247 Lures has always been a big fan of Needlefish plugs! This Needlefish was designed at 7.25″ and 1.75oz to be just the right size whether you’re fishing from boat or from shore. Our Needlefish sinks more slowly than most others on the market. This allows the 247 Needle to swim perfectly in that shallow water boulder field where the big stripers love to feed.
Cast it out, let it sink to your desired depth, and retrieve slowly. Give it a twitch occasionally to flash the underbelly sideways at the fish.
In addition to the variety of colors we produce on a regular basis, we also paint and build some Needlefish in some semi-custom colors specifically to pair with the Al Gag’s Whip It Tails and Zinger Baits A-Salt Tails that we use. Colors like ‘Blurple’ (black over purple) and ‘New Moon’ (black over silver) have been the most requested, but from time to time we’ll have quite the selection. Check out the Needlefish with WhipIt Tails by clicking this link.
*** Please take note: for a couple years now, 247 Lures has been working toward a transition in the 7″ Needlefish bodies. For a number of reasons, we’re now using smaller 3-D eyes recessed into the side of the wooden body. The 9″ Needlefish bodies remain unchanged. (Pictures on the website will be changed as soon as we have new stock images of all color combos)
(Exact weight of individual plugs will vary slightly because of wood grain density, sealer absorption, layers of paint, thickness of clear coat, and even variation in the internal lead weights. Weights listed in product titles and description are best approximation, rounded up to the nearest quarter ounce.)