Pakula Paua Hothead® - Softease®

Paua Insert, Lumo Face, UV2 Additives, Softease Soft Polyurethane

paua plain k2In 1997 Peter Pakula was the first Lure Manufacturer to make lures from super tough, super clear Polyurethane resulting in the first Softease and Diamond Heads. Part of this system was developing a system using single molds to form Trolling Lure Heads. In 2012 we have taken the system further introducing a new form of two part material that is even tougher than than any used previously, plus with new additives in UV code name UV2, Fluorescent and Luminescent (Lumo®). We have put together the Paua Hothead Range which includes Keeled Jet Heads and standard heads all using advanced materials and additives shown in the video below.
The head shapes, sizes and skirt sizes are the same as our most successful range to date, the Softease Fangs.
 
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PAKULA PAUA HOTHEAD® LURES EXTRA SMALL

PauaTagPakula 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 Paua Hothead® Micro Sprocket®

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The Micro Sprocket is designed as a long rigger lure though they work well in any of the trolling positions. They have a tight swimming action for use in calm seas up to a light chop. Famous for being easy to use the Sprocket Range are our highest scoring lures, especially in Lumo or Express run on the long rigger.
Name: Paua Micro Sprocket® Code: PDSP15 Length: 186mm / 7.25"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks Min Class: 4kg Recommended Leader: 100lb
Position: Long Rigger Main Colours: Lumo, Illusion, Evil Angel, Grasshopper

Pakula Paua Hothead® Zipper™

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The Zipper is our long corner and shot gun 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: Paua Zipper™ Code: PDLS15 Length: 183mm / 7.00"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks Min Class: 4kg Recommended Leader: 100lb
Position: Long Corner, Long Rigger and Shotgun (all positions) Main Colours: Lumo, Illusion, Evil Angel, Fallen Angel

Pakula Paua Hothead® Mosquito™

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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: Paua Mosquito™ Code: PDLC15 Length: 167mm / 6.50"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks Min Class: 4kg Recommended Leader: 100lb
Position: Short Corner, Short Rigger and Shotgun (all positions) Main Colours: Billy B, Taiko Spot, Violeta, Screamer, Hot Frigate,

 Pakula Paua Hothead® Needy™

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The Needy is virtually an extra small Beer Gut. It has a tight shallow action that fish find very easy to grab. It's a great lure that will be easy to position for the novice as it will work in any position.
Name: Paua Needy® Code: PDBG15 Length: 191mm / 7.50"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks Min Class: 4kg Recommended Leader: 100lb
Position: Long Corner (all positions) Main Colours: Evil Angel, Yum Yum, Violeta

Pakula Paua Hothead® Changa® 15

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Cpt Jack Ross of Hawaii showed the lures he made to Peter Pakula in 1988. On seeing this classical Locknut run on the Shotgun Peter Pakula commented that it was the best looking sliced head he'd seen and that he wouldn't bet against it. Cpt Ross gave Peter the rights to reproduce this lure which he did under the Pakula Pirate series in 1988-93.We are very happy to include this version of this spectacular lure in the Pakula Softease range.
Name: Paua Changa® 15 Code: PDCL15 Length: 190mm / 7.50"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks  Min Class: 4kg Recommended Leader: 150lb
Position: Long Corner, Long Rigger and Shotgun  Main Colours: POW, Blue Kona, Lumo, Blue Slash, Violeta, Black Betty

 

Even when fishing heavy tackle it is worthwhile trolling a small lure in amongst the larger sizes, especially in the shot gun position. As you can see this range of lures gives you a selection of lures that will adequately meet your trolling requirements. Choose from our huge range of colour combinations and set up a truly special set of Extra Small Pakula lures, but beware big fish do like them, though they're small you may wish to run them on medium or even heavy tackle. That way you'll get to keep them a little longer!

 

PAKULA PAUA HOTHEAD® PAKULA LURES  SMALL LURES

PauaTagThe range of Small Pakula Lures include 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 bait fish 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 find the fish!

 Pakula Paua Mini Sprocket®

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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 Blue Angel, Illusion and Violeta. It's a great light tackle lure which can be easily trolled on light line classes.

