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What are you guys waiting to see, or hoping turn up during the coming year?

I've currently been given the task (not that I mind) of sorting my step-brother our with a budget lure fishing set so am looking all over the place for the best value rods and reels.

I was keen to see them already but one thing I am really waiting for this year is the Daiwa Powermesh X Spin rods. They may be pants, but I can't wait to see what they're like!!! With sensible retain prices, they'll surely sell for less, so they could be a really interesting addition to the market this year.

Nantes will probably throw a pile of extra ideas in the pot, but there is anything that you guys are keen to get your hands on this year? Or anything you'd like to see that isn't perhaps yet available?
 

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You rock my world Ben, what a spanky monkey thread you have started here.

For me, what I will be looking for this year will be smaller lures, hard and soft. I normally only use lures from 90mm to 175mm, but I am looking forward to searching out small hard plugs, like 45mm to 70mm, I just recon they are really going to help on some days, think I been missing out to be honest. And I have found a few but the more I look the more I like what I see, there are some whack whack squirt baby lures available.

If I could ask for a lure to be invented....I would love a lure very simular to the Xorus Bass Arrow, but just slightly thicker, not alot, but just enough to get a bit of feed back up the line so I could feel what the bloody thing is doing. Love that lure but you need a masters degree in surface fishing to use one.
 

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Great question/thread Ben...........

To start with :

1 - cheaper high-end 8 strand braid so that more people can start using it and seeing how awesome it is for lure fishing
2 - More and more "modern style" lure fishing rods at different price points to give more anglers more choice and more ways in to this
3 - Purpose designed breathable waders for bass anglers - perhaps it's a case of dream on though.........

More to come.
 

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Good call guys!

More affordable rods is where it's at henry! Would like to see more reels becoming useful in saltwater too. Right down through the range!

Back later, gonna go and catch some Cornish bass!
 

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1. That some of the UK divisions of the major fishing companies start to take UK plugging half as seriously as we do, and bring in the good stuff.

2. That more of the smaller japanese lure companies find UK importers, North Craft, OSP, and others (and the value of the yen to fall :muttley: )

3. A soft plastic so idiot proof that even I can catch on it.

4. More companies to produce lures in translucent colours, as the seem to have had the edge for me last year.
 

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For me;

1 More finesse fishing with small lures and sp's
2 Alternative species caught on lures - bream, flatties, pollack, wrasse, triggers, smoothies - its not all about the bass!
3 Tropical lure fishing awareness - jigging and popping getting a bit more coverage and opening eyes ;)
4 Different Lure fishing styles - vertical jigging and fly skills becoming more popular
5 Kayak and Skishing becoming more popular and practiced.
 

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A light rockfish rod from Japan. It should be ideal for light plugs and jigs but cast a bit better than a standard ultralight/finesse rod. 7ft+ casting up to 7gms line up to 6lbs (ish). All I would need then is a better selection of small plugs and softplastics.....
 

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mrfishjersey said:
Dave Irving said:
2. That more of the smaller japanese lure companies find UK importers, OSP,
Ah, OSP is now available in the uk, getting stock shortly....... :wackit:
Hey ****, can you give us an update on all the brands you'll be stocking in 2010? Cheers mate, I'm sure only one or two would be interested so no rush.
 

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Chris Guest said:
The Summer of "76" for those old enough to remember it..................
Yes, I am old enough - funnily enough we were telling our kids about it yesterday! Also the summers of 2003 and 2006 were very good where I lived in Kent at the time. Since I moved to Wales the summers have been terrible.

So, a "proper" Summer for 2010 would be what I look for so I can get out and fish lots more marks on many more occasions!
 

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To use the Fly Rod I got for Xmas 2008.
Make my own lures (not many though ****) ;)
Put the advice from you guys into practice.

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Spose if we're thinking targets too then I've got to get my own bl**dy website sorted too! Along with a couple of others. More than 18 months on it and it's still not ready! :wackit: :wackit: :wackit:

Quite a few things I want to get the hang of this year. Mostly with soft plastics, but not necessarily fishing them in the usual way. Floats, definitely. Floating softbaits. Various ways of weighting them etc. Got one idea that I reckon could really work well. just need some more bass to turn up first!

Will also be on a major species hunt this year! Starting pretty much from now. The smaller lures will play a big part. Been using a lot of the ones Keith mentions above, but softies too. Got some lovely 2 inch chartreuse Sawamura shads lined waiting for the flounder when I get chance. Whiting to are gonna feel my wrath within the next week or so!

Then for the summer... giltheads, triggers if poss. Whatever is about basically. May as well try and prove that we can catch pretty much everything with lures - if we can.
 

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A few more wishes......

4. Better designed fishing clothing, using modern materials from the outdoor clothing world
5. A special place where lure addicts can go and detox
6. To come across a bunch of money I didn't know I had, enough to buy a nice house in Fethard (Ireland)
7. More bigger bass for everybody to catch (and release)
8. Shimano to release a completely waterproof version of the Stella range, at around £300 !!!!!!!!!
9. Affordable wading boots that last for longer and feel more like a good pair of hiking boots to wear - kind of like bringing high-end Simms quality down a couple of price points
10. To keep on working at making bass fishing look better and better all the time - the more good people we bring into "our" world, the better it is for the future of sport fishing
 

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Henry Gilbey said:
A few more wishes......


10. To keep on working at making bass fishing look better and better all the time - the more good people we bring into "our" world, the better it is for the future of sport fishing
Make a few more videos and T.V programmes specifically to modern lure fishing Henry.

I personally would like to see some more quality modern baitcasting rods available to us in the UK for modern bass plugging.
 

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Chris Guest said:
The Summer of "76" for those old enough to remember it..................
ahh great that was - our local lake was nearly dry & I was able to get loadsa tackle out off the shopping trolleys in there lol
 
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