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New Products – Chapel Baits

New Products – Chapel Baits

Feb 27, 2015

Chapel Baits: European bait options bring new angles to bank fishing

By Mike Pehanich

New rigs and a wide range of economical “single-serve” bait options are going global now that another European bait maker joins Japan’s top ground and hook bait marketer.

As much as contemporary North American fishermen like to think that angling sophistication begins and ends with bass and walleye, an occasional sign from our European and Asian angling brethren demonstrates that they have developed countless rigs and, equally significantly, new high-tech baits and attractants beyond the reach of our attention.

Boilies are universally regarded as primary baits for carp. Chapel Baits will offer small bags to North American anglers in 2015.

Boilies are universally regarded as primary baits for carp. Chapel Baits will offer small bags to North American anglers in 2015.

Marukyu, the Japan-based global ground and hook bait company, recently made its second strategic purchase in less than six months — another bait company based in the United Kingdom named Chapel Baits. While I devoured the details of the transaction from a fishing tackle industry perspective, I stumbled upon the products made by Chapel Baits. Once again, I was entertained with the novelty and ingenuity of the British and other European bank fishermen who take to their sport with just as much passion and energy as a weekend tournament warrior in a fully loaded Ranger!

Portion-packed

“Clean” and “simple” are powerful concepts, particularly in the too-often complicated world of fishing. Chapel Baits markets “short session solutions,” which basically means that many of its key products come in portion-controlled packages, eliminating the need to carry large bags of ground baits and other attractants. Like your dish washer soap packets and Weight Watcher dinners, these baits are measured and packed for effective single use for the angler who simply wants to purchase and carry just what he will need for a few hours – or “short session” – of fishing. Portion-pack usage also means less waste – and money savings, too!

Focused on function

When Chapel Baits products hit North American retail shelves this spring, bank anglers targeting carp, catfish and panfish will find powerful baits and attractants in forms that solve many of the challenges that the do-it-yourself crowd regularly faces – messy pastes and mixes, home-rolled hook baits that fall off the hook, baits that bury in the silt of creek and lake bottoms out of the reach of the potential quarry swimming above them.

Chapel_SoftHooker

Chapel Bait Soft Hookers

Chapel Baits Soft Hookers, for example, are soft baits filled with flavors and attractants, yet tough enough to adhere to a hook through multiple casts and short hits.

Chapel Baits Pop-Ups are rolled “boilies,” the preferred style of bait for serious carp anglers the world over. These, however, have slight buoyancy, making them an easier find for a cruising fish. When they burst, no problem! That just lets loose a burst of flavors.

Chapel Baits Glugs are high viscosity slurries in a range of flavors such as krill (shrimp), bloodworm, and Black Tigermilk – the last of these a new one on me! Glugs are meant for bait dipping. They give off a scent trail to lead fish to the angler’s hook. These glugs also contain bait particles, presumably to allow fish to nibble their way to the bait!

Chapel Baits Glugs are viscous slurries that add enticing scents to baits.

Chapel Baits Glugs are viscous slurries that add enticing scents to baits.

Of course, these are all add-ons to the primary Chapel Baits line, which consists of boilies, pellet baits, particles and ground bait attractants. Again, all are individually packed for angler convenience.

You can view the full line of Chapel Baits products available in North America on the Japan Import Tackle website: www.japanimporttackle.com

Chapel Baits and Marukyu ground baits, hook baits, attractants and ancillary items are available through Lee’s Global Tackle, www.leesglobaltackle.com, 847-593-6424. Retailers interested in carrying Chapel Baits, Marukyu, and Rigmarole products should contact Munenori Kajiwara of Japan Import Tackle, phone: 909-913-4741; www.japanimporttackle.com

Ground baits are big sellers in the Chapel Baits line.

Ground baits are big sellers in the Chapel Baits line.

 

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