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| I'm always looking for cool items that I think will make a good teaser. One of the neatest I've found in quite a while is the Tsunami Pro Soft Bait. (Find them at your local tackle shop.) These soft bodied jigs have a soft plastic body surrounding a lead and single hook. Here's how you can make this lifelike teaser that stays in the water and swims like crazy:
* 6 Tsunami Pro Soft Baits (up to 9inches)
* 10 feet of 200-pound mono
* 6 1-foot sections of 200-pound mono
* 1 Mold Craft Soft Bird
5 swivel crimps
10-inch section of braided cable
1 spacer bead
1 Ball bearing snap swivel
| Start by building a cable rig for the Soft Bird Crimp a loop in one end of the braided cable and then slide on the spacer bead, followed by the bird. Loop the free end around one end of the ball bearing swivel and crimp.
Now evenly space the five swivel crimps along the 10-foot section of 200-pound mono and crimp into place. Crimp the snap swivel to the top end of the main branch and one of the Tsunami baits at the other end. Using the small sections of mono, crimp
| one Tsunami to each swivel crimp. (Snip off the hooks with a pair of pliers.) You can now attach the main line to the bird using the snap swivel and you're done.
The weighted Tsunami baits look incredibly life-like in the water and are sure to bring a lot of fish up into the spread.
Reprinted courtesy of Marlin Magazine www.marlinmag.com
I purchased a Tsunami Trophy jigging rod TSTBC- J 601XH from Terminator Tackle store, I used it recently in its second offshore trip as a light trolling rod with a small 7 inches hoo lili skirt, and caught a striped marlin, the fight was brief and amazing, I am very pleased about the rod performance, never high sticked, no crispy and sweet bending with reliable backbone, I would define these words this NICE PRODUCT!
! I will be jigging this next saturday and let you know my comments, I hope to be lucky with yellowtail.
Finally I would like (and I guess a lot of people too) a short lenght in 5'4" or 5'6", trigger reel seat and Fuji MNSG guides version, anyway you have a very nice product.
My location is in Sonora, Mexico and my fishing area is Sea of Cortez in San Carlos, Sonora.
I got my first stash of Tsunami rubber eels in mid-September and my wife and I tried them in a reliable outflow on the next set of tides. What we did was fly fish the smallest one, the four inch. After my second striper, my wife put one on and her rate of striper contact increased over another proven fly. It is possible to have good fishing with any fly, but we both felt the rubber eel was a better offer than any we had been using. Eventually, because of the action, numerous landings of bass up to 15 pounds and tears, we had to resort to the larger rubber eel and it did as well but was slightly more differcult to fly fish because of its weight. Again, we ran out of that size for the same reasons.
Another night, I set my wife, Joyce, up with light spinning in order to utilize the last of our eels, which were too-large-to-flycast eight inch models. Without additional weight, the eight inch does not cast well, but our hot-spot does not need distance; what it needs is an offer that is attractive to the striper. Joyce did just as well with the larger model as she had done with the smaller elvers. Regardless of how these three sizes are delivered, we found stripers as responsive to them as anything we have fished. I would endorse these for any surfcaster confronted with "picky", selective stripers with which he might be confronted. I want my readers to use them
There is one thing that will always hold back fly-fishings need to be more effective. The notion that a fly has to be composed of natural materials, hair or feathers should be put to rest in the interest of good fishing. Rubber works. And that is something that I have known since I was a child
Frank Daignault has authored six books, all still in print on fishing stripers from shore.
I am writing to report the effectiveness of 4” and 5” Tsunami Swim Shads. They are absolutely the best swim shads I have ever used. I cannot say enough good about them.
I am a lifelong surf fisherman (some 50 years) whose number one passion is catching striped bass on light tackle with lures. Most of my surf fishing is done in southern New Jersey along the beachfront of a seven-mile barrier island known as “The Wildwoods.” During 2004, I basically fished every day (weather or wife permitting) from mid-May through November along the beach and tidal inlets, or along the marsh sod banks that bound the bays and tidal creeks. It should be noted that during the tourist season (Memorial Day through Labor Day) fishing is not permitted along the beach between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.. Consequently, I usually fish for about four hours starting at first light and sometimes in the evening or night depending on the moon and tide (our house is a three-minute walk to the beach). I can usually be found roaming the beach and inlets from dawn to dusk in my Pathfinder when its not tourist season. Thus, my last season provided me ample opportunity to thoroughly test and compare Tsunami Swim Shads with some of your competitors shads, viz, Storm, Panther Martin, and Calcutta. I was also able to spend much time observing other fisherman and exchanging ideas and results.
