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+
I like this curious frog/cicada combo. The soft body is styled after a cicada lure--but generally larger than the average 35-45mm cicada lure--and therefore a more typical 'frog' size. The addition of the rubber flatline skirts (arms & legs) again work correctly for a frog lure--but can also look like the fluttering wings of a cicada. I like the mash-up.
Reins Semi-Daddy come in an assortment of colorways--the black/gold (pictured) and junebug are probably the more typical for cicadas--and the louder colors more so for frogs. I'm a fan. The double hook is also a nice feature from frog lures. I like the skirts that came with it, but would consider swapping them out for something patterned.
Since I appear to have run out of small, plastic hamsters to collect, I'm shifting focus to AMAZING cicada lures. They're hard to find Stateside. Seems as though if I lived in Japan or Singapore or Australia I'd have much better luck finding a great variety of cicada-based lures. As it is, the only shop I've found that carries them is Bass Pro Shops--and it's an extremely limited selection. Bass Pro has the Arbogast "Hocus Locust" line. There are several color combinations available, but I've only found two in stores. The Hocust Locust follow a double-spoon design, closed body--all one piece with the clear double-spoon attached via two screws. No moving wings, unlike many of the Asian lures. I'm seriously wishing I had friends who lived in Oceania.
This gorgeous lineup is produced by Jackall: the Kana Kana Noisy Cicada line:
Waterwolf lures. Not sure where these originated? Perhaps Australia? They come in a bunch of different and mostly super bright colors like "blueberry" and "mango." I thought these two were a good representation of both the normal and the neon.
One neat detail is that inside the lure is an iridescent wrap--that shows up when you tilt them to the side. It gives great depth to the lure & was unexpected. Both lures have a bright orange stripe on the belly. I've seen other versions that emphasize the segmented base--but these simply had a stripe painted on them.
After ordering these lures, I searched for information about the maker and it's Pelagic Extreme lures, an Australian/US-owned brand who have created this line of cicada lures (as well as various fish lures). They started their business in 2005, with a goal to create affordable fishing equipment. The line has expanded over the ensuing years to include rods, lures, reels, etc.
The plastic wings are a little rougher than some other lures--out of the
box--but these uneven edges shouldn't action in the
water. Each lure has a couple ball bearing inside that create a distinct
rattle. The cicadas are nicely molded and the simple color treatment is
attractive. The paint/surface coat is slightly iridescent--very buggy.
They seem especially similar to the Jackall Kana Kana lures (a couple
posts up), but the color treatment/details are less polished--creating a
more affordable Jackall-style lure.