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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

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.

G.Loomis GL3 CR722 Bait Casting Rod 10011-01

I had planned this winter to purchase a Shiman0 Core 50MG7 baitcasting reel and as luck would have at Bass Pro Shops is having a 6 month payment special. Unfortunately they had no  Shiman0 Core 50MG7 baitcasting reels in stock. So I did the next best thing. I ordered a rod to go with the reel I don’t have as of yet.

I had my heart set on a G.Loomis GLX CR722 10396-01 but unfortunately Bass Pro Shops does not stock that model. That’s alright though. While I was willing to spend $340 and the G.Loomis GLX CR722 10396-01 I’m glad Bass Pro Shops selection forced me in to selecting the $200 G.Loomis GL3 CR722 Bait Casting Rod 10011-01. I have a spinning rod that is the GL2 series and I like it very much so I’m sure the G3 will not disappoint.

This is how G.Loomis describes the “CR” series rods

Classic “CR” (Casting Rods) Series is designed for accurate, low-trajectory casting which makes them ideal for fishing in tight quarters, around low overhanging limbs and cover. They are all 6-foot casting rods with Fuji’s ECS (exposed blank – trigger reel seats) and 7-inch, straight cork rear-grips. These are the rods that started it all for G.Loomis in the bass fishing world. Anglers use them for topwater baits, spinnerbaits and jigs and worms where accuracy is more important than distance. These rods remain on the cutting edge of graphite technology today. They are no-nonsense, no frills, high performance fishing tools. The most popular models are available in all four levels of graphite performance.