Sliders

$14.00NZD  

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The catch cry “Slider, the provider” continues to ring true for the many thousands of lure fishers who buy this amazing product, knowing it can be relied on to ‘bring home the bacon’! It’s not hard to see why as they are so easy to use, very competitively priced, and catch most of the more popular table and sport fish, including snapper (especially), blue cod, kingfish, kahawai, gurnard, John dory, etc. Indeed, many top charter boats base their operations on the Slider’s fish-catching charms throughout the year. And, as fish are fish, no matter where they swim, we know Sliders just need to be given a chance further south to demonstrate how deadly they are elsewhere, too. In fact, we’re still getting impressive photos and exciting stories from areas such as the rugged West Coast and the South Island’s French Pass, where we were repeatedly told our lures ‘won’t work’ in the past! So it’s no surprise many bait fishers have been converted to them; now it’s just a matter of picking up a little lure bag filled with a few different Sliders (no bait or berley necessary!) and off you go fishing!

Other features:

  • Luminous and/or ultraviolet reflective coatings to increase lure visibility in all depths
  • A large trace hole for improved lead-head sliding and reduced trace damage
  • Tough, seductive (and replaceable) rubber tentacles
  • Hand-whipped assist rig
  • High quality Owner hooks
  • Japanese assist cord.

Weights: 40g, 60g, 80g, 100g, 140g, 200g and 240g

Colours: Bruised Banana, Candy Apple, Lumo, Orange Gold, Pink White and Rasta Man

Associated products: Slider twin assist packs. Also, check out our new Jelly Babies to take these lures to a whole new level!

On-the-water tips: The strong head shakes of big snapper can really bounce the weighted head around on trace material, so the heavier the Slider, the thicker the trace required; two metres of 30-60lb fluorocarbon trace usually does the job nicely. Best fished on the drift, Sliders are dropped to the bottom then slowly wound upwards a few metres, before being dropped back down again; a super-slow mechanical jigging retrieve also works well. Bites are generally felt as small taps; a quick wind of the reel handle or a steady uplift of the rod generally works better than a hard strike in response. Some anglers position their Sliders to trundle along the seafloor, then place the outfit in a suitably angled rod holder so it hooks fish while they’re doing other things!