Here’s another very interesting lure from a firm more known for their knock-out trout lures. ULHW makes a wide range of lures, all made here in America, not imported from Mexico or China. They are hand poured and are available in a number of productive color patterns. We’ve selected several that match the hatch and will work well for our inshore and offshore species.
This style of internal leadhead lures have been around for years, remembering the old Tora Tubes from Canyon Plastics and many others. So, you could say that this style of lure has been “poached” from the earlier designers.* This particular manufacturer has a stronger material than another version in our SoCal marketplace, it will catch a few more fish before shredding and it seems just as soft and pliable by comparison. More recently these tube-style baits have become very popular for folks fishing inshore as well as offshore. Yellowtail, Spotties, Sandbass, Calico Bass, tuna, stripers and really just about any species will find these offerings quite irresistible.
The internal leadhead is made by the lure-maker, too (with one exception at their lightest and smallest size). Hooks are high quality, durable and very, very sharp as I found out (the hard way) while taking images of the lures, and yes the barbs do as intended (was not so easy to de-hook myself…).
We’re stocking these productive lures in six sizes: 1/4, 5/8, 1, 2, 3 and 4 ounce. They range in length from 2 1/2, 4, 4 1/4, 5, 6, 7 inches respectively. In terms of weight, it’s approximate and there is some variance with the larger sized lures. The “4” ouncer actually will arrive at a tad over 5 ounces, the 3 ounce comes in more like 4 ounces.