One of the newest baits in the Storm Arashi lineup is a lipless crankbait called the Storm Arashi Vibe. It looks like a few other lipless crankbaits on the market in that it has a thin design that is much skinnier than most other “traps”. It’s a pretty standard size (2-3/4" and 9/16oz) and I have had success with the bait. It has some cool features, but I am still not sure if it is different enough to stand out in a bait category that just about every brand makes. Here’s my full review.
One of the features that Storm talks about with this bait has to do with the sound. Lipless cranks are known for some loud rattling noises. Others have gone silent, some have changed their sound and others have becoming knocking baits. The storm is one who has changed the sound to make it a little different and appeal to bass that have been conditioned to seeing, or rather hearing, lipless crankbaits whizzing by throughout the year. The Storm Arashi Vibe has a single rattle and makes a less noisy knocking sound. You can hear it while shaking it in your hand and it definitely is a little different.
All of the Arashi baits have a self-tuning line tie and rotated hook hangers. These are an awesome feature and I have really liked it for their squarebills and deep divers. However, for a lipless I do not see it being as big of a deal. Still cool features though. They claim the hook hangers keep the hooks closer to the body and help to reduce snags. I hardly ever snag these so it is hard to say that it is a big deal.
Like I mentioned earlier it is a very thin bait. This is designed to give it a more subtle design and it may. As you can see in the picture below it also has a unique design that gets thicker near the tail.
I caught fish on this bait, but do not know if the bait I was using really mattered. It looks good, comes with a reasonable price tag and catches fish. That enough should be worth a look. It retails for $7.99 online at places like TackleWarehouse.com.