Pakula Original Hothead® Series

Traditional Pakula Insert, Lumo Eyes, UV2 Additives

TOriginal K2hese hard head Polyurethane heads are an upgraded re-release of The Original Pakula Lures, so successful they are the mostoriginaleye copied range of lures in the history of Game Fishing, introducing legends such as the Sprocket, Rat, Animal, Smoking Jo, Cockroach, Uzi etc. These are the lures that made Pakula a world recognized leader in Big Game Fishing. Up until June 2012 each lure was hand poured and hand polished in the same way the lures were originally made, and in the same time-tested and proven shapes, with some modifications, originally developed by Peter Pakula.

This is not to say they are the SAME lures they used to be because they're not. They are even better because we are teaming them up with the latest UV2, our trademark Lumo® and other enhancing additives in both heads and skirts. In June 2012 we took the leap and upgraded the full range to the most modern production systems based on the Polyurethane system developed by

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 Peter Pakula in 1997, but using the newest Polyurethane technology. This has been done without raising the price of the Pakula Original Hothead Series. 
These lures are the Pakula HotHead Original Series with the distinctive Lumo® Eye. Please note that there are many copies of our lures, some of which are being passed off as original Pakula Lures. The print on all Pakula lure eyes is crisp, clear and easy to read. The copies usually have blurred unclear printing on the eyes. All Pakula lures are sold with the hang tags such as the one printed pictured.


 

PAKULA ORIGINAL HOTHEAD® TINY LURES

These tiny lures were a way of using up leftover material when pouring normal sized heads and using up the remaining 6" clone skirts as we no longer make. Though we put the same effort into this lures development as we do with all of them we did not expect such a small lure to excel so quickly as a tournament winner.

These lures started a revolution in 2002 when the Animal won the Gold Coast Grand Slam Tournament tagging 7 of the tournament total of 14 marlin. Since then the Tiny Pakula lures have been the standard for sailfish, small marlin and bluefin tuna lure, especially on ultralight and light tackle.

Pakula Original Hothead® Bugs®

The Original Hothead Bugs are tiny 3.25" lures that extend the range of microgame fishing lures. These lures are hard heads and like all of our lures, hand poured polyurethane. These lures will attract any predatory fish, all of which eat small baitfish. The smaller the baitfish the more likely it is to be eaten as it's an easy meal.

Even though the Bugs are tiny they are a game fishing lure for all species from Tailor, Bluefish, Kingfish, all Tuna species and sizes and also Billfish of all sizes, therefore we recommend that leader no lighter than 80lb be used. Hook size is Dojo size 15 or if targeting bigger fish, Dojo size 20.

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Name: Original Bugs Code: PBU Length: 85mm / 3.25"
Hooks: Dojo 15 or 20 for Billfish Min Class: 2kg Recommended Leader: 80lb
Position: All positions Colours: Lumo, Violet, Hot Betty, Blue Crystal, Pink and Light Squid  

Pakula Original Skippy®

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The Original Skippies are tiny 4.00" lures that extend the range of microgame fishing lures. These lures are hard heads and like all of our lures, hand poured polyurethane. These lures will attract any predatory fish, all of which eat small baitfish. The smaller the baitfish the more likely it is to be eaten as it's an easy meal.

Even though the Skippies are tiny they are a game fishing lure for all species from Tailor, Bluefish, Kingfish, all Tuna species and sizes and also Billfish of all sizes, therefore we recommend that leader no lighter than 80lb be used. Hook size is Dojo size 20 or if targeting bigger fish, Dojo size 25.

Name: Original Skippy Code: SK Length: 100mm / 4.00"
Hooks: Dojo 15 or 20 (25 for Billfish) Min Class: 2kg Recommended Leader: 80lb
Position: All positions Colours: Lumo, Blue Crystal, Hot Betty, Light Squid and Pink

Pakula Original Hothead® Micro Uzi®

Micro Uzi

Do not underestimate this lure. Indeed it will catch all the small predators including Tuna and Dorado, and it will also catch lots of big ones as well.

