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Storm Arashi Rattling Deep 18 & 25

The new Storm Arashi Rattling Deep - big crankbaits for big fish like Toman.

The new Storm Arashi Rattling Deep – big crankbaits for big fish.

The Storm Arashi Rattling Deep gets two new size extensions for 2016. The 22g Arashi Rattling Deep 18 (ADP18) has a body length of 7cm and dives down to 5.5m while the larger Arashi Rattling Deep 25 (ADP25) is 9cm long, weighs 32g and dives to a whopping 7.6m! These are definitely big crankbaits built with big fish in mind.

Side view of the Storm Arashi Rattling Deep 25

Side view of the Storm Arashi Rattling Deep 25

Both the ADP18 and 25 have big profiles and offer plenty of presence in the water to draw big and aggressive predators in. Like the smaller ADP10, these two deep-diving crankbaits features a large single knocker rattle that delivers a low frequency pitch as well as the Arashi-series signature circuit-board lip.

Top view of the Storm Arashi Rattling Deep 25

Top view of the Storm Arashi Rattling Deep 25

Compared to a conventional moulded lip, a circuit board lip is thinner and will have lesser resistance when the lure wobbles from side to side, which translates into lesser effort needed by the angler to work the lure. This also means that Storm Arashi crankbaits are able to achieve its high-pitch action right away even at slow speeds.

Broad circuit board lip is reinforced underneath to prevent breakage

Broad circuit board lip is reinforced underneath to prevent breakage

Given the larger circuit board lip on the ADP18 and 25, both models have moulded reinforcements below the lip to prevent breakage when hitting snags or being chomped down by monsters.

Notice the rotated hook hangers on the Arashi series of hard baits.

Notice the rotated hook hangers on the Arashi series of hard baits.

Most hard bait lures have hook hangers that are in line with the lure’s tow-point. While this configuration is fine for appropriately sized treble hooks, the chances of hook hang-ups are rather high when larger trebles are used. By rotating the hook hanger by 90 degrees, the treble’s angle of movement is limited, therefore preventing hang-ups when hooks up to a size larger are used. This position also ensures the hooks are nestled closer to the lure’s body, offering better action.

Rotated hook hangers on the lure's tail

Rotated hook hangers on the lure’s tail

Since their arrival in Australia, the Storm Arashi Rattling Deep 18 & 25 have been catching big fish – from Yellowbelly to monster Murray Cod. As for us folks in South East Asia, do you think these two crankbaits will win over our local species like Toman, Grouper and Black Bass? There’s only one way to find out!

Lubin Pfeiffer with a monster Murray Cod on Storm Arashi Rattling Deep 25

Lubin Pfeiffer with a monster Murray Cod on Storm Arashi Rattling Deep 25

Say "Ahhhh!" - Photo by Lubin Pfeiffer

Say “Ahhhh!” – Photo by Lubin Pfeiffer

 STORM ARASHI RATTLING DEEP

Model Running Depth Body Length Weight Buoyancy
ADP18 5.5m 7cm 22g Floating
ADP25 7.6m 9cm 32g Floating

 

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