Saltwater Sandeel Needle Plug 2.5oz
Perfect for North-east Saltwater top water
fishing for BIG Stripers and Blues!
Works well for Snook, Tailor, Jacks, Queenfish, and more!
sealed against water intrusion for maximum durability, and hand painted
with a rock hard durable finish! Weighted perfectly for optimum presentation!
Hand tied buck tails with Mirage flash! VMC Permasteel 4X strong 4/0 Belly hook, 6/0 tail hook,
150 lb Rosco swivels, 2X strong stainless split rings.
I make all my plugs standard with Siwash
hooks for best hook-up!
Recessed Holographic eyes for maximum effect! Stainless
Steel hardware used when possible!
Through wired for maximum strength! Perfect for school blue fin tuna,
stripers, or LARGE bluefish!
of this needle plug is to cast, then slowly retrieve while occasionally
twitching the rod tip to impart a "injured baitfish" look to the lure.
Keep the rod tip up while reeling and maintain contact with the lure.
These needle plugs
are slow sinkers tail first, so you can work the bottom easily also if you
let them sink.
Fish them with a
teaser about 2' in front of the lure and they are deadly!
Twitch your rod tip after letting them sink to a sandy bottom. Looks
like a sand eel hatching and gets the attention of a a striper on the
You can also work
these similar to a pencil popper,
twitch your rod tip while reeling they'll stay right up on top!
The perfect plug for
surf fishing beaches or jetties from Maine to Florida!
Excellent for boat fishing too!
Had to send you an
email telling you to keep it up.
Very nice plugs, won't go fishing without a few in different
And doesn't cost an arm and a leg if you snap one off.
2.5 oz Black/Purple Needlefish style lure
32 lb striped bass 07/08/06
Queenfish from Australia
caught 5/26/07 NICE!
What our customers have to say:
"Salty love your black
Salty, white/pink needle was THE plug for August."
BIG Red Fish down here love your plugs.
Fish them SLOW watch a big bull come up from behind!! Most fun you can
have with your clothes on!!"
name is xxxxxxxxx, xxxxx xxxxxx has become a good friend of mine and
introduced me to your Salty's.
We have been fishing for bluefin for the Iast couple of months
Given xxxxx's talent and ability for catching fish I guess I should
not be surprised,
but I could never have expected to have boated 20 tuna in only 14-15 trips
using your plugs.
Your Salty's are the real deal and have held up on every fish
caught. Thanks for your craftsmanship and for such a great line of
Hi Scott, Just got
back from 2 weeks fishing the E-Islands, had a full selection of
plugs from many different custom builders that I had never used
before and wanted to test them all out. After two weeks, your olive
and white 2oz needle had been anointed "first plug out of the bag
every day every where." All it did was catch fish and weave through
those nasty boulder fields and be perfect for the e-islands. Did
great in the rips too. Neutral buoyancy was ideal for the dropback
move. Great lure. Loved your danny style swimmers as well, nice and
fat and tuned up just great, didn't get anything on them but that's
because the needle was on the end of the line most of the time. Not
sure if I should have been using a needle in the day, but couldn't
help myself. Anyway, many thanks, I'll be stocking up on the
stubbies as well the next time I get a trip lined up.
Great product, great price.
2 ounce needle in yellow is THE go to plug to cast to the tuna fish. If
you know how they like it it is deadly.
It has caught more SBFT's than any plug I use to cast to them. The thing
looks like I dragged it behind my truck for a week but it still kills 'em."
"You may or may not believe this
but I got the biggest bass of my life on a pink Salty's needle.
I released it so no picture for me.
Love fishing your needles donít know
what they do but they sure catch fish"
"That needle has got wicked mojo
and catches big time.
All fish were small to 10 or 12 pounds but at Head of
the Meadow at daybreak they loved that needle.
It's a great first
light/dusk to dark color."
one fisherman to another the fish like your stuff and that's what counts.
Landed over 50 stripers on one of your 2 1/2 oz Black over purple needles
with the glowing eyes in a week last fall on the Vineyard.
All at night at
They were all over 30 in some over 40in.I out fished all the locals with those 2 plugs .
Sorry couldn't tell
people till the Derby was over. LOL Trade secret at the time"
over 225#'s of stripers on this lure in June on the Vineyard in two hours.
Great lure. Thanks Bob"
I receive letters and notes from many
people who fish our lures. The common theme seems to be large fish :)
Salty (or is it Mr.
I pull into the lot at the top
or the hill and wait for my buddy to arrive. I chill to WBRU for
15 min., but no Jay. Oh well, he knows where I'll be. Grab my
rods, plugs and korkers and head down the winding road to Watch
Hill light. Two guys headed the opposite direction- 'nothing
going on' I think to myself as we pass without a word exchanged.
No matter-this is my time to fish, so I stride on.
I'm sitting on the concrete
wall strapping on my korkers when a gentleman approaches on his
way out. "Not much happening. Guys said they had a couple rats
earlier, but that's it." He heads off to his fourth stop of the
young day, and I climb down onto the rip-rap and head around the
point. It's 4:30 AM.
One guy fishing the SE
corner. That's fine. I want the SW corner. The surf from
Saturday's ENE wind will be spilling over the rocks in front of
the light, and the bass, as they often do here under such
conditions, will be patrolling the white water just beyond the
pointed rock on the SW corner.
