flexible and lifelike lure I own. The design is perfect – you can’t keep the tail still if you try and yet the head is tough and resilient. Big or small fish love these.

Employing a twitching, darting retrieve on a small jighead they just come alive, writhing away on the twitch and the drop.

When used on a drop-shot set up they’re just magnets. I cannot recommend them enough.

Simon’s Recommended Retailer Lurelounge

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Third in our series of features where experienced UK lure anglers choose their top three Perch Finesse lures is Ade Walker. Ade works in Tackle legends Fosters of Birmingham and is an experienced all round angler, who has been badly bitten by the lure fishing bug. As well as hunting perch, pike and zander in his local canal venues, Ade qualified for the BLAC final and has been hopping across to europe on a regular basis to fish in Street Fishing events such as the World Predator Classic, Gunky Iron Tournament and Open Street Gent in Belgium.

No one in the UK wears a Flat-Bill cap like Ade ! The perch seem to appreciate his Street fishing style too !

No one in the UK wears a Flat-Bill cap like Ade ! The perch seem to appreciate his Street fishing style too !

Ade’s Choices

Biwaa Divinator

The fat body and slim tail of the Divinator offers a decent mouthful and lots of movement even at low retrieve speeds

The fat body and slim tail of the Divinator offers a decent mouthful and lots of movement even at low retrieve speeds

Lure Name Divinator
Manufacturer Biwaa
Length 2.5″
How many in a pack 8
Fave colour choice Lemon Jelly
Price £6.99

The Divinator I came across in Holland earlier in the year it’s great fished on small jig heads upto 3.5g or on the dropshot as its thin tail has a lot of action on the paddle  compared to a lot of lures of a similar size.

Ade’s Recommended Retailer – Fosters of Birmingham

Reins Rockvibe Shad

The Rockvibe is a classic Street Fishing lure it's bulging grub like body and finesse paddle tail is a brilliant perch attraction combination.

The Rockvibe is a classic Street Fishing lure it’s bulging grub like body and finesse paddle tail is a brilliant perch attraction combination.

Lure Name Rockvibe Shad
Manufacturer Reins
Length 2″
How many in a pack 20
Fave colour choice chartreuse
Price £5.99

Then we have the Reins Rockvibe Shad. If you don’t know this lure, then where have you been ? More often than not this will be the first lure I put on the hook. Small, thin, lots of action. It works well with a micro jig or on the dropshot. Micro perch love this lure..if you only buy one finesse lure for perch, make it the Rockvibe

Sakura Slit Shad

The Slit Shad is a fantastic lure in all of it's many sizes and works particularly well when rigged weedless.

The Slit Shad is a fantastic lure in all of it’s many sizes and works particularly well when rigged weedless.

Lure Name Slit Shad
Manufacturer Sakura
Length 3″
How many in a pack 15
Fave colour choice Ghost Lime Chart
Price £6.99

2″+3″ ghost lime chart 6.99 x20

Sakura Slit Shad I like to use when using weedless hooks and fishing Texas or Carolina rigs on small weedy rivers for chub trout and perch. The slim body and delicate tail movement offer a nice alternative to more mobile shads and the soft material folds beautifully when grabbed by a fish.

Ade’s Recommended Retailer – Fosters of Birmingham

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Next in our series of features where top UK lure anglers choose their top three Perch Finesse lures is Paul Parnell. Paul recently came fourth in the British Lure Angler Championship and has a stunning list of big perch to his name.

Not a great picture, but an absolutely stunning perch. This amazing 4lb 7oz Thames fish was caught on a 3" Soft plastic..but which one ?

Not a great picture, but an absolutely stunning perch. This amazing 4lb 7oz Thames fish was caught on a 3″ Soft plastic..but which one ?

Paul’s Choices

Fish Arrow Flash-J 2″

Just Like Adam Kirby, Japanese lures feature strongly in Paul's top three.

Just Like Adam Kirby, Japanese lures feature strongly in Paul’s top three.

Lure Name Flash-J
Manufacturer Fish Arrow
Length 2″
How many in a pack 8
Fave colour choice Gill/Silver
Price £7.99

Very nice realistic lure , I’ve had a lot of perch on the Fish Arrow range however for me flash-J 2″ ticks all the boxes. I use this little lure mostly with dropshot as the action that can be imparted is about as life like as you can get and the perch go mad for it. You can also use it with a small jig head and just twitch it across the bottom for good results. Best used in clear water as it is a very subtle, natural looking bait. The Flash J is also available as a paddle tail which is also a great lure, but perhaps better fished on a jig-head.

Paul’s Recommended Retailer – Lurelounge.co.uk

Keitech Easy Shiner

Soft and supple the Easy Shiner is from…well we don't even need to say really !

Soft and supple the Easy Shiner is from…well we don’t even need to say really !

Lure Name Easy Shiner
Manufacturer Keitech
Length 3″
How many in a pack 10
Fave colour choice Gold Flash Minnow
Price £7.50

The Keitech Easy Shiner is simply a well made soft plastic shad. Keitech are the high end of soft plastics and I’ve caught hundreds of fish on there range. The 3″ easy shiner is a paddle tail bait and best fished with a size 2/0 5gram jig head , with the added scent of squid it just makes this lure even more irresistible .

