Nomad Design Slipstream Flying Fish Lures
- Versatile Action for Drifting, Kite, Casting & Trolling
- Large Size Available With California Flyer Wings
- Replaceable Wings & Tails
- Hook & Rigging Instructions Included
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.