I’ve been involved in the tackle industry for over ten years and have been manufacturing Spinnerbaits, Buzzbaits and Rumblers(chatterbaits) for around 7 years. I’ve been fishing form about the age of 15 predominantly WP and PP bays although always enjoyed the trips to Eildon and Mulwala over the years chasing Trout and Native species.
2. What should a person look for in a quality Spinnerbait ?
3. What is your recommended guide to Weight v depth when selecting the right spinnerbait?
The best all round weight would probably be the 5/8 oz. spinner, although blade selection would be just as important as they can determine what depths the spinner runs at. If fishing shallow a double or single colorado would be the best option and when fishing deep or fast flowing water the Willowleaf blades are better suited. Its really can come down to what people feel comfortable using too, I know a lot of the guys are now fishing with oversized single Willows or Colorado blades.
4. What is your favourite pattern in your range ?
My favourite pattern would have to be our New Redfin Pattern it's has only been out for short time, we have had lots of good feedback on these. I also like the Team Goodang Range of spinnerbaits that have been designed in conjunction with The Team Goodang boys, they know how to catch them.
5. What hooks do you use and why ?
We currently use Mustad Hooks, the main reason for this is they were one of the only Manufactures to have a 6/0 size spinnerbait hook in their range, we were looking for big hooks as Murray Cod have Big Gobs and a lot of spinners at the time were fitted with small wire & hooks. We were looking at building bigger stronger Spinnerbaits. We are currently looking at Owner range of hooks for some of our smaller Spinners.
6. What has been your biggest selling spinnerbait?
Our Biggest Selling Spinnerbait would be the Team Goodang Series Spinnerbaits, they have featured in quite a few magazine articles and the Lads from Team Goodang have landed some great fish on them.
7. What has been the most significant 'new technology' in spinnerbait design?
I think Spinnerbaits have pretty much stayed the same over the years although their are a lot of variations around now like twin & quad spins and a few other designs, I think the main advancement has been with the Spinnerbait blades, lots of new shapes and finishes out there now, the new Live Pro spinner blades have a fish image on them so they look pretty cool. A couple of things Lurestrike have bought to the table have been the Take Two Spinnerbait with its duel wire forms, the Stinger Spinnerbait with its unique wire trace hook assembly and finally the Double D the first real super strong spinnerbait with its .051 wire and big 6/0 hook.
8. Will we see any new models soon in the Lurestrike range?
Yes we are always looking at bringing out new and innovative ideas, we have the Beast Coming that has just been released, and we are currently looking into a few smaller weights for the Boofhead series. ( The new Small Fry Series spinnerbaits have since been released)...
9. Tell us a little about the skirt compound ( ie material, different types) ?
Most of the skirts these days are silicone although the old rubber skirts are still available. Our supplier supplies us with quality 100% high grade Dow Corning silicone skirts. There is a huge range of skirt models, styles and colours, Lightning Skirts and Easy Pro which are very easy to assemble due to there hub design, you have the standard skirt in a huge array of designs and colours, Hot Tip, Glitter, Chrome, Baitfish, Stripe and many more, their is a silicone skirt that is made to feel like the old rubber, like the Ultra Silk range of skirts we currently stock. Most skirts have 44 – 50 strands
although some use more to add extra bulk to the spinner.
10. Why should someone buy lurestrike spinnerbaits?
We have a huge range of models, colours & sizes, we build quality spinners at a very reasonable price, We have a photo gallery full of quality fish caught on our lures and we listen to experts in the field to make further improvements if need be and most of all we listen to the feedback from our customers.
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