**These Smash Baits are rare shell versions that you will only find at GZ Lures - The standard Smash Baits do not have any shell added to the insert work. This is a Limited Edition set.**
We are beyond excited to offer one of the most famous Marlin lures ever designed with the Aloha Lures Smash Bait.
Here is Erik "Merlin" Rusnak on his legendary Smash Bait lure:
"The Smash Bait is the largest of the legendary Kona tube style lure design. Shaped with a steep angled or bevel face with softened rails and slight taper, this design creates some serious distress behind the boat. The heads are belly weighted and inclusions of large polished mirrors make it impossible to resist. The Smash Bait earned it’s name in the blue waters of Hawaii and gained a reputation for big fish around the world. This design is responsible for countless giant billfish captures and has become a standard choice for tournament and heavy tackle experts world wide. Aggressive, turbulent and wounded best describe the swimming action of this trolling head. A fantastic teaser or hook rigged trolling lure for heavy tackle and big fish.
Fishes best from a corner position and prefers moderate to calm conditions.
Trust the Smash Bait to light up your spread!"
While Tube shapes are traditionally best in calm waters due to their flat face, the slight taper that exists on the Smash Bait actually allows the lure to hold in way better than other tube shaped lures that blow out in rougher seas. They have been extremely productive in some of the roughest waters you can find such as the Australian reef where they are targeting big Blacks.
BOM Skirt Size 702
Head Weight: 10.2oz
Head Length: 3-3/4"
**This is the non-rattled version.**
This particular head has gorgeous rare iridescent black Mother of Pearl covering the sides of the insert with a black glittered back of the insert and a silver rainbow-iridescent wrap along the bottom with red 3D jewel eyes. The shell work on these Aloha Lures are unique to GZ Lures and are absolutely gorgeous - You will not see these in other shops currently. It is not guaranteed how many of the shell sides he will produce for us. Has a hand carved signature on the skirt saddles by "Merlin" himself.