I so badly want some of these new MegaBass lures.....

Check on the MegaBass website and you will find news of a simply incredible looking new lure that is set to come out sometime this year - and it's given me a serious case of lure lust. Have a look at the screen grab above, or check here. I am heavily into the idea of slightly heavier casting minnows that will flutter very enticingly down through the depths if you stop winding and let it go, and it looks to me as if this new MegaBass Flutt'A Bait could be something seriously special indeed. Yes, I know I have a growing problem with lure love, but from a serious fish catching point of view, I really can't wait to fish with this one. Just look at it. One word - killer. I can think of numerous locations I fish where a lure like this will do serious harm........

MegaBass always do awesome colours, and it seems to be no different here - hints of silver, black and pink do it for me in a big way when it comes to bass lures, and while I know that lure colours are a very personal thing, it looks like a strong range to me. Just so you know - I don't do anything for or with MegaBass, but I believe in being honest and saying it how I see it. I just like a lot of their gear, indeed I think they do some of the best bass lures out there. The Zonk Gataride 120 anybody ? I wish I could understand Japanese though, because their website looks to be so full of useful and helpful information, but hardly anything on there makes any sense to me at all !!

I don't know if you can read all the screen grab above, and it seems to be a bit of a dodgy Japanese to English translation anyway, but there seem to be three main ways in which this new MegaBass Flutt'A Bait can be worked. Like any angler who wants to catch more and better fish, I always keep my eye open for stuff that I believe might give me a bit of an edge. Plus I need to try and keep abreast of what is going on for my work. How many times do you fish somewhere and wish you had a lure or some piece of tackle that would let you do something a bit different ? Problem solving is a big part of fishing.

It seems that a slow retrieve causes the Flutt'A Bait to twitch and jerk like a dying bait fish. Perfect. Cast it out and leave it to sink and apparently it will flutter down with a stunning action. Perfect again. MegaBass seems to imply that this "leave it alone to flutter down" is the lure's strongest ability. And then retrieve it fast and it will vibrate and "panic". I really like the fact that it is obviously quite heavy for its size (100.5mm 27g) and therefore should cast a long, long way and enable us to cover a lot of ground with it. Will this new Flutt'A Bait be anything really special or different to stuff that is already out there ? Who knows, but it sure gets me going in a big way. I am as weak as the next angler when it comes to good looking gear, but the new MegaBass Flutt'A Bait looks really special to me.................

Please make sure to check out a truly fantastic and informative comment left on this post here by Pedro from Portugal - they have got some very good bass fishing down there and he has kindly left a long, fascinating comment that talks about some of the ways that they like to retrieve their bass lures. I can not thank Pedro enough for taking the time to comment like this, it means a huge amount that this blog is being read all over the place and also that people are prepared to take time to leave comments. For all the arguments that the internet is a "faceless" world buried in cyber-space, I personally love the fact that it works so well in bringing all kinds of anglers together from all over the place. Thanks Pedro, outstanding stuff. I so need to get myself down to Spain and Portugal for some bass fishing..........