Eastern European Lures

by Bill Piatek
(Rio Rancho NM)

Has anybody used lures from Taps or Microbait or other Eastern European manufacturers with their UL and XUL rods? I just ordered some to try here on creeks and lakes.

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Aug 11, 2018
Spasm Lures
by: Kelly Peterson

I got some Spasm Lures out of Serbia. Very good quality and work great on any of my ultralights. These are 2" and less size lure. Check out ETSY website for Spasm Lures to see what is available.

Aug 12, 2018
Got a couple
by: bill piatek

I'm a sucker for hand made balsa micro lures so I got a couple to try on trout, panfish and bass.

thanks for the link

Aug 12, 2018

by: Chris Stewart

Bill, I ordered a few handmade wooden lures from Japan. Should receive them next week.

Aug 12, 2018
japanese wood
by: bill piatek

Chris,
Are those similar to the one you showed in your trip photos? The Japanese lure makers I've seen on the web are unbelievable craftsmen.

One thing I'll have to do is replace the trebles with micro barb singles. How do you like the micro barbs you ordered?
bill

Aug 12, 2018
Wood lures / microbarb hooks
by: Chris Stewart

Bill,

I will have a few that are similar to the one shown on my Sinking Minnow Lures article (although that color was out of stock), and two other styles as well, one sinking and one floating, both from WooDream. They aren't cheap, but if they sell well I will bring in a few more models.

I have not yet received the micro barb single hooks, but I expect them to be the same hook as the C'ultiva SBL-55M except with barbs. I'm pretty happy with the SBL-55M hooks so I think the barbed version will do just fine.

Aug 19, 2018
woodream
by: bill piatek

You're right about them not being cheap :-)

Seems like the Yo-zuri sinking 2" pins is hard to find now.

Anything else to recommend?

Aug 19, 2018
Sinking Pins Minnow
by: Chris Stewart

I think I can still get them. I don't think they offer the single hook version anymore so I haven't imported them. I'll see if I can get some.

Aug 19, 2018
Thanks
by: bill piatek

That would be great if you can get a few. Curious to see the Woos too.

thanks,
bill

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