Many more pictures of this in the side-bar bait area. This is a really well-detailed lure. Body well sculpted with a tight, well-marked paint job. The yellow and black stripes are still bright and crisp--even after this lure's been used. Brick-red eyes are a nice touch. Tiemco really did an outstanding job with these lures. Typical lovely wing details on a hinged joint.
The rust and dirt are from use--and it's held up great.
Siglett's limited color edition: "mat fairy." A very nice pale lime green that fades into slightly deeper green tones and ends at the tail in a mild blue-green. Very pretty lure. The eyes are a slightly darker shade of the blue-green at the tip. Wings are smoke-grey. As with all Siglett (small) lures, this one measures 36.5mm. Designed by Yuki Ito.
Another pretty little cicada lure from Smith, Haruzemi female:
On my other Smith cicada lures, the wings have a delicate pattern applied to them. But this cicada, like Smith's 'bee,' has clear wings. Gorgeous metallic fiery red on the top, and a brilliant golden belly. Petite, delicate and real looker.
Probably my all time favorite cicada lure, even though I'm not supposed to have favorites: Daiwa "Drown Cicada." This guy is extremely awesome. I love the hole vents in wings, the sturdy frame, the opaque eyes--the crazy multicam wing pattern. This cicada has it all. I would LOVE to get my hands on another, different version, but in the US cicada lures are so hard to find. I need a hook up!
It's just hands down my favorite cicada lure. It's solid, stealthy, beautiful and incredibly well designed. A+