Nikko Kasei Ltd. (“Nikko”), founded on 1 Feb 1964, is headquartered in Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Nikko specializes in a wide variety of operations ranging from paint filling/bottling, vacuum molding, production of cosmetics and packing materials at two manufacturing plants. In 2010, Nikko began production of biodegradable soft baits after several years of research and development. The soft bait business is now one of Nikko Kasei’s most strategic lines of business, and in Japan, it has grown rapidly mainly as a private label manufacturer (OEM) to large fishing supply companies as well as marketing under its own brand.
Nikko has begun expanding its soft bait sales business overseas, focusing on the US and other strategic markets around the world. Nikko is eager to team up with leading wholesalers, retailers, and e-commerce businesses to provide the next generation, best soft baits to both professional and sports fishermen around the world.
With over 50 years of manufacturing plastics, Nikko has built a repuation of innovation, trust and uncompromising quality. All Nikko baits are manufactured in Nikko’s own factories in Japan with a level of detail and quality Japan is famous for. Whether you fish freshwater or saltwater, Nikko makes the right baits for you. Nikko’s next generation soft baits are:
Nikko’s super soft material enables the bait to look and feel real and to naturally move even with the slightest of currents or action. Add in naturally proportioned designs with minute detail and natural scent, you get baits which really bring in the fish.
You will be amazed at how many fish you can catch on just one bait! With durability of 10-100 times more than ordinary plastic baits, Nikko’s baits will save you money.
Nikko uses a unique, proprietary nanotechnology to render these baits biodegradable in real life conditions. No high temperatures or special conditions needed. And don’t worry about the baits breaking down in your tackle box after use. They won’t. If stored in their packs, they will remain super soft and stretchy, just like new, for years. Unlike other biodegradable baits, Nikko’s will not harden or dry out if left in the sun nor swell if left in water.
Nikko builds the scent into the baits. After some use, the scent can be refreshed by giving the baits a good stretch. No liquids or sprays needed.
Did you know that most ordinary plastic baits swell and stiffen when ingested or left in an aquatic environment? Many fish and other creatures often ingest these discarded or lost plastic baits. Unable to disgorge or pass the swollen stiff baits, the fish can no long effectively hunt prey or escape predators, usually leading to their death. Nikko’s baits will never swell or harden if left in an aquatic environment or ingested by an animal. Nikko’s super soft baits will be passed or disgorged, or remain super soft inside the animal without inhibiting its motions.
Nikko’s baits contain no plastisol, phthalates, environmental hormones or any other substance known to cause harm. There are no harmful chemicals to leach out. No matter how the bait is disposed of, nothing harmful will be left behind.
Nikko’s baits float, giving you greater options in how to present the bait to fish. No need for special jig heads to stand the bait up on the bottom. Antennae, tails and appendages “stand up” and gently move while drawing attention of the fish.
Nikko’s regular super soft baits vary slightly in their softness depending on model, but all have fantastic action and naturally flutter with the slightest of movement, giving an enticing presentation fish cannot resist. Recently, Nikko has released a new line of ultra-soft baits, the Dappy Series, which mimic the feel of a newly molted insect, and yield more catches as fish hold the bait longer making them easier to hook. Nikko’s baits also retain their softness at lower temperatures than other plastics making them ideal for ice fishing.