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Seiji Kato

Name:Seiji Kato

  • Home lake : LAKE BIWA JAPAN
  • Primary Fishing Strength : CRANKBAIT , JERKBAIT

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Hello everyone, my name is Seiji Kato. I have made a plenty of lures so far. Some of them are well known all over the world as a wonderful lure, however, there are several lures which I just imaged in my head and they have not been made yet.
In 1988 I started taking part in designing lures but personal computers were not well developed. Therefore, all prototypes which easily changed the action in a few decimal fractions were made with my hands. I shaved off them very carefully and focused on adjusting total balance with a craftsmanship. TDMINNOW, TDPOPPER, and TDPENCIL were designed in the process and they are still popular among a lot of anglers. After that, I took part in LUCKY CRAFT and I kept on producing many lures that I want to use. Moreover, they are loved to use all over the world such as Sammy, Pointer and Flash Minnow. After a while the way of designing lures started to change analog way into digital way with 3D software when I spent on designing lures in Lucky Craft. Therefore, I began to design lures digitally in my computer. I had produced 40 types of lures for 5 years since I began to design Lucky Craft’s lures.
In 1999 I establish JACKALL.co.Ltd and I prepared forefront devices for designing lures which have more natural action, material and undulation. At that time, I succeeded in developing a new concept lure Musk and keep on producing innovative ideal lures such as out tungsten metal TN series, jointed crank bait Aragon, jighead wacky Flick Shake and a slalom action ZILLVA in FLT brand. I can not help imaging and designing new lures.
Recently, a well developed computer allows me to represent my overflowing images. However, I need to adjust details using my hands in the final process even if the device or computer becomes well developed. The finely honed sensitivity that I had practiced when I shaved lures with my hands can not be a substitute for the well developed computer. It is still very difficult for even the forefront computers to calculate which lure works very well. Therefore, I need to prepare both the sensitivity proved with enough experience and the forefront devices for producing lures that attract a lot of fish and I try to put myself on the bass fishing scene as an angler on the pro circuit. Finally, I will endeavor to maintain the well honed sensitivity and develop lures in the forefront devices to be a real lure builder who will never give up and keep on challenging.

Develop History

In 1990 I took part in designing lures in the planning department in DAIWA. I developed and designed TD series Such as TDMINNOW, TDPENCIL and TDPOPPER and I produced hit lures.

1990 1991 1992 1993  
PEANUT II TD POPPER 1070 TD MINNOW 1112 TD SUPER CRANK 2061  
SHORELINE SHINER R55 BH SHAD BH MINNOW TD SUPER CRANK 2073  
TD SHAD 1061 BH VIBRATION BH POPPER TD SUPER CRANK 2075  
TD BRASS VIBRATION SHORELINE SHINER R40 TD VIBRATION 106S SHORELINE SHINER R40S  
  TD PENCIL 1090 TD PENCIL 1110 SHORELINE SHINER R30S  
  SILVER CREAK SPINNER      
  TD MINNOW 1071      
         

In 1994 I released BABY SHAD as a designer of LUCKY CRAFT., LTD. and it became winning lure in a tournament just three days after it was released. After that, I produced a plenty of masterpieces such as SAMMY, CB series, STAYSEE, POINTER and FLASH MINNOW.

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
BEVY MINNOW 40 STAYSEE 60 BEVY POPPER 50 FLASH MINNO 110 B'FREEZE 100
BEVY MINNOW 45 STAYSEE 90 BEVY CRANK 45SR B'FREEZE 78 B'FREEZE 65
BEVY SHAD 50 SAMMY 65 BEVY CRANK 45DR LV-0 SAMMY 115
CB-200 SAMMY 100 CB-350 S8-POPPER BEVY PENCIL
SAMMY 85 CB-50 HUMPBACK MINNOW 50 MALAS STAYSE 90 Ver.2
  CB-100 CL55SSR PENCIL 2 LV-100
  FLASH MINNOW 80 CL55SR BEVY PROP 55 LV-300
  BEVY SHAD 60 CL55DR BEVY SHAD 75 CB-0
  BEVY VIBRATION 50 WANDER LV-200 CL MINNOW
      LV-500  
      RV-90  
      RV120  
      RV-150  
      SPINBOARD  
         

In 1999 I established JACKALL INC and began to design lures. Many innovative lures, which are RS150, BONNIE, ARAGON, SQUAD, and CHERRY, have been designed in the best location beside Lake Biwa which is the biggest lake in Japan.

1999 2000 2001 2002
RS150 SQUIRREL 76 SP DDSQUIRREL 67 cherry 1footer
WATER MONITOR SQUIRREL 61 SP TN60 Chubby 38F
WATER MOCCASIN SK POPPER cherry 44 Tiny Fry 38 SP
  RS225 D cherry 48 Bunny 54
  RS100 TN50 Baby Bunny 30
  DDSQUIRREL 79 GRACEFUL SNIPER 10cc
    Bonniey 85 Magnum Bunny 64
    ERUPTION mask 90
    O2METAL 100g  
    O2METAL 150g  
       
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
mask 100 Smash Minnow 100 DOOZER SQUAD MINNOW95  
SUPER DD SQUIRREL 79SP SASUKE BLADE 65 DD Smash Minnow 100SP ARAGON DR  
DD cherry55 SASUKE BLADE 76 Super CHIDLER MASCLE Deep4+  
Bunny Jr mask 75 ARAGON Jr. MR Geronimo CHICO DR  
Geronimo SR mask Frog MAGALLON DIVING SP Baby GIRON  
Geronimo MR 180 one-eighty SRIDE Kana Kana  
Smash Minnow 110 SP Dagored SRIDE 95 BABY GO-DON  
Smash Minnow 110 F FLAT BONE CLICKER MASK Frog GIANT SQUAD MINNOW 80 SP  
mask VIB70 G-1 ARAGON MR ARAGON Jr. SR Tiny MAGALLON  
TN 70 ARAGON SSR Diving Chubby 38 Geronimo MAGNUM  
mask VIB 60 ARAGON SR GIRON    
cherry 0footer 56 Air Minnow GO-DON    
MUD SUCKER musk CICADA      
SK-POP GRANDE Bonnie 128      
cherry 0 footer 48 FLAT BONE CLICKER Jr.      
mask LipLess 60 Flat Fly 50SP      
mask LipLess 80 MUD SUCKER 110      
mask LipLess 100 Mikey Slim      
Flat Fly 50 SP 180Jr. one-eighty Jr.      
Mikey MAGALLON      
  Geronimo CHICO      
  SASUKE BLADE Jr. 8g      
  SASUKE BLADE Jr. 11g      
         

In 2003 I started to design FLT lures and develop hybrid & super real baits such as GARISON, ZILLVA and CHAD.

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Transam95 13g GARISON GARISON GRACY S Chad Crank  
Transam95 20g GARISON SPIN BAROQUE S Chad S  
  GARISON PENCIL zillva140 Shinking MIRRORD  
  GARISON SP-0.5 zillva140 Floating    
  GARISON GRACY zillva160    
  BAROQUE zillva120    
  BAROQUE SP-0.5      
         
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