A lure that can hear your heart beat

A masterpiece that is the exact opposite of a diving pencil

The “S-stroke” type of lure has exploded in popularity in bass fishing. most lures called “S-stroke” lures have a flattened shape and a split body, and are characterized by the fact that the lure swims in an S-stroke by simply reeling it in. In recent years, S-stroke lures have become the standard for boat sea bass as well, proving the high potential of this action. And it can be said that the Blue Blue SNECON 180S and 220S (these two models use through-through wire) have revolutionized the offshore big game. Both have brought many successful results since their launch. The lure is shaped like a diving pencil, but it is sinking and swims almost horizontally in the water, and it is sure to be a powerful tool in the hunt for big fish in 2024. We would like to review its performance once again.

A masterpiece that is the exact opposite of a diving pencil

The key to its action is that the lure is never in the “OFF” position.

The action of the SNECON is characterized by a wide S-shape, which is produced by precise calculations. This is made possible by the use of high-precision plastic in mass production. The SNECON has five weight ballrooms, and the weight balls are not fixed. This allows them to move whenever the lure is in the water, giving the lure movement. In other words, in a manual car, the engine is in neutral, not off. With many lures, when the angler stops the action or makes an error in the action, the lure is in a deadly state for too long. This, from the fish’s point of view, “doesn’t that feel strange?” . That is what the SNECON eliminates.

The SNECON 220S has a body size of 220 mm, weighs 145 g, and has a center-of-gravity shift structure, so it flies without stress even in bad weather conditions. Its floating posture is almost horizontal.


SNECON 220S, 180S Swim & Commentary Video

Does not remind you of sinking! 3 actions just below the surface of the water

The basic action is to shake the rod tip on a tadakuri basis. This causes the lure to make a soft S-shape and move erratically. The lure swims 10 to 20 cm below the surface, sometimes breaking the surface. The angler’s image is that of a “bait swimming blithely away from the school,” which even to the human eye seems to be in a state of defenselessness. This is different from the action of conventional diving pencils, which often turn on the target fish by making it run away from the fish.

The long jerking action is also effective in luring the fish. At this time, the lure makes a very wide S-stroke. When the rod position is returned to the starting point, the lure sinks in an exquisite “bite interval” and rises just below the surface when a long jerk is started. The action is the exact opposite of that of a diving pencil.

The third action is a short jerk. This action can produce a splash to create the appearance of a fleeing bait. Rather than using the short jerk by itself, it is more effective to use it in combination with occasional short jerks, on a free-fall basis, or with long jerks.

Appealing not only by action but also by sound is effective

The SNECON ‘s built-in weight ball is not fixed, and the weight ball moves back and forth, left and right, in the weight ballroom. This causes the slightest sway between waves to act directly on the ball, causing the body to gradually tilt (depending on the design and placement of the weighted ballroom and the size and weight of the weighted ball, the weighted ball does not move uniformly, but rather with a slight time lag). This is not a monotonous movement, but rather a mysterious, more bait-like movement that appeals to the fish.
At the same time, the weighted ball moves back and forth, left and right, and hits the inner wall, producing a rattle sound that breaks up the sound of waves. Unlike many diving pencils that are designed to be silent, this sound appeal is a factor that makes the SNECON strong in tough conditions and draws out big fish.

Until now, many anglers may have focused exclusively on diving pencils when targeting yellowfin tuna, sunfish, or GTs. However, diving pencil plugs are not all there is to pencil fishing. Why not try throwing a snare pencil in situations where it doesn’t respond easily?

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Blue Blue/Snecon 220S

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