I am a sucker for ‘Hi-tech’ lures. If it looks like it has been created in a laboratory and given a name similar to “Rage super thrust blood head mach IV” it will end up in my shopping basket. After all if you are fishing wrecks 50 miles off the coast of Devon having the “Rage super thrust blood head mach IV” in luminous pink slicing through the water will surely catch you more fish. If it doesn’t then the conditions were ‘against you’ and ‘not ideal’. Ignoring the guy catching fish on a £1 Redgill is it worth spending £6-10 for a pack of these so called “super lures”?
That question is a pretty big can of worms and I really don’t want to take it on. I do however believe that the Savage Gear range of saltwater sandeel lures are worth investing in. I was first introduced to them last year by Mark. When he was struggling out came the Savage Gear sandeel. It always managed to produce a fish of substantial size. The Mark ‘fail safe’ lure continued to produce (and consistently) for the rest of the year. It made sense to give them a try.
Handling the lures you can start to understand why they might have that ‘edge’. They are unbelievably supple along their complete length and whatever speed you retrieve the action is superb. That extra ’suppleness’ might be the secret to their success but also an Achilles heel. They are not very robust and are easily damaged or mangled after a couple of fish. On two recent boat trips the only fish I caught were on the Savage Gear saltwater sandeels. Either I am rubbish at using other lures while wreck fishing or these really are ‘killer’ lures. I will let you decide. Awesome.
They are available in packs containing 2 bodies and 1 jig head for £5.99. They come in 6 different colours and 3 different sizes. Buy some!