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What is the Best Xorus Patchinko

by | Apr 26, 2020

What is the Best Xorus Patchinko
What is the Best Xorus Patchinko

One Of The Best Lure Out There

The Xorus Patchinko has to be the top dog when it comes to surface lure fishing for bass. Built to perfection and is a number one lure for so many bass fisherman up and down our wonderful country.

Surface lure fishing has to be the most exhilarating form of bass fishing there is. Seeing that enormous bass break the water, sometimes trying to tail splash your lure into oblivion just gets your adrenalin pumping to another level. This is the bass trying to stun it’s prey before it devours whatever should swim in its path.

This mimicking is what leads the bass into thinking that the Patchinko resembles a large baitfish like a mackerel, herring or even a pollock.

Structure

Flashing a lure around any structure or protruding rock is a great way to seek out that bass. Or even shallower weedy type ground is also another great place your Patchenko is going to shine.

Tide run can play an important roll in our pursuits for bass. Your chances of catching a bass when the tide starts ripping through are greater what ever location you may be fishing. Tide run is crucial in my opinion so finding marks to fish the patch, the tide should be a major factor.

Beware of imitation copies of the Patchinko

The Patchinko is that good a lure that inevitably there are going to be copies springing up from time to time. In short, these copies are nowhere near in the same league as the real Patchinko.

So lets answer some questions about this amzing lure

How many type of Patchinko are there?

There are basically 3 different type of Patchino and they are as follows:

  • The Patchinko II
  • Patchinko 125
  • Baby Patchinko (Patchinko 100)
what is the best xorus patchinko
What is the Best Xorus Patchinko

The Pachinko II

How much does the Patchinko II weigh?

Amazing, this model in the Patchinko range is the real daddy. By this I mean you are getting 27 grams of purpose-built lure technology. The Big Patch casts, and can out-cast most of the other surface lures that are on the market. Also, cast extremely well in a headwind due to the Patchinko body shape, they are an absolute missile of a lure. The Patchinko has a subtle weight transference system that also aids you with a great cast.

Patchinko II
Patchinko II

How do you fish the Patchinko?

Another great question. The Patchinko is one of the easiest lures to get dancing across the water. So in short, a slow retrieve and a subtle tapping of the rod tip should easily get any bass to respond to the action of the lure. In brief ‘Walking the Dog’ is the name for this action and the Patchinko is a master at it. This style of retrieve is not the only method but probably the most effective. You could just twitch the Patch with a slow retrieve, this can also be very effective.

How many different varieties are there is the Pachinko II?

As for variety, there are a great number of patterns to choose from. Two of my favourite patterns are the ‘Cabot’ and the ‘500G’. The list can go on and on I’m afraid, sometimes I darn’t look when a new pattern comes out.

To be totally honest it depends where you shop for the Patchinko II. What I mean is there may be different patterns if you buy your lures directly from Japan. Incidentally, I have been fortunate enough to visit Japan on 3 different occasions. Not for fishing though, I’ve toured there with a band. But that’s another story.

However, the last time I was there I made a point of checking out some of the tackle shops over there. Let’s face it, that’s where the majority of the lures we use come from. You could imagine, there were thousands of lures in these shops, but I never see a lure that I have bought back home in the UK, amazing. They just seemed completely different from what we use. Similar, but not the same. So let’s just stick to the UK for now.

Here is a list of some of the more common Patchinko II patterns available in the UK

  • Cabot
  • Mullet
  • Black Mullet
  • Mackerel
  • Nacre
  • 500G
  • Ghost Iwashi
  • Illusion
  • Silver Black
  • Aji
  • White Cotton
  • Translucent Sandeel

Here are two links to see what’s available both have different options:
Click Here: lurefishingforbass.co.uk
Click Here: veals.co.uk

What is the Best Xorus Patchinko
What is the Best Xorus Patchinko

Xorus Patchinko 125

This Patchinko is the new kid on the block. This is a lure you have just got to have. The 125, in comparison with, get most of its traits from the Patchinko II which is great news. The 125 casts like a dream and still has that easy action to get them bass fired up into action. This is a very popular lure and sometimes some patterns can be a nightmare to get hold off. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with two very reliable sources. We will leave all the relative links below.

