The new slipstream flyer is a welcome addition to our SoCal lineup, they are durable, versatile and come tailor made for our bluefin fishery. Nomad Design spent a lot of time doing testing and fishing these in our waters and have added California specific flavors to match our large flyers. The lure itself is a hard-body design with air pockets so they’ll float well when using a kite, the wings and tail are a durable soft rubber material that is designed to take all of the abuse which is why they are also easily replaceable. There are a ton of rigging options you can go with, there’s 2 spots you can feed your leader through the lure to either come out the tail end or out of the bottom, as well as a couple of fixed metal eyes if you wanted to add an extra hook or crimp straight to the lure. We typically like keeping the leader detached from the lure, letting it slide up once you get a bite so the lure takes less abuse.
What’s in the box? These flyers come fully assembled with the wings in place, all you need to do is figure out how you will prefer to rig them which might be the hardest part given all of the options. They do include a nice BKK single hook in the box to get you started, along with a screwdriver to replace the wings, a soft rigging bead, and plenty of rubber bands for holding your hook or hooks in place. We’ve tried rigging up a trap rig with a treble in the back as we have pictured, but we would recommend running it farther back with no tail to space the two hooks out.
We haven’t even mentioned the other smaller sizes and all of the other applications these lures can handle. The wings fold up letting you cast them with less resistance, and they fold back out once you start retrieving. The most interesting application we see with these would be trolling, especially with the larger size. We’ve seen videos and think it will be a very effective technique that requires less maintenance than using a kite.
The 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.
Extremely versatile, can be cast, trolled or fished from a kite, with a huge variety of rigging options to suit your specific style of fishing. 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 fish stay 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.