The new Espada series is a collaborative work between Guerilla Pluggers Cooperative, Japan and Strategic Angler LLC, USA. The lure has been in development since June 2015 and made its official debut for 2016.
The first Espada series prototypes were initially tested in the waters of Cape cod for Big Bluefin Tuna by Captain Domenic Petrarca (Coastal Charter Sportfishing) and then followed up by one of our other Field Testers Captain Ed Nicholas (No Boundaries, Oman) in French Polynesia. During this testing process, two versions were finalized, a floating and sinking model. The Espada series features a proprietarily designed wiring system and a streamlined body to match the most seductive of baits in the ocean.
The Espada series is guaranteed to hold up to the biggest, baddest fish out there, so what are you waiting for? Wield your weapon!
Strategic Angler custom lures have made important changes to its entire lineup! This exciting news comes from the R&D and feedback from our clients and charter captains which is always our primary focus.
All Strategic Angler custom lures will now feature a horizontal tail loop orientation. The MIKROS series, released in January 2014, was the first to sport this upgrade. The WALKER & CRUISER series received this upgrade in April, and the FRANTIC series received its upgrade in October.
The horizontal tail loop showed amazing versatility with its single-hook (or treble hook) capability. The ability to use a lighter, single tail hook allowed for safer unhooking, reduces fish mortality from gut/gill hooking (compared to treble hooks), better casting and enhances the lure action.
Thank you for supporting Strategic Angler lures as we continue to offer the best possible lures for the discerning angler! -MR
In the fall of 2009, I got bit by the light tackle tuna fishing in Cape cod. In 2010, I started making lures for myself so I could make every cast count.
Today, Strategic Angler lures are available to anglers across the world and Cape Cod will always hold a special place for me. A huge thanks for this video clip goes to Capt Bobby Rice, Jimmy Fee, Capt Craig and the crew at On The Water TV!
Here's a video snap shot of the awesome Cape Cod tuna fishery that started it all!
ps- BEST VIEWED with a coffee cup in your left and a spinning rod in your right hand. ENJOY!
Jigging World Corporation in Rochelle Park, NJ is officially open! Thank you Yong Yan and the JW family for your hospitality and allowing us to spend time in your store! Big thanks also go to Captain Jack, Kyle and Landon for helping setup the Strategic Angler/RonZ/Jigging&Popping case for tuna and big game enthusiasts...and Ryan who not only helped setup the case but also mounted the canvas I painted for the store.
It was awesome connecting with people in the industry who share the same passion: rod builder Ralph Craft from Crafty One, the media guys at #onebreathonekill, fellow anglers, enthusiasts and supporters from around the area.
I now fly back to Florida with a brand new project with Jigging World and I'm looking forward to seeing more anglers at the store and fishing escapades soon to happen in the northeast! I can't wait! Jigging World now officially displays the full lineup of Strategic Angler lures. Thank you all who stopped by and as always, thank YOU for your continued support. ... See MoreSee Less
Wanna see more of this? I will be at the Jigging World Grand opening in New Jersey on May 14 with all of my current lures, as well as the new Nautilus series being released next month! Only 18 and over please 😂 Just kiddin!
See you guys there!
Jigging World Corporation 174 NJ Route-17 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 ... See MoreSee Less