While testing off the Belgian coast earlier this year three Tope fell to one rod on the 18cm model. Since then these baits have become legend in the Benelux Angling press.
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Art Baits Flatfish: For many years now we have been trying to develop a flatfish soft bait but either it moved like a dalek or the colours were just crap. So imagine our delight when at a European pike fair we bumped into Dutchman Han du Pau, one of the directors of Art Baits, who showed us these absolutely fantastically realistic flatfish. We were given a few samples to try and I and a couple of trusted members of the Lure Anglers Society put these through their paces for about 6 weeks, capturing all manner of species. As all experienced anglers will know, flatfish are preyed upon when small by just about every predatory species including their own kind. Small flounder and plaice have been used as bait for tope, smoothhound, spurdog and so on for decades, but now we have a realistic looking as well as a realistic moving artificial flatfish. We confidently predict this will be the must have soft bait of 2011 / 2012.
These baits are hand poured in 3 layers and made in Belgium; They are made from the latest bio-degradable non-toxic plastic which will NOT eat your tackle box. They are so soft that you can leave them in your pocket screwed up and pull them out and they will fish instantly, these are truly the Rolls Royce of soft baits and yes, they also take freshwater predators. I personally have had zander to 90cm while testing and one member of the LAS has been devastating the Essex perch stocks.