A sucker for flutterers.......

I don't know why, but I am inexorably drawn to lures that flutter as they drop. Yes, it's most likely a problem that I am going to have to deal with in later life, but take a look at this new(ish) 33g IMA BarbarossA and tell me I am not alone. These kinds of lures just seem to make a lot of sense to me for those times when you need to cover a bit of water and can either let the lure flutter/shimmer as it drops, or otherwise sink and draw it when the water is that bit shallower. I have been out to have a little play with this lure (for research purposes of course), and not only does it cast great, but it really does flutter and shimmer big time as it sinks. I have some high hopes for this one.........

But what really drives me towards this thing is the fact that you can wind it in nice and easy and it moves with a fairly wide slalom kind of action which I know is going to catch me some bass this year. On the retrieve you can make the BarbarossA swim pretty shallow as well, and I can pretty much visualise a bunch of places where this thing is going to be let loose. Purely for research of course.

What I also really want to find out this year is if these fluttering-type hard lures can do some damage on the pollack. I can't see why they would not, but I have yet to really use them when I have been out pollack fishing - and I have a few plans to try and spend a bit more time this year chasing these fish. I really like shore fishing for them, and when they are really on it gives one the chance to experiment with lures to see which works the best. I also got to catch my first few pollack last year off the top which I distinctly remember made my morning.......