Ah the joys of catching tuna on artificial bait imitation lures! There’s not much that’s more fun in life than actually enticing a fish’s attention thru your own efforts rather than a live bait’s wiggle. Fishing lures effectively is a skill, but it’s not hard to pick up thru trial and error. The Saltiga Dorado Slammer is a lure worth getting to know. This is a Japanese made lure, so it’s not cheap. But, it has earned it’s reputation as a very good fish catcher. These are floating swimming lures, made to offer action from the angler’s efforts. There are two sizes, 140 and 180 mm. (5 1/2″ & 7.1 inches, 1 1/3 oz and 2 .6 oz respectively). There’s another version of these lures on the market, but the Hiramasa Tuned versions are the ones of most interest. They are the better lure, offering better action. The lures are rigged with Owner trebles, 1/0 for the 140’s and 2/0’s for the larger 180 sized lures. Rattling rear weighted, surface lure with extra strong hooks, thru wired.
Compared to the standard Dorado Sliders, the Hiramasa tuned versions have more rearward weight, and they work best with a bit more angler input, meaning they are very sensitive to what you’ll be doing to work the lure near the surface, for better gliding, twitching and swimming action.