For selective situations when fish only have their eyes on small beetles.
For fish on a fussy diet who are feeding on small beetles, there are situations where they won’t use their mouths due to the volume of the Shinmushi. The Koshinmushi is a downsized model to visually motivate those picky eaters.
After redesigning the thickness of the body, we were able to realize that unique sound of a beetle touching down on the surface. As the downsizing of the body will reduce its ability to appeal to a vast area, we installed a rattle sound.
Separate body structure
The body of the Shinmushi is a two piece structure separating from the belly and the back section. By removing the belly hook eye, anglers will be able to separate the body to customize the lure depending on the given situation.
We made it a point to design the wings as a fixed feature instead of a free moving wing, for its function as a stopper. It was also carefully designed to enable to the lure stage a ”freestyle” action while retrieving. We have employed elastomer as its material minimizing any drag while casting.
The length of the legs are 70mm and are so soft that it will continue shimmering even when holding it still in your hand. The color combinations have been chosen depending on body color based on Mr. Aiba’s previous experience.
Japan brand DUO
was established as a fishing tackle distributor in the year 1995 when president Hisahiro Matsushita went independent and started his own company. The lure business of the 90''''s was severely influenced by the Japanese recession. However, never compromised its principles and did not give up on the initial concept of making products of the highest quality. -Adhering to this principle, even at a time when the majority of companies switched to foreign factories for cheaper labor cost, did not abandon the production in Japan for the inferior production in the overseas market.
Two years after the launch of the company, sales revolving around products created at the hands of Mr. Masahiro Adachi, one of the most acclaimed young designers in the country, were commenced.
Now in its third decade, is widely considered one of the top brands of the industry in Japan, a country widely seen as the pinnacle of lure manufacturing.
Chief designer of DUO and current CEO, Mr. Masahiro Adachi is well-known for keeping true to the height of basic performance and also has a world reputation for producing magnificent lures in which simple beauty is combined with outstanding performance.
By the year 2016, range of products includes over 300 models and the amount of lures sold has reached over 20 million units. In addition, since 1999 the company has also been active in the field of OEM, supplying products to some of the top brands in Japan, as well as enjoying its own success.