Strategic Angler Mikros-S



Strategic Angler Mikros-S

The family Clupeidae represents one of the largest forage fish in the world and includes the shads, herrings, sardines, sprats and menhadens. Their range extends from the Mediterranean, Pacific and Atlantic oceans and a few species live or migrate between fresh and saltwater. Clupeids often have large eyes enabling them to see predators from afar; they also have large distinguished scales (often with a plain pattern) to blend in with their aquatic environments. Predatory instincts of feeding fish often hone on the smallest and weakest prey that exhibit a distressed swimming action. The Strategic Angler Mikros-S series of lures was designed with this particular attribute in mind. At only five inches, the Strategic Angler Mikros-S is the perfect lure to represent whitebait, green backs, menhaden, shad and shiners. The Mikros has already proven itself to be extremely versatile in all fishing situations fresh and saltwater.

Do not let the small size fool you, the Mikros series lures are wired and constructed the same as their larger brethren giving you peace of mind when the big guys come around. Elephants eat peanuts after all!

Strategic Angler Mikros-S features:
Orientation: Horizontal suspending/sinking (hook dependent)
Action: Alternating side to side swimming action with retrieve; subsurface walk
Length: 5 inches (127 mm)
Average weight: 2 ounces (55-58 grams)
Retrieve speed: Medium to fast; trollable
Skill level: None to moderate

TECHNIQUE
The Strategic Angler Mikros-S and Mikros-F can be fished with similar techniques. The differences lie in their buoyancy, with the Mikros-F creating a visual and audible disturbance on the surface with its internal rattle chamber and the Mikros-S which sinks for a more subtle but “in your face” presentation.

Both lures can be walked by twitching the rod tip imparting a side to side zig zag action, keeping the lure in the feeding zone where it is most effective. The occasional long jerk will make the lure kick wildly, making the lure swim like a fleeing baitfish.

The Strategic Angler Mikros-S can be retrieved with various speeds depending on the hook setup. Lighter hooks allow for a slower retrieve while larger, heavier hooks allow for a more spirited retrieve. For heavy tackle and big game fishing, an extra large treble or single hook located on the belly is all you need. This configuration will still allow the lure to swim at its best.

For trolling purposes up to 4 knots, use the largest possible hook on the belly.

RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE & CONFIGURATION HEAVY TACKLE
Belly only (trolling): 5/0 trebles, 4/0 trebles, 3/0 trebles
Belly only: 8/0 to 12/0 single
Belly/rear: 3/0 or 2/0 treble with a single tail hook

RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE & CONFIGURATION LIGHT TACKLE
Belly/rear: 2/0 trebles with 5/0-7/0 single
Belly/rear: 1/0 treble with 5/0 single
Belly/rear: single 5/0-8/0

 

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