ICAST 2012: Megabass

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New Bass Tackle for 2013 from Megabass

At the annual ICAST trade show to be held in Orlando, Florida in July 2012, vendors in the sportfishing tackle industry unveil all the new tackle they’re planning for 2013.

For 2013, Megabass will have a number of new products, a few of which are shown below.

FX KNUCKLE60 (Prototype)

The KNUCKLE60 was developed in pursuit of the ultimate adjustable lure, and is built to exhibit increased effectiveness across a wider range of situations. The KNUCKLE60 incorporates Megabass’ unique FX System, utilizing a transformable square-bill lip that can be user-adjusted to target specific depths, in addition to tucking into the body during casts to increase aerodynamics and distance. The rugged bill is anchored by the ‘knuckle’ mechanism, which firmly holds the bill in each user-adjusted position, thus attaining ultimate stability while in forward motion. Designed to maximize the effectiveness of underwater deflections, the adjustable lip is exceedingly durable, producing an alluring fluttering motion when coming into contact with structure. No matter what speed you retrieve KNUCKLE60, it will reliably produce alluring vibrations and movement. The KNUCKLE60 is a competition crank-bait built to win.


Introducing the square lip model of the immensely successful ONETEN series. By changing the original oval bill to a reinforced square lip, the lure ‘bites’ into the water more effectively, making the darting and sliding motions from power jerking sharper. The strong vibrations emitted by this movement are great at reaching wandering bass and turning finicky fish into feeders. It makes fast, high-tempo fishing possible. The square lip scatters the flow of water along the belly and tail, suppressing overly wild movements. Primarily designed for shallow water applications, the ONETEN SQUARE BILL also is great for inlets, backwater areas, and targeting river bass.

FX ONETEN (Prototype)

The FX-ONETEN is the newly evolved tournament-spec model of the immensely popular and incredibly successful VISION ONETEN. With its variable bill system, air resistance during casting is reduced, resulting in dramatically increased flight distances. When jerking, the moving lip creates varied irregular movements. These dynamic three-dimensional movements will make past jerk baits seem obsolete.


Jointly developed by lunker hunter Tetsuya Nakamura and Megabass, the Spark series represents a synergy of trophy bass experience and manufacturing prowess. Now, after painstaking testing, the SPARK SHAD is revealed! A shad-shaped paddle-tail worm, the body evokes thehull-shape of a boat, which helps increases linear stability. With an extremely sensitive tail designed to produce natural high-frequency vibrations, the SPARK SHAD will keep fish committed to chasing it over long distances without hesitation or suspicion, increasing bite rates.

Furthermore, the chest-fin and flat-back design add to the SPARK SHAD’s stability, allowing the angler to stay on the target path with ease. The subtle rolling-motion of the body will lure in cautious fish as if it were real bait. In addition, this rolling motion doesn’t send the hook point flying around, increasing hookup rates. Partner it with the SPARK RIG as schooling bait, or use it by itself.


The PARABUG is a softbait that imitates a falling insect. Combining high buoyancy, high strength VIOS material and natural feathers, it simulates a struggling insect that has fallen on the water’s surface. The extremely thin paddle-legs efficiently transmit vibrations to the water’s surface, and help the PARABUG create an amazingly strong effect for its size. The ribs on the belly are designed to capture air to increase buoyancy, letting it sway and create delicate ripples on the water.

The cup shapes on the sides provide resistance to even small rod movements, tightly controlling the lure’s travel distance. This makes it possible to stay on top of a location to target reluctant fish. With strong rod movement the cups will cause splashing, drawing attention.

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