At the 2017 AFTA Trade Show, Zerek released through Wilson Fishing a couple of lures that are ideal for the flathead market. The two lures of most interest are the Live Mullet and the Flat Shad Pro. Let’s look a little closer at these two lures.
Zerek Live Mullet
The Zerek Live Mullet is a soft plastic jointed swimbait that is available in three sizes.
Built from the super strong TPE thermoplastic, the Live Mullet uses the same concept as the widely acclaimed Live Shrimp – to emulate natural prey movements to trigger strikes.
To achieve this goal, the designers used a segmented body that is held together with a Kevlar webbing, giving strength and unparalleled
freedom of movement.
Easily workable with a straight retrieve, the life-like 3D eyes and detailed finishes (natural and attractor patterns) make the Zerek Live Mullet an essential addition to your tackle kit, whether that’s chasing Barra, Murray Cod, Mulloway and everything in between.
The three sizes are 3.5″, and 18g, 4.5″ and 23g and 5.5″ and 35g and these are all available in 10 colours.
Zerek Flat Shad Pro
Taking in the revolutionary design features of the original Flat Shad, the Flat Shad Pro comes with a series of innovations to make these lures even more amazing.
At the heart of the new Flat Shad Pro lures, is a softer TPE material. This softer material allows the lure to swim at slower speeds, using lighter weight jigheads while still retaining the same strength and resistance to damage via stretching.
The weedless worm hook that comes with the lures has also been tinkered with. Firstly, it has been constructed with a little less weight as the softer material does not need as much weight to get the lure drifting through the water column attractively. There is also a stinger attachment loop moulded into the hook’s lead belly weight – perfect for attaching a belly stinger hook or tying a longer assist style hook.
Smart anglers are also attaching a small spinnerbait blade to this attachment to provide extra flash; the options are endless. Lastly, the Pro series features a range of exciting colours anglers have been asking for. Five new colours will be released to give anglers plenty of options when the conditions change.
Available in the 7″, 5″, 4.5″ and 3.5″ versions, the Flat Shad Pro make an already unbelievably successful lure even more so.