The Amazing Xorus Asturie Bass Lure
So what is it about the amazing Xorus Asturie bass lure? Incidentally, the very first time I set my eyes on this incredible lure I was sceptical. The reason why I don’t know. Perhaps it was due to that strange-looking shape the lure has. However, not as strange as some of those lures across the water you will often see. But the bitter truth is I caught on this amazing lure the first time I used It. And also lost the lure the same day. What happened was the line snapped that day because it had wrapped around the top eye, and never noticed. Shame on you you must be thinking. Painfully, these things can happen when you’re not concentrating.
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Apparently, the Xorus Asturie was voted in the top 5 surface lures in the country. When you use this beast of a lure it is quite easy to understand why. I had mistakenly overlooked this lure years ago, and now, I dare not look at all those great selections of lures.
What Type Of Lure Is the Xorus Asturie?
The Xorus Asturies is a surface lure and a good one at that. The version I had/lost was the 110 AJI. I had seen and heard the lure mentioned on quite a few occasions so was intrigued to see what the fuss was all about. This surface lure is a killer IMO I just fell in love with it and can not wait for another new edition to turn up.
What Type of retrieve should you use with the Auturie?
The Asturie can be fished in a couple of ways. However, the ‘walk the dog’ style of retrieve is the go-to method. However, the Asturie also has a sliding action which will get that bass’s attention for sure. A really subtle rod tap with the odd twitch should get that lure dancing irresistibly.
Sometimes, trying to get that amazing surface lure dancing across the water can take a little practice. Do not make the mistake of reeling in too fast when walking the dog. That doesn’t mean you can’t reel fast to vary things but just be aware that to get that lure working you must slow down that retrieve. Some anglers have just got this technique down to a fine art. The odd pop as if you are using a popper is also another good tactic
Have You Caught On The Asturie?
As I mentioned earlier. The very first trip was a success with the Austerie and the picture above is the result. The beauty of surface lure fishing is seeing that bass either following that lure or trying to tail splash it to stun its prey. Then an explosive take and bang…fish on! This fish of around four pounds was of no exception. I only wished I had had my head cam sorted out to film the epic battle. Amazing fishing to say the least.
To be fair, the conditions were not that great that day. We had fish the ebbing tide to the low but only for an hour. This is how you learn about bass behaviour and certain things that make a huge difference. Ultimately, we never had a sniff after that fish because the water coloured up on the flood. However, what we should have done was get there earlier while the water was clear. This is why It is important to grab the bull by its horns when you can. Especially fishing around our neck of the woods where the conditions are extremely inconsistent.
How many varieties are there of the Asturie?
Realistically, there are 5 different sizes that are usually on sale. I’ll probably finish this post and realise there is another one. The 3 sizes are:
The more popular Austerie is probably the 110. But don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong having the larger ones. You know what they say? “The bigger the lure, the bigger the fish”. As for different patterns there are quite a few.
Xorus Asturie Bass Lure
Here is a list of the different patterns.
- Iwashi red neck
- Black Mullet
- Pearl Chart
- Ghost Lancon
- Pink Black Illusion
- Holo Bait
- White Cotton
You can safely say that there is a great selection of patterns to choose from. My favourite is the new pattern the AJI but realistically, to have used all of them would be a fib, to say the least. Unless you are a total beginner you would normally have a good idea of what lure pattern you would normally go for. Ultimately, there are patterns on that are not on that list, they are the ones that seem available if you really hunt around.
Where can I get the Xorus Asturie?
Realistically, there are a lot of options for purchasing the Xorus Asturie. Amazon has got quite a few different options but I find some sellers are very pricey. However, you can purchase them through the link at the of this paragraph. Make sure you pick the right options to suit you. Links: https://lurefishingforbass.co.uk