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Sovereign GT Super Cone: These are hand made from engineering quality HDPE 200lb Stainless wire & enough lead to make them fly !
The "cone" is yet another in an ever growing range of top waters that SINK until you start to retrieve.
Then their "hydrodynamic" Design makes them rise to the top & "dance" to attract the fish.
And do they catch ! The list of species caught on these lures is immense, we have had Mackerel, pollock, bass & even sea trout here in the UK. Abroad we have had too many species to list.
We have the cone in two sizes & three colours, they come without hooks as there are so many ways these get rigged.
Nine Bones on a Sovereign GT Super Cone, Gambia, March 2019
Wake (SA) Skinnies: Skinnies are designed for flat calm conditions, where they perform to perfection, as they are a quiet lure. These interesting lures hail from South Africa, where they are used to great effect for just about all predatory species of sea fish. but seriously excel at catching Tuna and GT's.
These baits all fall under the generic title of “Chisel Nose Plugs” & get featured on fishing programs as “chisel noses” They come in many guises & here we have four of the very best !
The Skinnies are totally hand made and like all WAKE(SA) lures wired straight through and is a topwater that sinks!
They cast like a bullet, incredible distances for a plastic lure. I have seen the larger ones chucked over 150yds with a 10' rod & an Alvey side cast reel (not the best setup). I have personally cast the 3oz/75gm ones 140yds on a 10' 6" Quarrow rod and an Okuma Safina Pro 80 loaded with 45lb braid & there is a rumour of an Aussie chucking the same lure 191yds (on dry land in a bait casting tournament) whatever, they fly !
For all their weight and slim design they stay on, or very near the top and have a unique action, a cross between walk the dog and a darting action.
One thing is certain, the fish go wild for them and I've had all-sorts, jacks, snapper, barracuda and bass here in the UK.
They will be sent out as pictured without a hook but with a heavy duty big game worth split ring as we know you monster hunters all have your own favourite hook that you will want to instal.
The smaller sizes up to the 3oz are injection moulded and hand finished, but the larger ones 4oz & 5oz are entirely hand made.
Wake (SA) Needle Nose Lures: The second lure in the WAKE (sa) range, is the NEEDLE NOSE, Simple name for a simple lure.
Needle noses are designed for a slight chop, as they are a little more noisy than the skinnies but will also perform well in calm water.
The NEEDLE NOSE flies just about as well as the SKINNY and like the SKINNY it is designed to fish at long distances in or through the surf. But the NEEDLE NOSE has a tighter more wiggling / darting movement, less side to side and on a slower retrieve, a bit more back end down, nose up. They also have Rattling googly eyes, I'm never sure whether these eyes add that much to the attraction, but hundreds of you tell me they do! I have been asked if we can get some of the other lures made with these eyes, so they certainly have their fans.
I have seen these fished with a feathered treble hook and even a small soft bait grub or worm on a single, both have their attractions, but hamper the cast. The soft plastic option will halve the casting distance on the one ounce and knock around a third off the two ounce.
The NEEDLE NOSE is injection moulded, hand finished and like all WAKE(SA) lures wired straight through and is a topwater that sinks !
This range has just two weights at this time, the 1oz/29g/4" and the 2oz/59g/5" and in 5 colors and comes to you rigged with a heavy duty Worth split ring only ready for you to fit your personal favourite hook.
Once again these lures do catch ! And all the usual contenders go for them.
The Wake(sa) Seriola is the fourth lure in the range & is very similar in shape & action to the GT Ice Cream. The WAKE(sa) Seriola is totally hand made & like all WAKE(SA) lures wired straight through & is a topwater that sinks !
It comes in 8 sizes/weights, fly's as well as the Needle Nose & has accounted for some truly outstanding catches in South Africa, where this whole range of lures are the number one sellers. They have a splashy tail wiggling action & catch anything with an attitude !
They work best on a straight retrieve, fast or slow they attract fish, but keep them moving & away from the bottom.
The whole range is hand made and come to you with a heavy duty Worth split ring for you to fit your personal favourite hook
Wake Lures (SA)
There are several companies making this style of lure, the most famous of which is "GT Icecream" & they all get called "GT Icecream", just like vacuum cleaners get called "Hoovers" & non lure fishermen call Plugs "rapala's". The range below come to you from Wake (sa) & come hook-less so all you experienced big game anglers can fit your favorite hooks & split rings. We stock inline singles, assist hooks, trebles, split rings & swivels for you to choose from.
Sovereign Super Needlefish comes in one length 120mm at the moment, but three different weights/styles.
- "Weightless" that is to say NO added lead weight & it weighs in at 14g hookless.
- Two hook which weighs 21g
- & One hook which weighs 22g.
Like all these baits on this page they are supplied hookless as there are so many options.
One or two trebles, one treble & one single, two singles, treble/single on the front & assist on the back, etc, etc.
Some people like two hooks for a better hook-up rate, especially when on an expensive tropical holiday or when fishing for the pot. Others strip all but the tail off all their lures to improve the challenge.
There is very little difference in the action that is perceivable to the human eye between the two weighted ones.
The unweighted one however can be moved much slower & even paused now & then as it sinks slowly.
I managed to excite a few juvenile Tarpon in a back water in the Gambia in April this year.
After pausing & letting it sink for a couple of seconds, suddenly winding quickly triggered a strike every time, but they were all small 9lb - 11lb & spent most of their hooked time in the air & all got off, undoubtedly my choice of hook.
The unweighted one obviously doesn't fly so far as the weighted ones, but still flies better than most conventional lures.
The weighted ones however will hit 70yds with ease (with a halfway decent rod) & with practice in the right hands you can top a 100yds
At the moment these come in white, white or white & one length, but we have plans to make a couple more sizes & colours later in the year.
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