To begin with, let’s see if we can get 5 quality items in the bundle for $25. Starting things off, the VMC Tokyo Rig. I think this presentation kind of came and went as far as some of the media’s limelight goes. And that’s how most things are these days. But for any angler who has picked it up along the way, you know it’s a stellar fish catcher in a bunch of different situations. So if you haven’t tried it yet, let’s throw in a pack at $4.69.
Next up, Gamakatsu’s Micro Split Ring Pliers for $7.79. These little dudes are perfect for their designated task of opening up both big and small, very annoying split rings. Anyone who has tried to swap hooks with a regular pair of needle-nose understands exactly how frustrating and sketchy such an endeavor can be. These pliers make short work of it and have a great line cutter as well, even for braid.
Another great tool for just $3.99, the Rapala Super Line Scissors. Great for cutting mono, fluoro and even braid but also capable or handling other tasks like bait modification and opening packaging. Not really much you can say about scissors, but a very good pair here for the price. So we’re up to $16.47 with three items so far, $8.53 left to spend on two more.
The Ark MiniDiver Crankbait has to be included in this list. This is a ridiculous little crankbait for the price. I recently reviewed this bait and was extremely impressed. This crankbait has a weight transfer system to help with casting and comes stock with Mustad Triple Grip Hooks. It could very reasonably be priced at $15 compared to other crankbaits in that price range, but is only $4.99. A fantastic bait for that price and one I highly recommend checking out.
So we only have $3.54 left to spend. Not a lot you can buy with that these days, right? Wrong. This next product comes in at $2.99, so we’re going to leave you with a little room to spare. The Z-Man ElaZtech Split Tail TrailerZ are some of the best trailers on the market, for one particular reason in my opinion. I frequently use these on my spinnerbaits, ChatterBaits and buzzbaits, all of which I also like to use a trailer hook on. The frustrating thing about using a trailer hook and a trailer is that when your trailer is torn off, you have to remove the trailer hook to add a new soft plastic- not with these. The ElaZtech material is super stretchy and almost impossible to tear. So I spend more time fishing and less time rigging.