After weeks of preparation, icast 2015 has come and gone. The 4 day event was an all around success. From showcasing new products in action at “icast On The Water” to discussing the pros take on new products, the Optimum crew had a great time at the event.
New from Optimum :
AA’s Bad Bubba Shad Swimbait
After many requests for a beefier version of our original AA’s Shad tail, a new paddle tail swimbait design was brought to the table. This new bulkier bait was designed with the idea of being able to rig these baits with a much larger hook shank with reduced body wear. Many saltwater anglers prefer using a larger hook with our shad tails, so we delivered with one bad beefy shad.
With the use of CAD design and 3D printing technology, we were able to give this bait a mean 3D scale pattern and really fine tune its swimming action. Along with a fat belly for increased body wobble, the bait was also given a textured paddle tail for increased water displacement and vibration.
This new body design eliminates unnatural tail flailing and provides a tighter body roll and tail kick to represent a live baitfish swimming action.
This is a new take on an older bait that we think will prove to be a very versatile tool in the world of swimbaits.
For more about this bait check out Paul Mueller’s interview with AdvancedAngler.com
6″ & 7″ Victory Tail
To complete the lineup of Victory Tails, a 6″ and 7″ size was added. With a complete set of sizes ranging from 3″-8″ the Victory tail is a very versatile bait with many applications when trying to match the hatch.
For more about the Victory tail and Fred Roumbanis’ technique he used with this bait at Kentucky lake, Check out the videos from our friends over at AdvancedAngler.com and WesternBass.com