Pioneer of the Prometheus Project – taking realism to a new level
The Prometheus Project began in 2013. Famed lure designer, Mr. Adachi’s desired a unique platform which could accompany his design expertise and intricate understanding of lure actions fusing them together with his advanced high resolution imaging and painting technology.
Lure actions like “S-curve” where studied are deemed as effective for certain lure developments. The Prometheus Project further included DUO’s fusion of trademark painting and advanced printing process. The finished product is awe inspiring and shockingly realistic.
Welcome to the Prometheus Project: Onimasu The focus on this lure was to acquire a true S-curve motion distinctive different from saturated actions being depicted in the industry. This lure’s vector (course of travel) is influence by the lure’s unique profile and fore-region. Its fluxion (or velocity) is dictated by line tension and reel retrieve. It is versatile and can be guided by an array of gear ratios from a selected reel. The intention is to offer the swim motion through a variety of retrieves. Most slalom or affectionately called glide baits provide a relative shallow ‘sway and yaw’ motion. They show less ability to glide far beyond the centerline of travel. In fact, many take on the resemblance of “tacking” or a fluid “walk the dog” routine.
Wobbler Realis Onimasu executes a wide swing and gait to its course of travel. This significant side-to-side “flare” keeps the lure in an evasive pattern yet in the strike window longer, mimicking what DUO calls escape behavior. Its glide pattern can reach nearly 3 feet. The ballast and ride positions of the lure give incredible stability at high speeds, remaining in the water and avoiding proposing (a negative tendency). The lure is full of advantages. More noted, is its thin, low mass profile designed to increases hook ratios and reduces fish-leveraging against the lure. The Onimasu is one of many innovations to rise from the Prometheus Project.
The Prometheus Project will bring the discriminating angler closer to the real thing and anticipation will be his only challenge.
Die japanische Marke DUO ist ein Unternehmen mit hohen Qualitätsstandards. Gegründet wurde die Ködermanufaktur von Herrn Matsushita und Herrn Adachi (das Duo aus dem Firmennamen) im Jahre 1995, wobei Herr Matsushita die Rolle des Präsidenten einnahm und Herr Adachi das Designen von den hochwertigen Hardbaits übernahm. Heute zählt Adachi zu einem der weltbesten Köder-Designer. Die Firmenphilosophie von DUO lautet „a total package“, was bedeutet, dass von der Idee bis hin zum fertigen Produkt alles aus einer Hand sein soll. Als viele andere Firmen ihren Produktionsstandort ins Ausland verlagerten, hielt DUO daran fest, die Köder komplett in ihrem japanischen Werk zu produzieren. Das garantiert ihren hohen Qualitätsstandard.