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For some strange reason the Zonk Gataride is one of very few Megabass lures I haven’t given a good outing, but I plan to change all of that this spring.

However, the questions is, which do you guys find the better and are there any significant differences between the Yoro-Yoro and the Hi-Pitch version?

http://www.megabass.co.jp/product_detai ... 40&item1=3
 

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Vidar - the guys I fish with also want to know the answer to this question..............the MegaBass catalogue shows them as swimming at slightly different depths, but that's about all the info I know.

Awesome lures though.
 

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Looking at the lip shapes, they're probably quite different action wise. I only have 2 of the yoro-yoro's (no high-pitch), but I reckon the high-pitch version will have a wider 'S' action with less rolling than the yoro-yoro. Also I imagine it will work at slower speeds as it will be more effective at picking up any movement in the water (either tidal current or retrieve).
 

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Henry Gilbey said:
Vidar - the guys I fish with also want to know the answer to this question..............the MegaBass catalogue shows them as swimming at slightly different depths, but that's about all the info I know.

Awesome lures though.
Yes, I have seen that too :) :) :)

The Yoro-Yoro seems to dive to about a foot and the Hi-Pitch dives to around 13/4 to 2 feet

http://www.megabass.co.jp/divingchart/index.htm
 

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Ben Field said:
Looking at the lip shapes, they're probably quite different action wise. I only have 2 of the yoro-yoro's (no high-pitch), but I reckon the high-pitch version will have a wider 'S' action with less rolling than the yoro-yoro. Also I imagine it will work at slower speeds as it will be more effective at picking up any movement in the water (either tidal current or retrieve).
To be honest Ben, I think you are probably very close with that one :clap: :clap:

Is there anybody who have tried both?
 

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The extra depth is probably to do with the increased surface area of the lip too. It's only slight, but enough to make that small difference. If the lip on the high-pitch was steeper then it might actually bring it back up again to the same shallow level. 2 great lures though I'd imagine. Be interesting to see if anybody has tried both.
 

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I agree with Ben - I am guessing that there has to be some kind of difference in action between the two, otherwise what's the point of making two different versions ?

Would be interested to know the definitive answer.
 

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There is much more to lip/bib design than depth.

I know why I'd choose a round over a coffin style or a square type but that is usually
for bumping structure and cover. I can't see a zonk gatoride standing upto too much
rock bashing so the only thing I can think is "roll" and "wobble frequency" control.
 

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I would say the standard Gateride dives a little deeper than 2ft, in my limited use of it it seemed to go about 3ft or maybe a little deeper than that....I might be wrong though.
 

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Keith White said:
There is much more to lip/bib design than depth.

I know why I'd choose a round over a coffin style or a square type but that is usually
for bumping structure and cover. I can't see a zonk gatoride standing upto too much
rock bashing so the only thing I can think is "roll" and "wobble frequency" control.
Exactly what I'm getting at, just worded better probably. Yoro-yoro = more roll. High-pitch = less roll, more wobble. Which I guess suggests that perhaps the yoro-yoro is a better 'visual' bait (with it's flashing sides), and the high-pitch gives off more vibration for use in less clear conditions.
 

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I would say the standard Gateride dives a little deeper than 2ft, in my limited use of it it seemed to go about 3ft or maybe a little deeper than that....I might be wrong though.
I was thinking that on Saturday as well ****. It was the first time I'd tried them and was quite surprised to see them going so deep. Not the shallow runner I'd expected at all. Easily 2 foot+.
 

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Cian and Pauly in wexford swear by them, in fact it was nice to hear Cian explain just how much he loves them, I was in his house and he basically said he was a bit gutted with the Gateride as he now doesnt really use many other lures. He picked up a handfull of Gaterides with broken lips, there must have been five broken ones there, and he then said he didnt care one iota that he had broken so many as he had landed litterally hundreds of bass on them....a small price to pay he recons.

My favourite colours in Zonks, and in most lures to be honest is fast becoming the Iwashi colour, it has it all if you ask me. Matt finish, silver/blackish (more purple really along the top, classic sandeel purple) and it has the spots like a sardine. I dont know why, but I kinda like it when I see a lure in this pattern.
 

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i had a few bass on the gataride **** i cant remember the colour but i think its iwashi a lot of purple on the back.i was plugging away one morning and no sign of a fish and i was after getting a couple of gatarides so i said id try them to see what they were like and bang fish on.
 

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****, I'll second that - the Iwashi colour seems to kill on the MegaBass lures. Will check with Cian, but I am pretty sure he into that particular colour as well
 

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The hi- pitch has a much more aggressive action than the yoro- yoro also the hi- pitch does dive to about 3ft tip down but tip up you can get it to run about a foot,the yoro yoro runs about 18in ,i perfere the hi-pitch my self it is like yoro- yoro in a mad mood
 
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