Specially Priced This Week 1/3 OFF!
#10 Yellowtail Coffin
Nice range of items of special note this
week. Some excellent new reels to show off, heavy duty travel
rods, lures and accessory items for anglers, too.
For the reels: Avet's Raptors are proven performers, Makaira
spinning reels - which may very well become the standard for
spinning as their conventional reels have become, Okuma's Tesoro
star drag and Daiwa's very popular Lexa series baitcasters. Two
for one on ESCA lights, hard to find item at effectively at half
price! Useful tools for folks, both ToroTamer's multi-pliers and
SEI's X-Wrench, and two very good lures for your tackle box.
Some good stuff, and some dandy values for your consideration...
This week, well it's the calm before the
storm at our shops. The Fred
Hall Show is rapidly approaching, and as we have for the past
four or five years, we'll be staying home and taking show costs
directly to in-store mark-downs for our largest sale of the
year. Show costs for us were $20K the last time we did the
Fred Hall Show, you can imagine what we can do when we put that
20K directly to merchandise mark-downs... Pretty serious
dent in the retail pricing structure. If you are local to
either our Huntington Beach or San Diego shops, you'll want to
budget time to drop over. This is a store only event. We'll have
some goodies for our Internet clients, no doubt, but this event
is store centered - that's where the goods are and where we can
do things with a bit more stealth. We'll post more details next
week. No quotes over the phone, no sacred cows, just straight
ahead clearly noted special prices for those who can visit
either of our two shops. It's coming, March 7-11.
Thank you for visiting our
Sincerely, Mark Smith
Specials are updated (surprise!) Weekly! Usually its a
Sunday Morning exercise, but... things can change with little or no warning as a result of local
fishing conditions, or wife's directive.)
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a lot of reel companies now competing in a category of reels
which Avet created - compact leverdrag two speed reels with
high drag capability and excellent casting properties.
Make no mistake, it was Avet that created this category of
versatile reels and we fishermen have been benefiting from
it ever since.
Raptors are a more refined, and higher drag
capacity series of reels from Avet. These take their whole
game up one notch, providing truly big fish capable reels in
compact sizes. Their machining is better, their operation
better, and their drag capacity much greater than their size
would suggest. There is less side load on the bearings as a
result of increased drag capacity. Casting is flawless, and
all models with the exception of the HX Wide Raptor come
with Avet's super performing Magnetic Cast control. They are
the best this innovative manufacturer produces, and they are
made to outperform all other reels on the market.
Pictured right, the powerful and compact Avet JX Raptor.
Pictured above left, the JX Raptor. Drag the mouse over the image to
change view. Pictured above right are three models of Raptor, the
little SX, MX, JX/LX and the HX. All Raptors feature dual drags, magnetic
cast control (with the exception of the wide), ratcheting lever,
extended handle length and extended line capacity compared to
the standard models.
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est 16 oz
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6.3 & 3.8:1
6.3 & 3.8:1
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6 & 3:1
5.4 & 2.4:1
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- Avet figured out how to include this feature on the
tiny SXJ Raptors!
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Introduced at 2016 ICAST - now finally here over a year later!
Time well spent in testing, evaluation & improving.
new Makaira Spinning Reels will put some much deserved heat into the
high end spinning reel marketplace. These new reels have some
other manufacturers worried. Okuma focuses on the four D's, design,
drive, drag and durability as core performance elements. That's the
underlying design philosophy behind all new models coming from this
giant. The new Makaira spinning reels are built from the ground up
to be the toughest, most durable spinning reels an angler can own.
They are constructed from the finest and strongest materials
available. Just as the Makaira conventional reels turned the
industry on it's head, so too will these new spinning reels, for
- Forged aluminum
machine cut body/sideplates - Forged aluminum machine cut Cyclonc Flow rotor - Forged stainless steel main gear for power and strength - Oversized 17-4 grade stainless steel spool shaft - less flex - Precision machine cut stainless steel pinion gear - Hydro Sealed Body and Dual Force Drag system for maximum
protection - Carbonite high output drag with Cal's drag grease on full DFD - Customized Pre-set drag system, works like a lever drag reel - 9HPB - 1 RB all corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings - Dual anti-reverse system for maximum strength and reliability - Quick-Set stainless steel German anti-reverse roller bearing - CRC corrosion-resistant coating process - Machined aluminum 2 tone anodized spool with LCS lip - Machined aluminum screw in handle arm for added strength - Right and Left hand models use different handles, greater
security and strength, for user flexibility - Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire with manual trip - Machined aluminum handle knob: custom options will be
available - Last but not least, Makaira Spinning reels are backed by a
5 year limited warranty!
