Spybaiting: What is this new technique taking North America by storm?

There is a new fishing technique taking North America by storm. What is it you ask? It is called spybaiting. Spybaiting is a finesse technique that originated in Japan. As with all new techniques, it does take some getting used to. Spybaiting entails spinning gear, light line, and sinking prop bait. What? Yes, a sinking prop bait.

Spybaiting fishing technique

The Bait

The bait used for this technique is a DUO Realis 60 and 80. The Realis 60mm long and weighs 4.5 grams and the Realis 80 is 80mm in length and weighs 9.4 grams. It comes in a different assortment of colors, (16 to be exact), to fit your fishing conditions. This bait has propellers on either end of the bait . According to the DUO website, “the heavy weight body settings have realized a top of the class casting ability. Furthermore, the fast sinking rate has limited the lure to surface, allowing anglers to trace a deeper range. The micro pulsation will perform for you at various fields including small to large ponds and super deep reservoirs.” This bait has an action that mimics baitfish’s true swimming action under the water. Once retrieved, the props move giving this bait an unbelievable action. The micro pulsation created from the smooth rotation of the props, the natural rolling of the body from its straight action and its lush flashing will mesmerize most basses in the field.

The Gear

The heavy weight of these baits allows for great casting ability. Since this bait is used for “silent” attacks, you will want to cast this bait far from the boat to your designated spot and then retrieve it. The prop design was designated to give the bait a smooth rotation in which creates a rolling action mimics a baitfish’s natural swimming action.

Since this bait is for finesse fishing, the gear you will need is a spinning rod, (6’6 to 7’ in length), light line, (4-8 lbs), and of course the Realis of your choice.   That is it.

Species of Fish to Target

This lure will catch you both largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, pike, and other predatory fish.

So, get out there and try it for yourself!

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