A little further into the
darkness and I'm at the SW corner. Score-no one here! Just one
guy 75' to the north. Plenty of room for me to slide into the
honey hole. I clip a plug onto my Breakaway clip (try them, they
seem to work great)! and fire into the strike zone. Good- no
weeds. Ten or so casts later I swing my plug in, flip on my light
and give it the once over. Looks good. Light off. What's this?
The eyes are glowing. Cool! I heave it out again. One crank,
two cranks, three cranks... a few more cranks- WHAMMO!
Some head shaking. Some
strong bull dogging. A short run here. Some more bull dogging
followed by another short run. I'm really laying into the fish
with my heavy 10-6 with fresh 20 lb. Suffix mono (great line!- try
it) on my Shimano. Maybe I should back the drag off a little,
just in case the line's chafed a rock. A few minutes pass, and I
steer her around some rocks.
'Careful now, she's getting close'
I think to myself. I switch my light on to find her-whoa-good
fish. I grab the leader and lift her head-she's well hooked so I
take a double wrap of the leader around my gloved hand and hoist
away. 'Good fish indeed' I'm thinking as I climb up to the base
of the wall.
My plug's been engulfed. The
siwash is beneath her tongue and the forward VMC is securely
lodged in her upper lip. Back hook's out (it's always easier when
you can just stick your hand in there)- now for the front. Got
it. Wow! 'I should measure this thing'. I lay my rod along her
dorsal side, align the butt cap with the fork of the tail. Now I
check my tape marks. Way past the 30" mark- she's up to my second
mark! I grab her by the lip and climb down to the water-a wave
rolls in-and I slide her in head first. She's on her way.
Forty inches! My biggest
striper, shore or boat, to date, and hooked after fishing
for less than 20 minutes in a spot already hammered by other
anglers. The secret weapon? A brand new (fewer than 20 casts!)
2.5 oz. black and purple Salty's Wood Lures needlefish, with
Thanks for making my week!
Another Angler writes of a
trip to Block Island:
"Sorry I totally forgot the camera I was late for the ferry and I
left it sitting on my front seat in the parking lot.
Here is the whole story:
I went over for the night to fish with a couple of friends, they
told me Tuesday Morning that they have been getting teen sized
fish (pounds) so I said fine still fun maybe I can go to some of
my spots they don't know and show them and there are usually
bigger fish there at times.
I hit the 3 o'clock ferry and got on the Island at 4pm, we hung
out talked fishing and headed out for the dusk bite, we went to
#### the place was dead I got one Blue fish probably 3 pounds then
nothing. After we went to #### and fished till full dark and
nothing there at this point I am like this always happens to me.
the sea was down and wind changed.
back to the base and we had dinner and planned the night, it would
be high tide 11 or 12 mid night so we went to #### and first cast
I had a fish on and I reeled in and it was weeds? weeds don't
shake? it got off? well few more cast nothin so I moved next cast
20 pound fish released and after 3 casts it happened the hugest
hit ever and then the run and run and run I was like oh !^@#%!.
tighten the drag still run tighten more then it stopped I slowly
pumped it in and after 2 more smaller runs I landed it 43 inches
32 pounds I let it go I wasn't going to carry it up a 75 foot
bluff like that 44 pounder. well that was my personal best to
date. as the tide dropped I had a couple of more come off and
another 2 15 pound fish landed. 3 hours down (2am) from High we
went to #### nothing there I had a bout 20 grabs and 3 hooked and
let go but either small bass or maybe small blues. so we left.
they were calling it #### but my map says differently. any way I
did good there and landed 4 that were 28 to 32 inches and 3 that
came off. Island fish fight like hell and know how to use the
rocks. now it was 6 am and we were tired and wet. so we called it
a good trip and went back. I tell you I am so glad I had that
Salty Bugger Electric Chartreuse needle fish because it out fished
the other 2 guys and one that usually out fishes me got skunked. I
just wish I brought more so I could have shared. I slept for 2
hours and jumped on the ferry at 11:45am well worth the trip and
the money. 7 keepers 28 to 32 1 cow 43 inches and a small Blue
All on Salty's
I get asked a lot about what colors are best?
Olive/White mimics a nice size sand eel or needlefish color and size when
you see it in the water..
Black/Silver makes a perfect small fish imitation such as medium/large
sand eel. Electric Squid is a
great color to imitate frightened squid as they flee predator fish in the
rips and rocks of the northeast. Yellow or Parrot at sunrise or cloudy days.
Black/purple at night with the glow eyes is a killer if you softly light up
the eyes in your headlamp. On sunny days I stick with a color that has a high
definition color hue change on it....Olive/White, Blue/White, etc.
Spend some time looking at the bait prevalent in your area and you will soon
understand why certain colors can give you just that little bit extra
advantage to entice a larger fish to take your lure.
Don't be afraid to use such colors as Olive/White, Blue/White, Parrot, or
Yellow/White at night either!
We've found that the larger needles work very well
from a boat also! A 6'6" St Croix Musky Stick with 12 lb test line lets you
get a decent "lob" on them and the backbone of the rod is great for keeping
them up on top.
Slow steady retrieve, occasional twitch. You can make them "swim" real nice
and stay in contact with the lure for even the light hits! Works well in rip
edges for light tackle fishing!
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