Jugolki – Ugly Duckling – wobblers

In recent years, Poland has experienced a tremendous development in the discipline of spinning and fly fishing. Perhaps this is the result of an extensive campaign conducted in the fishing press, TV shows or fashion, which – like all the others – she came to us from the West. One thing is certain, however: both of these methods can be considered the most sporting and have a lot in common with hunting and trapping in a broad sense. Wanting to meet the expectations of spinning and fly fishermen, we will try to present information about it in each issue of "Angling", what is happening in these areas on the Polish market. This month we present wobblers, every spinning enthusiast dreams of.
Ugly Duckling (z ang. Ugly duckling), are wobblers conquering our market, commonly known as "jugolki". Their creator is very famous, and not only in the former Yugoslavia, fisherman Alexandar Veselinović. He inherited his rich predator hunting experience from his father, which taught him to observe the habits of these fish in their natural environment and to use the most effective methods of catching them.
Gaining more and more experience, Alexandar Veselinović over the years improved his invented and other well-known lures. The result of this search are wobblers from the Ugly Duckling series, now known not only in Europe, but also in North America, South America and Japan. From the very beginning, "jugolki" are made entirely by hand, which means, that they are one of the few mass-produced HAND MADE lures.

The body of the lures is hand-planed from balsa, and then subjected to a special treatment, balanced and "armed" with grips for anchors and an eyelet for connecting with a line. The rudder is made of transparent material, which does not crack or chip off, just like wobblers from other manufacturers. A special coating and good varnishes effectively protect the body against water and minor mechanical damage. Perfectly matched parameters of wobblers (shape of the body and rudder, time, balancing etc.) they make, that juggles always work perfectly, both in stagnant waters (Lakes, joints, old man), and flowing (carried with the flow, upstream and across the river).

These lures generate a strong hydroacoustic wave, thanks to aggressive work, but not that much, to scare fish away. Many spinning anglers have already found out about their effectiveness, especially from the Warsaw community, which was one of the first to have access to them. Anglers proved you, that there is no predator in our country, who wouldn't eat these lures.

Small and medium-sized models have proven to be extremely effective against trout, sea ​​trout, curse, jazie, perch, zander and asp. The bigger ones are for pikes, Catfish and Danube salmon.

I also found out, that leading Polish players have privately purchased a fairly large number of these lures, and they are not cheap. This is a sign of trust, what professionals have for "jugolki".

These wobblers are produced in ten colors, in floating and sinking version. Floating models have a length 2,3,4, 5 i 7 cm, while drowning 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 i 11 cm. The smallest weigh approx. 2 grams, and the largest approx. 18 grams.

When replacing the anchors, they should be selected like this, so as not to change the balance of the wobbler. Best, when they are trebles of the same size.

Some anglers in the smallest models (2 i 3 cm) they change two small hooks for one bigger one, and put it on the handle, on the "belly" of the wobbler.

While the lure is led, the hook leans slightly backwards, and the tips are right next to the "tail" of the wobbler. Unfortunately, these lures are quite expensive and many anglers cannot afford to buy them. But for that you, who have them, they saved their honor many times over the water, catching beautiful fish with them.