The DARTWING concept was created to mimic skipping baitfish, and entice any predatory fish to strike. Representing the ultimate surface skipping popper, the Dartwing’s unique Dartwing "winged" head design makes the lure dart erratically from side to side when wound across the surface, looking like a scared injured baitfish. It can be worked with a fast retrieve and also with a twitching rod tip action to make the lure bounce across the surface, where the Dartwing design creates maximum surface disturbance and side to side action. 

The 165 Dartwing is ideal for Tuna, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Bluefish, Stripers, Cubera Snapper and any surface feeding predatory fish. The super strong BKK hooks, Gorilla Through Wire system and HD ABS construction all combine to make this a formidable opponent for even the toughest fish.

ModelLengthWeightDepthActionHooks FittedUses
Dartwing 130 FLT5"3/4ozSurfaceFloating Surface SkippingBKK 4X Trebles #2Casting
Dartwing 130 LC SNK5"1-1/4ozSurfaceSinking Surface SkippingBKK Diablo 5X Singles 2/0Casting
Dartwing 165 FLT6-1/2"1-2/5ozSurfaceFloating Surface SkippingBKK Diablo 5X Singles 4/0Casting
how to use the 130

The Dartwing 130 comes in sinking and floating models. The unique design gives the Dartwing a unique action. Nomad Design lure designer Damon Olsen goes through how to use the dartwing popper with different retrieve techniques to get the skittering action of the Dartwing.

Rear weighted the Dartwing casts like a bullet making it a great searching bait or firing out long casts to surface feeding fish. Watch this clip if you want to learn how to catch fish on surface plugs. The dartwing has been proven effective on fish around the world including Giant Trevally, Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, Salmon, Tailor, Bluefin Tuna, Longtail Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Striped Bass, Snook and many more. Any surface feeding predator is a target with the Dartwing surface lure.


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