Name: Original Mini Sprocket
Code: PDSP25
Length: 200mm / 8.00"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks
Min Class: 6kg
Recommended Leader: 150lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun
Main Colours: Lumo, Evil Angel, Violeta

Pakula Paua Hothead Phantom®

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The Phantom is an incredibly effective game fishing Lure. Don't judge it by it's 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: Paua Phantom®
Code: PDLS25
Length: 210mm / 8.25"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks
Min Class: 6kg
Recommended Leader: 150lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun, Center Lure
Main Colours: Evil Angel, Lumo, Blue Kona, Illusion

Pakula Paua Hothead Cockroach®

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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: Paua Cockroach®
Code: PDRO25
Length: 190mm / 7.50"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks
Min Class: 6kg
Recommended Leader: 150lb
Positions: Short Corner, Short Rigger
Main Colours: Lumo, Frigate, Violeta

Pakula Paua Hothead Stubby®

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The Stubby is a small Beer Gut. It has a tight shallow action that fish find very easy to grab. It's a great lure that will be easy to position for the novice as it will work in any position.
Name: Paua Stubby®
Code: PDBG25
Length: 228mm / 9.00"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks
Min Class: 6kg
Recommended Leader: 150lb
Position: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shot Gun
Main Colours: Yum Yum, Fallen Angel, Frigate, Screamer

Pakula Paua Hothead Hornet®

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The Hornet with its stubby profile and shape gives the it great stability in all trolling conditions. They are particularly effective in very rough and windy conditions where the extra drag created holds the lures in position lessening worries about the lures blowing out and tangling.
Name: Paua Hornet® Code: PDSS25 Length: 212mm / 8.25"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks Min Class: 6kg Recommended Leader: 150lb
Position: Short Rigger, Short Corner Main Colours: Violeta, Frigate, Hot Frigate, Fuzz, Black Betty, Gold Kona

Pakula Paua Hothead® Changa® 25

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Cpt Jack Ross of Hawaii showed the lures he made to Peter Pakula in 1988. On seeing this classical Locknut run on the Shotgun Peter Pakula commented that it was the best looking sliced head he'd seen and that he wouldn't bet against it. Cpt Ross gave Peter the rights to reproduce this lure which he did under the Pakula Pirate series in 1988-93.We are very happy to include this version of this spectacular lure in the Pakula Softease range.
Name: Paua Changa® 25 Code: PDCL25 Length: 228mm / 9.50"
Hooks: Size 25 Dojo Hooks  Min Class: 6kg Recommended Leader: 150lb
Position: Long Corner, Long Rigger and Shotgun  Main Colours: POW, Blue Kona, Lumo, Blue Slash, Violeta, Black Betty

 

This is a comprehensive range of lures. If you are on a budget, you can't afford not to select a pattern of lures from this range. One of each in the colours listed in our specification or pattern sheet will allow you to fish competitively anywhere from Tasmania to St Thomas for any game fish normally caught on trolling lures, especially Tuna and all species of Billfish. There is no other set of lures that are as versatile as the range of small sized Pakula Lures!

 

PAKULA PAUA HOTHEAD® MEDIUM LURES 

PauaTagMedium 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 Paua Hothead Medium Sprocket®

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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: Paua Medium Sprocket®
Code: PDSP35
Length: 255mm / 10.00"
Hooks: Size 35 Dojo Hooks
Min Class: 15kg
Recommended Leader: 300lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun
Main Colours: Lumo, Evil Angel, Violeta

Pakula Paua Hothead Guru®

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The Guru is a long corner, long rigger and shot gun 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: Paua Guru®
Code: PDLS35
Length: 260mm / 10.25"
Hooks: Size 35 Dojo Hooks
Min Class: 15kg
Recommended Leader: 300lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun, Centre Lure
Main Colours: Evil Angel, Lumo, Blue Kona

Pakula Paua Hothead® Mouse™

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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 your after fish that eat other fish they'll love the Mouse!