Paul Recommended Retailer – Lure-Anglers-Shop.co.uk

Ecogear Ikajako

Just like Adam Kirby, Paul has an Ecogear lure in his top three, but this time it's an Ikajaco

Paul has an Ecogear lure in his top three, but unlike Adam Kirby, this time it’s an Ikajaco

Lure Name Ikajaco
Manufacturer Ecogear
Length 2 3/4″
How many in a pack 7
Fave colour choice red flake
Price £5.99

The Ikajaco from Ecogear was designed by the legendary Japanese competition angler Norio Tanabe and is just what I need on my crawfish full waters. I fish this little lure dropshot , jica rig and with jig head. I’ve had a lot of fish by using this lure as teaser for small spinner like at mepps 2 again this lure is scented which seems to make more desirable for hungry perch.

Paul’s Recommended Retailer – Harris Sportsmail

 

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One area of lure fishing that just seems to keep growing and growing is finesse fishing for perch using small soft plastics. It’s fun, accessible fishing and tweaking your rigs, lures and technique to get consistent results is fascinating. In this brave new world of British angling a few anglers have stood out over the last couple of years as leaders in this type of fishing. We’ve asked four of them to name their all time top three perch finesse lures under 3″ long and the answers make fascinating reading. Just for good measure we also came up with a luretour.com top three before we received the ‘Fab Fours’ recommendations.

The Fab Four (in no particular order) are

Adam Kirby (The Kirbinator)

Paul Parnell (Goldenballs)

Ade Walker (The Flatbill King)

Simon Nicol (Dr Dropshot)

We will be running the results one by one over the next week or so and here is the first instalment !

ADAM KIRBY

Adam Kirby was a bright yellow perch magnet in the afternoon, bagging a string of huge stripeys including this 3lb 12oz monster.

Adam was one of the stars of this years British Lure Angling Championship and seemed to win or at least podium in every qualifier he entered. He specialised in catching big bags of small perch and surprised a lot of people by winning the Exeter Canal qualifier without ever bothering too target the pike that the venue is famous for. Adam struggled a little to start with in the Final on Chew, where he had to adapt his usual techniques due to the 4″ lure minimum and wire trace rule, but you can’t keep a good man down and Adam bagged up with multiple 3lb+ perch in the second half of the event and very nearly made the top 10 with his  late run of big stripeys.

Adam’s choices

Ecogear Power Shirasu

A lot of Japanese know-how goes into manufacturing these amazing little baits.

A lot of Japanese know-how goes into manufacturing these amazing little baits.

Lure Name Power Shirasu
Manufacturer  Ecogear
Length 2″
How many in a pack 10
Fave colour choice Pearl Glow 
Price £3.99

A lure that played a part in my qualifying rounds of the British Lure Angling Championships. ‘Shirasu’ means whitebait in Japanese. A tiny fish. I like the Shirasu because I think a few people fail to see its properties. It’s different. If that was a paddle on the tail and not a ball, I think it would be more popular – but that’s not the point. The Shirasu works just fine. Ultra thin profile. Super soft. Folds up lovely on the inhale. Tail beats subtlety, but I think the density of the ball makes it’s tiny presence felt. I’m a big fan of Jighead, but the Shirasu works on Drop Shot too – just turn the tail 90 degrees so it’s flat (eyes facing up and down).

Adam’s recommended retailer – WeymouthAngling.com

Reins Bubbling Shad

Another Japanese lure in Adam's top three.

Another Japanese lure in Adam’s top three.

Lure Name Bubbling Shad
Manufacturer  Reins
Length 3″
How many in a pack 8
Fave colour choice Bait Fish
Price £7.45

Along with Ecogear, Reins is the other brand that continually gets me excited. They’re just cool and there’s no denying that French Touch Fishing have actively sent that coolness into overdrive, with all the stuff they’ve been doing over in France. I could have picked any number of lures but the Bubbling Shad stands out as it taught me a few things about ribbed lures. The paddle on the 3-inch BS is fine. Not the best, but adequate. The magic is in the ribs. Profile is an important factor for me. Often, I’m sure Perch will only move on a sizeable meal. There’s plenty of chubby lures around but the usual problem is that they become rigid due to the extra bulk. Not so with a ribbed lure. The core of the lure remains slim while the ribs give the appearance of a much bigger lure. Best of both worlds. I also believe that ribbed lures shift more water and make more disturbance. All those little flat surfaces sticking out and grabbing the water. I can’t prove it, but it gives me confidence.

Adam’s recommended retailer – LureLounge.co.uk

Keitech Swing Impact

Guess which country Adam's 3rd choice lure comes from !

Guess which country Adam’s 3rd choice lure comes from !

Lure Name Swing Impact
Manufacturer Keitech
Length 3″
How many in a pack 10
Fave colour choice yellow glow
Price £7.50

One of my all time favourites. I believe these were made for the French / European markets by Japanese firm, Keitech. Purchased on one of our annual trips to the Nantes tackle show. Had an immediate effect on my Perch fishing – especially when the water clarity was poor in the canal. There’s no denying these lures work extremely well, but I think it’s the colour that was the secret here. More yellow than chartreuse, with added sparkle and UV. Down to my last two! :0(

Swing Impacts are available in the UK from www.lure-anglers-shop.co.uk however they don’t currently stock Adams magic “yellow-glow” colour choice.

 

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