DUO started out as a fishing tackle distributor in the year 1995. Then president Hisahiro Matsushita went independent and started his own company. The lure business of the 90’s was severely influenced by the Japanese recession. However, DUO never compromised its principles and did not give up on the initial concept. Making products of the highest quality. Two years after the launch of the company, sales revolving around products created at the hands of Mr. Masahiro Adachi, one of the most acclaimed young designers in the country, commenced. Now in its third decade, DUO is a widely recognised brand. A country largely seen as the pinnacle of lure manufacturing.
DUO stands for form and function aligned in perfect harmony. Functional beauty is a key element in the companies design philosophy. DUO make lures not to simply execute, but to also express passion and inspiration. In an industry whose very premise is imitation, DUO strives to go beyond that, to create lures that resonate. Thus the slogan “Better Than the Real One”. Their method is a combination of classical and avant-garde technology. Hand carving the master mold, then precise duplication through 3D laser scanning and high-precision 3D CADCAM. Furthermore thew the merging of new and traditional DUO have encapsulated the best of both worlds. Finished products mirror the hand-carved original with consistent and unchanged quality. By the year 2016, DUO’s range of products included over 300 models and the number of lures sold reached over 20 million units.
DUO Grace Minnow Elena 50F
DUO Grace Minnow Elena opens the door to the world of surface fishing . It is a highly responsive able to confront complicated river flows. Thus targeting highly active trout is easy. A lightweight body helps to control the minnow.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 45S
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 45S is a flat, heavy minnow. It is responsive with a sharp action. Moreover it is able to make consecutive twitches in a short distance, this is thanks to a fast initiation. When twitching aggressive, with no pauses or stops, the lure waddles from one side to the other. Also like a wounded fish it has a slight up and down deviation. Works well on the current no matter the angle of attack. It is effective in shallow water.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50F
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50F is an imperative lure to have a floating model in your lure box. Tackle complex currents in big and small streams. Furthermore target trout near big boulders, counter currents and in the main flow. Despite the outward resemblance to the Ryuki 50S, the Ryuki 50F models are more “plump” lures. They have a more mobile play. The Ryuki 50F is a responsive floating model loaded with a fixed weight.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50MDF
The Spearhead Ryuki 50MDF a new addition to the trout series. A small medium diving floating minnow. A magnet-assisted weight system guarantees the maximum cast performance. When casting, the ball is displaced to the tail of the bait, while reeling, it moves forward under the action of the magnet. Ryuki 50MDF flies far and accurately, dives easily and quickly reaches the working area.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50S
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50S has a flat yet heavy body. Which creates a sharp responsive action. Moreover initiation is fast and is capable of staging consecutive twitches within a short distance. Aggressive twitching with no pauses or stops makes the bait waddle from side to side with a slight deviation up and down imitating a wounded fish. On the current it works at different angles it is especially effective in shallow areas.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50SP
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50SP is a classic for flowing water. The fixed belly weight combined with a short diving blade gives the lure a stable action. Not even in the strongest current can topple this minnow. Making it perfect for shallow streams and small rivers. Even holding its own in rushing mountains streams.
DUO Tetra Works Toto 42S
The sinking DUO Tetra Works Toto 42S recommended itself in fast streams. Fast flow doesn’t spoil its action at all. ТОТО 42S also catches predators in ditch water ponds. The main thing is to master the tricky, but effective stop-and-go retrieval. After a series of jigs the minnow sinks as it wobbles. This is when bites are are most likely to occur.
DUO Tetra Works Yurameki
DUO Tetra Works Yurameki is a heavyweight sinking pencil with amazing casting capabilities. The 48mm, 6.3g body makes it a great search bait. Anglers can cast into a strong wind, or over long distances while searching an extensive area.