Wolfgram with a nice Bass taken on
the Mattlures Bluegill
has just (November 2008) appointed a South
African Agent for Mattlures products! He is
(also known as "Basstid" on
So, Bassers, you will now
be able to get your Mattlures swimbaits locally
To check out the official
Mattlures USA-based website, go to
Here are some pics
to whet your appetite:
Meet the Bluegills!
The Baby Bass
And "Woody", the
There's also a Tilapia!
Visit the official Mattlures
USA-based website for more detailed info!
For reviews on (and
excellent pics of) some of the Mattlures
lures or "baits" as they are commonly referred to, go
Read this interesting
interview with Matt Servant, who
BUT, just remember that while
you may get away with using a flipping stick with
some of these lures (the smaller ones), a
proper Swimbait rod (such as the Okuma Guide
Select big bait casting rods) will be more
appropriate and efficient.
There is broad agreement
among Swimbait enthusiasts that the best value for money
Swimbait rod currently on the market is the Okuma Guide Select 7'6"
which is rated for 1 - 5 oz lures and
15 - 30lb test
line. This is a great all-round big bait rod with the
power you need to throw heavy lures and the action that
will allow you to fish lighter baits as well.
Read a review on
the Okuma rods here:
SO, perhaps our Mattlures SA
Agent will stock some of these rods as well?
I have it on good
authority from the man himself (Matt Servant
from Mattlures USA) that the new unique
Mattlures line of Swimbait rods will be available in
the USA in December 2008! They will be available
for sale online on
www.tacklewarehouse.com. I am hoping that
our new SA Agent will be able to work out a deal to have
these Swimbait rods readily available to SA Bassers as
well! Perhaps something to look forward to in
2009 ... While we wait, here is something to whet our
appetite in terms of the new line of rods:
Watch this page for more
Don't know who the happy
angler is, but the lure is obviously a Mattlures
Your MATTLURES distributor in SA