Product Review: Muskie Metal Lures Flexible Bucktail

Product Review: Muskie Metal Lures Flexible Bucktail

Date: 7/20/2016
Product type: Flexible inline spinner
Manufacturer: Muskie Metal Lures
Reviewer: Exist To Fish

 

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Introduction:

Muskie metal lures are a very unique product tin a saturated buck tail market. This is a bucktail that flexes! Built around stainless steel wire instead of a solid heavy gauge wire.

 

 

(Flexible Double 10) Specifications
Type Flexible inline spinner
Length 10.5 “
Weight 3.1 oz
Material Stainless steel flexible wire
Hooks 7/0 brass treble
Colors Many combinations available
Origin USA
MSRP 24.99 USD

 

 

Quality/Construction:

This is a product that will stand up year after year. double #10 Colorado blades, Double Magnum Flashabou skirts that have been cemented onto the body and triple cable tied with military grade ties, brass weights and solid metal beads, Wolverine triple split rings and a single Mustad 7/0 treble hook.  All lures are built using a stainless steel flexible wire to make this one of the most durable bucktails on the market today.

Quality Ratings for (Flexible Double 10)
Finish(1-5) Level of Detail(1-5) Hardware(1-5) Craftsmanship(1-5) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
4 4 5 4 17 20 8.5

 

 

Performance:

The blades pop instantly! No stall in the figure 8 and the bait never requires retuning. It simply returns to its original shape fish after fish.

Performance Ratings (Flexible Double 10)
Castability(1-5) Ease of Use(1-5) Quality of Action (1-5) Position at Rest (1-5) Durability (1-5) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
5 5 5 5 5 25 25 10

 

Features/Design:

Flexible allows for fewer tangles during casts. No concerns about the bait bending after a fish is caught. The flexible wire allows the blades to pop instantly during the retrieve and figure 8 boat side maneuvers. All Brass weights, no lead is used in the construction of these baits! A very nice Green feature.

Feature /Design   Ratings (Flexible Double 10)
  Consistency(1-5) Weight(1-5) Realism (1-5) Range of sizes (1-3) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
5 5 5 3 18 18 10

 

 

Application: 

This bait is designed with the intent to catch Muskies and Pike.

(Flexible Double 10) Collective Final Rating
Construction/Quality   8.5
Performance   10
8.5Price   10
Fe10atures   8.5
Design (Ergonomics)   10
Application   10
Total Score 9
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = MUST HAVE  

 

Conclusion:

This is definitely a standout bait for any Muskie or pike angler. The action and consistency is fantastic. And the fish like it too!

Product Review: Nano Minnow

Product Review: Nano Minnow

Date: 7/19/2016
Product type: Hardbait/crankbait
Manufacturer: Matzuo America
Reviewer: Exist To Fish

 

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The bait has an exceptional lifelike appearance and finish. It can take a beating and come out just fine. We have caught just about everything on this little bait. From panfish to Pike.

 

 

 

 

Introduction:

The Nano minnow is an extremely versatile little bait. Catching fish of all sizes!. We have had a tone of success with this little fellow.

 

(Nano Minnow) Specifications
Type Minnow style crankbait
Length 2 ¼”
Weight 1/8 oz
Material Plastic
Hooks nickel
Colors 9 options
Origin USA
MSRP 7.99 USD

 

 

Quality/Construction:

The bait has an exceptional lifelike appearance and finish. It can take a beating and come out just fine. We have caught just about everything on this little bait. From panfish to Pike.

Quality Ratings for (Nano Minnow)
Finish(1-5) Level of Detail(1-5) Hardware(1-5) Craftsmanship(1-5) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
4 4 4 4 16 20 8

 

 

Performance:

Features of Matzuo Nano Minnow Lures include:

  • Bright, prismatic finishes
  • Durable contoured bodies
  • Matzuo black chrome treble hooks with stainless steel split rings
  • Realistic 3-D eyes
  • Floating l

 

Performance Ratings (Nano Minnow)
Castability(1-5) Ease of Use(1-5) Quality of Action (1-5) Position at Rest (1-5) Durability (1-5) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
5 5 5 5 5 25 25 10

 

Features/Design:

The Nano Minnow features lifelike 3-D eyes, highly reflective prism finish, and quality black chrome Matzuo® hooks. Delicately weighted and balanced to provide optimal action whether casting, twitching, or trolling. All of these methods will display the tight wiggle of this bait.