Ultimately, my favourite and most productive patterns are the Blanc White (love white lures) and the Ayu 2. Unfortunately, the other patterns are just not lures I have used yet there are just so many good ones. Therefore, I usually just stick to what I know works, so why change.

Here is a list of the Patchinko 125 patterns that we know are availabe:

  • Mackeral
  • Holo Bait
  • Pink
  • Blanc White
  • Nacre
  • Iwashi Red Neck
  • Ayu 2
  • AJI
  • Cabot

Here are two links to see what’s available, both have different options:
Click Here: lurefishingforbass.co.uk
Click Here: veals.co.uk

Baby Patchinko
What is the Best Xorus Patchinko

Patchinko 100 (Baby Patchinko)

Finally, the Patchinko 100: Baby Patchinko. For me, I just love this little demon of a lure. To begin with, the first time I saw the baby Patchinko I fell in love with it. Amazingly, the times this cracker has been the only lure to force that bass into action.

By the way, I have seen the bass feeding right in front of us at a very close range. Of course, you can quite often see bass jumping out of the water but these were right under our feet. Consequently, we threw everything at them that day but to no avail. Put on the Baby Patch……bang. Only the one, but because they were that close, and with the noise of the reel screaming it obviously spooked them, they’d buggered off. Generally, that’s bass fishing… ‘Here one minute….gone the next’.

Monster Bass? I never saw it

One day, on another occasion, we fished at one of our local marks. The weather was great, the water was like a millpond and not a breath of wind whatsoever. Perfect!

We waded out quite a way to get to some shallower ground where we know those bass love to party, well…sometimes. This trek isn’t for the faint-hearted, I personally wouldn’t take anyone else out there.

The water was gin clear which is great but not for the fishing and catching bass, but for seeing where you are treading. It’s quite amazing on the stronger tides the force of the water on your legs out at this spot is alarmingly powerful. Honestly, you wouldn’t want to fall in. Some of the ledges are very deep, if you were to slip off I think you’d be in trouble. Other people fish there simply because it’s a very popular lure fishing spot but not at that stage of the tide.

Baby Patchinko

Pay Attention

We fished for a couple of hours, and to be frank, I wasn’t paying attention to my Baby Patchinko. All of a sudden the Bassman blurted out ‘OH MY GOD!’ I looked at him and where he was fishing but he was looking at me. His jaw had dropped he looked like he’d seen a ghost. The Bassman was looking at my lure dancing across the flat blue sea when this monster bass, the biggest he’d ever seen turned away from my lure right under our noses.

To cut a long story short, he was wearing sunglasses I wasnt (and wasnt paying attention). Honestly, the Bassman has had a bass of 16 but this monster was miles bigger according to him.

TOP TIP: It’s important to see what is going on in the water whilst surface lure fishing. Sometimes the bass may splash, othertimes they may just follow like my monster bass that never was. I just was’nt looking. Simple, If I’d had sunglasses on I could be in the record books now. Oh dear.

So when would you use the Baby Patch

Really, you can fish the Baby Patch for any lure fishing scenario. They cast really well for a small lure to. There isn’t a perfect scenario they will work whatever.

Here is a list of the Patchinko 125 patterns that we know are availabe:

  • Ayu
  • 500G
  • Holo Bait
  • White Cotton
  • Pro Bait
  • Atherine
  • Silver Black
  • AJI
  • Nacre
  • Mullet
  • Ghost Iwashi

Here are two links to see what’s available, both have different options:
Click Here: lurefishingforbass.co.uk
Click Here: veals.co.uk

Here are some links to other pages on our website about lures
https://bassmasterselite.co.uk/how-to-choose-the-best-bass-lures/
https://bassmasterselite.co.uk/top-ten-killer-bass-lures/
https://bassmasterselite.co.uk/bass-fishing-at-night/
https://bassmasterselite.co.uk/lure-fishing-for-bass-in-dirty-water/

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