Juan De Fuca Baitfish Head:
Sidney based O'Ki Tackle Mfg. Ltd. - long time manufacturer of the O'Ki, Big Shooter, Lil Shooter, Kingfisher II flashers and Titan Spoons has just launched its new baithead JDF (Juan de Fuca).
The JDF Baitfish Head is named after one of the richest salmon migration routes in the world - the Strait of "Juan de Fuca" located off the westcoast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Five species of wild Pacific Salmon migrate and rear in this area. The JDF Head is designed to product a tight, revolving "wounded" fish action that stimulates aggressive feeding fish.
For the past four years, the company has provided the painting and colour designs for another local bait head manufacturer but according to O'Ki Tackle's owner Brian Smith, "After providing the other company with the concept of painting heads, developing the colours and designs based on those used on my flashers, coming up with the idea of having chrome and gold metallized heads, and inventing the use of the jelly fish and purple haze colorant (UV purple violet - first used in my flashers), I decided that I should simply manufacturer my own head."
The JDF has many new features that make it a far better design. Some of these include; stronger line entrance and exit holes, larger bait cavity, more curve for better action, stronger pins offered in colours, hologram scale - just to mention a few.
Heads are offered in colours of clear, jelly fish, glow, red, green, chartreuse, blue, purple, black, pearl, chrome, gold, glow green, glow chartreuse, glow blue.
Another unique feature is the use of two new pin colours - glow and fluorescent red. These are stunning with certain colour combinations.
Painted colour patterns are endless. "Why would you expect anything else - this is what we are world famous for!" said Brian. The company is boasting eighty new colours for this year alone - and dig this - a "Betsy" (yellow green mist) gold metallic head to emulate its famous Betsy flasher.
Gear up with this combo - you've got to try it!