Another week passed by and there’s not much to talk / write about except from some last arrivals from Japan. These are last bits and pieces for the upcoming trip to Spain and I can’t wait to finally pack my stuff before heading down to sunny Andalusia. Conditions are quite good at the moment and I’m looking forward to an exciting and relaxing getaway.

As mentioned in my last post, I ordered some items from Tokyo based TACKLE tackle and the package arrived in Berlin just two days ago. I’m quite happy with Robleson’s reel covers, because they fit perfectly to the egg-shape reels and will protect them well on forthcoming trips and journeys.

robelson reel covers
Robelson (ロベルソン) reel covers

Besides that I got my first topwater lure by Japanese lure maker HandSome. The tiny crawler – called “Oops!” – has an interesting shape and as expected – craftsmanship and finish are just perfect. What makes this tiny plug somewhat special, is the luminescent coloring. Should be fun fishing this lure in the twilight.

Don’t miss to visit the HandSome blog for more infos about their handcrafted topwater plugs and to get some insights about the process behind.

Just today I picked up a sending from Tsunami Lures at our local post office. After more than two weeks the Kaeru finally found it’s way to Berlin. Waiting for a sending that ships with Registered Air Mail can be a pain.. Apart from that, the tropical frog pattern is just beautiful and the weedless system (see pictures below) looks like a neat piece of lure engineering. Already looking forward to cast this topwater plug into the cover.

Photos of both topwater plugs in a neat slideshow..

Handsome Oops!Handsome Oops!Handsome Oops!Handsome Oops!Tsunami Lures Kaeru WeedlessTsunami Lures Kaeru WeedlessTsunami Lures Kaeru Weedless

Right so, that will have to suffice for today. Take care..

Edit: Just found this sweet video by HandSome. Great insights on the manufacturing process of a handmade topwater lure.

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