Tackle changes slowly in the fast-paced world of sport fishing, but we constantly seek innovation. Sailfish and marlin arenâ€™t getting any smarter, but our human brains tell us we need more options. Here are a few products to check out if you want to step up your dredge game this season.
This new dredge from Fish Downsea has all the ready-to-fish essentials right out of the box. A nod to the already-existing dredge shads on the market, these fish are made using a super-tough formula with thicker tail connections that are pre-notched, making them extremely durable, especially when paired with Downseaâ€™s Dredge Flares â€” a must for any boat where rigging time is at a premium.
The innovators at Squidnation have combined their marlin-attracting Black Flaps with new Skullz dredge heads in this double dredge. These bullet-shaped treats are pre-drilled for dredge wires, have a ridged base Ââ€” if you prefer to tie your own skirts â€” and are lightweight with realistic eyes. When these two products are combined in a double-dredge design, the result is a profile like no other.
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Fire Tailz simplified this version by using less material for better swimming action and less drag. By utilizing simple physics of directional water flow and other hydrodynamic parameters, these second-generation vinyl dredge baits are some of the most realistic-performing artificial offerings in todayâ€™s competitive dredge market. The Billfish Bacon dredge is designed to be pulled without skirts and comes in a variety of colors to help you match your hatch.