SAVAGE SQUISH JIG
Half Fish -
ARE DISCONTINUING THESE EXCELLENT LURES. OKUMA HAD BEEN THE
DISTRIBUTOR OF SAVAGE SQUISH JIGS. SAVAGE AND OKUMA PARTED
WAYS, AND WE'RE CLEARING OUR INVENTORY.
15 years ago Yo-Zuri made a lure like these.
Took folks some time to get used to the idea,
but those that did found the lure to be quite
effective. They were rigged with a treble hook
if my memory serves me correctly. The lure was
discontinued, though we received calls for the
next 10 years asking if we had any more
available. Probably, as so often happens,
Yo-Zuri simply didn't see enough demand to
the commitment to the lure. That was back before
vertical jigging gained widespread popularity.
(Slim Squish top,
Standard Squish below in image above)
At ICAST 2015 Savage Gear (distributed by Okuma)
introduced their Squish Jigs to the fishing
Some may find these lures similar to some other
nameless firms "flatfall" lures. Aside from the
fact that these are rather small vertical jigs,
the style is quite different.
nice update on the old design, actually a very
nice update, and now featuring dual assist
hooks. The lures are two-faced, a baitfish on
one side with a nice big eye, and on the other a
squid imitation with a pair of eyes on the side
of the lure (four eyes, no waiting...). The
weight distribution and rigging was given some
thought. Hook orientation is appropriate for
both lure types, and the lure can work both
vertically and as a cast/retrieve lure - however
it's really best employed vertically.
There are two forms of
these lures, a standard Squish and a Slim
Squish. The Slim model is just that, a bit
skinnier due to it being perhaps a half inch
longer. Swimming action and the lures "drop"
will be a bit different. The lures were
extensively tested, and we've had enough tuna
around that they've been used to very good
effect for both the bluefin and yellowfin. These
are not LARGE lures in terms of size, they are
quite good for schoolie size tuna. Going for the
big bluefin, I'd go in a different direction.
Since these are fairly compact lures, using
assist hooks, on a larger fish it's quite likely
that the lure will be inhaled and as a
consequence the line might just get chewed off
by a bigger fish. But, for schoolie tuna, these
are quite effective, as they will prove to be
for rockfish and other species. There are four
sizes of the Squish jigs ()80/100/130 & 180 GM),
and two sizes of the Slim Squish lures (80 & 100
Sardine Slim Squish
Gold/Red Slim Squish
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jigs are workhorses, productive for a wide
variety of fish, and successfully fished in a
few different styles. They can be used cast and
retrieve and vertically. They can be dragged
along the bottom, they can be used with a slab
from fresh cut bait, with a curly tail grub,
bottom line they are flexible producers of
gamefish. Over the past 15 years we've stocked
some wonderful bucktails from several
manufacturers, SPRO, P-Line and ProFishCO. Every
one of them had some characteristics we liked,
and some features we desired to see...but
didn't. Sadly, two of those suppliers stopped
production of their lures. So, ToroTamer came
along and made their own, based on what we
wanted to see.
At our shop in Huntington Beach we are fortunate
to have a very talented private boater, Beta,
who is one of the best white seabass fishermen I
know. Several years ago he began using a jig
(that I'll claim credit to introducing him to) a
simple bucktail jig. Beta fished 'em with a
fresh dead squid and found it was perfection,
almost a do-nothing bait that was his most
productive secrete weapon for WSB. There were
hook could be improved, and even more of a
problem, the supplier for the jig went out of
business. ToroTamer's design is not unique, far
from it, it's simply a refinement of an already
very good lure - and it's made with the right
kind of skirting and right kind of hook. There
are four color patterns available for the jigs,
white, glow, red and white and blue and white.
lures all feature a fishskin with unique UV
properties and glow. All lures are hand tied,
and then reinforced so that they'll hold up
well. For those of you who know the productivity
of bucktail jigs and are familiar with their
use, you'll find plenty of things to appreciate
with these designs. To those new to fishing a
bucktail, put some time in fishing them and you
will discover a new go-to lure for sure.
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Deep Water Lures from ToroTamer!
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Illuminata has been one of our best selling and best producing lures
since it's introduction in late 2010. We've made some improvements and
added some new flavors for our most recent production. Our Illuminata takes the knife jig
to a different plane by adding even more fish
attraction to the mix. This lure offers a
great shape for vertical jigging, offers a wonderful flutter, and with
the light stick option you get noticed at depths other lures simply
won't. Further for the guys hitting the jigs at night, these have the
ability of turning on a bite like no other lure. These new and well proven lures
have a space in the body where you can add a
small light stick to further attract a bite.
For deep water fishing, this additional
attraction will ensure that your jig gets
noticed, it will make a difference in your
catch rate. The lures have luminescent bellies, but
there's nothing like the green glow of an
internal light stick to really turn on an
otherwise lethargic predator.
