fter made its debut in 2009, Bent Minnow 86 has been creating dramatic reaction of fish whenever it swims or stays.
That amazing effect demonstrates throughout any kind of fish eaters not only bass but sea bass, trout, dorado. So, its achievement and value sweeps Japan and all over the world. It was selected as No.1 top water lure by fishing version of Outdoor Canada magazine, which has 2million and 200thousand circulation.
Bent Minnow 76 was developed to get more bite under high-pressure condition caused by many anglers or in the lake which has smaller baitfish. Even though it was downsized, overwhelming tempting power is still effective and it lures fish by ultimate 3D natural dart action.
The maximum feature bent body reproduces small fish lying on the surface of water unable to swim. The fact that by just letting it stay on the water, fish react definitely proves its effectiveness. Besides this visual element, unparalleled one and only action should be specially mentioned. 3D dart action of an upper and lower, right and left diagonal is very illusive to fish and make them bite without any doubt.
Static condition of Bent Minnow seen from under water appears to be easy-to- hunt bait fish which looks dying. Real color of plug tempts targets with real coquettishness and when it starts to move, it appeals naturally with curved line flashing which only bent body can create. The effect demonstrates to not only fish eater but to even birds of prey that have 8 times better eyesight than human being. So, Bent minnow is really living lure.
What Bent Minnow aimed at is natural action that exceeds normal lure, namely "body curving action" which pencil bait and short-lip minnow can never create. It darts 3D tricky dart unable to foresee which way to bend. Moreover, in order to perform dying small fish, it swings its head by just soft rod work like when you try to tighten line slug. And because it moves only short distance when you give the action, you can lure the target at one spot. That's a big advantage. That original action which is neither possible by lure with lip nor lipless minnow shows tremendous performance. Basic action is dead sticking, soft twitch, continuous surface twitch, simple retrieve.
Putting the lure on the surface of water for a while and sometimes giving short pitch shake makes slight wake. Dying action by making it dive by slight twitch and let it float and lie is very effective.
By repeating twitch a few times and letting it stay on the water, you can produce small fish chasing madly hatching insects.
It reproduces panicking small fish trying to escape from bass by jumping out of water. It can be said that the success rate of boil fishing (cast lure amid fish boil) is beyond imagination.
Rolling action which create weak wave motion brought by slow retrieve is almost like exhausting small fish after spawning.