Those are some
serious features, and they don't tell the full story about these all
machined aluminum framed,
sideplate, rotor, spool beasts. These are powerful spinning
reels like none other on the market - they are more like tanks than
coffee grinders! Okuma took the fine points of their industry
leading Makaira conventional reels and put 'em on a spinning! The
Makaira drag system is unique, takes advantage of the complete
surface area of the carbon fiber drag washers; making full contact
with the carbon washers for maximum efficiency and drag output. The
DFD (dual force drag concept) applies pressure to both sides of the
spool in order to maximize use of the available surface area.
Enlarging the working surfaces of the drag system dramatically
improves heat dissipation. These reels are engineered to withstand
the harshest conditions the ocean can offer. Makaira spinning reels
have 23 different oil retaining o-rings and gaskets, water tight,
all the internal mechanisms are sealed and protected from salt. The
result is the best-of-the-best when it comes to big game fishing
spools are made for braid, non-slip (however we'll still
treat the spool as we normally do to ensure
no-slipping). Note the "pre-set" for the drag system at
the top of the spool, similar to conventional leverdrags.
Also, these reels are available for left OR right hand
retrieve. All one really needs to do to change is to
order the alternate handle and swap sides for the crank
cover - easy and strong. (Unlike inexpensive reels that
allow for an easy change, there's an inherent weakness
which Okuma avoids in their design.)
Alan Hawk made a very good review of the
Makaira spinning reels, worth the read:
Max Drag @
try to make 'em light, they made 'em strong!
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Tesoro is a 2018 model reel, first shown at
ICAST July 2017. The new star drag reels got a
lot of attention from anglers, with the
improvement in casting of leverdrags it seems
there's a preponderance of lever's and less star
drag reel options for serious anglers who are
looking for a high quality star. There
really are applications where both types of reel
offer advantages. 20 years ago, if you wanted a
good casting reel it pretty much had to be a
star drag. These days, in no small part thanks
to Cal Sheets, Larry Cofe, and of course Avet,
lever drag reels improved. But, still you can do
some things with a star drag reel you just can't
duplicate on a leverdrag. So, there's a
market among anglers for the benefits a good
star drag can offer. As of this date
(11/17) Daiwa's Saltiga has been the class act
in this regard. Along comes the Tesoro, and I
have to say it's similarly refined, but a very
different reel. The metal-work is very
good, as expected, but you'll also note that
these are trimmer than what we're used to
handling, excess weight has been taken off areas
of the reel where it's not needed. Freespool is
simply excellent, and the drag is very capable,
you can button 'em down and not effect casting
performance. Could very well become the
wahoo reels of choice for a lot of guys.
Compact, light, modern technology and
application of best practices in design...and a
3 year warranty.
reels make use of (buzzword) alumilite frame
construction which provides more precise
tolerances for precise gear alignment, maximum
castability, and durability. The mechanical
stabilizing system keeps the reels in precise
alignment for strong, stable and smooth long
- High Speed 6.2:1 gear ratio - 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame, sideplate and
spool - 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing - Multi-disc Carbonite drag system with Cal’s
drag grease - CRC: Corrosion-Resistant Coating Process - Swept aluminum star for increased ergonomics - Anodized aluminum swept handle reduces wobble
while cranking - 4BB+1RB corrosion resistant bearings, spool
bearing with TSI oil - Ergo grip handle knob with anodized aluminum
handle arm - Dual anti-reverse (mechanical and roller
bearing) - XL Gearing: Drop down gear box - Quick-Set ant-reverse bearing allows for zero
back play in handle - MSS: Mechanical Stabilizing System for
increased durability - Self-lubricating gear system, all models
type of stuff is all good, no, lets make that
excellent and just one step from incredible.
