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.