The Riptide range features the exclusive Nomad Design Matrix Metal Plate, HD-ABS, Gorilla Through Wire and HD Foam systems on models throughout the range. The floating version has the perfect balance required to achieve that dynamic, strike enducing ‘S’ shaped swimming motion.
A long sweep of the rod tip makes the head duck under with a splash, then as the water flows over the lures body a seductive body roll and ‘S’ wave action is imparted sub-surface. The sinking variety has the internal weights placed to maximize casting but also to allow the lure to be retrieved with a sub surface walk the dog action, which sees the lure able to turn nearly 180 degrees when retrieved slowly with a walk the dog “twitching” rod tip action.
All Riptide lures are finished with a super tough triple layer clear coat finish, applied by hand during production, which makes the paint and finish super tough and durable. All Nomad Design Lures come fitted with the highest quality super strong BKK hooks, chosen to balance perfectly with each lure, and provide exceptional swimming actions and hookup rates for all species. Nomad Design Lures can be fished straight out of the box with confidence.
Savage Salt Surf Walker 3D
Based on the perfect 3D Scan of a real Sandeel. The long slender Strong Hard ABS body has the most incredible side-to-side action on the twitch and a slim S-curve action on straight retrieve. The Floating version has a horizontal balance. slightly keeping the head up on the spin stop – creating the perfect wounded baitfish profile. The long cast design is silent – the perfect top water lure for more wary predator fish.Fishing Method: Slow twitching while retrieve and the lure will perform wide slow side to side action, and with fast twitch will perform fast and sharp side to side action. With the rod tip high and fast retrieve, the lure will perform skipping action imitating a feeling Prey fish. • 3D Scanned details • Multiple action styles • Floating, silent version • Long cast design • Ultra sharp ST46 trebles • Hook sizes: 125mm #8 ST46 UAR 155mm #4ST46 UAR 180mm #2 ST46 UAR 210mm #1/0 ST46 UAR
Rapala Skitter V
The Skitter V is a 4" topwater lure that utilizes Rapala's V-Rap shape and a tail weight to make "walking the dog" easy with an extended gliding action.
Awesome finishes with pearlescent coloration. Elite tackle recommends replacing the factory hooks for saltwater use.
If you love working spook type baits inshore, you want a Rapala Skitter V!
Heddon One Knocker Spook
One of Jeff’s favorites. Bone. Swap out the front treble for a #2 4x VMC and remove the rear. Now walk dog.
Fished properly, this plug draws vicious strikes.
An effective and easy to fish soft bait for lighter tackle. Great colors and the single hook makes a safe release easy. Ideal for inshore species such as Striped Bass, False Albacore, Bonita, weakfish, redfish, trout, and, everyone’s favorite, Snook!
From our our friends at Band of Anglers...
A Patrick Sebile design, the Dartspin Pro is a very versatile and superiorly designed, SofTough plastic bait with a minnow shape and a willow blade solidly embedded into its tail. The Dartspin Pro is designed to do what you want: cast and retrieving, trolling, twitching, pitching, jigging into heavy cover or open water, fresh or salt, shallow or deep. No matter the action, it follows what you want it to do as it offers a wide variety of action depending on how it is used, making the Dartspin one of the most versatile lures ever designed. The Dartspin comes in colors and sizes to catch anything, anywhere!
Made of SofTough material. “Better for the Angler, Better for Nature” is SofTough’s Motto. This material is extremely durable, allowing for more fishing time, less changing baits, and more fish per lure. Buoyant and lifelike, it is non-toxic and has no Phthalates, PVC or plastisol in its components.
A patent pending screw system allow for a long-lasting connection with swivel and blade, allowing for many catches with low risk of loosing the gear, catch after catch, cast after cast. Molded in hook paths are made into the lure body for easy rigging, including a patent pending system that allow for a greater holding on dedicated jigheads and widegap hooks.
Do not store or mix Hyperlastics SofTough-made lures with conventional soft plastics as deformation will occur. Do not store in direct sunlight.
