Australian lure market has an excellent range of hand
made lures on offer. Whilst the majority of soft plastics
are imported from the USA, Aussie made minnows and
plugs are available right on our door step at a very
reasonable price. We have chosen to feature four of
the premier Bream lures here, with a little bit of
history on each one.
What initially started as a home business for Victorian
Dan McGrath back in 1994 has produced one of the best
Bream lures on the Australian market. Initially Dan
began manufacturing lures with an old friend, where
they made two different models. They each went their
own way later and took one model with them. Dan took
what is now the Attack Minnow whilst his friend took
the model which grew into the Merlin range of lures.
With this type of heritage the quality of Dan's lures
is very high. He is happy to keep the business as
a home based business, so that he can maintain the
same level of quality for all his products.
Attack minnow is a 5cm shallow diving lure with a
tight action which is maintained even at the lowest
of speeds. A small amount of body roll compliments
the action to give the Bream angler an excellent all-round
casting lure. A quick look through "How to Catch Bream
on Lures and Flies" will show picture after picture
of huge Bream taken on one of Dan's minnows. Top selling
colours include the Yellow Tiger/Red Scale (3), Yellow
Tiger/Green Scale (4), Pink and Mauve Tiger (8), Gold
Tiger (17) and the Silver Tiger (18). All Attack minnows
are hand tuned by Dan before being packaged.
THE FULL ATTACK MINNOW RANGE IN OUR ONLINE STORE.
Sneaky Scorpion 35:
Australian tackle manufacturer Halco has recently
purchased RMG lures and their excellent Scorpion range
of minnow lures. Halco Scorpions have always accounted
for Bream, but a few modifications to their sinking
35mm Scorpion has produced an awesome lure which will
take more than its fair share of finicky fish.
new "Sneaky" Scorpian 35 has been tweaked to produce
a lure that suspends in midwater when the retrieve
is stalled. It floats toward the surface in slow motion
leaving plenty of time for a following Bream to ambush.
Using this lure for the first time will have most
anglers wondering if the lure has fallen off as most
other lures rise within a few seconds. The new Halco
lure will rise from about 1.5m deep over about 10
seconds, in a perfect fish attracting motion.
The Halco Sneaky Scorpion is another shallow diving
lure which has a lovely tight action. The body roll
is again similar to the Attack in that it doesn't
shake itself to bits, but rather shimmies through
the water with ease. Whilst this lure has only been
on the market since May 2002, the same colour range
has been continued from the other Scorpion products.
Top Bream colours include the Red Stripe (R4), Fire
Fin (R5), Chrome Gold/Orange Back, Mullet, Crawfish
and Bloodnut. The Sneaky Scorpion 35 has a ball bearing
enclosed inside its body for additional fish attracting
THE HALCO SNEAKY SCORPION 35 IN OUR ONLINE STORE
New South Wales lure manufacturer Paul Kneller been
manufacturing his hand made lures from home out of
timber . He has several models, the smallest of which
is dynamite on Bream. The Deception Palaemon is a
5cm floating minnow which dives to about 1.5m. It
is a perfectly balanced lure which is also hand tuned
by Paul before packaging. Whilst finding the Palaemon
in shops can be a little tricky at times, persistance
will reward you with a sensational lure that is almost
guaranteed to catch Bream. The Palaemon and the Attack
Minnow share a very similar colour range, so have
a look at the top Attack patterns above and you will
find something very similar in a Palaemon. One advantage
of the Palaemon is the new chrome colours which are
a proven Bream magnet.
THE DECEPTION PALAEMONS IN OUR ONLINE STORE
top quality Australian made lure, the Oargee Lil'
Ripper has proven itself a top Bream lure amongst
some quality competition. This shallow diving little
minnow has recently taken out the latest heat of the
to 1.2 metres, this lure has a great action that is
perfectly complimented by a reasonable body roll.
These fantastic little lures are now available in
our online store.
THE OARGEE LIL' RIPPER IN OUR ONLINE STORE