I don’t know about you guys but when I have two weekends in a row where I don’t catch any fish while out lure fishing I get a little more motivated than usual. Yes, I am aware that I caught some big Mekongs at Bungsamran with Joe and Jacqui of www.fishaddix.com but I am talking about the past two trips to Bang Prah reservoir where no fish were landed and as a result I feel even more excited and motivated to go out there again to break my zero. Bang Prah and its giant snakeheads have become my equivalent of Ahab’s Moby Dick.
Thus, I have spent all my free-time in the office this week shopping online for new lures to update my arsenal (you know, because it is always easier to blame the gear than the fisherman! LOL). I made some phonecalls to www.parknumfishing.com, the Kanom Shop to place some orders and also placed some online auction bids on www.siamfishing.com. Today (Friday), all my items have arrived and I am ready for another fun day at the reservoir tomorrow.
Without further adieu, here the new members of the Bangkokhooker Arsenal (individual reviews to come after actual field testing):
Rage Tail by Strike King Lure Co. – Kanom Shop
There are soft plastic frogs and then there are the Rage Tails. Slightly bigger than your average soft plastic frog, the Rage Tail is designed to fit onto a 5/0 hook. It is equipped with fatter legs than your average frog and it kicks up as much water as a buzz-bait.
Buzzin Storm V.3 (Size L and M) by Moby Lure – Parknam Fishing
Here’s a locally made buzzbait that has a larger lure head than most other buzzbaits allowing for better balance and casting distance. Unlike the cheaper variety, this one actually has a proper loop in it so that the line or the snap swivel wouldn’t slide around every time you cast.
Khob Onn Baan Naab (Literally Onn from Baan Naab’s Frog)
This is something a little more interesting. This hand-carved wooden frog was an accidental success. Onn, the sole maker of the lure, created this lure without much thought from his home in Roi-Et Province, little did he know that his formula would catch so many damn snakeheads due to its unique swimming pattern. It was originally sold for about B100-150 but now has sold at online auctions for prices as high as B1,000!
I’ll right more about these lures extensively after some good field testing, to anyone who is going fishing this weekend: TIGHT MUTHER F**KING LINES MY FELLOW HOOKERS!!!