THE Lure Project Metal Vibe is the result of a collaboration between Dunphy Sports and Shimano Japan - the end product is a versatile lure that can be used in a variety of fishing situations - from high speed cast-and-retrieve fishing to jigging.
They come in six appealing colours and two weights – 3.5 and 5 grams. There are two towing points (fitted with a sturdy snap clip) that changes the action of the lure. The forward hole gives the Vibe a stronger action, while the rear hole produces a more subtle movement.
Their thin profile means they can be cranked fast, worked slower, and yo-yoed in snags and along rock retaining walls and catch fish — from bream and flathead, to tailor and salmon. Thanks to their weight-forward design, they also cast out of sight on light spinning gear.
The tiny Owner trebles the Vibes come fitted with are incredibly sharp (don't drop them in the carpet!) and you'd think that any of the target species would only have to sniff at a Vibe for it to be hooked.
More info: www.shimanofish.com.au
IN this video from NT Fisheries, the effects of barotrauma on golden snapper (fingermark) caught and released in depths of 10m and deeper are clearly visible...