ICAST 2012: Zappu

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Abare DamaNew Bass Tackle for 2013 from Zappu

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.

Japan’s finest terminal tackle brand, Zappu, has added a unique tungsten treble hook attachment designed by Hata Takuma that adds tantalizing action to crankbaits. Named “Abare Dama” in Japanese, it has a direct translation as “Wicked Ball” and that’s exactly the type of action it creates when applied to crankbaits.

The effect it has is to swing counter to the lure’s original action, causing a wild, deadly-looking zigzag action in most cases, although the action will vary depending on crankbait model. it’s typically screwed onto the tail treble – but again depending on crankbait model, may prove useful attached to the front treble in some cases.

Once you see it in action, believe me, there’s no way you’re not going to want to try it on all your crankbaits!

Abare Dama

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