Egibow TR was born as a new tip-run egi (squid jig). There are three essential performances required in an egi: ① High braking ability to stop promptly after jerking. ② Keel sinker that cuts through the water with minimal wobble when submerged. ③ And our forte, a horizontal posture that entices squids to bite.
For ①, there are egis that won’t stop moving after being jerked. Continuous movement deters squids from biting. Hence, we meticulously studied the balance of egis from other companies and pursued a shape that stops immediately upon jerking.
Regarding ②, the shape of the sinker is crucial during jerking. If the resistance is too high or the silhouette is incorrect, it leads to wobble after jerking and during stationary periods underwater. Inspired by the keel of a yacht, our Egibo TR developed a keel sinker detached from the main body, reducing the wobble of the egi body while minimizing resistance during jerking, resulting in an egi that makes it easier to detect bites.
③ Here’s the most crucial part. The most ideal posture for squids to bite is a horizontal balance posture that stays within ±5 degrees from horizontal. By applying the buoy-making techniques of Kizakura, we have achieved this. A poor posture underwater makes fishing difficult. Posture control is very important, and we at Kizakura have been experimenting for over 40 years. This technique makes bites more distinct compared to other egis, contributing to everyone’s catch rate.
Furthermore, to enable optimal squid fishing according to the weather and sea conditions, we have carefully selected sizes, cloth colors, and body colors, offering 20 types of egis with 2 body sizes, 3 body colors, and various cloth colors. This year, we have added 10 more colors and 20 kinds of egis, allowing you to enjoy squid fishing tailored to your region.