The Koya Lures Large 861 is the 14" skirt saddle sized version of his very popular 861 series. One of Eric's most popular head shapes, this is double tapered plunger with the "hump" at the back third of the head towards the skirt saddles. Has more of a direct cut towards the nose instead of a steady increasing taper. Head shape allows for a deeper dive with fewer pops, but the splashes this lure creates are large and enticing. Many Granders have been caught on Eric's lures, and the 861 will give you that shot you've been dreaming about. Excellent on Marlin especially.
Here is Capt. Chris Donato on the 861:
"This lure is an aggressive swimmer that slightly resembles the splash and explosion of a poi dog however the heavy taper creates a very distinctive wiggle which can be seen in its fish tail bubble trail. The tight side to side action no doubt creates some vibration for a fish to investigate. Good lure to combo with a tube style or mole hill style lure. Great foul weather lure. I like getting a lot of angle on the lure but bringing it down a bit in the angle when a fish comes up on it to get it into a more wiggle and tease motion. This lure will pop, plunge, wiggle and repeat. If run and rigged properly, it will have a very consistent action. The Large I would run short rigger or long corner if your Marlin are small."
BOM Skirt Size 702
Head Weight: 6.7oz
This particular head has a black pearl insert with a set of red eyes.