レザーベイツ “Spider Jig Skirt”
米ペンシルベニア州に拠点を置く 小さなルアーカンパニー Leatherbaits社 から 革素材を利用した アクセサリーチックなルアーが発売される。製作者はアクセサリー職人だが、友人と遊び感覚で作ったルアーで、５０cmの バスが釣れた事から開発を進めたらしい。ルアーの特徴だが、簡単に言えば手の汚れない ポークといった感じで テキサスリグのヘッドに装着したり、ラバージグにチョン掛けしたりと自然にも優しいルアーとなっている。またフォールスピードも 独自のフワフワ感を演出させれる事ができるのも特徴的だ。ワーム禁止のフィールドでも活躍しそうですね。
[価格] ①3インチ/$10.99 (4本入り) ②4.5インチ/$14.99 (4本入り)
[発売日] 5月 2018年
If you were a fan of old school pork rind baits, the Leatherbaits Spider Jig Skirts delivers the same look and action of pork except they are much more user-friendly. Made from premium soft leather that is highly buoyant, they have a slower rate of fall than standard soft plastics, keeping your presentation in strike zone longer. The slender profile of the Leatherbaits Spider Jig Skirts also allows for a more natural flowing action.
Pair the Leatherbaits Spider Jig Skirts with almost any jighead and soft plastic trailer, they can also be used with the Leatherbaits Chunk Jig Trailer for the ultimate lifelike jig creation. To use, simply place the Leatherbaits Spider Jig Skirt just past the keeper of the jighead. A small rubber O-ring is also included to provide additional holding strength and prevent fish from pulling the skirt down when they strike. No more glass containers or worrying about your baits drying out, the Leatherbaits Spider Jig Skirts are a must-have for all jig anglers.
In a small town in Pennsylvania there’s been a well kept secret. It all started one night when the founder of Leatherbaits was working on his hobby, leathercrafting. He was making keychains with his son, when he realized they resembled one of his favorite fishing lures. He shrugged his shoulders and laughed, but as the days went on he could not stop thinking, what if? He decided to make a leather fishing lure that was very crude compared to our current design.
He went fishing with a couple of his lures similar to the Leatherbaits Spider. Much to his surprise, on his second cast he caught a 4 pound largemouth bass. He was overwhelmed with amazement! As the day went on he caught even more bass. Success!
What was it that made it work so well, he kept thinking. After weeks of contemplation and testing he realized it was the natural buoyancy keeping it in the strike zone longer, plus it’s fish attractant holding ability, as well as it’s lifelike texture and natural looks. For the next 5 years, 2 men dedicated themselves to developing the next fishing revolution.