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Just in from Japan: Heavy Soft Plastic from Makers of Senko

Bass-catching Yamatanuki, with 'one-of-a-kind quiver action,' makes debut in U.S.

Just in from Japan: Heavy Soft Plastic from Makers of Senko

Photoi courtesy of Yamamoto

Yamamoto Baits announced the stateside debut of the Yamatanuki soft-plastic bass lure. Wildly popular in Japan, the Yamatanuki is widely credited as the bait that started the trend of "heavy" soft plastics.

"I'm so excited about this bait," Yamamoto pro Cody Meyer said. "One of the hottest techniques, especially in Japan, is to fish these heavy plastic baits. The Yamatanuki sinks perfectly, goes down horizontally, and its tail gives it a one-of-a-kind quiver action."

Yamatanuki bass lure
The new Yamatanuki is wildly popular in Japan.

Available in eight colors, the 3.5-inch Yamatanuki is poised to become a staple on tournament day for years to come. It can be fished weightless thanks to its heavy profile which tips the scales at 5/8 oz. "I like to fish the Yamatanuki in grass and heavy rocks where jigs typically snag," says Meyer. "Everybody in Japan has been trying to copy this heavy stickbait. It's going to be a big deal."

For 40 years, Yamamoto Baits have proven themselves to be a leading brand for every level of angler - from professional to entry-level. For more info on the Yamamoto Baits line of products, visit their website.




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