247 Lures has always been a big fan of Needlefish plugs! This Needlefish was designed at 9″ long and weight between 2.3-2.5oz to be big enough to satisfy those die-hard, Needle-loving Surfcasters. Just like our 7″ Needlefish, this 9″ Needlefish is designed and weighted to sink more slowly than most competitors’ lures – perfect for those shallow boulder fields. The lure body is also weighted to sink while in a horizontal position, presenting an excellent profile to fish even as you let it sink.
Cast it out, let it sink to your desired depth, and retrieve slowly. Give it a twitch occasionally, which will 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.
Every once in a while you might even see a jointed big girl Needlefish. Keep an eye on our website for more info, or contact us directly for special orders.
(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.)