ICAST 2014- Best lure of the show. (IMHO)

Old 07-18-2014, 06:10 PM
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Default ICAST 2014- Best lure of the show. (IMHO)

Spooltek had the best and most innovative lure of the entire ICAST show--HANDS DOWN. Absolutely no question in my book or many othere ICAST attendees I spoke with. The lure was disqualified from consideration as best of show on a technicality which, I am sure, was a bummer for the company. Never the less, the lure is more than amazing. I'll find out how Tarpon and Snook vote in the next few days.

I have the largest of the 2 sizes available at this time. As I recall, it weighs 1.3 oz which will make it a chore to cast on the light gear I prefer. Trolling will be no chore at all.

The unique part of the lure and the feature that the lure/company name (Spooltec) is derived from is an internal spool which stores a foot or so of 80# stainless wire which extends from the lure to the hook.

When casting/trolling, the single hook is secured in the top of the back of the lure in a place sure to insure a solid hook up. As the hook is set and the line becomes taut, the wire leader is deployed from the internal spool and becomes a bite proof leader with the hook well away from the lure.

The advantage of this deployable leader is three fold. First, it is bite proof as mentioned above. Second, it allows the hook to swing free of the lure so that a fish cannot use the lure weight as a means of throwing the hook. The third advantage of this leader is that you can run lighter, less visible mono of fluoro th the eye of the lure increasing the chance of a strike from sharp eyed fish.
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The concept sounds intelligent.
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I have one of the lures here and will post up some close up pictures later. Our tackle side of the house will be a distributor of the lures.
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Interesting. What was the technicality? I wonder how many re spools the lure has in it before failure?
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Sounds like a variation of the old mousetrap rigs....

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