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Yeah I got something for them :)

Oh yeah I have something for them, actually lots of things

Our new 200g Holographic Minnow, better than Shimano @ half the price
100% over-sized through wire, USA made Holographic foil, German Glow Paint on the belly.
5 Colors to start with, these are all prototypes for testing in Costa Rica next week.











Of course I know that many Bluefin are going to fall victim to the Cape May Hammered Diamonds as well!
(These are production samples, have not been sent the Chrome plating shop, so they have a dull "lead" look).

Our guys are flying down to Costa Rica to test these new sizes next week...

We now have the following sizes:
3oz, 4.25 oz, 6 oz, 8.25 oz, 11.5 oz, and the mighty 15 oz (420 grams)
All have oversized welded #500 rings for plenty of action. This has quickly become the "go to" lure
for many of the jigging crowd. The smaller sizes will be deadly on blues and bass.
Our little 85g / 3 oz - is cherry. Can you jig it or cast it a country mile, will be very popular for the surf
guys too.




Hoping for a STELLAR 2010 boys!




 

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Thank you. I'm not sure of the final retail pricing on the Holographics - but it will be very reasonable for the quality of the jig. Certainly way under $10 each. We are also going to sell a "kit" with one of each color in a carry pouch.

The Hammered Diamonds range in price from $3.00 to $15.00
The 8oz CM220 retails for $8.95

Tacklenow.com is running a special for a 30 pack (1/2 case) for $199.00 which works out to $6.63 per 220g/8.25 jig. Kil's Shop also has them for a similar price.
 

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This is my thing - First, I am patient like a cat. Persistent like a Bear.

When I fidn them, I never accept that the fish have lock jaw. NEVER! I beleive they can be caught and that belief makes me sometimes push harder than many. I figure they are there, they will eat. The correct bait or baits only needs presented properly.

Never allow yourself to think fish can't be caught, never quit!

Although I usually get my target I too sometimes fail. The important thing here is also patience and persistence. Like the ole sayin, " You haven't lost so long as you do not lose the lesson."
 

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Oh yeah I have something for them, actually lots of things

Our new 200g Holographic Minnow, better than Shimano @ half the price
100% over-sized through wire, USA made Holographic foil, German Glow Paint on the belly.
5 Colors to start with, these are all prototypes for testing in Costa Rica next week.











Of course I know that many Bluefin are going to fall victim to the Cape May Hammered Diamonds as well!
(These are production samples, have not been sent the Chrome plating shop, so they have a dull "lead" look).

Our guys are flying down to Costa Rica to test these new sizes next week...

We now have the following sizes:
3oz, 4.25 oz, 6 oz, 8.25 oz, 11.5 oz, and the mighty 15 oz (420 grams)
All have oversized welded #500 rings for plenty of action. This has quickly become the "go to" lure
for many of the jigging crowd. The smaller sizes will be deadly on blues and bass.
Our little 85g / 3 oz - is cherry. Can you jig it or cast it a country mile, will be very popular for the surf
guys too.




Hoping for a STELLAR 2010 boys!





Dan, you need some blue/silver flutter jigs made! The blue and silver jigs produced the best for us last year, and pink/silver right behind them!
 

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Danny the new Jig Man in town

Made it home before the big snow storm in VA yesterday and attended the Canyon Runner seminar today. As you know we fished on Thursday and only got one bite and it was a Thresher on our Giant Bluefin spread and with no tuna bites by any boats and that closed the GBT season for everyone.
If the smaller Bluefins in the 150-200 lb class show up in March like they did off the OBX last spring we will be all over them using your new jigs. Most all boats prefer to troll down there but we will have the jigs ready and rigged on all our Shimano Stella and Accurate reels waiting for those smaller BFT if they show.
Some of my buddies gave up on GBT on Thursday morning and in a few hours filled two 150 quart coolers with Sea Bass and a bunch of other tasty bottom fish. They were about 28-30 miles from the inlet in 65 degree water using those 6 oz spro bucktails we discussed. Dan I am sure you know who I am talking about and he asked me for you to contact him about his previous order as we was wondering if you can still get him a bunch of these jigs for future bottom fishing. If I am correct he wanted somewhere between 40-60 of the jigs ASAP.
Best of luck and let me know if any of the guys want to do a road trip like we discussed and do some early season jigging down off Morehead City. It is nothing short of awesome all the fish that can be caught jigging down there right now in the winter months as hardly any boats I know from the local area does this type of fishing.
 