Name: Paua Mouse™
Code: PDRO35
Length: 240mm / 9.50"
Hooks: Size 35 Dojo Hooks
Min Class: 15kg
Recommended Leader: 300lb
Positions: Short Corner, Short Rigger
Main Colours: Violeta, Frigate, Fuzz

Pakula Paua Hothead® Shaker™

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The Shaker is the updated version of the original Beer Barrel. Though smaller in size this lure has indeed out performed the original. It is the rough weather master, working in all sea conditions in all trolling positions, though it is primarily a short rigger and short corner lure. It has a violent head shake action creating maximum sonic vibrations that fish find irresistible.
Name: Paua Shaker® Code: PDSS35 Length: 290mm / 11.50"
Hooks: Size 35 Dojo Hooks Min Class: 15kg Recommended Leader: 300lb
Position: Short Corner, Shot Gun Main Colours: Violeta, Frigate, Hot Frigate, Fuzz, Black Betty, Gold Kona

Pakula Paua Hothead® Medium Beer Gut®

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The Medium Beer Gut is almost too easy to use. In any position, in any condition this lure just keeps on working with its straight, tight swimming action and narrow smoke trail. Though it's so easy to use it will produce the goods for experts as well as novices.
Name: Paua Medium Beer Gut® Code: PDBG35 Length: 295mm / 11.75"
Hooks: Size 35 Dojo Hooks Min Class:8kg Recommended Leader: 300lb
Position: All Positions Main Colours: Yum Yum, Blue Slash, Blue Kona, Evil Angel

Pakula Paua Hothead® Changa® 35

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Cpt Jack Ross of Hawaii showed the lures he made to Peter Pakula in 1988. On seeing this classical Locknut run on the Shotgun Peter Pakula commented that it was the best looking sliced head he'd seen and that he wouldn't bet against it. Cpt Ross gave Peter the rights to reproduce this lure which he did under the Pakula Pirate series in 1988-93.We are very happy to include this version of this spectacular lure in the Pakula Softease range.
Name: Paua Changa® 35 Code: PDCL35 Length: 295mm / 11.75"
Hooks: Size 35 Dojo Hooks  Min Class: 15kg Recommended Leader: 300lb
Position: Long Corner, Long Rigger and Shotgun  Main Colours: POW, Blue Kona, Lumo, Blue Slash, Violeta, Black Betty

 

PAKULA PAUA HOTHEAD® LARGE LURES 

PauaTagThese modified Pakula Lures would need their own catalog 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 Paua Hothead Sprocket®

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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: Paua Sprocket® Code: PDSP40 Length: 318mm / 12.50"
Hooks: Size 40 Dojo Hooks Min Class: 15kg Recommended. Leader: 400lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun Main Colours: Lumo, Illusion, Evil Angel

Pakula Paua Hothead Bagwan®

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The Bagwan has been a well kept secret. This secret is about to be broken! The action is tight, with a long bubble trail. It is a shallow diver, spending more time at the surface than most other shapes. The Bagwan is a very stable lure that maintains its action regardless of conditions and positioning. This lure is perfect for running flat a long way back if the boat is not set-up with outriggers, or in the center of the Lure Spread.
Name: Paua Bagwan® Code: PDLS40 Length: 310mm / 13.00"
Hooks: Size 40 Dojo Hooks Min Class: 15kg Recommended Leader: 400lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun, Centre Lure Main Colours: Blue Kona, Evil Angel, Gold Yakka,Screamer

Pakula Paua Hothead® Rat

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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: Paua Rat™
Code: PDRO40
Length: 310mm / 13.00"
Hooks: Size 40 Dojo Hooks
Min Class: 15kg
Recommended. Leader: 400lb
Positions: Short Corner, Short Rigger
Main Colours: Frigate, Hot Frigate, Violeta

 Pakula Paua Hothead® Pacemaker™ 

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The Pacemaker is the updated version of the original Beer Barrel. It is the rough weather master, working in all sea conditions in all trolling positions, though it is primarily a short rigger and short corner lure. It has a violent head shake action creating maximum sonic vibrations that fish find irresistible.
Name: Paua Pacemaker™ Code: PDSS40 Length: 338mm / 13.25"
Hooks: Size 40 Dojo Hooks Min Class: 15kg Recommended Leader: 400lb
Position: Short Corner, Short Rigger Main Colours: Violeta, Frigate, Hot Frigate, Fuzz, Black Betty, Gold Kona

 Pakula Paua Hothead® Beer Gut®

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The Beer Gut is almost too easy to use. In any position, in any condition this lure just keeps on working with its straight, tight swimming action and narrow smoke trail. Though it's so easy to use it will produce the goods for experts as well as novices.
Name: Paua Beer Gut® Code: PDBG40 Length: 361mm / 14.25"
Hooks: Size 40 Dojo Hooks  Min Class: 15kg Recommended Leader: 400lb
Position: All Positions  Main Colours: Yum Yum, Blue Slash, Blue Kona, Evil Angel

