If Aaron Martens had a Goldfish it would be called Apex – Duo Realis Apex Vibe 100

f Aaron Martens had a Goldfish it would be called Apex – Duo Apex Vibe 100

If Aaron Martens had a Goldfish it would be called Apex – Duo Realis Apex Vibe 100

Glass is difficult enough to capture, but a glass circular bowl is a real challenge. A three-light setup, soft box from above, reflector at 45 degrees to the front and a soft box directly behind. Plus a few home-made half-moon shaped gobos to add a little bit of an edge to the glass.

The Duo Realis Apex Vibe 100 – When thoughts are put into motion by one of the world’s most dominant professional bass anglers, you know you have reached the APEX of fishing.

It’s the culmination of big bass battles, raw competition, and gritty challenges of environmental conditions. It’s the collection of fish behaviour, and lure articulation. APEX is the thoughts and actions of the world’s most consistent angler Aaron Martens, combined with the creativity and refinement of one of Japan’s highly regarded lure designers. Together they give rise to a line of lures for the competitive and discriminating spirits with a desire to use the right tool when pursuing their quarry.

The VIBE 100 has a unique pulsation, more like a “thumping” vibration than a rapid bee vibration. The action displaces significant amounts of water yet swims sinuously during the retrieve (much like a thumbing spinnerbait). It can be retrieved at different speeds. The lure sheds water and obstructions equally well and can be fished deep at angle or vertically. When paused or allowed to fall, it does so keel-first and at angle. It will rest in an upright position allowing crankbait artists to “rip and drop” the lure, enacting its vibration immediately. The APEX VIBE will potentially offer the serious angler another niche presentation within lipless crankbait fishing.


Camera: Nikon Z7
Lens: Nikon PC-E 85mm f2.8 ED with FTZ Adapter
ISO: 800
Exposure Mode: manual
Aperture f16
Speed: 1/250th second
Notes: Trigger: Godox XPro N AND NIKON WR-10
Lighting Flash: Godox AD600 PRO with 7” reflector, 2 x Godox AD300 PRO with Godox ADS65W softbox