But, I'm a bit more into feel, touch, subjective
evaluation. All the buzzwords and specs
don't mean as much as how a reel actually feels
doing what it's supposed to do. Okuma has
another winner in my estimation. The
Tesoro feels like a quality reels should, better
since it's pretty darn light. You could call it
a star drag Makaira, and in some respects that
might be fair, but it's a much different reel
and one that needed to be made. There's no
slop in the handle, everything feels
reassuringly solid and tight, smooth upon
cranking the handle. Nice feel.
Excellent freespool, really these are excellent
casting reels. Great for distance casting, and
hard pulling drag capability.
much appreciate all that the Okuma engineers are
doing to try to minimize the effects of
saltwater. The treatment to the metal parts, and
(one of my peeve points on almost all other
manufacturers) the Tesoro has proper porting, so
you can actually clean a reel after a hard days
fishing. Take a look at the pics below to see
what I mean, four ports, no vac lock, easy drain
while fishing or when you're back home cleaning,
good airflow for drying...makes a difference
long term in my book.
often the little things that make big
differences in how well certain reels perform
the manufacturer shortchange on the bearings, or
make use of a cheap stamped clamp or reel foot.
How are they putting their parts together?
That's what makes working on a reel simple or
overly complicated, so darn hard to work on that
a reel becomes more fit for the garbage basket
than repair bench. Well, the Tesoro is really
pretty straight ahead in how she's put together.
In a lot of ways, you could say this relatively
light reel is overbuilt. Note the way the
reel foot is put together, four points secured
to reel frame - not two, reel clamp allows
plenty of thread on the bolts to be secured.
One could call it overbuilt for it's intended
line class by some standards, but I'd suggest
it's just built to best practices standards.
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Daiwa's Lexa series reels have been
tremendous values and tremendous reels to own. Relatively small
baitcasters with high drag capability make them great inshore
reels with some serious offshore capability.
This series first was
shown at ICAST 2012, adding models in 2013 introducing a new 400
size, these have proven their merit for applications requiring
greater capacity - in several
configurations. In 2016 ICAST Daiwa updated the Lexa series, added
some models with asked for features like the clicker which is now
available on some models, further refined gear ratio offerings, etc.
For 2017 and beyond Daiwa refined the models further, and added
new WINN grip handle knobs. I own an early production Lexa 300,
the new models are far smoother, very smooth feel to the gears, and
nicer cosmetics in my estimation.
Daiwa's 400 sized reels
run $249, the 300 size @ $199
ICAST 2017 Daiwa did an update to
the "standard" LEXA series reels.
They've now incorporated new WINN
GRIP Knobs to this wonderful series
of reels. The 10 models now
make use of the durable, tacky
sure-grip security and positive feel
of WINN handle knobs. This
represents a very nice enhancement
to some wonderful inshore reels.
*LEFTY, P - POWER
HANDLE, CRBB - corrosion resistant
stainless steel bearing, RB - Roller
Lexa™ High Capacity Baitcasters Features:
New mold design
Swept Handle with weight-reducing
Aluminum frame and side plate (gear
7 Bearing System (2CRBB, 4BB +1RB)
Magforce® Cast Control
Extra line capacity for strong
lines, powerful fish (300 size)
Counter balanced Power Handle on 300
Hyper Speed Models (300 size)
Ultimate Tournament Carbon Drag with
22 lb. drag max (300 size)
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One of the
most interesting new lures, introduced at 2017's ICAST, is Yo-Zuri's High Speed Vibe. The
lure has some functional similarities to the
Halco Max 130, it's an effective trolling lure
AND cast and retrieve lure. Both
applications can be done very well with this
versatile lure. The lures are 5 1/4 inches
(130mm), weigh 2 7/8 oz (80gm). They are
thru-wired, sinking design.
The brand new High Speed Vibe is
a realistic lure manufactured to match baitfish
found up and down the Atlantic and Pacific
coasts. This unique lure can be trolled up to 15
knots, casted and retrieve or fished vertically
in open water for a variety of saltwater game
fish. The vibrating action of this lure is
proven to entice strikes and the innovative
through wire technology guarantees that fish
won’t break off after the initial hook up. This
is a sinking lure and can be fished at all
depths/ranges. With key features like Yo-Zuri’s
patented color change technology, powerbody and
premium terminal tackle, the High Speed Vibe is
sure to be your new go to lure!