This very small lure has produced in a very big way! especially in Crystal colours 

Name: Original Micro Uzi Code: LS04 Length: 100mm / 4.00"
Hooks: Dojo 15 or 20 (25 for Billfish) Min Class: 2kg Recommended Leader: 80lb
Position: All positions Main Colours: Blue Kona, Blue Slash, Evil Angel, Illusion

Pakula Original Hothead® Uzi® 

Uzi

The Uzi is a tiny version of the very successful Pakula Zipper. Though we thought this lure would be great for small tuna, mackerel, bonito, kingfish etc, we did not expect it to do as well as it has in catching marlin up to 300kg!!. Within a month of its release the UZI had won the Cairns Light Tackle Tournament, The Ribbons Light Tackle and has been used in winning The Frazer Coast and the Gold Coast Bluewater Tournaments.

The Uzi has been in such high demand since its introduction we have had special skirts made just for this lure. In fact, the colour range is even more extensive than those available for our larger lures. This lure has certainly excelled to such an extent many anglers actually stop using it at times because they have to stop every 100 yards to pull in the fish!!!

Name: Hothead Uzi Code: LS10 Length: 143mm / 5.5"
Hooks: Dojo 20 (25 for Billfish) Min Class: 4kg Recommended Leader: 100lb
Position: All positions Main Colours: Blue Kona, Blue Slash, Evil Angel, Illusion

Pakula Original Hothead® Fluzi®

Fluzi

The Fluzi was developed to provide a compleat pattern of these very effective tiny lures. The Fluzi is great in rough weather in any position but is primarily a short position lure for the Short Corner and Short Rigger positions.

Name: Original Fluzi Code: SS10 Length: 140mm /5.25"
Hooks: Dojo 20 (25 for Billfish) Min Class: 4kg Recommended Leader: 100lb
Position: All positions in the Rough, Short postions when calm Main Colours: Violeta, Yakka, Frigate, Hot Frigate, Lumo

 

PAKULA ORIGINAL HOTHEAD® EXTRA SMALL LURES

Pakula Tackle was the first to offer the first truly comprehensive range of Ultra Light Tackle game fishing lures with lures that are now legends such as the Mosquito, Zipper.

Though you can run these on tackle as light as 4kg, they are by no means small fish lures, in fact, Marlin over 150kg are not uncommon on these lures.

It is important to note that as with all Pakula Lures the head shapes are continuously being modified. Indeed the only thing that has remained the same is their names and colours. The older lures can only be a reference to the increased performance of these evolving head shapes especially with this new range of Softease Fang Lures. 

 Pakula Original Hothead® Zipper™

Zipper
The Zipper is our long corner and shotgun special, which will work well no matter how far back you place it. Its straight, tight swimming action will continue in any sea conditions at any trolling speed. This versatile little lure is a real favourite, especially in S.E. Queensland for little Black Marlin and all sized Striped Marlin
Name: Original Zipper™ Code: LS15 Length: 183mm / 7.00"
Hooks: Dojo 25 Min Class: 4kg Recommended Leader: 100lb
Position: Long Corner, Long Rigger and Shotgun (all positions) Main Colours: Lumo, Illusion, Evil Angel, Fuzz

Pakula Original Hothead® Mosquito™

 Mossie
The Mosquito is a true all-purpose lure that will run in any position at any trolling speed in any weather conditions you fish. Although it is a tiny lure it certainly kicks up quite a commotion in the water. The Mosquito has become one of our most successful lures particularly in the colour Stinger
Name: Original Mosquito™ Code: SS15 Length: 167mm / 6.50"
Hooks: Dojo 25 Min Class: 4kg Recommended Leader: 100lb
Position: Short Corner, Short Rigger and Shotgun (all positions) Main Colours: Blue Kona, Violeta, Screamer, Hoth Frigate,

 

