Needlefish lures have become hugely popular for bass lure anglers in recent times, particularly in conjunction with the rise in popularity of lure fishing at night. Weighing 20g and measuring 125mm, these unique looking, long casting (50m+) hand-made (by Tom Cooper) level sinking needlefish have been formulated and developed by South Devon Bass Guide’s Marc Cowling.
Designed to mimic squid and cuttlefish (prevalent in the shallows during specific periods in the year around the UK coastline) they also represent prey fish that are known to essentially drift in a torpid/comatose state during the hours of darkness. These attributes are achieved by virtue of the lure’s elliptic shape, realistic and horizontal sink rate, high levels of responsiveness and manoeuvrability, in addition to the level and straight trajectory in which they travel underwater.
Incorporating a ‘hand cast’ polyurethane body for uniformity, finely-tuned density and durability, highly reflective and enlarged 10mm 3D eyes (that underwater predators target when hunting), 1mm marine grade stainless through wire and four layers of ultra clear and flexible top coat these lures have been hand- built (from the pouring process all the way through to paintwork and graphics) and rigorously tested for robustness, casting prowess and fish attracting capabilities.
The Marc Cowling Signature Needlefish is being introduced in three colours initially – a guide to their use can be found below:
- White - For use in very dark conditions, rocky and weedy ground and/or in deeper water.
- Silver - For use in intermittent or some ambient light conditions such as a half Moon, and/or over a mixed seabed in medium depths of water.
- Black - For use under a bright Moon, twilight conditions or when fishing over a clean seabed in exceptionally shallow water (when they are silhouetted).
- Lure Type: Level Sinking
- Length: 12.5cm
- Weight: 20g
- Construction: Resin & Wire Through (Marine Grade Steel)
- Hooks: Not Provided
- Rings: Not Provided
- Made in the UK
Rigging Suggestions: Rig with #4 treble hooks and large split rings such a #6 or #8.