Fishunter is a flagship Mikado soft lure. There is probably no angler who likes soft lures that does not have at least a few Fishunters in his tackle box. The reason is simple. This lure is incredibly effective. It was made from materials of the highest quality, the color range is so wide that it will meet the needs of even the most picky perches, pikes and zanders. The well-proven body served as the basis for Fishunter II, which was enhanced with a tempting fish scent. 2015 is the time of new products and a new series of lures. Apart from the previously described Fish Fry we will also find a completely changed Fishunter TT in the offer.
The lures, just like the remaining soft lure new products, are packed in stiff blisters pressed into the shapes of the lures. There are 5 lures in a pack. The lures are available in two sizes: 9 and 11 cm, but in comparison to other lures of this length they seem dainty. Colors? They are chosen in such a way and so varied that everyone will find something that will fit the tastes of the fish in their fisheries. The body of the titular lure resembles the classic Fishunter both of the first and the second generation. It was made significantly thinner. This is not the end of changes. The base of the tail fin was elongated, but 3 narrowing incisions are still there.
As I mentioned, the tail base is significantly longer and the tail itself is thinner but broader.
It is placed at a right angle to the body. It’s a detail, but very important to the lure’s work, which we’ll focus on later.
As you can see, Fishunter TT looks very different from its predecessors. Yet the solutions which were successfully used in the “older siblings” remained in place. The rubber from which the lure was made is very firm and springy and even many changes of the jig head don’t destroy the body. This lure, just like the 2nd version of Fishunter was scented with “intense shrimp.” Apart from this, a well-known patent of a “nest” was used in the construction of the head: the head has a depression, which envelops the jig head and keeps it in place securely.
The entire lure is very sleek, and the softness of the rubber, the narrowing, the thin tail and the heavy fin mean that the lure “breaks” almost in half. The zander hunters remember lures of similar construction or, if those weren’t available, they would stretch the tails of their lures after bathing them in hot water in order to achieve such an effect.
Does that mean that the lure’s tail will work in such sweeping motions? Will the tail be going past the hook’s bend, which can be so annoying in some lures? I found the answer in the course of field tests.
In the water the lure is characterized by a delicate mirroring of the body and strong vibrations of the tail. The broad fin works very intensively, but without wide side swings. This task is performed by Fishunter and Fishunter II perfectly well. In the TT version the tail can even go around on its own axis. This happens thanks to the long and narrow base of the fin and the vertical setting of the blade of the tail.
Of course the lure behaves differently if you arm it with jig heads with significant difference in weights. The tail works even with very light heads and will work great during a lazy slow fall. Thanks to its rather narrow work the lure can be armed heavily and used almost like a rooster tail.
When you aggressively jerk the lure up and let it fall, it lands on the bottom with the tail up and it’s susceptible to any movement of the water. And right this very moment a free movement of the lure happens, completely independent of the angler. It’s a very tempting moment for predators, especially zanders which, as we know, are very keen to attack a lure lying on the bottom, first pushing it into the ground.
Fishunter TT is a completely new lure. It’s not another twin product which is more tempting for the anglers than the fish. Despite the same name it is much different both in terms of the appearance and of the work from its predecessors. It is therefore an important addition to our boxes.
Good luck on your fishing trips,