As part of an event organized by Fishingsib and a manufacturer of silicone baits under the brand name “Hapuga”, I was chosen to test the bait data from July 22 to August 12. When submitting an application, I mainly chose baits with an aim to catch perch. I have chosen: Catcher in the size of 51mm cola color, micromix, six types of lures from 40mm to 53 mm cola color, 51mm cancer cola cola, 71mm worms in color engine oil and green with sparkles, 40mm twister in color of engine oil and yellow, twister 53 mm in cola and lemon. Well, for a larger fish, I took a mix catch, a set of vibro-tails from 72 to 90 mm long in gold with sparkles. I didn’t become wise with the smell; I chose three proven aromas of shrimp, garlic and cheese.
Finally I get a message, the bait arrived, you can come and pick it up, come, pick it up and here it is the first negative …….. The manufacturer is not just overdoing the attractant, he just overdid it to the tenth degree. I got the impression that at first the attractant was poured into packs, then the packs were put into barrels with an attractant, and then the attractant from the barrels was poured onto packs for fidelity … In general, to determine which bait had the smell of shrimp and which garlic was not possible, there was a persistent shrimp – a cheesy-cheesy aroma, and it smelled of all-decoys, the packaging, the bag in which they were lying, and then my car, my apartment, and then I myself … Well, and the second, the attractant completely corroded the labels, so I had to go toAit to determine what lies in a pack and to sign it.
Having determined where what lies, I proceed to inspect the bait:
Packaging – a standard plastic pack, with information about the manufacturer, model name, smell, color, quantity in the package. Immediately there was a desire for the manufacturer to indicate the weight of one bait, if possible, personally I hate overloading the spinning rods, so I’m somehow calmer, I know for sure how much I weigh on that end of the fishing line
The number of lures in the pack is normal, not a lot and not a little, just right. Small sizes from 10 to 12pcs, larger sizes from 6 to 8pcs
To the touch, the rubber is somewhat harsh, the question immediately arises of how it will behave on small scales, with slow wiring and in cold water.
The quality of the casting is quite decent, the rubber is made carefully, without obvious defects.
Mostly grabbers are copies of well-known brands, there are also Tioga from Lucky John, Avarun from Pontoon 21, Relax Hoof, Savamura from Keitech, etc.
The first fishing with Khapuga was on a small lake, the flow there is practically absent, depths from 50 cm to 1.5 m. The bottom of the reservoir is densely overgrown with algae, on the top of the duckweed and water lily. Along the shore there are many flooded branches, leaves and grass.
Under these conditions, the stiffness of Khapuga became a big plus, often it was necessary to tear the bait through underwater thickets, softer rubber would quickly deteriorate, with Khapuga everything was fine, only occasionally adjusted the bait on the hook.
On this fishing, micromix, catcher and twister were caught, and only dark colors worked (cola and machine oil), fished on a bypass leash, there was only perch in the catch. To my surprise, Trapper was the most captured, although I had not achieved much success in catching slacks before.
Then there was a couple of fishing trips in this pond, the result is the same, diverting-perch-dark colors.
The next test trip was already to the Ob, caught night pike perch on wobblers, well, at the same time I tried Khapugu for fanged. There were two catches, the worm worked in color green with shines, though the size of the fish left much to be desired, bites over the very edge of the lip, a lot of gatherings. I think it was not the correct offset size, I didn’t have much fishing experience with worms, but nothing, we’ll study.
By the way, I noticed that the fish caught on Khapuga behaved very violently, it was difficult not only to photograph it, but also to pick it up. A fishing companion jokingly suggested that she was leaving the scent of sum, I don’t know, maybe he’s right ..
In total, I spent about 10 fishing with Khapuga, only the crayfish remained uncaught, in other cases with the crayfish of other manufacturers I did not get along the same way. Micromix showed the best result for me, the second place was slug Trapper, and the third place was twister.
In general, if we summarize the results of testing, rubber left a favorable impression. Of course, you should not expect any miracles from Khapuga, but in this budget there are quite some working lures. Due to the stiffer material, Khapuga requires more aggressive animation, plays a little worse on small scales, but for those who fish in complex, overgrown with grass and algae ponds, this rigidity will be very useful. Therefore, for those who are looking for inexpensive, edible rubber, I recommend pay attention to the bait of this brand.