Is It Real Or Is It A Gantarel?

The old tagline for Memorex audio and VHS tapes might be a better fit for Jackall’s new super-realistic swimbait.

Making its debut at the Bassmaster Classic this week is Jackall Lures’ Gantarel, a 6-inch double-jointed swimbait with a finish so lifelike it’s likely to fool any bass and nearly any fisherman into thinking it’s a real forage fish.

The Gantarel’s jointed body creates an ‘S’ swimming pattern while being retrieved, and makes 180-degree turns when twitched, which further entices big bass when they are following the bait. To add even more realism to the Gantarel swimbaits, they are equipped with feathered treble hooks.

Offered in eight extremely lifelike colors, the Gantarel is designed with pectoral fins that allows it to dive down to three feet. “When you can bring a bluegill color pattern—or a golden shiner or gizzard shad pattern bait—down into the water column, a hungry bass just can’t resist,” says Dan Thorburn, product manager for Shimano’s Jackall efforts in the U.S. and Canada. “With these new Gantarel swimbaits, we’ll just warn you to hold on. The bait has already proven itself—oh yes, it works—with bass anglers in Japan, and now we can see it hooking into big kicker bass at lakes like Guntersville, Falcon and Kentucky.”

The new Gantarel swimbaits ($39.99) are being officially introduced at the 2015 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo, starting Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC. The lures will also be available that day at selected tackle retailers nationwide and in Canada.

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