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Wonder if these Daiwa softies will make it here?

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    Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 8:33pm
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It's interesting to see these Daiwa softbaits starting to feature in Aussie fishing vids (from guys associated with that company).
They're in the testing/marketing push phase, released into Aussie shops in Sept.

They appear incredibly similar to Z Man, with their own version of a stretchy, buoyant material - "Elastomax". 

And a number of identical or similar colours/names to both Z Man and Gulp.
E.g. Banana Split = Bruised Banana; Motor Oil; Pilchard = Nuked Pilchard; Baby Bass; Red bait = Redbone; Camo.

Interesting to see what names they can use - obviously a lot aren't trademarked internationally.


One cool thing on the website is you can select the UV view image and see each bait colour lit up (UV and/or lumo) under black light torch. 

(note, I have no connection with Daiwa - just a softbait collecting addict, as I've confessed in the softbait thread before!!)
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Will probably come with Hush-hush sauce.
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Yep they are on their way to our shores
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Originally posted by Muppet Muppet wrote:

Will probably come with Hush-hush sauce.

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I have plenty of softbaits thanks, so whether they get here or not i don't care.

Well, that's not true and if it was it wouldn't stop me buying (i.e. collecting) loads of them, just in case....

And the hush-hush sauce is of course a waste of money, but maybe it's great so i will get that too :)

The UV views are pretty cool
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I hope they are more robust than Daiwa Flat Junkie softbaits
out of japan. They get hammered and after 2-3 fish fall apart.
I guess maybe the bait junkie is be developed with snapper in mind and not just sea bass / bream
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Always open to trying something different but would have to tick a lot of boxes to dethrone what I use now. Some of those colours look good.
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Originally posted by DenimViper DenimViper wrote:

I hope they are more robust than Daiwa Flat Junkie softbaits
out of japan. They get hammered and after 2-3 fish fall apart.
I guess maybe the bait junkie is be developed with snapper in mind and not just sea bass / bream

Fair call. The vid I was watching, the guy got a nice coral trout off the Queensland coast. The trout have some mean teeth and the jerk shad he used looked pretty un-damaged.

For the Aussie market, if they don't last against mangrove jacks, snapper etc, they might struggle.
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The real test will come against the pesky leather jackets 😂😂
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Originally posted by brmbrm brmbrm wrote:

I have plenty of softbaits thanks, so whether they get here or not i don't care.

Well, that's not true and if it was it wouldn't stop me buying (i.e. collecting) loads of them, just in case....

And the hush-hush sauce is of course a waste of money, but maybe it's great so i will get that too :)


Hmmm, sounds all too familiar Wink
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It'll be interesting to see how widely stocked they are here (which presumably depends on how aggressively the local distributor pushes them into stores) and the price point versus Z Man - which seems to be the most direct competitor in terms of the material.

A popular colour Daiwa doesn't have is a bright orange - so Atomic Sunrise fans won't be swapping brand any time soon.

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