Pakula lure wow and wow again. Love using these skirt. The take the reel spinning. The fight wow
Hey mate I'm Michael Lassen from the SCGFC and I joined half way through the season and I have a pakula addiction. There the only skirts I run in my spread. The quality and results are incredible. My total for this season finished on total from when i joined last season: blacks: 21 sails: 6 Dolly's: 12 spainards: 11 yellow fin : 8 wahoo; 4 and 90% of that was on your skirts. The boys are teaching me a bit of live baiting these days and I'm really keen to keep improving my fishing. But just letting you know how great your skirts are and really impressed with your product. I got first billfish for the club this season and I'm going to enter my first tournament in October. If around you should come up.
Adam Voss - Fiji
Bula to the Pakula team. I think you have done a great job with the new web site. I have just made another on line order and it is a much improved experience. Again well done and keep up the great tackle and service.
Kevin Harrison - Texas
I'm new to fishing the Gulf of Mexico, been a bay fisherman. A friend of mine asked a friend of his, who has won tournaments all over the world, what kind of lures I should use. He said the only lure I need is the Lumo Sprocket head. Sure enough the first time I went out, I muddled around trying to figure out what I was doing and they worked great. Thanks again, Kevin
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Pakula 'Trip Teaser'
by Peter Pakula - September 2012
In this advanced series of articles we will be exploring concepts rather than just telling you do something one way or another. In exploring the concepts we'll be dealing mainly with how to come up with your own questions and the processes involved in getting your own answers.
The basic premise that whatever you know now will most likely at some stage be proven wrong or at least a better way of doing things will become available, and that it would be best if you're the one who does that!
There are some out there who are achieving success rates on lures that many discount as fairy tales as they are way beyond average and perceived normal results. Most of these systems are not complex and are not hard to emulate. This series is based on trying to share, so that others can also achieve better results.
The articles are long winded, yet still do not cover every aspect. Hopefully they offer an insight into the thinking and some ways to improve results.
These articles are offered free of charge in the hope that you'll support Pakula Tackle products as result of your added success.
The Development Process
The development of the 'Trip Teaser' is like many other innovations, is the assembly of systems and methods that are already in use in various types of fishing.
Dean Butler, on a bait and switch session used a deep swimming mullet as a teaser with great results in raising fish to the surface teasers. Dean also uses the deep mullet teaser when targeting big game fish on fly. Fishing in Townsville with Mutta, Rolley Newton and Mick Winterton, a rigged mullet was used as a teaser deployed on a down-rigger. This also proved to be a very effective way of raising fish to the surface teasers so the fish could be cast to with either fly or bait.
- It's a common observation that when catching a game fish of just about any species there are often other fish with the hooked one.
- Predatory fish are often in packs or schools and are rarely alone.
- When trolling, the surface there are often schools of fish showing on the sounder that do not result in raising or hooking fish to the lures and baits.
- Baits rigged and trolled deep are often mangled without knowing that the bait is no longer effective.
- With systems that involve using hooked baits deep either using lead weighted baits, down-riggers etc there is a high percentage of missed bites and other fish rarely come to the surface baits.
- When drifting baits are set at different depths and distances from the boat to avoid tangles. More often than not when fish are hooked.
- When using Mullet as a deep teaser the size of the Mullet is much bigger than the surface teasers and baits that are set or used to 'switch' the fish.
- Most boats in Australia at least, don't have down-riggers.
There are quite a few observations of predators balling bait-fish that will do their best to ball bait without letting any individuals escape. If any do escape they are hunted down with considerable aggression. Once the ball of bait is forced to the surface the fish are not that specific and do not seem to leave the ball of bait to hunt down individuals as they did while balling the bait up to the surface. Hence trying to target the predators before they reach the surface is ideal.
- Use a team with little game fishing experience to test basic concept and system when lots of other boats are around.
This was done by Ethan Farrell in the 2012 Townsville Tournament fishing the novice team "Yanmar' who places 2nd against some of Australia's top crews with this comment:14 September 2012 Ethan Farrell "your down-rigger idea was awesome!"
- Develop a large profile lure with minimal drag to be used as a teaser at depth.
This was achieved using hollow PCV plumbing connectors which have a stepdown to accomodate the skirts.
These also achieved the large profile that was wanted. For maximum visibility I suggest the new UV2 and Lumo Pakula colours: Lumo Green. Lumo White, Clear Crystal, Blue Crystal and Illusion. It's a good idea to match one of the outrigger or shotgun lure colours.
The heads are bridled so that they will troll on center. The lure shown used 200lb leader so it could be seen easily in the photos and to test worst case scenario. Drag is a major issue, the lighter the leader, the deeper the rig will dive. To minimise lure spin you could keel the bridle by putting a sinker on the lower bridle arm, but note that the drag on the sinker will reduce the depth the rig will achieve.
- Trip mechanism. So that when tripped the teaser comes to the surface briging one and often more fish up from the depths to the surface lures or baits.
- Using a standard down-rigger set-up has it's problems, apart from the fact that few smaller boats and boats with a small crew rarely use them if they have them at all.
