The Strategic Angler 10″ Cruiser series will be discontinued for 2022. This 111 piece (55 red/56 black) commemorates the transition of the StrategicAngler® Cruiser series stickbait into a dedicated trolling lure format for Small Lure company, an affiliate company Merv Rubiano designs lures for.
These feature one of my favorite hand painted designs which is inspired by Japanese washi paper called “Prosperity”- cherry blossoms over running water. These trolling lures are hand painted, signed and dated. The trolling skirts are a “one off design” and made specifically for this motif. No more of this pattern will be made on a trolling head.
EACH LURE COMES IN ITS OWN SEALED BOX WITH:
- 1x Small Lure Co. SLC Cruiser-T - Sakura/Washi Inaugural Pattern - Red
- 1x A SIGNED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
- 2x SLC Stickers
- 1x Strategic Angler Sticker
The Cruiser-T bullet is the first model for The Small Lure Company. This high speed trolling head transitioned from the StrategicAngler® lineup, the Cruiser series, created and designed by MRubiano.
The original Cruiser series was a 10 inch, 7 oz casting stickbait that was designed to be a heavy subsurface lure that offered a straight tracking action with a tight head shimmy. Even though the original Cruiser series was designed as a stickbait, anglers would use extra large hooks on this hefty lure to troll on a flatline between 4 and 6 knots. Yellowfin, big eye tuna, the occasional wahoo and even marlin were caught on several occasions on the troll and they urged Merv to create a dedicated trolling lure for the fishery. The first Cruiser-T (T for troll) designs were started in 2018, fine tuned, tested and finally completed for a 2021 release.
The Small Lure Company’s Cruiser-T retains majority of the swimming characteristics as the original stickbait. It has a very tight subsurface head shake and is keel weighted to swim in an upright position even in heavy seas. The lure has a built in high frequency rattle chamber and gives the lure an audible “click” similar to the noise of fleeing baitfish. The UV additive on the solid cast head permeates through the water column so that predators can see the lure even in cloudy and low light conditions.