I am a purist in so much as I generally tie my lures directly onto the main line. Most times I use leaders when I’m specifically fishing for bluefish and then I use steel leader and heavy duty plugs or tins.
The Tsunami Swim Shads are particularly deadly on stripers when schools of baitfish (mullet & peanut bunker) are in the bays, inlets, and migrating along the beach. The most effective colors I used were Golden Bunker, Pearl/Spot, and Redhead in that order. In the areas where I fish the 4”shads produce more strikes and hookups than the 5” shads. However, I use the 5” shads when the wind kicks up or when the fish are further out and longer casts are required. The only negative with using the shads is that the bluefish bite off the tails; of course they will bite off anything that isn’t hard plastic or metal. I must have about 50 half-shads sitting in a coffee can.
Last October and November alone I caught some 150 stripers, 70 bluefish, several weakfish, and a sea trout on Tsunami Swim Shads. My biggest striper was 39” and my biggest bluefish was 31” - the sea trout was 20.5” and tasty. Indeed, I am stocking up big time for the 2005 season!
Clearly, I am a strong advocate for Tsunami Swim Shads, perhaps even a salesman. I make it a point to encourage all of my buddies and fisherman that I meet on the beach to try your lures. In fact, I have been handing out Tsunamis to guys 1 meet on the beach since 1 first started using them and brag on them way much. Honestly, my area has been Storm Wildeye country since they came out in 2002. However, their shads are not made as well and don’t catch as many fish as the Tsunami Swim Shads. Guys are getting the word and many of my buddies have switched over. I’m glad that I had a hand in that because you make an excellent product. Furthermore, I have recommended Tsunami Swim Shads to all of our local tackle shops.
I have not tried any other of the Swim Shad colors than those mentioned above but I certainly plan to do so this year. I’m leaning toward Chartreuse/Silver, Rubble Gum Clear, and Hot Pink/Gold, especially for weakfish. In addition, I plan to tryout some of the Tsunami hardbaits this season, especially Walking Minnows, Poppers, and Talking Poppers. Please let me know if you have any recommendations on the shads or hardbaits.
Finally, where can I get one of your Tsunami logo hats and a decal for my Pathfinder? Also, if you ever need someone to field test your equipment in my area, please feel free to count on me.
Thanks much for your time and consideration.
R. J. Pashuck
Dallas, Texas 75243
Brief Filed Test Report —Tsunami Soft Plastics
Split-Tail Minnows: I did not have a chance to use the Split Tail minnows this fall, but I do plan to use them durinq the spring sand eel pattern: if we get some sand eels!
However, I can offer this. I overheard a discussion between two anglers. One angler was singinq the praises of the Tsunami Split Tail minnows, lie said, ~‘l killed the fish in the early fall with these things. .1 cast them out, skipped them along the surface, and when 1 let the lure settle, the fish would slam them!” He was very pleased with his Split Tail minnows.
Curly Tails: I did use them a few times in the south shore ocean. I found that when the stripers were not feeding aggressively, the curly tail lures were effective when cast out and retrieved slowly along the lip of the beach. I’m confident they will be extremely effective when bass, blues, and weakfish feed on sand eels.
Swim Shads: I used this bait quite often this falL The Swim Shad is a terrific imitation of peanut bunker, hutterfish, and herring. Thus, I had the perfeoc lure to cast as these three baitfish species alternately migrated along our beaches. I found a slow and steady rerrieve was best, and I was particularly impressed with how hard the fish hit these lures. I find Tsunami soft plastic shads to be more durable than other brands, they have a better balance that allows them to swim straight rather than on a tilt, the holographic effect looks great, and they entice ferocious strikes.
W. A. Muller
Smithtown, N.Y. 11787
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