“Power Body” with through wire construction
Through wire construction
3x treble hooks
Patented Color Change Technology
Well, the lure's finish is great, cosmetics
excellent, rigged appropriately and can be
enhanced with single hooks if that's your
preference (Eagle Claw and VMC both offer
in-line replacement hooks). The trebles
which come with the lures are 3X strong, plenty
good for schoolie tuna. I'm really
thinking these new lures will shine brightly
when we get a good run of albacore down here.
For those in NorCal and the Pacific Northwest,
these lures might be of great interest for your
summer albacore fishing.
Halco and Yo-Zuri comparison pic left.
First glance, hooks appear better on the
Yo-Zuri and the coloring process should
be longer lived. Both lures are
nicely weighted and track well on the
troll, both can be used cast and
retrieve. Sure is nice to have some good
Fish's Heavy, Packs Small
The Offshore Explorer travel rods feature a
Pac Bay "uni-butt" style all aluminum aft sections.
Specifically, this is a Pac Bay Channel Lock Aluminum Butt. These trolling
oriented stand-up rods are four
piece, 6 1/2 feet in length. It's perfect for fishing 50-80# applications. With the Pac Bay butts,
they're great for trolling duty. You can drag lures, feathers,
lipped divers effortlessly.
They feature EVA ringed fore grips for
added security and comfort. The guides are rated for Spectra, and
the rod’s unique gimbaled screw together construction is extremely
solid. Unlike other "ferrule" rods, these screw together within a
ferrule, so they twice
reinforce their strength and proper alignment of
strong and forgiving fiberglass blanks. This unique connection
feature also makes it easier to take the rods apart after a long
day’s fishing. For our most recent production a hard case in
included rather than the soft case of previous models, and the rods
action has also been improved.
Tamer's well proven four piece travel rods are
sure to be welcomed by the serious angler looking for
travel-friendly fishing rods capable of landing larger fish.
Fishing from a panga or sportfisher? These rods are perfect
for your needs. Finally there’s a serious saltwater travel rod that
can stand on its own merits as a functional alternative to one-piece
designs. And, as far as traveling with a quality rod is concerned,
these pack down into their 24 inch case! That's very airline
friendly and even fits into most suitcases if you don't want to
carry them along onboard the aircraft to stow in the overhead bin.
components being used, and you'll get the
picture. These rods are a value, and there's
nothing like them on the market in terms of
dealing with larger fish and functional troll
duty. Let me restate this, since I've done
some homework for you. You can find some heavy
tackle offshore custom travel rods, at prices
of over $1000. The one's I've seen do not
compare favorably to what we are offering with
our own Saltwater Travel Rods, which are
designed for boat use. If you travel to your
fishing destinations or just like being
prepared for opportunities to hop on other
folks boats, our new saltwater travel rods
will be favored companions on any trip
offshore. Order yours now!
there are three basic types available.
Most light duty rods use a simple direct,
blank-over-blank design. One hollow piece fits into the other
hollow section, lengthening the rod in sections with differing
diameter. For strength, it's best to have the tip sections going
over the base pieces of the rod (tip over butt) rather than
skinnier sections fitting into the larger sections (tip into
butt). We use this connecting style for our multi-piece light line
and surf-casting rods, our Inshore Explorer.
The European Spigot Ferrule
design is an enhancement of the blank over blank design, and is
used in the Surf Explorer Series of rods as well as Okuma's
Nomad and Xpress Series rods. In this system the pieces of the
rod are joined by way of a solid insert in one end section,
fitting into a hollow receiving section. One potential weakness of
the standard ferrule connection is strengthend since the "spigot"
provides increased reinforcement at the joints of the rod.
On our heavier tackle uni-butt style
boat rods we use a unique Gimbaled Ferrule system with
metal caps for added security of connection and alignment of the
rod. You'll find this feature on our Offshore Explorer Series
These are available exclusively in the 50-80#
application, Offshore Explorer from Toro Tamer.
And, a few words from
one of the lucky folks that purchased one of
these innovative rods:
Hey Mark, I thought
you would like a report on one of your products. I recently went on
the Royal Polaris Seeker Rods long range trip (Sept 17-24, 2016).
I recently purchased
several on your travel rods and ended up taking the ToroTamer
Offshore Explorer 50-80 lbs rod on the trip. I had paired it with a
Avet LX6/3 2 speed loaded with 80 pounds of Jerry Brown hollow core
and 80 pound flora (the reel was one I already had). Charkbait was
the only company I found offering heavy travel rods.
