This has been a rough year for Flying Fish lures. Tuna and Wahoo have been obsessed with Trolling Lures like Nomad's DTX and MADMACS. We challenged the eternally pumped up and dialed in Mike Genoun from Florida Sport Fishing TV and The Rigging Station (coming soon) to pull up the Trolling Plugs and focus on the Flying Fish.
He is obviously happy he did. He sent us a clip and is editing an entire show around Slipstream for later this year! The beauty of this lure is far beyond its innovative and one-of-a-kind design. This lure rocks because nothing else does what it does and everything that can catch a flying fish, loves to eat a flying fish. You can obviously troll this lure. You can do it fast and in close as a teaser/lure or you can slow troll it way out the back.
But that's not all. You can also hang these bad boys off of a Kite Rig (check out our blog with Capt Darren Dorris rigging a Slipstream for Kite Fishing). Owner, Damon Olsen, saw how effective rigged deal Flying Fish worked on Giant Bluefin in California a few years ago and kept the lessons he learned in mind when creating the Slipstream.
The really crazy thing you can do with a Nomad Slipstream Flying Fish is to cast it. Yes that's right, cast it. The genius design of the folding wings when casting lets this very light and bulky lure to cast an eye opening distance. When the Tuna are frothing, or the Mahi are attacking follow Mike's lead and toss that lure right at them.
The Slipstream comes in three sizes, 140, 200, and 280 millimeters. The 280 is probably too big to cast efficiently but the smaller sizes work great. We have much more to come as this is only a sneaky clip he sent us so stay tuned!