Smash Bait Lures made by Aloha Lures are hand crafted Hawaiian saltwater fishing lures. Oahu Captain Eric Rusnak created Aloha Lures. Ruskin fashions his Aloha Lure designs with clear resin heads that won’t crack or chip in offshore trolling. Then he uses clear lure heads on each Aloha Lure to pick up the colors of skirting material. In addition, each Aloha Lure has a bright mirrored insert in the lure head, like the Smash Bait Lure, to attract big game fish.
SMASH BAIT LURES – HAWAII AND BEYOND
Erik Rusnak and his brother Tait moved to Hawaii from Alaska in 1976. Since then, the brothers have accumulated over 30 years of lure making experience. First of all, they began crafting hand made Hawaiian lures based on decades of blue water experience. Then they hand crafted each lure to make them the highest quality, flashiest, fishiest and most durable lures on the market. As a result, Aloha Lures are a staple with Hawaiian charter captains and weekend warriors alike. Furthermore, they are popular with fisherman around the world. Therefore, from the Florida Keys to the Indian Ocean, the action of Aloha Lures drive gamefish crazy.
MERLIN THE MAGICIAN MAKES ALOHA LURES
Erik Rusnak, aka Merlin, is truly a magician when it comes to designing fishing lures. Consequently, Aloha Lure base their designs on observation and function. Most of all, each Aloha Lure shape is finely tuned for enticing swimming action. It’s all a matter of design and custom tuning. In addition, the Rusnak brothers distill decades of Hawaiian offshore trolling experience into each Aloha Lure. Therefore part of the magic comes from Aloha Lure’s trademark mirrored inserts. Consequently Marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi, ono and tuna just can’t look away.
TOP FIVE ALOHA LURES
In conclusion, our pick for the top five Aloha Lures are the Smash Bait and the Baby Smash Bait, Ninja, Super Ninja, and the Deep Six. Use them in your spread and watch the hits pile up.
BABY SMASH BAIT LURES:
The Baby Smash Bait Lure is a smaller version of the legendary tube designs. Smash Bait Lures earned its name in the blue waters of Hawaii. As a result, it has a proven reputation for catching big fish around the world. The Baby Smash Bait has an aggressive bevel with softened rails and a slight forward taper. This shape creates some serious distress behind the boat. Aggressive, turbulent, and wounded best describes the action of this head. The Baby Smash Bait is a fantastic teaser or hook rigged trolling bait for smaller gamefish.
XLARGE 12″ 30-130 lbs. tackle
Ninja: The Ninja is silent but deadly on small marlin and spearfish. At the same time, this dynamic little lure boasts some pretty impressive tuna catches. In addition, the durability of the head is perfect for the commercial and recreational fisherman. As a result, the detail of the chromed fish head resembles a small flying fish. Choice of inner Mylar skirts: Red, Purple, Black, Silver, Chartreuse, Pink, Blue.
Ninja 7″ 20-130 lbs. tackle
SUPER NINJA LURES:
The Super Ninja is silent but deadly on all size marlin and spearfish. At the same time, this dynamic lure boasts some pretty impressive tuna catches as well. In addition the durability of the head is perfect for the commercial and recreational fisherman. As a result, the detail of the chromed fish head resembles a flying fish. Choice of inner Mylar skirts: Red, Purple, Black, Silver, Chartreuse, Pink, Blue.
Super Ninja 9″ 20-130 lbs. tackle
DEEP SIX LURES:
Deep Six was originally designed for tuna but recent reports of marlin and wahoo attacks branded it a slayer. The pointed nose and sharp transition make this shape an important addition to the season’s spread. It skitters across the surface like a fleeing flying fish or squid. The secret to this deadly lure’s success is the distinct rag doll action.
Deep Six 9″ 30-130 lbs. tackle
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