PAKULA ORIGINAL HOTHEAD® SMALL LURES

The range of Small Pakula Lures includes the totally updated version of the mighty little Cockroach, and further updates to this range known as the Softease Fang range introduced in 3rd Quarter 2010, one of the most productive lures to ever troll the seven seas. As with all our lures, we have modified all the lures in this size to give you a comprehensive range of small lures for light tackle game fishing on tackle as light as 6kg. Do not underestimate their capabilities, they are just as useful trolling the wide canyons on heavy tackle as part of a spread of larger lures as they are on the light tackle grounds for Sailfish and smaller Marlin.
Apart from their inherent action and ease of use, these lures are the size of most small schooling baitfish and therefore more likely to match the hatch. To improve your odds each lure has it's own specific action to trigger feeding responses. Match to all this the choice of Pakula skirt colours and the new SOFTease material and all you have to do is to find the fish!

 Pakula Original Mini Sprocket®

Mini Sprocket
The Mini Sprocket is designed as a long rigger lure with a tight swimming action. The results on this lure have mirrored its larger brother the Lumo Sprocket which is our best tournament performer. Just make sure a Lumo stays on the long rigger. This little lure is lethal on species such as Striped Marlin and Sailfish, particularly in the colours such as Evil and Pink Angel, Yakka and Violeta. It's a great light tackle lure which can be easily trolled on light line classes.
Name: Original Mini Sprocket
Code: PSP20
Length: 200mm / 8.00"
Hooks: Dojo 25
Min Class: 6kg
Recommended Leader: 150lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun
Top 3 Colours: Lumo, Evil Angel, Violeta

 

Pakula Original Hothead® Phantom

Phantom

The Phantom is an incredibly effective game fishing Lure. Don't judge it by its diminutive size. It is a big fish lure that has won many Sailfish, Black Marlin and BIG Blue Marlin Tournaments. It is primarily a long corner, long rigger and is a legend lure on the shot. Its straight, tight swimming action will continue in any conditions at any speed. Even when the fishing has shut down the Phantom still performs its spell catching lots of fish in waters where no other lures or even live baits are working. It has earned it's status primarily in the colours Evil Angel and Pink Angel, but all the Pakula colours have done very well on the Phantom.

Name: Original Phantom
Code: PLS20
Length: 210mm / 8.25"
Hooks: Dojo 25
Min Class: 6kg
Recommended Leader: 150lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun, Centre Lure
Top 3 Colours: Evil Angel, Lumo, Blue Kona

 

Pakula Original Hothead® Cockroach 

Cockroach

The "Mighty" Cockroach works well in all trolling positions, though it is primarily a ‘short position'.The Cockroach has an aggressive action that hugs the water at all trolling speeds and will work fine in all weather conditions. This lure has gained an enormous reputation, quite simply because it works so well!

Name: Original Cockroach
Code: PRO20
Length: 190mm / 7.50"
Hooks: Dojo 25
Min Class: 6kg
Recommended Leader: 150lb
Positions: Short Corner, Short Rigger
Top 3 Colours: Lumo, Frigate, Violeta

 

PAKULA ORIGINAL HOTHEAD® MEDIUM LURES

Medium Pakula Lures are the ambassadors of our range, being the first to become established in new areas. It was the Medium Sprocket that Don of Kona Fishing Tackle, Hawaii, used first and had enough success to warrant stocking Pakula Lures in his shop.
It is our recommendation that if you are fishing somewhere new, you should be using this selection of lures. They are big enough to tempt the monsters of the sea small enough to be engulfed by the smaller ones as well.
As the lures increase in size they become more specific in regards to their placement in the lure pattern. It is advisable to troll these and larger lures where they have been designed to run.

 Pakula Original Hothead® Small Sprocket

Small Sprocket

The Small Sprocket, also known as the Medium Sprocket, is a long rigger lure with a tight swimming action that will work in all conditions at any trolling speed. This family of lures has been responsible for a great many of the successes of Pakula lures in fact as Peter Pakula says: "always run one of the Sprocket family in Lumo colours, and never move it!". The Small Sprocket is not just a light tackle lure and will hold it's own trolled in the Shotgun position in a heavy tackle spread, especially in the Angel colours.