Feature /Design   Ratings (Nano Minnow)
  Consistency(1-5) Weight(1-5) Realism (1-5) Range of sizes (1-3) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
4 4 4 3 15 18 8.3

 

 

Application: 

Little lures with big fish-catching appeal, these versatile mini-baits promote powerful strike responses from Trout, Perch, Panfish and Bass. Sure to be a favorite among ultra-light fishermen and those who ply their trade in heavily fished waters. The Nano Minnow dives 0-3 feet when retrieved.

(Nano Minnow) Collective Final Rating
Construction/Quality   8
Performance   8
Price    8
Features    8
Design (Ergonomics)    10
Application   8
Total Score  8.5
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = MUST HAVE  

 

Conclusion:

Matzuo Nano Minnow Lures offer anglers the perfect downsized lure for those heavily fished waters were finicky fish prefer bite-sized baits. The tight swimming action of these lures resembles a fleeing minnow. These versatile mini baits trigger powerful strikes from trout, bass, crappie and all other panfish. These tiny floating lures are sure to become favorites among ultralight fishermen fishing tiny brooks and streams to larger ponds and lakes. We highly recommend!

Product Review: Camera Jig

Product Review: Camera Jig

Date: 7/18/2016
Product type: Action Camera Accessory
Manufacturer: TeamFishco
Reviewer: Exist To Fish
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Several options to list here. The jig includes a line release option to use like a downrigger and light tackle. You can add weights, floats and or leaders as required to gain the optimal filming perspective. The multi position bow shackles can be moved as required to find your desired view.

 

 

 

 

Introduction:

The Newly patented FishEye™ Camera Jig™ is designed for direct attachment to fishing line to put your camera into your fishing action. Standard 1/4″x20 tripod style adapter receives all underwater HD style cameras. Hardware includes line release for down rigger style attachment of line and three [3] SS bow shackles for multiple attachment points. Record fishing action, bottom structures, in water hull inspections, fouled anchors, and more!

 

 

(Camera Jig) Specifications
Type Action Camera Accessory
Length 6 x 1 x 5
Weight 2.6 oz
Material ABS plastic
Hooks NA
Colors Black
Origin USA
MSRP 89.99 USD

 

 

Quality/Construction:

Very durable one piece design constructed of ABS plastic. All components are stainless steel and of high quality!

 

Quality Ratings for (Camera Jig)
Finish(1-5) Level of Detail(1-5) Hardware(1-5) Craftsmanship(1-5) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
4 4 4 4 16 20 8

 

 

Performance:

Puts your underwater HD Camera into the Fishing Action. Use your rod, reel and bait while trolling, drifting or anchored to film what you’ve been missing. Catch All The Action!

 

Performance Ratings (Camera Jig)
Castability(1-5) Ease of Use(1-5) Quality of Action (1-5) Position at Rest (1-5) Durability (1-5) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
4 4 4 4 4 20 25 8

 

Features/Design:

Several options to list here. The jig includes a line release option to use like a downrigger and light tackle. You can add weights, floats and or leaders as required to gain the optimal filming perspective. The multi position bow shackles can be moved as required to find your desired view.

Feature /Design   Ratings (Camera Jig
  Consistency(1-5) Weight(1-5) Realism (1-5) Range of sizes (1-3) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
4 4 4 2 14 18 7.8

 

 

Application: 

 

The camera jig has several uses. Simply attach your action camera and start recording your favorite bottom structure, the fish you are targeting, the underwater action of your lure. The list goes on and on. This puts your camera right in the action to gain a perspective that is very difficult to obtain otherwise.

