As with other Megabass baits, POPMAX demands a lot of explaining. The original mold was again carved out by Yuki Ito rather than relying on computer design programs. And the paint works and the overall quality is impeccable as expected of Megabass.
Also, POPMAX features a unique water flow system which consists of six water intakes and a water chamber. Instead of the regular water-through system used for POPX, this system utilizes the water pressure change inside the water chamber, making it act like a lip.
Furthermore, when paused, the water in the chamber goes out and lifts its head, ready for a splash with a light rod action. With a gentle rod tip action POPMAX will roll-walk dynamically grabbing the water with each rolling action.
Hook : #4 + #4(TEASER HOOK)
Category: TOPWATER/ Pencil Baits
Type : Floating
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Similar to the spinal ribs that give the POPMAX a high center of gravity, Megabass' inertia balancer system gives it a high center of gravity. The roll action during the dog walk is a dynamic roll that shows the angler the belly of the POPMAX. In addition, the rear balancer is designed with an internal weight located at the core of the body, rather than a conventional booth on the inside wall of the body, in order to generate body compliance (deflection) that absorbs the impact of the plastic body surface when the POPMAX's large body collides with an obstacle during casting.
In order to generate body compliance (deflection), we have developed a unique balancer mount that holds the weight in contact with the top of the weight. This is a unique weight support structure only for POPMAX.
The water flow accumulated by the cup is taken into the six water intakes, and when a certain amount of water pressure is applied to the internal water chamber, the water flow is underflowed from the two ducts on either side.
The change in internal pressure in the chamber and the series of water flow discharge actions brought about by this water flow act as a lip, allowing the big bait to easily and dynamically dogwalk with the slightest movement of the rod tip and delicate rod work. Also, the moment the plug dives into the water. When the plug is reeled in, the water flow through the intakes, chambers and ducts creates a darting action (wobbling) like a crank bait.
When the lure is paused, the head is raised by the balancer set at the rear of the lure to reduce the water pressure in the chamber, and the lure adopts the same floating posture as a normal topwater bait. At this time, by lightly twitching the rod, the lure can be made to splash as a popper.
This system boasts an amazing strike rate not only for bass, but also for the offshore game of shorebait.
The birth of Megabass in the U.S. is the stuff of legend, involving a cross-country trek in the early 90’s, in which the Megabass designer/CEO Yuki Ito challenged pro staff of local stores and area pros to one-on-one fishing duels. The rules were simple: if Yuki Ito won, the store had to buy his lures; if the U.S. angler won, then Yuki had to buy local tackle from the store. This “put your money where your mouth is” approach, combined with the quality and flat out fish-catching ability that was evident in Yuki’s handcrafted Megabass equipment, succeeded in convincing stores to take on this premium imported tackle.
Today Megabass still embodies that daring spirit. Each product is a painstaking marriage of handmade form and technological innovation. Megabass strives to capture the same care, quality, and attention to detail embodied by the handmade tradition. In a modern age dominated by CAD and mass production, every Megabass lure is based on a hand-carved Yuki Ito original. Each stage of the development process is closely monitored with exacting quality controls to ensure that the mechanical process of production does not whitewash the integrity of the original.
Little has changed since Megabass’ birth in a garage in 1986 at the hands and ideals of Yuki Ito. Today Megabass continues this tradition of innovation, quality, and custom handicraft, never losing sight of the angler’s hands for which each Megabass® product is painstakingly made.
Formed in 2013, Megabass of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Megabass, Inc., and is responsible for brand strategy, product development, sales, and marketing in North America, and sales and business development in Central America, South America, and Africa.