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There ya go Dan!!! I need to get my hands on some of those hammered and flutter jigs! The prices for the flutters on your website are sick! Do I qualify as a commercial charter:D

We need to get out together this summer!!!


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Not to sound like a smarta$$ but have you ever had the oppurtunity to look at fishing lures 50-100ft below the surface while diving?at 50 ft with mostly all colors excluding red they all look black! red starts to get darker in shade around 60-65ft! Im saying this because last year while freedivng in Hawaii we experimented with flourocarbon and mono leaders and different colors ar depth and then moved onto lures and colors! Now when you hold the lures in your hand or a couple feet away you can see the colors but swim away 15-20ft and you just see the sillouette! And out there the visibility is a 100ft plus most of the time! Now when we experimented with flashers(spearfishing device used for luring fish within shooting range) we found that cd's or anything mirrored works great when there is sufficient sunlight to create a glare or shine off the holographic surface! but when it goes too deep or in less than ideal visiblity they prove to be worthless! I am not pretending to be a jig fisherman at all but from what i've learned about colors at depth i would be more concerned about the action and sillouette characters of a jig than i would be about colors!
 

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Not to sound like a smarta$$ but have you ever had the oppurtunity to look at fishing lures 50-100ft below the surface while diving?at 50 ft with mostly all colors excluding red they all look black! red starts to get darker in shade around 60-65ft! Im saying this because last year while freedivng in Hawaii we experimented with flourocarbon and mono leaders and different colors ar depth and then moved onto lures and colors! Now when you hold the lures in your hand or a couple feet away you can see the colors but swim away 15-20ft and you just see the sillouette! And out there the visibility is a 100ft plus most of the time! Now when we experimented with flashers(spearfishing device used for luring fish within shooting range) we found that cd's or anything mirrored works great when there is sufficient sunlight to create a glare or shine off the holographic surface! but when it goes too deep or in less than ideal visiblity they prove to be worthless! I am not pretending to be a jig fisherman at all but from what i've learned about colors at depth i would be more concerned about the action and sillouette characters of a jig than i would be about colors!
Not at all.

That sounds like a very interesting experiment - would like to discuss that further. I've been itching to do the same thing down in Panama. The second trip down we actually had plans to do a dive and film of the jigs in action but it never came together. I'm a diver as well, certified open water age 13 - so I have alot of dives under my belt and I do think there is alot of truth to what you are saying. My diving experience is limited to about 100ft. and its normally in super clear water. I've noticed that I can still see many colors, but yes they are starting to turn black the deeper you go or when a big cloud passes overhead. But I do personally believe that action, shape (match the hatch) and vibration produce strikes and yes I would give you that color is second or third to shape, and action. However there must be something said for color and this discussion has been kicked around in great scientific detail on some of the west coast boards that you might find interesting.

I know that fish are attracted to sound and flash - that's why in the old days the masks that were banded in stainless steel would catch the sunlight and attract cuda's and other predators... same reason I won't wear a chain or anything flashy when I dive. Many divers in Florida marinas have been attacked by cudas while using a shinny scrapper on boat bottoms in the marinas down there.

I think that perhaps this is the reason that the hammered diamonds are so effective - the flash in the water and perhaps the hammered pattern against the water produces vibrations that interest the fish.

BUT I've also been side by side fishing one color and getting bites, while the guy next to me catches more or less. We've seen this tile and sea bass fishing where the blue teasers out produce glow or pink 5 or 6 to 1. Some say the water is clearer in the winter, allowing more light to penetrate the depths - who knows but for me I like to fish the Blue teasers in the winter months and not the summer ones.
 

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Will you have some of those smaller 3 oz hammered jigs with heavy duty tuna hooks, as well? While I'm sure they'll slay blues and stripers, I'd be willing to bet there will be days when bluefin won't hit anything bigger than that, jig-wise. I'd like to have a bunch to match the hatch, so to speak.
 
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