Bass Fishing, Bass Lures, Bass Boats, Russ Bassdozer

Shop @ Bassdozer Store | Lures, Rods, Reels | Boats, Motors, Electronics | Expert Articles | Reports | States | News | Forums | Tournaments | Clubs | Federations | Guides | Links | Books | Magazines | Surf Fishing | About Us  | Terms of Use

ICAST 2008:
Mega Strikes Again at ICAST

By Russ Bassdozer


It wasn't too long ago (two years) that MegaStrike won a Best of ICAST new product award for their then-new Evolution Jig.

Well, they say lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, but Mega does! Not with an award this time, but with the sensation at the ICAST show surrounding MegaStrike's new ShakE2 jig. There's never been a jig as technically-constructed nor perfectly-balanced like it!

The emphasis this year in the MegaStrike booth was on their new stand-up style ShakE2 jig head that's especially designed to fall forward and land upright. It tends to balance upright on the wide football head and fulcrum plate. Another feature is the jig head has two keeper collars. One collar to thread soft baits onto the jig hook shank as in traditional exposed hook jig fishing. The second keeper collar lets you rig baits weedless (aka shakey jig style) when snags are present.

Megastrike owner Bobby Uhrig shared a little tip that he's been rigging smaller swimbaits on the ShakE2 heads, since he finds that the ShakE2's fulcrum plate can work almost like a crankbait lip, giving more swimming action to swimbaits.

Many vendors have test tanks to demo their products in action to buyers at ICAST.

"Swimbait vendors who saw how the ShakE2 enhanced the action of their swimbait products immediately wanted them to demo with their products. One of the top swimbait names in particular, he took one look at how it made his swimbait move, and immediately asked to order 100,000 ShakE2s," says Bobby proudly.

"You know when everybody who's anybody in the soft bait biz are all ganged up at MegaStrike's booth to try to get ShakE2's to show off rigged on their products back at their own booths, you've probably done something right," says Jamie Cyphers, editor of Bass West USA magazine.

MegaStrike also plans to offer a heavy duty 3/4 oz size with a heavy flipping hook for working it through thick grass such as on Lake Guntersvillle, Alabama.

"Some of the top names in our sport have asked for and are using the prototype of this flipping ShakE2, and it works perfect in all kinds of heavy cover - too good for me to let them be the only ones who have it," laughs Bobby.

Special Features of ICAST 2008:

  1. Ardent: Ardent Shows Pretty Nifty Products
  2. Daiwa: Daiwa Stays in High Style
  3. Endless Innovation: Hundreds of Hot New Products at ICAST
  4. Frogs: Gambler, Gene Larew, Kanji, Mann's, Rein, Secret Lures, Snag Proof, Spro
  5. G.Loomis: G.Loomis Goes for the GLX Excellence
  6. Hooks: Good-Looking Hooks from Eagle Claw, Gamakatsu, Mustad, Owner, TTI, VMC
  7. ima: ima Japan Debuts North American Exclusive Baits
  8. Jackall: Day of the Jackall Lures
  9. Lines: New Fishing Line from Bioline, Blackwater, Cajun, SeaGuar, Sufix, Sunline
  10. Lucky Craft: Feeling Lucky and Crafty
  11. MegaStrike: Mega Strikes Again
  12. Optimum Baits: Optimum Debuts Double Diamond Swimmer
  13. Plano: Plano Wins Best of Show Award in Tackle Management Category
  14. Quantum: Quantum's New KVD Tour Rods and Reel Cover all Cranking Situations
  15. Rods: Rod Highlights from American Rodsmiths, Big Bear, Kistler, Lamiglas, St. Croix
  16. Sébile: Sébile Defines World-Class Hard Baits by his own Principles
  17. Shimano: Shimano Curado Voted 'Best of All' New Products
  18. Strike King: Kevin VanDam Comments on Strike King's New Bass Baits
Shop at Bassdozer's Store
Bassdozer Store
Men's Clothing at
Bass Pro Shops

May I ask you for a favor please? Please start here first whenever you shop online. Click on any store logo above or book below. Bassdozer gets a small sales commission if you begin shopping at these stores from here. You always get the same low price you would pay anyway. Thank you kindly for shopping at Bassdozer.

Kevin Vandam's Bass Strategies
Kevin Vandam

Secrets of a Champion
Kevin VanDam

Fishing on the Edge
Mike Iaconelli

Big Bass Zone
Bill Siemantel

Denny Brauer's Jig Fishing Secrets

Denny Brauer

Denny Brauer's Winning Tournament Tactics

Denny Bauer

Monte Burke

Thank you for visiting. Please enjoy!
Bass fishing lures, bass boats
Worldwide Bass Fishing, Bass Lures, Bass Boats