Yo-Zuri Diving Slider Sinking Stickbait
The Diving Slider has a slow sinking horizontal presentation on the fall, which mirrors a dying baitfish. With a steady retrieve and long sweeps of the rod the Slider has a wide darting action that entices a variety of fish to strike.
Perfectly weighted for long distance casting, the Slider is an ideal surf lure for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle and Roosterfish or for casting to Tuna, Dorado or Cobia from the boat.
Yo-Zuri has upgraded the new Diving Slider with their patented color change technology, Power Body and through wire construction to give it the durability to handle any trophy inshore or offshore fish.
Stainless Steel Wire-Thru Construction.
Proprietary “Power Body”
Color Change Technology
Extra Large Eyes
3X Strong Treble Hooks, 3X Strong Split Rings
Daiwa Mebachi Popper Lures
The MEBACHI POPPER is a dynamic new lure that kicks up a ruckus and draws strikes from big gamefish like striped bass and bluefin tuna. When pulled, the fat headed lure has a Big Splash Action.
Built to handle the largest gamefish, the quality manufactured lure is thru-wired and rigged with stout Owner Hyperwire split rings and VMC 8527 hooks.
The sinking model still plugs the surface but is heavier and better suited for wind chop, breeze and longer casts.
If taking big gamefish on topwater poppers is your technique then you owe yourself a look at the ME-BA-CHI(Big Eye) line of rugged all-around poppers, lures built for the toughest fight.
Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser Pencil Popper
The Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser Lures are versatile pencil poppers that can be fished with a stop and pop, walk the dog, or skipping action on a fast retrieve. They are perfectly weighted for long distance casting. The Surface Cruiser lures are the ideal surf lures for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle and Roosterfish. These lures are part of the Big Game species lures and therefore have the ability to draw explosive strikes from species such as Tuna and Dorado.
3X Strong Treble Hooks
Stainless steel wire-thru construction
3X Strong split rings
Proprietary "Power Body"
Color Change technology
Extra large eyes
Tsunami XD Talkin' Popper
Hot Canal lure in 2019!
Floating, top water, Tsunami XD Talkin' Popper Lures deliver popping, skittering, splashing action to draw reactionary strikes from predators. Large weight transfer balls provide longer tumble-free casts and loud, fish attracting rattles. Tough, colorful finishes with 3D life-like eyes imitate prey species. Extra sharp VMC Cut Point treble hooks enable faster hook-sets. Heavy duty stainless steel split rings and rattles are part of the superior construction, guaranteeing more dynamic fishing.
Extra Distance Model
Front Hook: 4x VMC Treble Hook
Rear Hook: Single Siwash Hook w/ Feather
Cotton Cordell Red Fin
The Cotton Cordell Red-Fin is a legendary lure for a variety of gamefish, from bass and walleye in freshwater to stripers, snook, and redfish on the coasts. The Red-Fin can be twitched on top, runs erratically with a twitch-twitch-pause retrieve, provides a wide searching wobble on a straight retrieve and is one of the best wake baits ever made. Try retrieving it slowly on top for vicious topwater strikes from all types of predators, including giant stripers. Top-quality construction and tough components make the Red-Fin a lure you can depend on, no matter the species you’re after.
Elite Tackle note...big stripers destroy this lure. A shop favorite for the surf or shallower water. The red fin is also very popular “loaded" with upgraded hardware for the largest stripers on our coast!
Heddon Super Spook XT Saltwater
the Super Spook XT is the legendary Heddon Topwater Plug you know, classic action, built extra-tough for saltwater!
XT model boasts two 3X strong, super-sharp hooks and heavy-duty, saltwater grade hook hangers and split rings.
At Elite Tackle, we fish Spooks often-and without the rear treble! Striped Bass almost always hit the head of this bait so removal of the back hook aids in a fast release with less injury to the fish and angler. We also find that the side to side action is easier to attain without the drag of the rear treble.
Spook lures draw vicious top water strikes. No light tackle enthusiast should be without!