Heavy Sinking Minnow with Inertia Slide
Heavy sinking minnows have revolutionized lure fishing in mountain streams. D-CONTACT is a minnow with an "inertia slide" action, and it is truly the originator of the heavy sinking minnow.
The "D" in D-CONTACT stands for the amazing "distance power", "deep power", and "direction power" that the ultra-thin body form produces heavy weight with a built-in tungsten weight of 18 specific gravity.
While it was the catalyst for the popularity of heavy sinking minnows, its high level of perfection is unrivaled, and its high level of support has not diminished.
1. inertia slide that shifts to the micro-speed range
This is a world unlike any other floating or sinking minnow. In the case of existing minnows, when you twitch them, they move, stop, move, and stop repeatedly. "When the lure stops, it tries to use buoyancy (even sinking minnows have buoyancy to regain their posture) to regain its posture, and as a result, it does not move forward, but stops. Because of its own weight, D-CONTACT twists and moves forward while trying to regain its posture due to the law of inertia. This is inertial sliding. After that, it shifts to the low-speed region.
In this sequence of motion → inertia slide → motion → inertia slide, fish are lured by the "motion" and recognize the slow but moving inertia slide to the micro-speed region as a bite opportunity. This is similar to what we see when birds and animals catch their prey.
2. does not pop out when crossed down twitching
In the style of fishing upstream, down-crossing and down-casting is used less than 10% of the time, but there are always situations where it is necessary. The D-CONTACT was developed as a minnow to be fished by twitching, darting and jerking to produce a twisting slide action, using a lot of upstream casting. However, minnows that focus only on the upstream cast will not be effective in the field. Sinking minnows have a weakness for reverse twitching due to their nature, but the D-CONTACT has the same potential for up, cross and down casting. There is no need to switch to floating when down.
3. capable of range control
Because it has a lot of weight, it has a fast falling speed and can be used in deep water. It can be used at various ranges depending on the retrieve, the distance between twitches, and the position of the rod tip.
The 50mm, 63mm and 72mm lures all have a slightly fixed center of gravity at the back, which allows them to fly farther than conventional lures without shaking. In a headwind, you will appreciate the weight of the lure.
5. build in appeal
a. Appeal by visual shape change
The D-CONTACT's thin body and "He-shape" are designed to make the target fish aware of a big change in shape with a slight flutter or rolling. When a target fish looks at the D-CONTACT from below, it looks thin, slender and weak, but when it flutters and rolls, its shape changes drastically, making the fish aware of the change.
b. Heterogeneous reflected light
The mask and body are covered with different holograms to create a strong presence in the water. The color scheme is also designed for both natural and attractant use, with an emphasis on practicality. For example, the TS and TS Laser have different reflective efficiency in the water. The same is true for Yamame and Yamame Laser.
c. Black ring and hook specifications to bring out the sparkle of the lure
Except for the body, the rest of the lure has a colorless black finish. The hook is made of KAKEN specs for a quick and easy hook.