It’s been a super crazy 2017 folks and I apologize for not keeping up to date with the Strategic Angler website. I am pretty active on Facebook and just recently started posting on Instagram to reach out to followers who do not use the other platform.
There have been quite a few projects this year including the release of the 6.5 inch Nautilus series, an update to the tried and tested Frantic series, and a brand new model in the works, also for a mid year release for 2018. Lots of work ahead! LOTS!
I just uploaded specs to the new Nautilus released earlier this year and will add more photos to the gallery for all the models. I also recently added some updated information to the dealer page which now includes Connecticut, Maine, New York and the U.K. Welcome to the family folks!
While being a one man operation has its perks, it also has its shortcomings. I will try to update this site as often as I can, when I can. I hope this informational site has helped you to determine what lures work best for you and find that the dealers listed on here to be just as helpful. If not, please feel free to contact me anytime!
owner/operator Strategic Angler LLC
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
Another video of the new v4.0 Frantic-FS using owner st66 3/0 belly and treble hooks, this lure shimmys during freefall... when you cast this lure, give it a 20 second count to go down 35-40 feet and please hold on!
Word of advice... cast OUTSIDE a school of tuna and let it sink for 20-30 seconds, then do a quick sweep of the rod and pause again. You will thank me!!!
We have a few more available at the Goose Hummock booth at the Boston Boatshow this weekend and next, so don’t wait too long 👌
I’m heading back tomorrow to make more of these puppies... thanks everyone for your continued support to what these two hands do! ... See MoreSee Less
I’m here at the Boston Boatshow with the Goose Hummock casting and jigging tank to show everyone what the new 2018 V4.0 Frantic-FS does in the water at freefall! Lure is 8.25” with 3/0 trebles, and will take up to 5/0’s for an even faster flutter fall. I’ll be here today and tomorrow only, we already sold a handful, so don’t wait too long before they’re completely sold out! See you guys there! Merv ... See MoreSee Less
Come on down on Sat and Sunday, feb 10 and 11 at the Boston Boatshow; I’m hanging out with the crew of the Goose Hummock shops (next to Progressive insurance) with a bunch the new V4.0 Frantic-FS, we just threw one in the 12 foot jig tank and the sinking flutter is👌👌👌. We are also displaying THREE of the GC Knives/StrategicAngler Tuna swords available now...AND I have full acesss to the test/swim tanks! Come see them swim! See you guys this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
A couple more special request tuna swords from the December list are heading off to their new homes tomorrow; I’m planning to modify my current Strategic Angler laser cut acrylic stands to see if it can accommodate the swords safely.
PS- Always display the swords in the (optional) saya as they are super sharp (or keep them in their soft zipper case which is included)! I just wanted to show the blade length 😉 ... See MoreSee Less
Alejandro had a great time amidst a rough windy day; he put his Mikros series through its paces and pulled all sorts of fish from the depths! Nice job buddy, and what a great way to save your trip! ... See MoreSee Less
Orientation: Horizontal floating with rattle/Sinking with no rattle
Action: Walk the dog; alternating side to side swimming action with retrieve
Length: 5 inches (127 mm)