Well, for those of you who have followed us for year,
this might come as a shock, we're stocking long-time jig crafter Salas
products now. Over
the past decade, we've been requested to stock this West Coast staple, a
multi-generation producer of effective "iron" in the West Coast
tradition. Salas invented, perfected several shapes of jigs that are
classics, and they can be found in the tackle boxes of any experienced
fisherman out here in California. So, why didn't we sell these lures in
the past? In honesty, there were a few reasons, and if you have interest
you can read more at the very bottom of this page. Let's just say, Salas
is a basic part of our fishing culture here and a product line that is
universally recommended by the long range fleet, just as Tady Jigs are
well supported within the community. (Pictured right, Salas 7, 6X and 6X
Jr. - left to right)
Salas makes a wide range of "iron"
but is most commonly associated with our "heavy iron." Their products
are all hand made, hand painted, typically sand cast, and effective
lures for yellowtail and many other species of fish. You could say that
they're the definitive heavy iron. We've selected three models of Salas
Jigs to stock at present, their most popular models in their best color
patterns, two heavies and one light, no doubt we'll increase these
CP-105 - Heavy Iron
The CP 105 is a well accepted lure for yellowtail, bass, and any
deepwater game fish. (4.5 inches, 6 ounces)
6X and 6X Jr. - Heavy Iron
These are your basic heavy irons, very capable fish catchers,
and bread and butter basics for bringing up Yellowtail. For our clients
fishing other areas, please do give these a try for your own New Zealand
and Australian Kings, Hawaiian, Gulf and East Coast Amberjacks and all
bottom oriented fish. Once you get the hang of fishing heavy iron you'll
also be impressed with the capability of these tried and true lures. (6X
weight 6.2 oz, length 6", 6XJr weight 4.3 oz, length 4.5")
PL-68 - Heavy Iron
The Pl-68 is a classic piece for deep water jigging. These lures
are effective for both rockfish, yellowtail and for larger grade tuna.
Specifically, the glow with single tuna hook is a proven performer in
this regard. These lures are 7 1/2 inches in length and weigh in at 10.5
7X - Light Surface Iron
The 7X is a larger surface iron style jig. Typically guys
will fish this jig similarly to a Tady 45, cast out as far as possible,
allowed to drop to a count of 5 or so, and then retrieved back to the
boat. It takes some feel, some experience to get the best swimming
action, and to dial in what the fish are looking for any particular day.
But, once you are dialed in, once you get the speed of retrieve right,
you are in for some fun. There's not much you can do that's as much pure
fun as fishing iron, and surface iron fishing is as fun as it gets!
(weight 3.35 oz, length 6.5")
J-POT - Light Surface Iron
This is one of the newer designs from Salas. Similar in size to a Tady
C, and with a swimming action that takes very little practice or skill.
It's deadly for all gamefish, yellowtail, barracuda and striped bass.
This is one lure that should work it's way to the East Coast, like the
544 jigs for guys targeting larger grade stripers.