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Woody
02-27-2009, 08:10 AM
I'm not sure if you lot can even get it over in the States or Canada, i bet it's not that common but has anyone used any of the Lures or Rod's that Zalt have produced? Since i looked at the link for them on Fishing Fury, i've been looking at Fishing reports and reviews about this gear and it all looks fantastic. I'm not too sure how the Lures would work for Bass but for Walleye, Pike and Musky they've got to be good. For Pike they seem to think it doesn't even matter what colour Lure you use as it's the way it's built and goes through the water not the colouring that gets the Fish going (it has something to do with the balance of the eyes further up the Lure or something!) Anyway i'm getting myself a new Zalt Rod and a couple of Lures to go with it and see what happens!

jwm
02-27-2009, 12:09 PM
I've personally never used the Zalt lures, and I don't recall ever seeing them around here but they look a lot like the Canadian Wiggler (which is obviously pretty popular up here)..

Canadian Wiggler
http://www.canadianwiggler.com/img/CWH_md.jpg

Zalt
http://www.zaltnad.com/shop/images/uploads/zalt_21.jpg

Judging by the shape and my guess at their action in the water they should be good for bass, pike, musky and walleye.

Woody
02-27-2009, 02:47 PM
They have got a pretty weird shape compared to a standard Lure, there's no plastic lip sticking out the front for a start!...I'm getting 3 different colours and i'll see what happens this year, i can't believe how much i'm easily impressed, because of the link in FF, i've gone and bought the 8' Spinning Pike Rod today and it will be the Lures in a few weeks, i've got to catch me one then surely!

Clive
02-27-2009, 06:03 PM
Must be some kind of fancy Euro lure - never heard of them out our way!

jwm
02-28-2009, 01:20 PM
They have north american distributors, you can buy them online (http://www.zaltnad.com/shop/). They have a main site too, here is the english version (http://www.zalt.se/english/default.aspx).

Also, I think their slogan is awesome! "Any water is Zalt water"

Woody
03-05-2009, 08:50 AM
Well my 8' Zalt Spinning Rod arrived today and it looks top quality, even the guides are all double whipped as well so i'm thinking this Rod might be strong enough for a bit of light Sea Fishing, as well as for Pike?...I'm getting 4 Zalt Suspending Lures to start me off, i found 2 in the states for sale advertised as Musky Lures and i can see why, they're huge! These a couple of pics i found with these Lures and they're great, i can't believe that greedy Perch went for a Lure that size, pure pigs eh?!

Clive
03-05-2009, 07:10 PM
Nice! That rod should be perfect for pike.

jwm
03-10-2009, 02:45 PM
The rod sounds perfect for pike. What weight is it anyway? Medium? Medium heavy?

Dude look at that perch!!

Woody
03-10-2009, 02:54 PM
I'm not sure what the Rod is as i've peeled the stickers off it, i prefer a blank blank!...The bag it came in says the ideal Lure weight is 20-70g if that's any help...That's an average Perch where i'm from, does that look good to you or does it look good because they are slightly different colours to yours?!...The places i fish generally have Perch between the 2-3lb mark, there's plenty of places that have them bigger but i've never seen anyone drag one out that is, just stories off the locals that fish there!

Clive
03-10-2009, 07:44 PM
A 3lb perch is a MONSTER around here.

That rod is made for pike as far as I can tell - al of their rods appear to be very sturdy.

70g is 2.5oz, which s a pretty solid lure, probably heavier then any of my Rockstar Lures!

pikeflyfishingarticles
03-11-2009, 05:28 AM
Ive been using the Zalt lures for the past 5yrs here in Finland,in fact its the only lure I take out with me other than large spinners. It has caught regularly for me and blue is very popular colour here on the Baltic although the pike imitation comes a second best.

Woody
03-11-2009, 07:12 AM
Have you ever caught any other Species with these Lures or just Pike and do you know of anyone in your part of the World taking them Sea Fishing and catching with them?...I'm going Sea Fishing this year and was thinking of taking them with me and trying my luck!

Clive
03-11-2009, 01:30 PM
I'm surprised to here blue works so well, we rarely use blue here in Canada!

Make sure you have some stainless hooks on those lures Mark, and rinse them off after use to avoid corrosion!

KenReece
03-12-2009, 08:47 AM
That is weird Clive, when we go up to Canada to fish Pike alot of my most effective lures are blue. Spoons in Silver/Blue on a sunny day always seemed to work very well, usually switch to gold/other color on cloudy days. Also some very effective stickbaits lately have been mostly blue with mixes of orange/red or white in it.

jwm
03-14-2009, 11:44 AM
Blue is a killer colour for smallies where I've fished, but I can't say I've ever used it for pike.. I'll have to give that a shot.

Woody, those perch are gigantic compared to the ones around here. I guess they have more natural predators here than in the UK?

Woody
03-14-2009, 01:57 PM
They are slightly different strains of Perch anyway to the one's you have, it's like the Walleye you have and the Zander we have, still the Perch's big cousin in the Fish world but still slightly different to each other, if that makes sense!...All your Perch seem to be very yellowy Gold and a lot of the time the stripes are very broken up, almost into blotches whereas ours have a very green Bass colour when bigger and the Fins are blood Red on good condition Specimens.

Woody
03-18-2009, 05:20 AM
Here is a picture of my monster 6 inch Lures that i'll hopefully be catching with in the River and Sea this year!...The Red Pike Colour i bought because it reminded me of the Red Dot Mepps and that's gotta be a good thing. The Natural Pike Colour because of the good Fishing Reports it's had. The Blue and Silver Colour because it represents a more natural Colour Baitfish in the water and the Yellow Firetiger Colour because i thought it just looked sexy!.....P.s Clive, you're 'package' arrived today, thanks again mate!

Clive
03-18-2009, 03:31 PM
They look great!

I hope you enjoy my package! :lol: