Two days ago, I received a sending from Osaka, containing a fine topwater lure in a truly classic color. Thanks to the kind help of a friend (Thanks again, Tim!), I was able to get hand on GaullaCraft’s “Giza Mouth” – a lure that I was trying to add to the arsenal for quite some time. That I was able to get the FFS Special release – a jointed version in a compelling red-head pattern – made this purchase even more… erm… special.

GaullaCraft's Giza Mouth
FFS Special

Just two weeks ago, I was able to meet Masafumi Yagi (one of the heads behind GaullaCraft) on a fishing trip to Bōsō peninsula with Mackey (Topbokan) and Mueaki Hayashi of Slowtaper also joining in. More pictures and details on this trip are to follow soon.

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Mr. Masafumi Yagi of GaullaCraft

If you are not familiar with the work of GaullaCraft, I highly recommend checking out their website and Facebook page, not to miss the picture-rich feature on the Tsutta website.

For it’s size of a around 100mm, Giza Mouth jointed is incredibly lightweight which results in a very balanced feel. I remember from recent talks with Mr. Yagi, that he is using Balsa for a wide range of his lure creations and especially for this one it feels like a perfect choice. Really looking forward to give it a first try over the weekend!

GaullaCraft's Giza Mouth
FFS Special – Color: #DRH, weight: 3/4oz

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