Each lure comes
with three long lived light sticks, and we
have additional light sticks available at a
very attractive price. One thing you'll
appreciate, these top quality light sticks
will glow for up to 12 hours time! (And in all
honesty, we've had some glow for two days!) Our Illuminata lures are available in two sizes,
100 and 200 grams (3.5 & 7
Of course the lures are thru-wired for strength and security. They also
have a welded ring attached to a split ring at the nose for easy
rigging. Each lure comes with THREE lightsticks.
TAMER SUBSURFACE SWIMMER
Time to Stock Up...BEFORE
Compare to Magaroni at 1/3 the price!!!
Tamer Subsurface Swimmer: You may be aware of a similar lure
that's been on the
Japanese market and gained some following in this country (shibuki).
That piece proved effective as a casting lure and as a
trolled lure, and cost a good $50 unrigged! Pricing was a
function of a few things, among them a good old boy network
created by the Japanese firm selling them. They didn't take
much of an interest in anyone but a chosen few selling them
on this side of the pond. That's a restraint of competition
in my humble opinion, and helps explain the high price of
the lure. As you can see, we have a broader selection of colors
available, similar design, quality built to withstand
punishment from the toughest fish. The weight and length is the same as the
more expensive Japanese import. We are making these
wonderful lures available both rigged and unrigged. The
first ones available are the unrigged lures. Our rigged
lures will feature quality treble hooks of
appropriate strength. The unrigged lures have been used by
guys with both trebles and single hooks.
The lures are great
casters, with some heft to them and a unique internal
magnetic weight transfer system that aids in the cast
and provides a sonic attraction as well. They are
thru-wired for extra strength. The lures are 80 grams (~3
ounces) in weight and 20 cm long (7.9"). They will dive up
to 2 meters ~ 6 feet and are rated for a 50 kg (100#)
breaking strength. You'll note the quality of construction
upon inspection, and we encourage you to compare these lures
to any on the market.
These lures have taken
tuna, some big ones during our evaluation stage a few
years back, as well as yellowtail and many other species of
fish. They will also surprise you with their ability to
troll effectively, partially as a result of the stabilizing
dorsal fin. While they were designed for big fish, they'll
prove very effective on smaller fish - with some of our
local guys using them to great effect on BIG calico bass.
The lures are very well overbuilt.
Unrigged lures ordered from this page will come with 3
300#+ test rings. Click on the image to examine more
Note the magnetic weight transfer system with rear pad
at the tail to prevent cracking of lure, and the
balancing weight rear.
Of course the lures are properly thru wired and can
well handle over 100# of stress, meaning there is NO
issue dealing with larger grade tuna and
appropriately HIGH drag settings.
Shown top, Mustad Hoodlum 4X
ringed and below, 7982HX double tuna hooks
Berkley Big Game
Berkley's Big Game set the standard for fishing
in the harsh marine environment. Berkley's Big
monofilament line combines strength, abrasion
resistance, and flexibility to produce a very
While "Big Game" has been on the market for many
years, it's always undergone improvement. If you
fished it several years ago, I think you'll find
it's a little different. When compared to many
other top saltwater fishing lines on the market,
Berkley's Big Game will be a bit thinner for a
given line test rating. From my experience, the
line's thin diameter can be a plus in some
situations. But, I'd also say the line breaks
closer to it's rating, so accurate drag settings
are required. That's not a negative, it just
means guys with an iron thumb might snap this
line a little quicker than another product
that's way too conservative in their ratings.
(Izorline for example) Big Game is a very good
line. We stock this product in CLEAR only.
CharkBait Umbrella Rigs!
- 1 KG Center Weight, 36" width,
1/4" Stainless Steel Bar, Squids or Tuna Feathers
Like our spreader bars, we're
using 1/4" stainless steel bars (not flimsy wire), and upped our weight
to 1 Kilo (2.2 pounds) on these stout rigs. The bars can be used
individually or "stacked" for even greater fish attracting effect.
like our daisy chains and spreader bars, we're having these made up with
both squid squirts and tuna feathers (11 lures in the spread). The bars
are unique in construction, but also quite traditional in design. And,
because there is no middle man in the process, we can offer you greater
value for your dollar invested. Please do compare these rigs with ones
costing several times more. No arguing the effectiveness of both lure
types - squid or tuna feather. But, if your game is tuna or yellowtail,
our unique Spreader Feathers will be a fish catching investment well
Buy 2 and the shipping is FREE!
THESE ITEMS MUST BE ORDERED ON-LINE, NO PHONE
STOCK IS LIMITED, AND
WILL BE ALLOCATED TO EARLIEST ORDER TIME/DATE (as printed on
the on-line order). SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE or
DISAPPOINTMENT - THE GEAR IS ON CLEARANCE, WHAT WE HAVE IN
STOCK IS ALL WE HAVE.