Name: Original Small Sprocket
Code: PSP30
Length: 255mm / 10.00"
Hooks: Dojo 30
Min Class: 8kg
Recommended Leader: 250lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun
Top 3 Colours: Lumo, Evil Angel, Violeta

 Pakula Original Hothead® Guru

Phantom

The Guru is a long corner, long rigger and shotgun special. Its straight, tight swimming action will continue in any sea conditions at most trolling speeds, including the slower fuel saving speeds of 6 to 6.5 knots.. Because of the incredible success of it's smaller brother the Phantom, The Guru has been redesigned to behave in the same manner and should give you the same results in light tackle fishing and better results using medium and heavy tackle. The best colours in the Guru are greens, blues, browns and blacks.

Name: Original Guru
Code: PLS30
Length: 260mm / 10.25"
Hooks: Dojo 30
Min Class: 8kg
Recommended Leader: 250lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun, Centre Lure
Top 3 Colours: Evil Angel, Lumo, Blue Kona

Pakula Original Hothead® Mouse

 Mouse
The Mouse is a short rigger lure that has no equal in this size. The most productive colours are Violeta, Frigate and Yakka. The action is aggressive and will hug the water at all trolling speeds and will work fine in all weather conditions. If you're after fish that eat other fish they'll love the Mouse!
Name: Original Mouse
Code: PRO30
Length: 240mm / 9.50"
Hooks: Dojo 30
Min Class: 8kg
Recommended Leader: 250lb
Positions: Short Corner, Short Rigger
Top 3 Colours: Violeta, Frigate

 

PAKULA ORIGINAL HOTHEAD® LARGE LURES

These modified Pakula Lures would need their own catalogue to give you all the information on the great success that their predecessors have achieved.
When these lures are run in their specified positions you'll find them very easy to run together, regardless of trolling speed or sea conditions. Even more than position specific, our statistics show that each lure is also best in a limited range of colours in these positions. 

Pakula Original Hothead® Sprocket®

Sprocket
The Pakula Sprocket is a legend, having been listed in the Marlin Magazine top 10 Lures of all time both times the survey has been done. This long rigger lure, particularly in the colours Lumo, has accounted for a great many First Marlin captures, Tournament Wins and the largest fish of the season twice in Cairns. If you are only ever going to take one piece of advice from us then let it be "Run the Lumo Sprocket on the long rigger, and leave it there!" Around half of all the successes on Pakula Lures are with this lure in this position. It may not catch fish for a while, but when it starts working nothing else will come close. Its tight swimming action works in all conditions at any trolling speed. It is totally irresistible, especially now that the lure comes with the updated Lumo Skirts. Don't leave home without a Lumo Sprocket! In fact you'll more than likely need spares. Anglers have been known to troll a full spread of Lumo Sprockets!
Name: Original Sprocket® Code: PSP40 Length: 318mm / 12.50"
Hooks: Dojo 40 Min Class: 15kg Recommended. Leader: 400lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun Top 3 Colours: Lumo, Illusion, Evil Angel

 

Pakula Original Hothead® Rat

Rat
The Rat is the short rigger and short corner lure. The action is an aggressive swimming with a wide head shake and great splash when it breathes. It will hug the water at all trolling speeds and will work fine in all weather conditions, including very rough conditions. The Frigate Rat is now the standard lure and teaser in St Thomas and the Bahamas in the colours Frigate and Hot Frigate.
Name: Original Rat
Code: PRO40
Length: 310mm / 13.00"
Hooks: Dojo 40
Min Class: 15kg
Recommended. Leader: 400lb
Positions: Short Corner, Short Rigger
Top 3 Colours: Frigate, Hot Frigate, Violeta


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