How does LUCKY STRIKE measure the length of a lure?

LUCKY STRIKE measures the body of the lure only and not the hook. Here is an example of a 3” Devil Bait:

Length of Lure

Does the weight of a LUCKY STRIKE lure include the hook?

Yes, the lure is weighed when it is fully assembled with split ring and hook included.

What type of hooks does LUCKY STRIKE use?

MUSTAD hooks are used on all LUCKY STRIKE lures.

What is EPQ?

EPQ stands for “Elite Photo Quality”. It is a 4 colour printing process that photo transfers the actual fish’s scales and colours onto a lure. For over 100 years, lure manufacturers have tried to paint imitation bait patterns. Now LUCKY STRIKE can place the fish’s true patterns and colours on a spoon to appear to prey as the real thing. Currently the 3 types of fish skin colours available are Speckled Trout, Brown Trout and Perch.


When do you use a “Gang Troll” for fishing?

Gang Trolls, also known as “Cow Bells” or “Christmas Trees” are commonly used for fishing deeper water for Lake Trout and Salmon. You should have a tough rod and strong line when fishing with Gang Trolls. A Gang Troll will help your lure get down to a deeper depth of water (the heavier the Gang Troll the deeper it will go).

Gang Troll

How do you use a “Gang Troll” for fishing?

Gang Trolls use a rudder that guides a series of spinning blades on strong steel wire. Attach your line to the rectangular rudder end of the Gang Troll and then attach a bait to the swivel at the other end of the Gang Troll. There are many different methods and choices of what to put at the end for bait. One recommended method is to have 10 – 15 inches of line that connects your lure of choice to the back swivel of the Gang Troll. Your lure of choice can be anything with a hook whether it is your favorite spoon or live bait. Once you have done this then you are ready to let the Gang Troll drop down to the desired depth and begin to troll. The Gang Troll will resemble a school of fish with your bait trailing behind. The fish are attracted to the school and move in to eat the last fish in line which in this case is your bait.

What does “Tangle Free” mean in your nets?

There are two main types of mesh that have been used in fishing nets for a long time. One is called “Poly” which has a really plastic type feel and the other is “Kuralon” which is more like cotton. The strands of both these mesh types are actually three strands twisted together. Here is an image of the three strands twisted together to make one strand of Poly or Kuralon mesh.

Hooks can often get caught in between the three strands so we created “Tangle Free”. LUCKY STRIKE mesh that is labeled “Tangle Free” means that the mesh on the net has been coated with rubber to make sure the strands can’t be twisted apart.

Tangle Free

What is a “Basket Net”?

A Basket Net is any LUCKY STRIKE net that has a flat bottom “basket” shaped mesh on it. The Basket Nets were designed to be like the popular rubber nets, but lighter in weight.

Basket Net