Swimbait P210 is pretty special to me – it’s first two-section bait in Mr. Zorba’s family.
The desire to create two-section glide bait appeared more than 3 years ago, when I was more and more often reaching for this type of lure when fishing – I wanted to have such bait in my offer.
I thought it would go smoothly, because how is it different from others? Hah, it quickly turned out that it was unlike everything I did before.
The main difficulty was the proper fastening system of the second part. I was wondering how to do it so it would be durable and not affect the work in any way. After a few days of testing I was able to choose the right system, but the next question appeared – where to cut to get the best job? Two or three parts? Which angle? The problems and questions started to rise up.
But I was not ready to give up – having a lot of enthusiasm and great challenge ahead, I put the gloves on and faced the problem. For almost a month of continuous testing I tried to choose the right configuration – so that this lure would work like a top glide bait.
Unfortunately, the first, second and third versions were unsuccessful. I was slowly losing hope that I could do a two-section bait.
Then I decided to seek advice from other people, I began to contact friends and strangers who in my opinion were experts in the field of Swimbait. I managed to contact some great people, whom I thank again for invaluable help and patience. Everyone was very forgiving when I asked dozens of questions about every little detail.
After two hard months of working on the model, I sent the first pieces for testing to my Swimbait freaks. I was really stressed and not sure what they would say. When the first feedback came – I sighed with relief. The bait was working great!
Then I packed up and went fishing for a few days to spend some more time with this lure and test it thoroughly. I didn’t even have a decent swimbait rod at the time, but every cast and lead of this lure made me smile.
It was 3 years ago, since then, based not only on mine growing experience, but on feedbacks from Swimbait P210’s users this bait has undergone many improvements. And today, after many requests, it also has a Lipped version.