The Yo-Zuri lineup includes great lures that are well-known in both the fresh and saltwater market. They make great hardbaits that catch fish everywhere, from small baits designed for trout to huge baits that catch giant saltwater fish. In between those two, there are also many options for bass anglers and this year at ICAST, they added a whole new lineup with the 3DR-X series. They also added some other new bait styles and new colors for their popular braided line.
Here's a look at the new items for 2022 from the folks at Yo-Zuri.
The New 3DR-X Lineup
New for this year is a whole new line of lures under the 3DR-X name. Included in this group is the Flat Crank, DD (Deep Diver), Crank MR (Mid-Runner), Crank SR (Shallow Runner), Vibe, Shad, Jerkbait, Minnow Jerkbait, Popper, and Pencil.
All of the baits have a new look and feel and some are existing designs from previous Yo-Zuri baits that have been catching fish for years. The new 3DR-X series all look unique and retail for a very reasonable price.
The 3DR-X Flat Crank is a small flat-sided crankbait with an internal prism finish and some great color patterns. It's a 3/8-ounce bait that will dive 3 to 4 feet deep. It retails for $7.99.
The other diving crankbaits include three models: the SR, which is a shallow diving squarebill, the MR, which will hit 6 feet deep; and the DR, which will get down to 10 feet of water. They are all quality crankbaits that retail for a great price of $7.99 and all have Yo-Zuri's prism finishes.
Their lipless is the Vibe, a bait that carries on the legacy of Yo-Zuri's famed lipless crankbaits. It's available in a ½-ounce model and eight great colors to start while keeping the same price as the other baits in the lineup.
The Yo-Zuri 3DR-X Series Pencil is a finesse topwater popper with the same profile and action as the larger bait. It's a ¼-ounce bait that is 3-inches long. It comes in eight awesome-looking colors. The Popper is also a bite-sized bait, a ¼-ounce model that packs a punch with a great splashing and popping action. Both will retail for the same $7.99 as the other baits in the lineup.
The final three are the Shad, Jerkbait, and Minnow, three great baitfish imitating lures that are existing Yo-Zuri bait shapes, but with the new 3DR-X finishes and the value price of $7.99. The Shad is a ¼-ounce bait that will dive to 5 feet and suspend. The Jerkbait is a small (80mm) lure that weighs 3/8-ounce and dives 2 to 3 feet deep and the Minnow is a similar profile that will get down to 2 feet.
3DB Twitch Bait
The Twitch Bait is a very popular bait for the saltwater market, especially in the inshore game. Yo-Zuri took the same bait style and designed one for bass fishing. It's a slow-sinking bait that you can fish in many ways. When fished with a straight retrieve, it will wobble and dart when twitching your rod. It will be a killer for bass feeding on baitfish and features Yo-Zuri's 3D internal finishes as well as painted models that incorporate popular colors to imitate a variety of forage. It comes in two sizes, a 3-½-inch (9/16oz) and 4-3/8-inch (1oz) bait and will retail for $9.99.
3DB Pencil Popper 110
The Pencil Popper is one of the most popular topwater lure styles and Yo-Zuri added another one with the Pencil Popper 110 in their 3DB lineup. It has great action, a good size profile at 110mm, and a ½-ounce weight that should cast very well. The bait comes in 11 colors, including must-haves like bone and several prism finishes. The retail cost is $9.99, making it a good value for lures in this category.
Yo-Zuri SuperBraid White Line
The braided line from Yo-Zuri is known as SuperBraid and has many fans. It's a solid braid designed for great performance and excellent abrasion resistance. The SuperBraid is available from 10 to 80-pound test and already came in three colors: green, blue, and high-vis yellow.
Now, they added a white color to give anglers even more options. This bright color will make it very easy to detect light bites and allow anglers to see what their line is doing at all times as baits are falling towards the bottom. The new color option will be available in September and will be offered in 150-yard spools.
The new baits from Yo-Zuri hit all the marks with a new line of value-focused baits and expanded their lineup with more baits in the 3DB lineup and a new color of their SuperBraid. Their baits and their products help anglers catch more fish and they continue to add more items every year.