Mepps Super-6 XD Kits Take The Guesswork Out Of Lure Selection
Mepps Lures- ANTIGO, WI — Mepps eight new Super-6 XD kits take the guesswork out of spinner selection while dramatically improving catch rate. Both are achieved through twenty-first lure design and Mepps “See Best” color technology.
The Mepps XD has become the standard for comparison for fishermen who prefer in-line spinners that run extra deep. Part of its success is due to Mepps unsurpassed quality, but more and more fishermen are also discovering the XD catches more fish.
All the XD spinners in the new Mepps Super-6 kits feature a colorful fluorescent bead for added contrast, so fish not only see the XD from the front, but from the side and rear as well. This use of “See Best” technology creates a subtle difference in contrast that allows the XD to be seen over ordinary spinners. It may be a simple concept, but it consistently produces more strikes.
Mepps “See Best” technology has proven lure colors change under water, so what the fisherman sees is not what the fish sees. It has also proven water color, water temperature, lighting conditions, and lure brightness are all critical in determining the effectiveness of a spinner.
Mepps® See Best™ Technology
VISIBILITY THROUGH CONTRAST
For a fish to strike a lure, it must be able to see it. Motion stimulates fish to action along with other stimulants, like sound and vibration, and in some species, scent. See Best technology provides maximim contrast between the lure and its background so it is visible to the fish. This is achieved through proper material and color selection for specific water and light conditions. COLOR
Fish do not have an innate desire for any particular color. It is fact certain colors can be seen better under various water and light conditions which makes color a critical factor. Anadromous fish have eye receptors that are adapted to readily see the colors green in the ocean and red during spawning, but they will strike lures of any color if they can be seen. Color, then, is a prime mechanism for determining how a lure will contrast with its background so it can easily be seen. The second function of lure coloring is to provide lures with different brightness. As the fish’s metabolism changes with water temperature, a lure’s total brightness becomes a factor. WATER AS A LIGHT FILTER
When light travels through water, certain wavelengths are filtered out depending upon depth and water color. Sunlight contains all the colors of the rainbow, but as light travels through water, only certain colors in the spectrum penetrate depending upon the clarity of the water. So, the lure colors seen by the fisherman in the air are not the colors seen by the fish under water. Lure colors degrade substantially in the water, even clear water. It is the role of the lure designer to know how these colors change, and select color schemes that provide maximum contrast under prevailing water and light conditions. METABOLISM & BRIGHTNESS
Fish are cold-blooded, and their activity level is determined by water temperature. At cold temperatures, a fish’s metabolism is slow, and it is sluggish; a bright lure is required to stimulate a strike. Depending upon the species, there is an optimum (cool) temperature where fish are most active and comfortable. When the water temperature warms above the fish’s optimum temperature, its eyes become sensitive and it avoids bright lures; therefore, lures must be toned down. SEE BEST DESIGN
Mepps has incorporated several innovative features in the design of all its lures featuring See Best technology. It’s important to understand that lures are not only viewed by the fish from the front, but from the side and rear, too. If a spinner is drifted into a holding fish, the fish will observe the spinner from the side, then finally from the rear. So, blades, bodies, beads and strike attractor tubes on all Mepps products featuring See Best technology have all been carefully selected for optimal contrast under all water
To learn more about Mepps “See Best” technology, see the new XD Super-6 kits along with the entire line up of Mepps spinners and spoons call 800-713-3474 for your free Mepps Fishing Guide. Or visit us on the Web: www.mepps.com. Mepps, 626 Center St., Antigo, WI 54409-2496.
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