A concept by UK professional bass lure fishing guide and author Marc Cowling, further designed, developed and constructed by Tom Cooper at TC Lures, the ZIPP WAKE is a subtle, floating, surface sliding lure from the team that brought you the proven Signature and Magnetic Weight Shifting (MWS) Needlefish. Although the shape and profile of the Needlefish inspired this all-new, UK made and hand-built, 'walk-the-dog' lure, the buoyancy has been achieved through the development of a completely bespoke mould.
Maintaining the classic centrally-positioned eye as an obvious 'Strike Point', the introduction of 'Bait Fish Inspired' internal Flash Plate on the Frost/Flash, Blue/Flash and Green/Flash patterns will switch the predatory bass onto them in double-quick time, with the Bright White version ideal for murkier seas, with conversely, the Translucent version the perfect choice for when the bass are being particularly wary under those exceptionally bright sky and/or clear water conditions.
The ZIPP WAKE has been designed and extensively tested with lure fishing in mirror-like, and very calm to 'slight chop' sea states and settings in mind - the type of which the lure angler will likely encounter within creeks, sheltered estuaries, quiet bays and tidal lagoons. Moreover, the ZIPP WAKE has proved exceptionally effective where strong levels of lateral current have been observed, both in very shallow (6") to relatively deep (15ft) of water, whereby the lure's overall shape, weight and sleek design helps it to retain a very subtle, yet equally inviting presence on the surface.