Savage Gear is back for ICAST 2023 and has brought out the new Savage Gear BFT Flyer to the show. Already known for their monster-catching freshwater baits Savage Gear has set their sights on the ultimate offshore flying fish deceiver. Living up to the spirit of “Go Big or Go Home” they have brought out one of the ultimate flying fish soft plastic lures to the market. This new bait is based on meticulous 3D scans of actual flying fish to create the most accurate lure possible. They have meticulously captured the patterns and features of flying fish. This is no small feat and neither is the lure, coming in at a monstrous 16″ long and with a 16″ wingspan.
The soft body and wings have been designed to not only look good but function well, mimicking a flying fish’s movements. The lower lobe of the tail fin is enlarged so when it skips across the surface the bait will slightly kick. The body design also has enhanced durability to withstand even the most ferocious strikes on the water. The wings and hook harness are removable so whether trolled or fished under a kit, the BFT Flyer is highly adaptable to fishing conditions. With a line-thru design, it keeps the BFT Flyer up the line away from the fish during a fight, preventing the fish from utilizing the lure’s weight to leverage the hooks out.
“We worked with a highly skilled team that specializes in catching giant bluefin tuna, and harnessing the meal that they love to feast on the most.” Says Theis Gronemann, Marketing Manager for Savage Gear. “The BFT Flyer is finely tuned for both topwater trolling and kite fishing, and will exceed the success of anything currently available.”
The BFT Flyer ships with an extra set of wings, a spare rig, and parts needed for easy rigging. MSRP of the bait is set to $150 and should be available in stores starting this September.
Savage Gear BFT Flyer Key Features
- Based on 3D Scans of a real flying fish
- Line thru system
- Designed for topwater trolling and lure fishing
- Durable PVC body construction
- Semi-soft PVC wings
- Super strong removable rigging
- Additional set of wings, an extra rig, and the parts needed for easy rigging
- 16-inch body with 16-inch wingspan
- Available: September 2023
- MSRP: $150.00
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