This is a lure that will need to be part of every saltwater fisherman’s arsenal. Read below for details about the use of the Shimano Waxwing lure.
Here’s a good one gang! The Waxwing by Shimano is truly an innovative lure, the likes of which has never been seen before. Patterned after SURFACE IRON FISHING, a Southern California tradition, the Waxwing is a cast and retrieve lure that will work on any saltwater species that feeds on baitfish on the surface. In Southern California that means Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Tuna, and more. In other areas that could mean Striped Bass, Bluefish, Jacks, and literally any fish that feeds on baitfish near the surface.
The Shimano Waxwing took 4 years of development and testing to get the action, construction, and colors perfect. They have done an absolutely wonderful job creating a new lure for us fishing fanatics to play with.
Fishing the Waxwing is very addictive and you will greatly enjoy fishing with it. The most effective way to fish the Waxwing is to cast it out and begin a relatively quick retrieve. Speed will vary depending upon conditions but a moderate to quick retrieve is a good way to begin. The bait will dart from side to side in a distinct “S” pattern. This is generally all that is required to draw a bite. When a fish does hit the lure, it is best not to try to set the hook, but rather “wind through the bite.” This really means when you get a bite, keep turning the handle accelerating slightly until the fish is solidly hooked. Then the fun begins. Sometimes fish will follow the lure but be a bit reluctant to strike. When this occurs either slow or stop the retrieve (dead stick the lure) and see if the fish will pounce on it. Sometimes an occasional burst of speed will cause the Waxwing to “kick” outside of the pattern causing the fish to strike. This can be achieved by retrieving the Waxwing steadily and then every few turns of the handle accelerating the retrieve violently on one down stroke. This will shoot the jig out to one side.
The Shimano Waxwing comes in a huge variety of colors for use in any situation. In Southern California the “mint,” “sardine,” and “sand eel” colors seem to be the most effective. You may find other colors effective in your area.
Lastly, the tackle that should be used with the Waxwing includes Power Pro braided line, a Shimano Curado 300 EJ reel, and the appropriate Shimano Terez Waxwing rod. These components were developed to get the most out of your Shimano Waxwing.
Shimano Waxwing is the next generation of Sub-Surface swimming jigs for saltwater fisherman. Simply cast the jig and point your rod tip straight towards the jig, then start reeling. This jig swims side-to-side in a zigzag motion with an irregular kicking action which triggers the fish to strike.
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