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Strategic Angler Nautilus Fast Sinking

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Strategic Angler Nautilus Fast Sinking

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The Nautilus is the mid-sized Big Game lure in the Strategic Angler lineup.  Its large presence in the water is very effective in covering expansive areas since it has a thick body profile that can be seen from a distance.  Capable of handling treble hooks up to 5/0, this mid sized lure is very easy to work using simple retrieves, twitches or sweeps.  The lure has a length of 6.5" and an average weight of 125g (4.5oz).  The lure has a horizontal fast sinking orientation with its water column placement dependent upon how long one lets it sink.  The lure can be swum with an alternating side to side swimming action during the retrieve.  The angler can also incorporate sweeps with the rod tip, making the lure kick wildly, making the lure swim like a fleeing baitfish.  A medium to fast retrieve is recommended to get the best action out of the lure.  Also note that the Nautilus responds to retrieve speeds based on your hook selection.  Lighter hooks allow for a livelier imparted action, while heavier and oversize hooks are perfect for trolling on a flat line.  This lure can also be used with just a single tail hook and a very slow retrieve.  This will cause the lure to undulate randomly from side to side and up and down, so do a few casts with this single tail setup to see how your retrieve speed affects action.  the Nautilus can also be trolled up to 6 knots, and it is recommended to use the largest hooks possible for stability.  The Nautilus Fast Sinking will sink on average at 1-1/2ft/sec (45cm/sec).

***Please note that each Strategic Angler Lure is hand painted and delivered product may display slight variance from the photograph***

Recommended Hook Configuration
Hook Presentation Medium/Heavy Tackle
Belly Only (Treble) 3/0 +
Tail Only (Single) 8/0-10/0
Belly/Rear (Treble,Treble) 3/0-5/0, 3/0-5/0
Belly/Rear (Treble,Single) 2/0-3/0, 8/0-10/0

 

 Tomo's Tackle recommends using Shout! 31 trebles and/or Shout! Kudako singles.

 

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Model Buoyancy Length Weight (avg)
Nautilus Fast Sinking Fast Sinking 6.5" 125g

 

Strategic Angler Frantic Fast Sinking

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The Frantic series was inspired through the body shapes of Sardines and Ballyhoo.  The term “frantic” was appropriately chosen because it mimics the crazed action of a bait fish when chased by a predator.  The life-like sub-surface swimming action entices predators to strike time and time again.  The perfect all-around lure for amateurs and professional anglers alike.  The lure is 8.25" long, and weighs an average of 112.5g (4oz).  The Frantic can be fished in many versatile ways.  The first way is to swim the lure with a medium retrieve creating a natural swimming action.  It is important to keep the rod tip down to maximize the subsurface swim. A fast retrieve will make this lure vibrate frantically sub surface.  The best action is achieved just before the lure starts to roll due to imbalance, so it is advisable to swim the lures prior to use.   The faster you retrieve, the faster it vibrates in a frantic state, and the angler can also incorporate pauses into retrieve.  This technique is great for covering more ground or for fast ambush predators such as barracuda, king mackerel and bluefish.  Another way to work the lure is with a "Dive and Roll". All that needs to happen is to cast the lure,  then allow for a few seconds so that it orients itself in the water.  With the rod tip down, pull the rod with one smooth sweep to the right (or left) then pause for a few seconds.  Slowly point the rod to the direction of the lure while retrieving the line with a few cranks of the reel.  Repeat.  This action will entice a wary fish to strike because it mimics a stunned or dying fish.  The sweeping motion will cause the lure to dive down and roll.   The pause allows the lure to right itself with a horizontal buoyancy.  This is its deadliest move.  Finally, a twitch and pause technique can be used. Retrieving the lure with small rod twitches with an occasional pause will make it flutter like an injured or disoriented bait fish.  The slight twitches of the rod during the retrieve gives the fish an erratic swimming action while the pause allows the lure to rest; a perfect opportunity to hook that trophy fish.  The Frantic Fast Sink will sink at an average of 1-1/2ft/sec.

***Please note that each Strategic Angler Lure is hand painted, and delivered product may display slight variance from the photo***

Recommended Hook Configuration
Hook Presentation Heavy Tackle
Belly/Rear (Treble,Treble) 2/0, 2/0
Belly/Rear (Treble,Single) 3/0, 5/0-8/0
Belly/Rear (Treble,Treble) for use in heavy current or  for faster sink rate 3/0, 3/0
Belly/Rear (Treble,Single) for slow trolling up to 4kn 4/0, 7/0-9/0

 

Tomo's Tackle recommends using Shout! 31 trebles and/or Shout! Kudako singles.

 

Model Bouyancy Length Weight (avg)
Frantic Fast Sinking Fast Sinking 8/25" 112.5g