A shallow running minnow at 10cm in length that dives to about 1.5metres, these come in a range of colours including redhead, pilchard and gold colours. These minnows are ideal for edge work and casting at surface feeding fish, they can also be trolled up to 4 knots. These minnows have a very tight wiggle that fish seem to love. Best used with a slow retrieve with a few pauses in there, can also be used with the twitch retrieve. So far these minnows have accounted for lots of Bigeye Trevally, Tailor and Tarpon and hooked a few rampaging monsters that couldn't be stopped. Stock hooks needs to be replaced, I suggest Owner ST56 #4. Stock rings are fine. Colour is inside the lure so they will survive any amount of teeth damage. Cost is around the $10-15 mark.
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These are exclusive to BCF. So far the 'Exclusive to BCF' range has not impressed me, the rods cast poorly and the reels have very dodgy drags for the price. These however got me interested because the colour range includes both a very close imitation of a real prawn(Cracked Pepper) and a Pearl/Pink colour(Cloud 9). Basically a prawn replica without the legs, though they include the feelers(which tend to fall out if you use a front rigged jighead). The body includes a number of recessed slots for a variety of hook placements, you can rig them from the front with a standard jighead or weedless on a texas rig or from the back on a texas or carolina rig. The only species I have tested these on so far have been tarpon and they loved them but I'm sure they'd catch a number of different fish if they were fished on the bottom of the seaway. They are available in 2 sizes, 65mm and 90mm. Price is $9.95/pack of 6. Some of the plastics come out with a bent tail so check the pack before buying them.
The next Tackle Talk will feature a selection of the SeawayFishing lures I will be bringing out including the Flash series with high reflective finishes, Ranger series with natural finishes and the Ghost series with Clear and White finishes. All these lures will be sporting top of the line Owner or Decoy Split Rings and Owner ST66 or ST56 Hooks. Ready to clip on and catch a fish. Here's some minnows I am currently testing, only lures that swim properly and catch fish will end up for sale on SeawayFishing. Those that fail my quality assurance test and will end up in the bin.