Well on the last day I
hooked up with a big yellowfin which took a big run and came very
close to spooling me. Using the back bone of the rod we manage to
get the fish turned and started fighting it in. I realized early
that the reel was under sized for the fight but the rod felt great.
I was concerned of flat spots and not being able to get a good arch
pressure on the fish, other had concerns about the rod. after over
an hour I brought the fish to the gaff. The fish weighted in at 123
pounds and it won 1st for the largest fish jackpot. The rod got a
lot of attention. It preformed not different than the one piece
rods I was using.
Being in Houston TX
means I have to travel for trips like this. Also I like the
concept of having the break down rods to carry back and forth to the
boat down on the coast.
I stopped by the shop
after we got back from the trip with Grant Hieshima and decided to
upgrade the reel I using to the new Avet HX5/2 MC Raptor for next
years trip and here in the GOM.
The Original Award Winning Saltwater Powered Bio Light.
Accept no imitations, these are the real deal, no batteries
powered by saltwater!
I first came across this
product at ICAST several years ago. I was very much
interested, but at that point there was no way for me to
bring the piece into this country. They're based in Norway,
and it would have been a pain in the keester to import 'em.
I've been following them ever since, and fishing the sample
they provided me. They also had some growing to do, earn
their USA patent... We are now pleased to be able to offer
this unique product to our clients. The Esca fish attractor
utilizes light and electro-magnetic influences to attract
gamefish. It can improve the performance of all lures,
imitates natures own lure lights, and adds life to lures and
bait. While the piece can be used as a lure, it truly shines
best by treating it as an attractor. I wrote this back
around 2007, and through 2010 we saw this product grow in
popularity with USA based distribution. But, then something happened in 2011. Their USA
manager disappeared, they did not come to the ICAST
shows, we could not make contact, and people kept calling
asking about the esca lights, if we had any... I'll
cut to the chase, we found 'em, we've got 'em, and you'd do
well to grab some.*
(Please note, the image right shows the lure with hook,
that's not accurate. The esca light comes with split rings
front and rear, no hooks.)
are four different styles/types of Esca attractors. The
devices emit either green or blue light, and that light is
either a constant fade in and out, or a blinking/strobe. They are powered
by saltwater itself, and will work for up to 100 hours of
fishing time - no batteries involved. The best use for the Esca device is to use them as an add-on to your existing
lures. They have proven very successful for folks targeting
swordfish, all types of deeper water rockfish, and most
recently billfish. (They have been used in several
tournaments for great effect). The Esca replicates the
wavelength, intensity and frequency of light emitted by
different types of fish and plankton - the manufacturer
refers to this as the "pulse of life!" They also create an
electromagnetic field that triggers the hunting instincts in
fish. Fish will bite, and bite harder! The Esca will improve
the visibility of your lures and tackle, improving your odds
at getting bit.
Esca attractors weigh
7 grams. They can be used by themselves as a small jig, but
they are really best used together with spinners, jigs,
iron, and bait. You can rig them inside soft bodied squid
skirts, inline, with deep diving lures and with trolling
lures. For some rigging ideas please
Bottom fishing time is
approaching - take advantage of the
savings... reg. price $19.99
SALE - GET 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
Multi-Function Tool - No Tackle Box Should Be Without This
Tool of it's type ever produced, it really is a must have
item guys. Here's the deal, the owner of SEI is a dedicated
long range fisherman, with some machining background, has an
factory working with him in his primary business, and is
always looking for things to make his trips on the water
better. He's a tinkerer. First product he came up with was
the SEI bracket, a trigger grip version of the Cork Puppy.
That's a nice product, this one's even better, and there are
a couple other new ones in the final stages of manufacture
we'll be showing off very soon. Back to the tool...
