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Pakula Lures are no
longer being distributed in America. Consequently, until new
arrangements are made these products are unavailable - once our current
inventory sells through. We have some
stock here at our Huntington Beach shop. So, you can order online,
we won't bill you until we go through stock and go over options with
you. We'll bring the product back when Peter Pakula decides it's time to
re-enter the USA market.
Second point, there is a
firm operating out of Australia, Zacatack which has copied Peter
Pakula's designs. There's a history going back almost 10 years,
litigation - in which Peter prevailed - however still product is being
marketed by the other firm, even copying Peter's tradenames. If you see
Zacatack products posted on another site, I'd encourage you to stay away
from 'em. The Original WitchDoctor...I'm seeing that posted on another
site, let me say it's not the original - that's Peter's product, and the
name is his as well. He's being ripped off, and anyone selling the
product is contributing to that unethical situation. Peter's a very good
guy, true innovator and pioneer in this industry. He deserves credit for
what he's produced, and to be paid for what he pioneered.
08/15/14 GREAT NEWS - WE
SCORED THE LAST BATCH OF PAKULA MICRO UZI, UZI, ZIPPERS AND MOSSIE
TROLLING LURES. THESE ARE ARRIVING TO OUR WAREHOUSE NOW AND OUR SITE HAS
BEEN UPDATED TO SHOW THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE PRODUCTS!!!
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Pakula introduced a couple new
product series IN 2012, and they are ones that fit in nicely with what
we need locally and well beyond. Pakula's Hothead Series Micro Uzi
Crystal lures are a small, light trolling lure for use when gamefish are
on the smaller bait. There are many occasions for dragging these
diminutive lures, and don't be surprised to see larger grade fish eating
up small baits. Aggressively feeding fish are opportunistic feeders,
they'll take what's available, and if smaller bait is what's around,
that's exactly what they will target. From a local standpoint, small
lures are a requirement for early season albacore tuna. When the albies
are feeding on smaller no-see-ums, two eyes and a wiggle, suaries...,
this lure is exactly what's called for. This HotHead is perfection in a
little 4 inch by 1/2 inch size lure. The clear UV over clear flash
skirts encourage lure visibility and will enhance your odds of getting
bit verses any other small lure skirt material on the market. We're
stocking the 4" size in some depth, but there is also a 5 1/2" version
which will gain solid acceptance as the bait size moves up.
second new Pakula offering is their Softease Lures. They are a
beautiful soft headed version of Pakula's original hard-head
lures. These are a soft head lure like non other, crystal clear,
with enough give in the head to put up with the typical knocks
you'd expect from a thrashing fish, a dropped lure or other
catastrophic calamity which would break a traditional head. The
insert is extremely reflective, magnifying the light which bounces
off the lure's head. They are a big improvement over other "soft
head" lures on the market today. Photographing these things proved
a bit difficult. Using a flash pretty much blinded the camera, so
much light was reflected and refracted in many hues, something
I've not experienced before trying to take pictures of any lure.
Details on this series is posted below the
Original Hothead series.
The Softease Lures are a beautiful soft
headed version of Pakula's original hard-head series lures. These are a soft head
lure like none other, crystal clear, with enough give in the head to put
up with the typical knocks you'd expect from a thrashing fish, a dropped
lure or other catastrophic calamity which would break a traditional
head. The insert is extremely reflective, magnifying the light which
bounces off the lure's head. They are a big improvement over other "soft
head" lures on the market today. Head styles and sizes are the same
as for the Original Hotheads, the difference is in the head material.
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The three patterns above, Frigate, Lumo and Evil Angel are what
I'd consider bread & butter-must-haves for any trip. Those three
patterns will get you bit, anywhere in the world, they cover the
range necessary for most all conditions.
THE LURES POSTED BELOW ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN
AMERICA. WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF THESE EXCELLENT LURES IN STOCK
AT OUR HUNTINGTON BEACH AND SAN DIEGO SHOPS. PLEASE CONFIRM AVAILABILITY
WITH THE SHOP BEFORE ORDERING IF POSSIBLE.
Effectiveness, Balanced, Polished,
Refined, Well Proven
places in the world offer a haven for anglers.
Destinations where you will always find adventures
to be had, fish to be caught. Places like these
allow custom lure makers the opportunity to
develop their trade, experiment, innovate and
prove their design's effectiveness. Such is the
case with Peter Pakula from Australia. Peter has
earned a long term reputation for his innovative
spirit and many contributions to sportfishing. The
lures represented here are his best, the models
from which he gained a worldwide reputation, the
Pakula Original HotHead's.
HotHead lures feature a high quality skirting
material and polished resin head in a range of
proven color patterns imitating natural forage for
pelagic predators. All heads feature a concave
design, in a variety of shapes. The comments below
are based upon Peter's writing and words regarding
his lures, and trolling for gamefish.
lure pattern should imitate a selection of wounded
or fleeing bait species that are likely to be in
the area at the time you're fishing. Most
predators will feed on any available food source
over any given time period. If you get this part
right, you'll target whatever predatory species
are around, from small tuna to giant billfish. By
using the four main colors, green, blue, purple
and black in lures of varying sizes you've got
most species covered. However, there are times and
circumstances that may require an expansion of the
pattern. For example, in many areas squid may be
the most abundant bait species, so introducing
colors such as pink, brown orange and white may be
consideration is the action of the lure. A lure
that is working properly runs through a cycle: it
comes to the surface, grabs air "breathing" and
dives down leaving a long bubble trail, "smoking."
When it stops smoking, it comes up for another
should not run under the water without a smoke
trail for any length of time. It also should not
come out of the water, "blowing out" when
breathing. Pakula lures are at their best when
they breathe every five seconds. Each line class
has a maximum sized lure that can be effectively
fished at a given drag, however there is not
minimum sized lure for any line class. Nor is
there any minimum sized lure for any gamefish you
may be chasing - it's a matter of "matching the
hatch." The shape of a lure is important
when determining the appropriate trolling
position. Lures are best selected as part of a
complete and compatible assortment, working with
one another in your spread, taking advantage of
trolling speed, action and vibration. The simplest
way to do this is to run lures that are all
similar in type. Mixing lures by different
manufacturers can actually make things harder for
the angler, since each lure manufacturer designs
their lures to run in specific positions within a
pattern. For many anglers, knowing where this
position is just by looking at a lure can be quite
General Guide for Pakula Lures:
-The longer the head and smaller the face, the
longer the trolling position.
-The shorter the head and the wider the face, the
shorter the position.
-If a head is both long and has a wide face, the
more likely it is to work in all positions, but because it will have
a more aggressive action it's best used in a short position.
It's important to place
the more aggressive and active lures closer to the
boat. If this rule is not followed, and you put
the larger or more aggressive lures at the tail of
the pattern you can set up a "Blocking Pattern."
Often times a fish will not go past a larger lure
to attack a smaller one.
Here's our very first customer at our San Diego shop, fishing
legend Peter Pakula.
Trolling Position Recommendations: