As with all Nomad Design ideas, the Slipstream Flying Fish concept was born on the water. Late afternoon off the Californian coast and the Tuna had gone quiet. The crew from Local Knowledge TV rig up a dead flying fish and send it out on a kite. Within half an hour Damon is hooked up to a 290lb Bluefin Tuna. This experience was the start of a 2 year process to develop and refine a lure that replicated a flying fish and could be used trolling, kite fishing and casting.
The Pat. Pending Slipstream Flying Fish is a revolutionary heavy duty Hybrid lure that has been designed to perfectly mimic a flying fish in both appearance and action in the water. It is extremely versatile and can be cast, trolled or fished from a kite, with a huge variety of rigging options to suit your specific style of fishing. The unique folding wing design allows the wings to fold back when cast for extra distance or when fighting big Tuna and Marlin for reduced drag through the water. The wings, tail fin and side fins can all be changed or replaced with Nomad Design Wing Sets to create your own ultimate flying fish colour scheme.
Designed to be trolled up to 8-9kn, the through body rigging means it can be rigged like a conventional skirted lure to slide up the leader when fighting a fish, ensuring the fish stays hooked. When kite fishing, the hook holder channel along the top of the body allows the hook to sit perfectly positioned but completely concealed, meaning the only thing the fish see from below is a completely natural looking flying fish skipping along the surface. The Slipstream can also be cast into schools of feeding fish or in any other situation to perfectly mimic a flying fish. Every predator in the ocean loves to eat flying fish, and the Nomad Design Slipstream has been crafted by decades of experience on the water to be tougher, last longer and to catch big fish.