fishing means, getting your gear organized, tackle, rods,
reels, etc. And, of course you've got to put your reels on
the rods, and after the trip is over take the gear down
again. On the LR boats we do this on the last day usually,
and with 6-8 rigs to take apart and clean up there's some
time involved. Having the right tool for a job is key in any
work we do, and in the case of the X-Wrench you've got the
right tool right in the palm of your hand - all the tools,
all sizes, all the sockets you'll need plus screwdriver bits
and the darn elevator type key that you need for Avet and a
few other reels too. This tool has 'em all, plus a socket
adaptor, bottle opener twist and cap popper, magnetic
receiver for standard bits.... Darn thing is very well
#2 Phillips Drivers
#1 and #2 Barrel Nut Adapter
3/8" and 1/4" Common Driver
1/4" Standard Bit Adaptor
Sockets for loosening and tightening your reel clamp's nuts:
13mm & 1/2", 3/8", 7/16" & 10mm
thing has all the tools you'll probably need, other than a
crimper and pair of pliers or dikes (diagonal cutter). The
tool is not cheap, but when you consider all it
accomplishes, the time it can save you over the years, it's
a stinking bargain in my estimation. I took one along with
my on our RRIII 8 day charter this season, really impressed
me with how well thought out it was, how well everything fit
together. Only thing I wish I had was a small box or pouch
for storage...working on that one. $29.99, and worth every
penny in my estimation.
ToroTamer Tools New Models!
Cut, Clip, Crimp & Split Ring Opener, too!
has some new tools for us this year. Toro
made some well considered changes to their
Plier and Multi-Plier product for 2017 and
beyond. As before, these pliers are made
from machined aluminum with stainless steel
jaws. Their cutters are made from tungston
carbide, capable of cutting 500# line.
They're spring loaded for ease of use.
Multi-Plier offers anglers a very useful
tool, with some improvements based upon
angler feedback, and my own cut index
finger... The new tools from Toro put
the cutter back in-line with the plier
portion of the tool. Before the cutter was
on the side, and it was possible (easier) to
cut your finger if you weren't careful. So,
we moved the cutter back to the jaws. We
also made this product a bit more compact
than the previous plier, the new models are
6 1/2 inches in length. They come with
a sheath and lanyard. Pricing also
improved a bit on the new production. The
old Multi-Pliers ran $49, the plier version
was $39. For the new production, Toro only
offers the Multi-Plier, thinking that this
tool covers the major duty of a pair of
pliers, but also provides a split ring plier
nose AND can take care of some basic
crimping too! It's a crimping plier, with
split ring function...and tungston carbide
cutters capable of slicing mono, braid or
even cable. It truly is a Multi-Plier, and
worth the space in your tackle kit.
cutters are on the other side of
the jaws. Note the split ring
nose and crimping cut outs.
Yellowtail Coffin Nail Stick Bait!
feature a unique weighting system, they'll cast like bullets and
come to rest near neutral. See some fish breaking the surface, toss
one out and you'll get a good return for the effort. Fishing the
surf, the smaller sized lures will bring in a lot of different
species, and they'll cast well, too. Working the flats, the fish
will move to these new lures just fine, and they'll hammer 'em.
There are three models in this series of lures, two featuring two
treble hooks, and one with three. The finish on these lures is
something you'll really appreciate, again, there are no better lures
on the market anywhere near their price - that is a lead pipe
promise. If you fish the reefs, these are great lures, one of the
most productive along the Mexican Coast
(the 180 specifically, but all work well - just a matter of the fish
size and what they are feeding on).
Our StickBaits use an internal weight system. On the
larger size lure pictured you'll note both small and large steel
weights. The larger weights are used to do a couple things. First
off, they shift position, moving to the rear for longer casts, then
towards the front of the lure upon retrieve for astable
come-back with weight forward assisted depth tracking. The also
create a "rattle" upon retrieve, and the larger size creates a lower
frequency sound. The smaller bb's are there for the sound, their
rattle is a higher frequency. Both, entice a predator's interest,
and the benefit of the lower frequency sound is greater sonic
distance under water. This dual attraction, coupled with internal
chambering, structural strength, quality hooks and excellent casting
properties with superior fish attention stimulating finishes produce
a super new lure that's very effective!
Specifications: Large - 2 VMC 3X Hooks, 180 mm, 66.3 grams / 7.086", 2.34 ounces
Medium - 3 VMC 2X Hooks, 150 mm, 41 grams / 5.91", 1.45 ounces
Small - 2 VMC 2X Hooks, 125 mm, 26 grams / 4.92", .917 ounces
aren't just for big BFT
We were throwing the shallow
divers up close to the rocks in LA Bay with drags locked down on our
Lexa reels 80# Spectra with a 2' topshot 60# flouro leader They hit
like a freight train The YT was when I threw out into open water
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