- When the bait or lure does come to the surface they are often hard to see if you are in a small boat or on the deck.
- There's also the handicap that once the bait trips from the down-rigger you have two separate items to pull in and clear once you have a hook up.
- By using a planer, everything is on one line. When a fish hits the teaser lure the system trips it's highly visible as the planners skips and splashes on the surface.
The tow line and leader used are important factors. The thinner the tow line the deeper the teaser will run, but the harder it will be on your hands if you are pulling it in by hand which may be the case when you first try the system.
Certainly using the planer and teaser on a down-rigger is ideal as the wire or braid is the thinnest possible. A minimum breaking strain for the towline is 200lb. Another option is using an Alvey Deep Sea Winch.
An easy set-up is using venetian blind cord as shown below, but the thickness of the venetian blind cord will reduce the depth considerably compared to a thin 200lb braid or wire used on a down-rigger.
The idea of the system is to tease individual and multiple fish to the surface. For this to give optimal results the trip teaser should hit the surface within range of other lures so they are easy for the raised fish to see and attack.
To position the teaser, without setting the planer, drop it back so that the trip lure sits level with the outrigger lures.
Depending on the system you are using either mark the distance or tie the line off on the cleat before retrieving the planer to set it so that it dives.
Malin and sailfish artwork by Carey Chen
Hopefully the trip lure will attract some predators, get hit and bring one or more back to the surface in amongst your other lures or baits. What you do next is up to you. I suggest do nothing for quite a while. More than likely the fish will get attracted to the hooked lures as they have a more enticing action and are a better 'eating size' than the trip lure.
In the situation where the fish is locked onto the trip lure and won't leave it then an option is to place either a bait or a lure next to the trip lure and retrieve the trip lure to get it out of the water. The fish should take the hooked bait or lure.
I hope you have found this article thought provoking enough to give the system or variation a try next time your out bill fishing.
Update 12 February 2013
Since the original tests the Trip Teaser has been simplied using strandard Pakula Lures up to size 40 ie 14"
Update 30 July 2014
The introduction of the range of Shredder Lures has enabled larger lures to be trolled on the treip teaser. More information on Shredder's HERE
Nice healthy Blue Marlin off the Gold Coast today.
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I've caught up with orders and correspondence and it's time to be off again to Dampier for the Dampier Classic. We are very proud to be sponsors of this great community club and look forward to catching up with all those I met last year, and spending time with President Len Vertigan, one of the most dedicated workers in any club I know of.
See you soon!!
Bruce N Sarah Simpson - King Bay Game Fishing Club 14 July
Time is fast approaching for the biggest Dampier Classic we have ever seen! It will be an actioned packed week of events with 2 great information nights at the Tambrey Tavern on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6.30pm hosted by Mr Billfish himself Peter Pakula teaching us all the right ways to rigs your lures, set your spread and tactics when fighting those big fish to help improve your catch rate. Entry is $20 per person and you will receive 2 tickets for a nightly prize draw.
Briefing night is on Wednesday night from 6.30pm and at least 1 member of each team shall be present. Then is lines in from 6.00am Friday morning until compulsory lines out on Saturday evening for a night of fish and fun with food, drinks and music for all to enjoy out at the Gantry. Lines back in at 8.00am right through to Monday night with all competitors back at the gantry not later than 6.00pm for final weigh ins.
The presentation night will be a great night of socialising and many tall tales as we crown the winners of each category and enjoy some great food and cold drinks back at the Tambrey Tavern.
Entry numbers are growing fast and there is not much time left to get your entry forms online and send them in to the KBGFC Secretary by Tuesday 21st July otherwise late fees apply.
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Thanks for providing me with not only awesome products but awesome advice.
As a novice Bluewater fisherman it is incredibly hard to find anyone to provide accurate advice. You were very patient with me on the online chat and provided me with great advice.
I would just like to say I am a recent follower to your FB page and I thoroughly enjoy how you present your You Tube videos on lure rigging etc. The most enjoyable part of your presentation is, there is no shouting, like some other fishing show presenters. I hope to buy some of your lures in the near future. Best wishes for the future.
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A big thanks to the crew at Pakula for sorting out a little problem with a product for me. They had a replacement in the mail for me the morning that I contacted them. You can't beat service like that.! Thanks again, service like that is hard to find.
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Nothing wrong with enjoying your work.
Thank you Oz Kunzer, Ron Cannoles, and Jennifer for making this trip possible!!
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Thank you Jim and Donna Teeny for making this and Oregon and Alaskan bucket list trips so enjoyable.
You are both incredible hosts!!!
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Fantastic two days Fly Fishing for Oregon Chromer King Salmon with the legend Jimy Teeny, Teeny Lines and Teeny Nymphs.
In two days headed for Alaska for more and more and more FLY FISHING with Jim.
He's a very patient man!!!
