DAIWA: Flawless Hybridization

Cypress, CA – The Wacky Rig barnstormed bass fishing in the early 2000’s, offering an unusual but hugely effective method for rigging soft plastic worms. Finesse anglers in Japan reconfigured the presentation years later, creating an even deadlier approach to duping inactive and pressured fish: Neko Rigs. Since, the fishing universe has been flooded with custom Neko baits, weights, and hooks. And now, Daiwa offers an even further developed Neko bait. Welcome the new Yamamoto NEKO CRAWLER.

The 5” NEKO CRAWLER hybridizes Daiwa’s NEKO FAT and NEKO STRAIGHT, stealing key elements of each to create the alpha of Neko baits. Its outwardly simple profile is infused with technology and intelligence. For starters, the NEKO CRAWLER is masterminded with legendary Yamamoto knowhow for more wiggle – that special trembling action that drives bass bonkers. Also, the NEKO CRAWLER features a wide diameter nose, providing added surface for inserting Neko weights – from drywall screws to specialty weights. Thirdly, Yamamoto’s inventiveness produced a buoyant soft plastic, allowing the bait to stand straight on the bottom for easy slurping.

The 5” NEKO CRAWLER is the ultimate solution for triggering fish in tough conditions, like exceptionally clear water. Its subtleness stimulates fish that tend to over-analyze offerings. Same goes for cold water, when bass approach slowly, having time to closely examine a presentation. And, in general, the 5” NEKO CRAWLER serves to induce strikes from lethargic fish that ignore about everything else.

This subtleness is also evident in Daiwa’s palette of 10 field tested, natural colors. Because sometimes, it’s that seemingly microscopic color modification that changes a fish’s mind.

Available now, and MADE IN THE USA, the 5” NEKO CRAWLER comes 8 baits to a pack with an MSRP of $8.99.

About Daiwa Corporation

Daiwa’s first spinning reel rolled off the assembly line in 1955. Since then, the company has grown into one of the largest and most influential tackle companies in the world today. To handle sales and distribution in the United States, Daiwa Corporation first opened its doors on September 26, 1966, operating from a small facility in Culver City, California. Today, based in Cypress, California, Daiwa Corporation sells tackle throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America. From the very beginning, Daiwa’s emphasis has been upon innovation and quality. The result is a long list of product features, design and materials that have become standards for the fishing tackle industry. Daiwa’s long-standing record of innovation has left a visible mark on the majority of tackle manufactured today and continues to advance the sport of fishing. Learn more at daiwa.com/us.