Monday, September 23, 2013

September Saltwater Lure of the Month: Sea Striker 3 oz. bucktail spoon

Sea Striker 3 oz. bucktail spoon

September Saltwater Lure of the Month: Sea Striker 3 oz. bucktail spoon

Sea Striker Lure Company was founded in 1992 in North Carolina and immediately found their niche in high quality, saltwater fishing lures and terminal tackle for both inshore and offshore fishing.  Famous for their Got-cha lures, Swivels, and many other saltwater lures, their Bucktail spoon sneaks in as one of their most durable lures and as some say, "This durable spoon will last you a lifetime!"

The spoon is nickel plated and contains a single hook that is specially plated for saltwater use.  It has the wild action of a Kastmaster, but with the added appeal of a bucktail.  It works well on a wide variety of gamefish.   The bucktail helps to add color to this deadly, 3 oz spoon, but it also helps to accentuate the spoon's fluttering action to trigger even more strikes.  Many use this as a great alternative to the Kastmaster.

Deadly for everything from trout to bass and even saltwater gamefish, the very well-balanced, solid brass produes a great action and are especially deadly when jigging for suspended bass.  Easy to cast and complete with premium components and durable finishes ensure this will hold up in even the toughest saltwater.

  • Proven for trout, bass and more
  • Produces enticing fluttering action
  • Bucktail improves action and adds color
  • Solid brass construction  
  • Very well-balanced; easy to cast
  • Premium components and durable finish
  • Hooks plated for saltwater use
  • High quality spoon made to Sea Striker Specifications

September Freshwater Fly of the Month; Fish Skull Forage Fly

September Freshwater Fly of the Month: Fish Skull Forage Fly

The Forage Fly™ combines the unique features of the Fish-Skull™ head with natural body materials and a “frantic tail” to create an incredibly authentic baitfish imitation that is as versatile as it is realistic. While originally designed to target river species, such as trout and smallmouth bass, this pattern has proven itself equally effective at catching a broad range of many other fresh and saltwater species.

The Fish Skull Forage Fly imitates shad, a favorite of predatory fish. This is a perfect streamer pattern for small mouth bass or large trout in big water like the Clinch River, Caney Fork, and Hiwassee with generators running. This fly also has applications for anyone who chases stripers with a fly rod.

“This incredible baitfish imitation is a staple in my repertoire of bass flies and has proven itself time and again as the number one big fish fly on the New River—a world class ‘smallie’ destination. While some anglers may have a tendency to ‘overwork’ the fly by fishing it in short, fast strips much like they might other weighted streamers, the secret is to make long, deliberate strips, allowing the natural action of the pattern to work. Because of the subtle tail motion, the most effective presentation is created by mending the line while sight fishing the fly as it gradually descends in the water column and setting the hook abruptly when it disappears! And, best of all, the Forage Fly works equally well for many other fresh and saltwater species.” – Mike Smith, New River Fly Fishing

  • Fish-Skull head
  • Natural materials
  • Mustad 3366 1/0 hook

September Freshwater Lure of the Month: Strike King Pure Poison swim jig 3/8

September Freshwater Lure of the Month: Strike King Pure Poison swim jig 3/8

It was in 1966 when Mr. Charles Spence decided that today was the day he was going to dive head first into the fishing tackle industry.  There was a small individual's garage operation that caught his eye, and he knew that this was his opportunity to quit his day job.  He purchased this garage operation and established the "Strike King Lure Company."  Shortly thereafter, he began making sales calls in Northwest Arkansas to Ben Franklin Five and Dime Stores and the Walton Variety Stores, which are, of course, owned by the infamous Mr. Sam Walton who later went on to found the Walmart conglomerate.

In the 1970's and 80's the tournament bass fishing sport took off, and the Strike King Lure Company took off with it.  Their spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, and jigs were known as the best on the market, and tournament fishermen couldn't get enough of them.  Their growth was fueled by quality products and also quality promotion, as Spence and team worked hard to harness the newly found power of television advertising.  

During the 1980's, Strike King grew to become the largest producers of buzzbaits and jigs in the entire world.  Their quality surpassed all others.  They expanded their line of baits to include all sorts of different types: including one clever dive into the pork bait markets.  Overall they expanded to over 400 different products, but one thing always held true: they would never lose their market share on their top of the line, never to be beaten jigs and buzzbaits, one of which we are featuring this month.  

The Strike King Pure Poison Freshwater Jig

Strike King Pure Poison Freshwater Jig - It's a jig, it's a spinnerbait, it's a-----Extreme Action Swimming Jig! This new lure has a unique head design, blade and harness that produce incredible action and vibration. You've got to see and feel it to believe it! They are terrific just about anywhere you would fish a spinnerbait or swim a jig. The Perfect Skirt® with Magic Tails® gives enhanced action compared to regular skirts and the colors match the head. A long shank premium hook ensures great hook ups. The 3D eyes give a realistic appeal and the special split ring line tie is strong and secure.