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The Whiplash Factory Spittin’ Wire surface lure is now back in stock, hope this might help a few of you out

I can’t help but be a bit wary of putting a blog post like this up, because I do happen to affiliate link to a fishing tackle website in Spain (Caranx.net) where these killer Spitttin’ Wire surface lures from the Japanese brand Whiplash Factory are most often available - but judging by the amount of messages I get, it seems that a number of bass anglers are looking for these lures and they tend not to be easy to find. As ever, if you are intending to buy any of these lures and would rather not do so via my affiliate links in this post or on this website, then please, please do so and I will think no less of you whatsoever! I am always incredibly grateful when anybody does buy gear via my links, but please, this blog came way before any affiliate links, and my primary reasons for writing this blog are and could never be remotely financial……………….

They have worked well for us in Ireland………..

They have worked well for us in Ireland………..

I do see more and more references to these Spittin’ Wire surface lures on the internet, and to be fair I do notice some anglers saying that they can’t buy a bass on them - which leads me back around to this thing that certain lures for whatever reason don’t seem to work for some very good anglers in certain parts of the country. For a long time the what I think is now discontinued IMA Salt Skimmer (the one which makes a noise, not the Silent version) was my go-to surface lure of choice over in Ireland especially, and also around here in south east Cornwall, but I have heard again and again from some very good bass anglers I know in Dorset for example who simply can’t raise a bass on it in their waters.

There is an English version of the website, click on the above which drops down from the little Spanish flag at the top

There is an English version of the website, click on the above which drops down from the little Spanish flag at the top

Why? I have no idea, but I am hardly going to buy and bang on about a not bloody cheap lure like the Spittin’ Wire if I didn’t trust it completely as a bass catching machine. It might not work for you though, so please don’t shoot the messenger (and make sure to contact me if they don’t work for you because I love a bargain!). I obviously can’t get away from a lure which landed my biggest ever bass for me, but that aside the Spittin’ Wire has nailed good bass from me almost from day one with it. I said on Facebook yesterday that when I catch a bass on this lure I still say a mental thank you to the Spanish lad who encouraged me to buy some, and in no time at all this slightly strange looking lure that doesn’t look like it should cast anywhere near as well as it does has become a surface lure I wouldn’t be without.

The nww SE104MMG Ghost Sayori colour

The nww SE104MMG Ghost Sayori colour

Anyway, so in a roundabout way I have got to the simple fact that the rather impressive Caranx.net website has just got a load more Spittin’ Wire lures back in stock, and that includes the one colour I was strongly advised to go for from the off, the 19CHC. I am also doing my best to resist buying a couple of that sexy looking new SE104MMG Ghost Sayori colour above, but do I need anymore? No comment! You all have a good weekend which of course is going to be bloody epic because the Rugby World Cup is kicking off and I am in two minds whether to be very excited about our chances because Eddie Jones surely knows exactly what he is doing with a seriously talented squad, or do I worry my socks off that we implode in a mess like the Six Nations earlier this year? It’s been an awesome summer of cricket, so here’s to dreaming of a result like that epic morning in November 2003 when I don’t mind admitting that I blubbed my eyes out as that drop goal went over…………………...

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