Berkley “AOKIMUSHI” “KING AOKIMUSHI”
It is the on of the most popular insect shaped softbait. It`s designed by Daisuke Aoki. 1.5 inch and body is hollow structure for contain air for gain buoyancy.
It`s light weight so hard to cast it. But it has so high potential to attract fish. Cast it and let it drift on surface naturally, just it. The fish rise to surface to swallow it. Recently Berkley launched bigger version.
King Aokimushi:bigger version
Technique Yo-yo with insect lures:
Rubber fibers equipped in this softbait has special form. These fibers has hollow structure as tube pipe. This high buoyancy long fibers produce surface tension and vibrate receiving current and wind. Also high response to rod action. It`s less buoyancy , so fish can swallow it easily.
O.S.P “ORIKANEMUSHI” “ORIKANEMUSHI DADDY”
Special floating hook is pertained with in package. Set this floating hook to softbait for make perfect posture of floating. While floating, every legs moves individually, smoothly. As equipped brush guard, you can cast it into floating covers or obstacles. Also has bigger version.
IMAKATSU “FUJIN SPIDER”
It`s born almost 10 years ago. But still it is very popular. The silhouette and floating posture is something special. It produces the ripple on the surface and makes fish crazy.
It does not have strong buoyancy, so you have to choose light hook for not sink. But this less buoyancy helps fish to swallow easily.
ISSEI “bibibi chu”
It`s imitating the nymph of dragonfly. Insert sponge in softbait, it is able to change strength of buoyancy. It`s possible make dogwalk action like pencilbait.
FISH ARROW “AIR BAG BUG”
The body is hollow, contains air inside. It has high buoyancy. When the fish bite it, the body squash easily for make good hooking. There are 3 different size, large, middle , small.
GAN CRAFT “BIG SPIDER” series
The shape of spider. These 10 legs relieving current of water and produce small ripples on surface. Not only as topwater, also on dropshot-rig, it shows potential. It has smaller version named “BIG SPIDER MICRO”
VIVA “NAMA GAERU”
It has weight in the tips if the legs for make good movement of legs and for not overturn. It has authentic appearance of frog. The material is made by elastomer. So it is very elastic.
Details of NAMAGAERU:
The material contains salt for less buoyancy. But it does not sink easily. Also the material contains natural fibers. This fibers come out from every part of body and imitating so well real insect.
These 14 legs produce surface tension like the alive insect fell down on the water. They pursue this surface tension for designe this soft bait. Because the fish is fascinated by surface tension which made by alive fallen insects. The center of the gravity is in rear, for easy long cast.
30 mm of the length, the body is thick. It`s easy to long cast. The exterior wall of body is thick and gain weight for easy cast and make high durability on long cast. But this big space hollow body contains enough air inside for float.
deps made their first insect form softbain in this year, 2016. It looks like a frog also insect. It has the form which prevent snagging. So without hesitation, you can cast it in bush or heavy floating covers. Also it`s perfect to fish in yo-yo technic.
DAIWA “Drawn Cicada II”
I think this lure of DAIWA is not so popular. It has hollow body and cicada shape.
The hook can set on the head or rear. Depend on the hook position, it show different move.
Champion of the Japan super bass classic 2015, Mihara was using this softbait in tournament. It`s imitaiting suspend of the shrimps. It`s perfect lure for sight fishing.
New insect shape softbaitfrm GECRACK. The name MUSHIGAERU(insect-frog) shows use as insecto and as frog. 2 long rubber fibers represent feeler of insects also legs of frog.
The material itself has buoyancy. Through this material, this softbaits gain enough weight to cast and buoyancy in same time.