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
Amazing turnout today for RISAA. The highlight of my morning was with Jason Kacoyanis and his daughter Karissa. I had to play "theater" as I had previously made this butterfish Nautilus with her name on it. Jason brought her over to show a few cool patterns and I pointed out the purples and blues in the lure since she loved those colors. I handed her the lure and she goes "how is my name on this?" I smiled and Jason smiled. BOOM.
There's ONE reason why I do this and there's a reason why it's called Strategic Angler CUSTOM lures. Let me see your smiles and let's create those memories of a lifetime.
March 10: I'm here in a hotel room in Providence, RI doing some last minute preparations for The Rhode Island Saltwater Angler's Association Fishing show (RISAA). These nautilus lures in "stars and stripes" are headed to the Jigging World Booth (1005-1008), a custom request for their walk-in customers at the show.
I'll be here in person at the Tomo's Tackle (booth 1027-1028) with the new legacy patterns on the Espada series...and while you're at it, come check out Hayward Performance Tackle across Tomo's (1011-1012). I designed their lures and can field any questions regarding those candies!!!
Lastly, the New for 2017 Saury pattern is also available at the Goose Hummock (booth 0822-0826), either come grab me or check in with Sam or Chris for more details!
Row 1000 is the happening place to be! Crafty One Customs Fishing Rods, Jigging World, Tomo's Tackle, East Coast Charters and Hayward Performance Tackle all in one aisle. It's gonna be a blast!
I hope to see you guys this weekend! Lots of cool new things for 2017, and in the next year to come! Stay warm and see you soon!!! -Merv ... See MoreSee Less
One of the new "Legacy patterns" that I will be showing at the Tomo's Tackle booth at the Rhode Island Saltwater show March 10-12. Ya gotta see it to believe it!
Featured ONLY on the Espada series body, this "traditional" and highly reflective pattern is deceivingly simple until it's viewed from a different angle. Simply mesmerizing. I will have limited quantities with me, as I RECENTLY finished the design just for RISAA.
I'm here in Boston setting up for tomorrow's Blue Water Bash sponsored by the Goose Hummock at the Boston Marriott in Quincy. I'll be talking about the artwork involved and lure action of my creations. Hope to see everyone here tomorrow or Saturday! Www.Goose.com for info