One of the most interesting new lures, introduced at 2017’s ICAST, is Yo-Zuri’s High Speed Vibe. The lure has some functional similarities to the Halco Max 130, it’s an effective trolling lure AND cast and retrieve lure. Both applications can be done very well with this versatile lure. The lures are 5 1/4 inches (130mm), weigh 2 7/8 oz (80gm). They are thru-wired, sinking design.
From the manufacturer:
The brand new High Speed Vibe is a realistic lure manufactured to match baitfish found up and down the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. This unique lure can be trolled up to 15 knots, casted and retrieve or fished vertically in open water for a variety of saltwater game fish. The vibrating action of this lure is proven to entice strikes and the innovative through wire technology guarantees that fish won’t break off after the initial hook up. This is a sinking lure and can be fished at all depths/ranges. With key features like Yo-Zuri’s patented color change technology, powerbody and premium terminal tackle, the High Speed Vibe is sure to be your new go to lure!
Our take? Well, the lure’s finish is great, cosmetics excellent, rigged appropriately and can be enhanced with single hooks if that’s your preference (Eagle Claw and VMC both offer in-line replacement hooks). The trebles which come with the lures are 3X strong, plenty good for schoolie tuna. I’m really thinking these new lures will shine brightly when we get a good run of albacore down here. For those in NorCal and the Pacific Northwest, these lures might be of great interest for your summer albacore. Halco and Yo-Zuri comparison pic right>