High Buoyancy finesse minnow with V-tail for Mid-Strolling & Hover-Strolling
1. High Buoyancy Elastomer Material makes Hover-Strolling & Mid-Strolling easier
In recent years, various lure brands are competitively developing soft-plastics that enable anyone to easily perform Mid-strolling, and a variety of soft-plastics have been introduced to the market. Imakatsu's answer to this type of soft-plastic was the adoption of high buoyancy elastomer material. The Fish Fly Elastomer, being extremely buoyant to the point of floating in water, responds sensitively to rod actions, making it very easy to roll and thereby simplifying mid-strolling.
2. Sharp Body Edge and Wide Flat Body for Strong Water Displacement and Flashing
While many soft-plastic designed to mimic small fish used in Mid-Strolling have oval-shaped bodies for realistic appearance, the body edge of the Imakatsu Fish Fly Elastomer is sharp, like Imakatsu's Huddle series soft-plastics, and the sides are flat. This design results in a stronger water displacement and intense flashing from the entire side of the body during rolling movements, which helps in attracting bass.
3. Fish Fly Elastomer as a Suspending Soft Minnow for Targeting Mid-Water Bass
The Fish Fly Elastomer is a floating bait that can be adjusted with a nail weight to achieve the desired buoyancy. This feature allows anglers to fine-tune the bait to a suspending specification, ideal for targeting uninterested bass in the mid-water.
4. The best-rig for Fish Fly Elastomer: Hover-Strolling Recommended by Imae
As of December 2023, according to the blog of K.Imae, president of Imakatsu and a professional tournament angler, the most effective technique with Fish Fly Elastomer is Hover-Strolling. Hover-Strolling is a technique that involves gently floating the lure near the surface to mid-water. The Fish Fly Elastomer, adjustable in buoyancy with a nail weight, is ideal for Hover-Strolling as it can be made to suspend effortlessly at a constant depth. It is particularly recommended for anglers wanting to master the Hover-Strolling technique. Imakatsu pro-staff, even before Fish Fly Elastomer’s release, have been dominating Japanese tournaments using a 0.3g (1/96 oz) nail weight with a #1 hook specifically for Hover-Strolling.
5. Unique Durability of Elastomer Material
The lure in the photo is another lure made from ELASTOMER
Elastomer, a material becoming mainstream in Japan, is used in the Fish Fly Elastomer. It's more expensive than standard soft-plastic materials but offers not only high buoyancy but also exceptional durability. According to Imae's blog, it's so durable that it can last for catching up to 30 fish without breaking.
6. Differentiating from Imakatsu Huddle series for Increased Catch
The Fish Fly Elastomer is based on the Huddle Fat Fly 2.8”, which was originally modified by Imae. The Huddle Fat Fly, as its name suggests, has a Huddle tail which creates moderate water resistance, allowing for controlled movement and minimizing unintentional travel distance. In contrast, the Fish Fly Elastomer features a V-tail, which results in weaker water pushing and better short darting movements, making it more useful in tough conditions. Anglers should choose between the V-tail and Huddle tail based on the day's bass activity.
- Condition: Brand New
- qty: 4pk
(*depend on country as below)
– Middle East : 9 working days*
– Oceania : 3 to 6 working days*
– Asia 1 to 6 working days*
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