Designed to replicate slender bodied baitfish profiles found on species like pilchards, mullet and sardines, the riptide body shape is highly effective on all predatory bluewater species. The floating and sinking lures have a very different action, and there are a variety of ways to work each lure.
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.
The sinking riptide 155 and 200 lures literally dance side to side when fished with this retrieve, and this is an action difficult to replicate with any other lure.
Extensive testing of the internal weight placement combined with a body shape that can only be made from HD ABS plastic makes the swimming action on the Riptide lures simply unbeatable. The weights in the tail also make casting easy. The super thick stainless-steel metal plate on the 155mm, 200mm and 265mm combined with the foam filled body mean no matter what you do to the Riptide, it will come back asking for more, and is up to the toughest challenge. All Riptide lures are finished with a super tough triple layer clear coat finish, applied by hand during production.
The riptide 155, 200 and 265 feature the exclusive Nomad Design Matrix Metal Plate, HD-ABS and HD Foam systems (265 only). Combined with perfectly matched BKK inline hooks (155 and 200 only) and super strong split rings. The 125 and 115 models feature the Gorilla Through Wire system matched with 4X BKK trebles and super strong split rings. the Riptide Bluewater casting lures are ready to perform straight out of the box.
*The Riptide 265mm is supplied unrigged. We recommend using 2 x 12/0 BKK DEEP 6X hooks on the belly, rigged back to back, and a BKK DEEP 6X size 12/0 with double split rings on the tail. Alternately, a pair of 7/0 BKK GT Rex barbless trebles should be used.
The 115 Riptide has had the body shape “fattened” up to create the ultimate surface walk the dog style lure and to create a lure that will nearly turn 180 degrees on itself on the surface when twitched. The internal rattle combined with the seductive walk the dog action when twitched across the surface make this lure deadly on species like barramundi, Murray Cod, jacks, queenfish, kingfish and a variety of reef species
The floating and sinking 125 models have the same action as described above. The Gorilla Through Wire system is used on the 115 and 125 sizes making them super tough and ensuring that big fish never gets away. 4X strong BKK trebles are used on the 115 and 125 sizes and feature Ultra Anti Rust technology.