Daiwa’s All New BaitJunkie
Arguably the most sought-after soft bait design in Australia right now, the humble single tail grub has come full circle. The first thing you’ll notice on the BaitJunkie 2.5” Grub is the orientation of the tail. By positioning the tip of the tail parallel with the body of the grub, there is no opposing forces from the water acting on the tail. The result is all of the water pressure hits the inside curl of the tail, forcing it to open up and produce that irresistible swimming action.
One of the biggest benefits to the tail design of the 2.5” Grub is that it swims at much slower speeds, including on the drop using much lighter weight jigheads than the competition. The swimming action of the 2.5” BaitJunkie is simply outstanding and is sure to be one of the most popular shapes in the BaitJunkie line-up.
The 2.5” Grub features rigging lines top and bottom for those who prefer to rig tail up or down, and also features a handy DVEC logo printing on the side indicating a recommended trimming if you wish to use a slightly smaller profile bait in highly pressured situations.
Available in 15 fantastic colours including two-tone laminate options, the 2.5” Grub is perfectly suited to chasing all sorts of species in both fresh & saltwater. The BaitJunkie 2.5” Grub comes in 8 pieces per pack.
The Double Clutch has been a staple across light-tackle anglers for many years now. Renowned for its incredible darting action, Double Clutch has earnt its praise as one of the must-have lures in the tackle box. Now, it’s time for everyone to experience the action and fish-catching ability of Double Clutch, with the introduction of the brand new 115mm size, designed & produced specifically for Australia.
There’s no doubt the demands of barramundi anglers ask a lot of the tackle they use, with many lures on the market falling short of the durability required to be a go-to lure for northern anglers. That’s why when making the Double Clutch 115, Daiwa engineers started from scratch, and focused on producing a lure which could emulate the action of the smaller Double Clutch series but incorporate a solid and strong through-wire system.
A key feature of Double Clutch is the Silent Gravity Oscillating System (S-GOS) casting mechanism. This is a sound-dampened casting weight which is held in place by magnets to perfectly balance casting distance and swimming posture and action, without making the lure incredibly loud underwater. This system makes Double Clutch 115 fly straight & true, whilst remaining almost silent under the surface, something many clued on barramundi anglers swear by.
Incorporating the through-wire system with a heavy-duty body construction, Double Clutch 115 is ready to meet the challenge. Fitted with 4X Japanese treble hooks and split rings, there’s no need for aftermarket tuning to make this lure ready for battle.
The fastest-growing bait profile in the finesse angling community right now, the bite-sized boot tail swimbait is fast becoming a go-to for many anglers chasing bream, bass, flathead & more. The BaitJunkie 2.5” Minnow is the first design that incorporates BaitJunkie’s signature ‘slim waist’ design principle. This waist section segments the body into two parts, allowing the tail to move freely and thanks to the Elastomax construction. The durability of the bait is a non-concern. A broad boot tail is connected to a thin tail wrist which delivers an insanely high-pitch vibration, capable of calling in predatory fish from long distances. The soft nature of Elastomax also means the 2.5” Minnow is capable of fishing on very light jigheads, still maintaining an enticing swimming action whilst sinking even when rigged on lightweight heads around 1/16oz.
Featuring rigging lines on the top for easy straight rigging, the BaitJunkie 2.5” Minnow comes in 18 different colours to suit both fresh & saltwater. With an assortment of solid and two-tone laminate colours there is sure to be one that suits any situation you may encounter. The BaitJunkie 2.5” Minnow comes in 8 pieces per pack.
Slippery Dog has been re-invented and re-tuned, and now features tungsten weighting, improving the posture of the lure in the water and drastically improving the lure’s responsiveness when retrieved.
A topwater walk-the-dog lure, Slippery Dog is the perfect prawn imitation. The TG tune models now feature 2 small plastic rattle beads placed in the head of each lure, emulating the clicking sound of fleeing prawns on the surface.
The two sizes (65mm and 80mm) perfectly cover all estuarine and freshwater environments encountered by keen light-tackle anglers across Australia. The new 80mm size is for when fish are feeding aggressively, or when casting distance is paramount.
Each Slippery Dog now comes fitted with BKK Striker Assist hooks on the rear eyelet, a feature many keen Whiting anglers can attest to increasing hook-up rates. The free-swinging hooks sit below the lure when paused and can freely swing across to secure a hook-up during the strike.