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Strategic Angler Nautilus Stickbait

The butterfish belongs to the family Stromateidae.  Their range extends throughout coastal North America to the outer coast of Nova Scotia and East coasts of Newfoundland.  The American butterfish is an important forage species for tunas of the Northeast and are easy prey due to their flat sides and lack the maneuverability.  Butterfish prefer to travel in small bands in loosely organized schools making them easy pickings to any hungry predator.  The average size is between 5 and 8 inches, and the 6.5” Nautilus series falls right into this range.

The Nautilus series is offered in two buoyancy configurations: slow sinking/suspending, and fast sinking.  It features a heavy 2.4 mm wiring system made to withstand the most brutal angling conditions while being in a compact 6.5 inch package.  A perfect casting lure weighing 100g and 130g, the Nautilus series is also troll capable up to 4-6 knots.


Orientation: Horizontal slow sinking and suspending with 2/0 trebles

Action: Walk the dog; alternating side to side swimming action with retrieve
Length: 6.5 inches (165 mm)
Average weight: 3.5 ounces (95-100 grams)
Retrieve speed: very slow to medium
Skill level: None to moderate

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