Even the crackling sound of acid gills on the surface of the water is completely reproduced!
Yu Kominami, a professional guide, has been catching dozens of rokumaru every season.
He developed the Kominami Gill Pop, a jointed gill-shaped popper jerkbait, for hunting rokumaru during the thick weed season.
The Kominami Gill Pop has a popper-shaped head, but it is not a simple topwater lure; it is a hybrid bait with many different faces. It looks like a big gill bait floating on the surface, but when you pop it, it turns into a popper with an appropriate amount of splash and pop sound. Then, by diving and jerking the bait at once, it changes into a "gill-type jerk bait just below the surface of the water" that produces a series of sharp darts by utilizing its jointed structure. When the lure is paused, the large rattle weight inside the body collides with the inner wall and makes a loud "click" and "crackle" sound as it rises to the surface.
This "crackling" sound is a performance that Kominami has been obsessing over since the beginning of its development, and is a perfect reproduction of the "crackling" breathing sound that occurs when a gill runs out of oxygen and crunches on the surface of the water (some say it is the sound of insects being fed on).
The large flat body of the Kominami Gill Pop acts to resonantly amplify the internal rattle sound like a drum, and the jointed structure causes the body to shake when surfacing, making it possible to create a distinct crackling sound. The Kominami Gill Pop has "multiple appeals" that can bring the monster class lurking deep in the Canadian algae jungle to the surface in one fell swoop. This is a new genre of lure that can be applied not only to the weed flats of Lake Biwa, but also to wild ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and any other area where bluegill are found. Bluegill-type lures have evolved to this point.
After casting, pause for at least 5 seconds to let the line sink.
After pausing, pop the lure lightly to produce a splash, then jerk the lure three or four times in succession and dart it 20 to 30 cm below the surface. Pause immediately afterwards and rise to the surface. Pause for at least 5 seconds and repeat.
When there is a slight wave, the rattle will continue to sound spontaneously, attracting bass from a wide area.
The cup of the Gill Pop has a special semi-circular shape. It is designed not only for popping and splashing, but also for diving and darting ability.
The upper half of the cup produces the popping sound and splash, while the lower half of the cup is smaller to reduce water flow resistance and allow for a left-right darting and diving action.
A large rattle weight that reproduces the crackling sound that gills make on the surface of the water when they run out of oxygen.
Normal rattle lures do not continue to make the rattle sound when the action stops, but the Gill Pop will continue to make the crackling sound as long as the water surface is rippling even slightly. This is because the rattle is placed in a position where it can easily move from side to side, and the body shape reacts to even the slightest wave. The rattle ball is also a secret, with a unique crackling sound created by the material used and the size of the rattle ball selected based on repeated testing to the nearest 1/100th of a millimeter.
By moving the joint as far back as possible, the dart width in the water is increased and the tail also acts as a rudder, enabling a variety of actions from a short dog walk to underwater darting.