(Camera Jig) Collective Final Rating
Construction/Quality 8
Performance 8
Price 8
Features 8
Design (Ergonomics) 8
Application 8
Total Score 8
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = MUST HAVE  

 

Conclusion:

 

The fisheye camera Jig allows you to put your underwater HD camera right into your fishing action. Mount your camera onto the camera Jig and connect it directly to your rod and reel. The patented design allows the camera to always point to the bait or lure. A standard, multi tension line release is included to allow the Jig and camera to act as a downrigger and for light line applications. Additional weights and floats can be added to vary the Orientation and position of the camera off the bottom. Works with all makes and models of underwater camera using a standard 1/4 inch x 29 tripod adapter and locknut. Stainless steel marine grade bow shackles allow for multiple connection points and angle changes. Downrigger line release included.

 

 

 

Product Review: Tuck N Tackle

Product Review: Tuck N Tackle

Date: 7/5/2016
Product type: Two Piece Rod Transportation System
Manufacturer: Tuck N Tackle
Reviewer: Exist To Fish

 

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Introduction:

Rod transport has never been so safe, snug and efficient. Protect the tips of your rod, while preventing your line from knotting. Tuck N Tackle utilizes tension to give anglers a smart solution that takes seconds to secure.

 

 

(Two Piece Rod Transportation System) Specifications
Type Fish Rod transportation
Length 1×2”
Weight Very Lightweight
Material Plastic
Hooks NA
Colors Black
Origin USA
MSRP 14.99 USD

 

 

 

Quality/Construction:

Tuck N Tackle is designed to cover the tips of the rod during transport to protect against them from damage. Once the tips get damaged, the rod will rarely function the same. Tuck N Tackle is the only product designed to use  line tension to maintain proper system alignment, keeping the line free from detrimental contact. Other products put unwanted stress on the line which can lead to damage. Due to the amount of tension that the Tuck N Tackle is built to allow, the line avoids the risk of loosening. A loose line results in knotting or bunching at the reel point.

Quality Ratings for (Two Piece Rod Transportation System)
Finish(1-5) Level of Detail(1-5) Hardware(1-5) Craftsmanship(1-5) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
4 4 4 4 16 20 8

 

 

Performance:

Tuck N Tackle allows you to transport your two-piece fishing rod at half length without removing your tackle. The best part is the simplicity. The cap and clip use the tension of the fishing line to hold the system securely in place. Tuck N Tackle is made in the USA, molded for rugged outdoor use with high-grade, durable plastics.

 

Performance Ratings (Two Piece Rod Transportation System)
Castability(1-5) Ease of Use(1-5) Quality of Action (1-5) Position at Rest (1-5) Durability (1-5) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
4 4 4 4 4 25 8

 

Features/Design:

Tuck N Tackle was primarily designed for safe and efficient, half-length transport of a single two-piece rod. To protect from damage caused by rods and lines rubbing against each other and minimizes the space needed for transportation and storing.

Feature /Design   Ratings (Two Piece Rod Transportation System)
  Consistency(1-5) Weight(1-5) Realism (1-5) Range of sizes (1-3) Total Possible Rating (10 being highest )
4 4 4 2 14 18 7.8

 

 

Application: 

With your drag set to medium, simply attach the hook to one of the guide mounts on the top half of the rod. Separate the top half and place the cap on the bottom half of the rod. Swing the top half like a clock arm around and insert the top half into the second hole. Allow the drag to hold both halves in the cap. Use the clip to attach the tip top of the rod to the handle. You’re ready to transport safely and with ease.

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(Two Piece Rod Transportation System) Collective Final Rating
Construction/Quality   8
Performance   8
Price   8
Features   8
Design (Ergonomics)   7.8
Application   8
Total Score 7.9
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = MUST HAVE  

 

Conclusion:

Tuck N Tackle has been created as a solution for anglers who have limited time and don’t have extra space for transporting full length rods. Mission accomplished. This is a great little item for the angler on the go!

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