8.5" Hiro Hard Tail

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  • $ 190

Length: 8.5"

Weight: 4.5-5 oz 

Sink Rate: Slow Sink 


This kokanee bait was originally designed in 2010 to mimic the kokanee that inhabit the world record smallmouth fishery that is Lake Pardee,Ca. Shortly after it's conception it was gifted to a trophy spotted bass hunter who fishes Lake Shasta and it's surrounding lakes. It wasn't until this relationship formed that I understood it's full potential. Numerous lake record class fish have been caught over the years between California and Washington State. While original versions had a small anal fin and thinner rear section changes were made to allocate internal weight better and further the glide. Keeping with the original aspects the bait is short in stance and is custom tuned to #1 Decoy quad hooks. 


Presentation is matched with the mood of the fish, slow roll with reel pops around key structure/cover can often trigger the biggest bites. 



- over forty hours of hand carving, is spent on each master before molding
-multiple prototypes are fished before production molds are made
- hand poured with specially formulated resin and maximum crush strength floatation
-individually weighted and hand tuned 
-each lure is test swam in a 24'x8' test tank both after final primer coat and after final finish. 
-premium high adhesion automotive primer 
- all finish paint is custom tinted fade resistant premium automotive paint 
- high solid high build 2k automotive clear coat 
-premium hooks and split rings from Japan 
-lifetime guarantee against manufacturer defects (warranty is void if bait is modified or repainted)