If you’re targeting pike, perch or zander this winter, it’s odds-on that you already own a few Fox Rage and Salmo items. After all, the brands cover every conceivable tackle requirement for the serious predator angler.
Since its launch here in the UK, Rage has firmly installed itself as the market leader and this year have added to their expanding range with more must-have terminal tackle and lures, and the rods and reels to go with them.
With Salmo releasing several exciting new lure patterns too, we headed to their Essex HQ to find out more about the kit hitting the shops now...
1) RAGE REALISTIC REPLICANT TROUT & PERCH
THE Fox Rage Replicant family has been further expanded with two incredible new additions. The Replicant Trout, with highly realistic detailing, delivers a swimming action irresistible to predators. Key features include a belly hook rotation system to maintain hook holds. In four sizes – 10cm/20g, 14cm/55g, 18cm/90g and 23cm/155g. The Replicant Perch sees the brilliant characteristics of one of the most successful swimbaits of all time worked into a perch format. The lure uses a super rip-resistant body material and features the proven Replicant swimming action. In three sizes – 10cm/20g, 14cm/55g and 18cm/85g.
2) RAGE CRITTERS
Fox Rage Critters in a range of colours and sizes deliver a crayfish imitation with real predator appeal. Fish them on jigheads, weedlessly Texas-style, or any other way the fish want them.
They feature multiple appendages, including uniquely shaped front claws, and have hook slots for completely weedless rigging. In three colours – Ultra Violet Dark Oil, Lemon Tiger and Natural – and a choice of 7cm and 9cm size.
3) SALMO SQUAREBILL 6CM
THIS is a deep-bodied floating crankbait with a square lip designed to deflect the lure over bottom snags. Its new, larger 6cm size is perfect for all freshwater predators. An extremely durable body helps it to withstand damage from underwater structures.
4) SALMO SLIDER 16CM
A LARGER, limited edition version of the legendary Slider, perfect for big predators. This 16cm sinking version is perfectly suited to heavy-duty casting and trolling.
5) SALMO PIKE FLOATING 9CM
THIS classic Salmo crankbait with an incredible action is now available in a smaller 9cm length. In Hot Pike and Pike colours, its floating body is perfect for shallow running from 0.5m down to 1m.