Storm Lures Arashi Spinbait

Storm Lures Arashi Spinbait
Storm Lures Arashi Spinbait

Storm Lures Arashi Spinbait

The Arashi Spinbait attracts wary suspended fish on the fall and during the retrieve with its delicate rolling action and revolving blades. Slow sinking – head down with a slight body shimmy and moving propellers as you count it down to depth. Counter Rotating Propellers- add subtle flash and vibration while insuring the bait moves in a straight path. 3-2 Prop Design creates vibration pattern the angler can feel ensuring the optimal slow retrieve speed to maximize the lures’ action and to maintain depth.

Arashi Spinbait attracts wary suspended fish on the fall and during the retrieve with its delicate rolling action and revolving blades. Slow Sinking- head down with a slight body shimmy and moving propellers as you count it down to depth. Counter Rotating Propellers add subtle flash and vibration while insuring the bait moves in a straight path.

Storm Lures Arashi Spinbait Features

  • Slow SInking Body Shimmy
  • Counter Rotating Propellers
  • 3-2 Prop Design
  • Premium VMC ® Black Nickel Hooks

How To Put Line On A Spinning Reel

How To Put Line On A Spinning Reel

I pretty much do what is explained below with one substantial difference. I soak the line in hot tap water for 5-10 minutes. This softens the line and helps eliminate twists caused by the spool of lines diameter being much larger than the reels spool diameter.

Note: The guy in the video suggests holding the line tightly but if it’s hurting your fingers it’s too tight.

 

Ultimate Ultralight Spinning Rod and Reel 2013

 

Ultralight Spinning Rod and Reel

Shimano ST1000FJ Stradic FJ Spinning Reel
Shimano ST1000FJ Stradic FJ Spinning Reel

Back in April 2011 I wrote a quick piece on how I would be purchasing my “Ultimate Ultralight Spinning Rod and Reel Combination“. Not certain why but it never happened. Fast forward to July 2013 my needs changed a little and my Ultimate Ultralight Spinning Rod and Reel Combination 2013 was made to happen. I was still pretty set on the Shimano STCI41000FML Stradic CI4 Microline Spinning Reel but I now needed a two piece rod. After a bit of searching I learned the Shimano STCI41000FML Stradic CI4 Microline Spinning Reel was being replaced by a newer model the Shimano STCI41000FAML Stradic CI4 Microline Spinning Reel. Unfortunately the new model was a few months away from hitting store shelves. Being on vacation I wanted my new reel in hand in one day, two at the latest. The Shimano STCI41000FAML Stradic CI4 Microline Spinning Reel was not available with reasonably priced expedited shipping. In fact it was out of stock in most places. As luck would have it Amazon had it’s sibling the Shimano ST1000FJ Stradic FJ Spinning Reel for less than $150 which is cheaper than any other store by $50. The best part was it I could get it delivered via Amazon Prime free in two days or next day for four bucks. I chose the latter.

Moving on to the ultralight rod I did weigh options from St Croix, Pflueger, Daiwa and Browning but in the end I could not stay away from G.Loomis. I stayed within the “Trout and Panfish” series as previously specified but this time I went with the 5 foot G.Loomis SR6010-2 GL3.  I could have bought the G.Loomis  SR6010-2 GL3 rod from an Amazon marketplace seller for just over 200 bucks delivered but instead opted to spend two hundred and sixty dollars from a supplier who promised I would have the G.Loomis  SR6010-2 GL3 in hand next day. This supplier failed me.

Lobina Lures Rico and the $23 Cast

Lobina Lures Rico
Lobina Lures Rico

It’s no secret I am a huge fan of bass fishing with topwater lures, poppers in particular. I spent most of my life fishing with the infamous REBEL POP-R then last year I decided to try out some new popper lures. The first is the OWNER GOBO POPPER GP60 and that lure worked very well and caught a ton of fish since purchasing it.

Owner Gobo Popper Lure GP60
Owner Gobo Popper Lure GP60

The second was the Lobina Lures Rico. The Lobina Lures Rico has glowing endorsements at bass fishing sites, forums and reviews and lets not forget Ricky Clunn. Now here’s the thing with the Lobina Lures Rico. It typically cost between $20 and $25 which is quite pricey for a fishing lure. But here’s the thing the RICO is built like a tank and from the finest componants. It has the feel and construction of similar salt water lures from the 60’s and 70’s. It is not your typical lure.

Anyhow in 2010 I was so wrapped up with getting familiar with other lures that I never spent any time with the Lobina Lures Rico. Well last week I decided the conditions were right for a popper and I tied on the Lobina Lures Rico. The weather was tough it was getting VERY WINDY and I was standing and casting from within a small cut out in some heavy brush. First cast the water exploded the moment the lure hit the water, startled me a bit. The second cast was the farthest cast of my life. Because of the wind I threw a really hard cast. Problem was I managed to connect with the brush and my line snapped somewhere between my rod tip and the lure. The lure seemed to fly forever before landing with a $23 splash.

I guess I will order another one and try again

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