The Marlin Magic Hibby may be a brand new lure name first introduced in 2021, but there is a lot of history behind this lure. It is the original Captain's Choice head first made back in 2007 and is named after famous Kona fisherman Kevin Hibbard, who assisted with the original design of the lure. Not shocking in the least, this is one of Kevin's absolute favorite lures, particularly after catching a 911# Kona Blue and won some killer prize money at the Big Island Marlin Tournament. While this lure was no longer in production, Kevin smashed his lucky original to pieces which inspired this shape to come back from the dead. It now has a public release and resulted in properly naming the lure after Kevin himself.
This lure is a 14" sized Pear shaped lure head with wide hips and heavy reverse taper right at the skirt saddles and a steady forward taper. It is a shorter nose than the Captain's Choice shape but with a similar forward taper and can almost be considered a chopped off version of the Captain's Choice with some slight subtle differences. It is successful from either Rigger or Corner positions.
Head Weight Approx. 8oz
Head Length 2.8"
BOM Skirt Size 602(tight fitting) or 702 (loose fitting)
This particular head comes from their "Collector Series". It has gorgeous golden/yellow Mother of Pearl shell covering the sides and bottom of the insert with a set of Tahitian Mother of Pearl & White Mother of Pearl custom shell eyes and a rainbow-iridescent wrapped top of the insert with a blue back. Gary Eoff personally signed the bottom of the lure head as a part of this new "Collector Series".