Pakula Paua Hothead® Yank

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This is a remake of the Pakula Yank that was produced in the mid 1980's and was part of the original range of Pakula lures that were sold.It's an incredibly easy to run sliced head lure tweaked for choppy conditions and large swells that are often encountered in offshore fisheries.
Name: Paua Yank™ Code: PDYA40 Length: 349mm / 14.75"
Hooks: Size 40 Dojo Hooks  Min Class: 15kg Recommended Leader: 400lb
Position: Short Rigger and Short Corner  Main Colours: Evil Angel, Fallen Angel, Yakka, Frigate, Blue Slash

Pakula Paua Hothead® Changa® 40

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Cpt Jack Ross of Hawaii showed the lures he made to Peter Pakula in 1988. On seeing this classical Locknut run on the Shotgun Peter Pakula commented that it was the best looking sliced head he'd seen and that he wouldn't bet against it. Cpt Ross gave Peter the rights to reproduce this lure which he did under the Pakula Pirate series in 1988-93.We are very happy to include this version of this spectacular lure in the Pakula Softease range.
Name: Paua Changa® 40 Code: PDCL40 Length: 374mm / 14.75"
Hooks: Size 40 Dojo Hooks  Min Class: 15kg Recommended Leader: 400lb
Position: Long Corner, Long Rigger and Shotgun  Main Colours: POW, Blue Kona, Lumo, Blue Slash, Violeta, Black Betty

 

Once you try this set of tournament lures on medium or heavy tackle it is unlikely you will ever go back to using any other lures. These are the lures that have won over half the major trophies and prizes on Pakula Lures

 

PAKULA PAUA HOTHEAD® EXTRA LARGE LURES 

PauaTagThese lures are the heavy tackle beasts. They can be run on 24kg, but it is a better option to relegate them to 37 and 60kg.

Although these lures have been designed as a set with specific positions, we recommend that for general heavy tackle trolling you use this sized lure on the short and long corners and use the Sprocket and Rat on the riggers. In certain situations using 60kg tackle. You may only troll two lures on the riggers, on these we recommend the Animal and Wombat.

Compared to the smaller Pakula Lures these are all very aggressive lures with a very pronounced swimming and diving action. Theses are finely balanced tools. The heavier and longer the leader, the more impeded the action of these lures will be. We recommend 400lb at a maximum of 18' for best results.

Pakula Paua Hothead® Smoking Jo® 

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The Smoking Jo is an impressive heavy tackle long corner lure. It has an impressive tight continuous action and long turbulent smoke trail. We have noticed that the statistics on this range of lures known as the Long Shots, have performed particularly well in in blue colour combinations. The exception to that is the Smoking Jo in the colour Kona which has become one of the best producing lure of all time for large Striped Marlin in New Zealand waters and Monster Blue Marlin in many places around the globe. The Original Smoking Jo has been redesigned so that it will have a continuous action, doing away with the 'flat spot' the previous models suffered from. The statistics of the Evil Angel Smoking Jo are approaching the success of the Lumo Sprocket as a heavy tackle lure and with the latest modifications in design and skirt technology we won't be surprised if it out fishes previous versions of the Pakula Sprocket!
Name: Paua Smoking Jo®
Code: PDLS50 
Length: 341mm / 13.50"
Hooks: Size 40 Dojo Hooks
Min Class: 24kg
Recommended Leader: 400lb
Positions: Long Corner, Long Rigger, Shotgun, Centre Lure
Main Colours: Fallen Angel, Evil Angel, Illusion, Blue Crystal

Pakula Paua Hothead® Wombat®

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The Wombat is the short corner and short rigger lure. The action is an aggressive swimming with a very wide head shake and great sonic boom of a splash when it breathes then diving quite deep carrying with it a huge smoke trail. It will hug the water at all trolling speeds and will work exceptionally in all weather conditions.
 Name: Paua Wombat®
 Code: PDRO50
 Length: 341mm / 13.50"
 Hooks: Size 40 Dojo Hooks
 Min Class: 24kg
 Recommended Leader: 400lb
 Positions: Short Corner, Short Rigger
 
Main Colours: Billy B, Frigate, Hot Frigate, Violeta, Fuzz


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