Tested: Salmo Lures

RECENTLY, editor Jim Harnwell sent me three Salmo lures to test on our tropical species here in the Northern Territory.

Salmos are made in Poland, and a quick look on the internet showed the company makes a huge range.

The three I received consisted of a Wacky 12F, Minnow 9F and the Sting 9F. All three are shallow runners with the Sting having a inbuilt rattle and the other two without.

All three have strong wire to attach hooks and line to – I would suggest an upgrade in the hook department if they are to be used on tropical species. The Wacky has a curved bib which gives it an unusual action and works well twitched or slow rolled. The Minnow and the Sting both have a more standard bib design and are great for working the flats or twitching over the tops of snags.

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All three have caught barra, jacks, golden snapper, estuary cod and a couple of small queenies and trevally as well. Most impressive is the finish on all of these Salmo lures, which is as good as I’ve seen. Best of all is the durable paint job which after having survived a few jack attacks shows very little signs of wear – unlike a lot of other lures.

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I will definitely be getting some more Salmo lures for my tackle box. I just hope Jim leaves these ones with me a bit longer…

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