Being the fortunate Neanderthal I am, at ICAST 2013 I was able to see many of the new products the fishing industry has in store for us anglers in the near future. The “ICAST Eye Catcher” series features many of the most innovative and interesting of those new offerings. So, for those of you who couldn’t attend, enjoy!
Each year, Yo-Zuri consistently takes their own original, innovative technology and pushes it to new heights. 2014 will be no exception when they launch their new Sashimi Craw line of lures. This time, the Japanese company has taken it’s patented Wave Motion Ribs and Sashimi Color Change technology and applied it to a Crawfish-type of hard bait. But, they didn’t stop there! Yo-Zuri also added soft but durable rubber claws, silicone legs, a UV egg sac, and an articulated body for life-like swimming action. Plus, the 2x strong hook is held in place by an antennae weed-guard. The result is an incredibly realistic and revolutionary Craw that can be fished as a slow-sinking crankbait or a jig! As usual, there will be several crafty color patterns offered, guaranteed to “match the hatch”. Expect to see this one at your tackle dealer starting in January 2014. MSRP $16.99
UPDATE: Just got word that, because of the huge success of the launch of Yo-Zuri’s new 3DB Bait line and the resources they have had to dedicate to it, the public release of the Sashimi Craw will be delayed until the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015. Yeah, I’m bummed, too!