Back in stock from this afternoon
- All sizes in Dojo Light Hooks
- All sizes in Dojo Heavy Hooks though sizes 35 and 40 are running out
- Most out of stock skirt and lure colours including Stinger, White Lumo and the UV Atens
- Diggers (only doing pink going forward)
- Extra Small Bow Shackles
- Pakula Heat Shrink in all sizes
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Bruce N Sarah Simpson 4 June at 16:11
I'm still recovering from the Billfish Shootout but before you know it we'll be getting our boats ready again for the Dampier Classic. This year is going to be huge!!! The committee has been working hard behind the scenes to make this the best event yet.
Once again we will have the legend that is Peter Pakula showing us all the tips and techniques on how to target billfish with two jam packed nights of information for all to enjoy on Monday and Tuesday, then the briefing on Wednesday night all at the Tambrey Tavern - Home of the KBGFC!
Rest up because lines in is at 0600 on Friday morning with compulsory lines out at 1700 on Saturday with a big party planned at the gantry for all competitors and family including some great food, good music and many tall tales from the fishermen.
Lines will be back in at 0800 on Sunday through to 1700 Monday with all competitors to be back at the Gantry by 1800. Presentation will be on Tuesday night back at the Brey where we will crown the winners in all categories and draw the raffle that will be hitting the streets very shortly with some fantastic prizes including a Engel fridge, Penn Spin/Jig combo along with other great items.
Get across to www.kbgfc.com.au for rules, entry forms and further information otherwise touch base with a committee member for more details.
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Palau - the very important reason for going there (as well as having a great time)
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Darren Clarke with his first Black Marlin at this years Ningaloo game fishing campout, taken on the Pakula 13"Sprocket Black Betty, go you good thing!
Look who I caught up with in Korro, Palau!
Seems this is the gathering place for those in the know.
Wonder if you can name the gamefishing royalty and legends on my right and left :)
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Still calm and sunny in Palau
85lb Yellowfin off the edge of the reef
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I'm off to where the Rainbow ends - where there's no need for dreams
Back in a couple of weeks ............... maybe
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SHOK Fishing Tournaments
With only a few tuna uploaded so far this Pakula lure pack could be yours
Want to get your hands on this Pakula Lures and Tackle prize pack? If so you're going to have to earn it!
HOW: Upload the best SBF Tuna or YF Tuna you have caught onto the SHOK Fishing app.
RULES: Photos must be uploaded on the SHOK Fishing app and make sure you are in the photo.
We will choose the winner on the 1st of June 2015.
SHOK Fishing app available here:
Get out there and 'Live for the Moment'
#tuna #comp #fishing #australia #pakula #lures
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Pakula School 4th and 5th of July 2015
Compleat Angler Ringwood
03 9870 7792
Sorry I've left it so late. It's been nuts here.
This school is pretty much sold out, but hopefully Lofty will have a spot for you.
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Tackle To You
****** GIVEAWAY TIME AGAIN ******
As we get closer to opening day, we will be announcing some of the suppliers that will be stocking the shelves at Tackle To You and with each announcement, we'll be giving away an item from that supplier....simple!
First giveaway comes from iconic Aussie lure maker Pakula Tackle Australia. Tackle To You will be stocking a range of Pakula lures as well as Dojo hooks, Pakula shackles, rigs and more so stay tuned...
Now everyone knows that Pakula lures come in thousands of different shapes, sizes and colours...what we want to know is: WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
Enter the comp and you could WIN A FREE PAKULA PAUA LURE!!
How to enter:
1. Like this post
2. Share THIS post either on your timeline or on a page you're a member of
3. If you aren't already, head over to www.tackletoyou.com.au and become a member
4. Let us know, in the comments section below, in 25 words or less, which of the following Pakula Softease lures you wouldn't leave home without and why!
Remember, this competition is open to Tackle To You MEMBERS ONLY; so if you aren't one already, you must register to be eligible. Make sure you're FOLLOWING the Tackle To You Facebook page to keep up to date with all that's going on. Competition closes Sunday 17/05/15 at 2359hrs AEST. Winner will be announced by Tuesday 19/05/15....GOTTO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!
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Sorry for the delay in answering phone calls. messenger, and emails. We sneaked away for a long weekend at Uncle Billy's in Ben Lomond NSW.
Caught heaps in perfect mild weather. Just what we needed!
Ok - back to work :)
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Everol Reels Fan Club
Peter lurks about the reel club from time to time but these lures have come through for me often. The big Sail I caught on the Everol Trip to Mazatlan was on a Pakula soft head that was wet for about 30 seconds after a blank of a day and on the way in.
You guys should try pakula lures. Peter is a club member here.
ANZAC Shield 2015 on Brilliant Company
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Love big fish in little boats!!
From Robbie Adamo
Hi peter just informing you that my partner Amy Jobson aboard our boat Jiggy-Jig on your Evil Angel Medium Sprocket in South Australia on 24kg. It's a pending women's world record it was a five and a half hour fight for her the Bluefin. The weight was 124.8kg.
Just thought i would let you know as its on one of your lures.
A mate also go a 80kg on the evil angle as well also on long comer.
They just love that lure.