The Niiyama Lures Shibi Ahi is a brand new head just released in early 2019. Very limited numbers of these will be produced due to the time it takes to make each one - These are are very uniquely handmade and hand-painted one by one and therefore no one Shibi head is 100% like the other. These are Marlin and large Ahi/Tuna killers with an extremely thick and heavy head with 12" skirt saddles and just over 11 ounces in weight - Fits 14" skirts as well. These large lures will handle even the roughest of sea conditions. Has the profile of a bullet shaped head, so it swims very straight. Each head is belly weighted for perfect balancing. Recommend 500-700lb leader with no less than 300lb.
The head is very similar in shape and size to the Aku head. It is mostly a color pattern change to mimic the Shibi Ahi. The "Shibi" is Hawaiian for a younger and smaller Yellowfin Tuna also known as the Ahi.
The custom paint work on these heads in combination with their design makes them pure works of art. Has a dark blue black with a bright blue (almost turquoise blue) stripe and a yellow followed by silver belly with bright glossy silver globs along the bottom of the lure towards the saddles. Truly amazing work. Photos do not do this lure justice.