The Waxwing Boy and Jr. have a hydrodynamic body design, “with an upper wing to make it swim in a zigzag motion and a lower wing to prevent it from rolling,” said Ted Sakai, product manager for Shimano’s technical fishing systems. “The aerodynamics make it easy to cast long distances, especially when used in the system we developed with our Terez Waxwing rods and high-speed reels including the new Trinidad 10A or Curado 300EJ, or our Stella, Sustain and Stradic spinning models.”
Each Waxwing lure features stainless wire-through construction directly to the tin-coated double hook.
To help the Waxwing lures move through the water properly, the new Shimano Terez rods matched with a high-speed Shimano reel provides a simple steady retrieve that allows the lure to swim in its zigzag motion. Terez Waxwing rods include specific seven-foot casting and spinning models, seven-foot-two-inch spinning, and eight-foot casting with the right power and action to fish PowerPro braid from 10-pound test up to 100-pound. Each Terez rod is offered in five colors to match the most popular boat hull colors – aqua, emerald green, fighting lady yellow, pearl white and sunset red – and feature Shimano’s C4S blank construction for sensitivity and durability. The custom shaped grips provide comfort for retrieving the lure or pulling on a fish, while the longer rear grip contributes to long-casting abilities.
When used with PowerPro Vermilion Red braided that will ‘virtually disappear’ in the water – the line and color of choice for the Waxwing system, anglers will see how all the components come together - the action of the Terez rods, the high-speed retrieve of Shimano’s Trinidad 10A, Curado 300EJ, Stella SW, Sustain and Stradic reels – to make such an effective fish-catching tool.
“In testing the Waxwing lures in saltwater fishing locations on all coasts, we have yet to find one predator who won’t eat it,” Sakai said. “The unique fin design allows it to swim like no other lure – many anglers may find it to be the most fun way possible to fish.”
Waxwing colors – sardine, mackerel, squid, bunker, pink/white, chartreuse, black/gold, green shad, bone, chrome, purple, sand eel, trout, mint.