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Anybody tried these lures?

Post  Roly on Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:15 pm

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Was wondering if anybody has tried these lures?
They go under the name "Alive" Roach, a jointed hard bait about 5'' long and weigh about 20gms
I was considering purchasing some. Has anyone out there used these? How is the lure quality? and more importantly what did the fish at your local make of them?
I'd be interested in any comments good or bad!
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Post  petestanley on Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:18 pm

I've not used them, but i have the exact one in your picture on order, and i'll let you know how it is when it turns up. Its coming from china though so not sure when that'll be, maybe a couple of weeks. (Hey look good in the youtube demo video i saw, but then again doesn't everything.
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Post  fluffchucker on Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:32 pm

They look like the `Waterwolf' lures Very Happy
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Re: Anybody tried these lures?

Post  Roly on Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:22 am


Cheers lads'

@ Pete' will most likely get a couple myself........ we can compare notes or results!
@Fluffchucker just looked at Archie's lures' yeah he's got a few quite like similiar alright. Have you been using them? with any success?

I have something quite like it already (working well too) made by Trabucco "Rapture Swimbait"

Just dunno know how the one pictured above may work or what the finish is like?
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Re: Anybody tried these lures?

Post  Alex Makk on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:59 am

They're clones of the ABT banshee swimbait, the clones are plentiful on eBay etc

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/ABT_Lures_Banshee_Swimbait/descpage-ABTBS.html



i'd be interested in how strong they are on the joints etc, and how well you do with them.
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Re: Anybody tried these lures?

Post  Roly on Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:22 pm

MrMakk wrote:They're clones of the ABT banshee swimbait, the clones are plentiful on eBay etc

i'd be interested in how strong they are on the joints etc, and how well you do with them.

Alex'
Yep thats where I saw them......
If I get a couple I'll put them under rigorous test, maybe even post a lure review!
Still curious to know what the Pike make of them.
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Post  waterwolfarchie on Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:46 pm

yeh i have . ive sent you a pm roly. theyre nice lures. was sent some as samples last year.

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Re: Anybody tried these lures?

Post  Roly on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:14 am


@ Archie' PM sent
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Re: Anybody tried these lures?

Post  plantsbrook on Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:41 pm

what is the quality like on the clones?...
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Re: Anybody tried these lures?

Post  Roly on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:31 pm

They arrived the other day, there about 4 and 3/4 inches long, just under 20gms, made well, very strong each segment is joined by two metal pins. Great detail but the colour is lacking saturation is not very strong. They appear to have a good quality hard lacquer finish. Split rings and hooks seem to be of reasonable / good quality.

However my personal opinion is that they have a very poor swim action, why I do not know! I think there is not enough difference in weight between the first head portion of the lure and the latter body sections very little if any "S" movement happening with the lure and they keept falling over in the water......... would not perform what so ever on the drop, and would not sit in the water correctly even in the margin. I was as if the lure had no idea of what it was meant to be doing, a plastic rectangle would have done the same in the water.

I tried them fast and slow but they just did not appear to react as you may expect (like a swim bait). I was thinking of attempting to increase the angle that each segment can move and this may help to get some action into them or a small lead shot just ahead of the tip of the lure may induce the lighter segments behind to move more.

A bigger heavier version may work better but overall I'm rather disappointed to say the least scratch You'd get more action from a kitchen teaspoon.

Overall 1 out of 5


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Re: Anybody tried these lures?

Post  Alex Makk on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:52 pm

oh well, better swimbaits out there for a few extra quid, thanks for getting bac to us.


if your stuck on swimbait I'd recommend the swim & jerk savage gear things or the spro BBZ's pig pig
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Post  petestanley on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:23 pm

mine still haven't turned up. i ordered the six inch version, so i'll report back on these as and when they land.
the impression i got was you worked them a bit like a jerkbait with lots of rod tip twitches to impart action.
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Re: Anybody tried these lures?

Post  Roly on Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:46 pm

Yeah I twitched an' jerked em but they just didn't seenm right, not enough resistance in the water -(toy lure came to mind) all over the place. I reckon you'll get a much better result on those bigger one's when they arrive.
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Post  Roly on Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:49 pm

MrMakk wrote:oh well, better swimbaits out there for a few extra quid, thanks for getting bac to us.


if your stuck on swimbait I'd recommend the swim & jerk savage gear things or the spro BBZ's pig pig

Yep got a nice double today on a SG 4Play........coincidence or what! Very Happy
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