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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:33 pm
by ben k
anyone else using these? i've had good results from both the 35 and the 50mm versions, good colours too.



hey, every one thinks pygmy's are a copy of the sx40, anyone noticed how close these 2 are?
the bassday SD50 on top and bass-x below


and again.....


Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:37 pm
yes well i mentioed that in another thread and got SHOT for saying such a thing....

me thinks they are either an exact copy or same factory / different door kinda set up ?!?!?

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:58 pm
by ben k
oopssmilie oopssmilie oopssmilie lol
nah, i don't mean it in a bad way, i dont care if two companies both make a good lure, just think, thats like doubling the colour range yay actually, the bassday SD50 doesn't have a huge range of colours (unlike the 35) so its sorta good.

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:47 pm
by Zipman
Dont come out of the same factory guys because I've been to he Bassday factory in Japan, you might notice some similarities between Zipbaits though, same designer and ZipBaits is a subsiduary company, lot of other lure companies using their services for lure production as well I was very suprised. As far as I know the Strikepro range comes out of the Juro factory in Taiwan I think.


Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:03 pm
by Dan_D
I've got a couple of Sugardeep in the 35's with the red back and gold belly.

I rate em thumbsupsmilie (except the silver hooks thubsdown ) thats easy fixed though!
I bought them cause my old school favourite lure was the Halco Scorpion in the same sorta colours.


Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:26 pm
by Mully
You are right zipman Strike pro manufacture the lures here is a little info about the company for those interested.

Strike Pro is a lure manufacturer and exporter since 1973 located in Taiwan. Our production facility has research and development capability for any type of bait product design.

Prior to 1990, our products were jigs and Spinners. President Michael Tsai then decided to expand to hard lures, Original wooden lures and Spinner bait.

Strike Pro has been in the fishing industry for over 30 years and has established a proud reputation all over the world. With over 30 years of experience combined with technique exchanged from Japan, Strike Pro has become the benchmark for lure quality.

With over 500 models and 4,000 different color patterns...

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:50 pm
by Zipman
Few other well known brands coming out of the Juro factory as well Mully that I wont mention????

Back to Bassday unfortunately the founder and President and man who was responsible for many of the Bassday & ZipBaits designs Kiyoshi Itoh passed away last year, the running of the company has been taken over by his wife Taeko Itoh who may I say is a very nice lady.
Luckily Mr Itoh passed on his knowledge of lure design to Tomoya Arima and his work is nothing less than amazing with all lures hand designed not CAD programs are used which is becoming very rare in lure making coming out of Japan these days.

On the back of the current ZipBaits catalogue there's a few words that the Zipbaits staff have given in memory of Mr Itoh as follows

Dear Kiyoshi Itoh
Thanks to your hard work and dedication we are able to continue with your work the way you wanted it.We are not saying goodbye,and hope oneday we can get back together and continue building on your dream. Thank you for all the great memories.