Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 12, 2019) – Saltwater game fish love sardines, and saltwater anglers love LIVETARGET’s versatile new Flutter Sardine jigging spoon. Winner of the highly competitive Best Saltwater Hard Bait category in the ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase Awards, the Flutter Sardine employs LIVETARGET’s new Injected Core Technology to yield the unprecedented combination of an ultra-realistic sardine profile and maximum strike-provoking action.
One look at the new Flutter Sardine and anglers instantly recognize that this is no ordinary jigging spoon. Injected Core Technology drives this versatile lure’s fish-catching performance. Its exceptionally life-like Inner-Core closely mimics a real sardine in every detail – from dark eyes and gill slits to proportionally correct scaled bodies and graduated color patterns that are dark on top and lighter toward the bottom. The metallic Inner-Core also produces a strobe-like flash that shines incredibly bright to attract game fish, even in deep, dark water. The Inner-Core’s exceptional realism is further supported by an encapsulating clear plastic Exo-Skin that drives the lure’s impressive action and completes the illusion.
The Flutter Sardine’s Exo-Skin is virtually invisible underwater and creates a unique action that saltwater fish love. The bait shimmies for 60% to 70% of the drop, while also adding a seductive and sporadic cradle-style action that rocks front to back. The cradle action is further complemented by an occasional swinging movement, creating a highly versatile lure that excels throughout the water column and in multiple presentations.
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The LIVETARGET Flutter Sardine excels as a vertical jigging spoon. When jigged vertically, the bait will shimmy, rock or cradle seductively on the fall, while darting wildly and flashing brightly when raised. Sharp, short snaps of the rod tip produce a repeatable twitching action to trigger suspended or bottom-hugging fish.
Cast, Lift and Fall
Anglers can target fish off to the sides of the boat – or from shore – by casting the Flutter Sardine and retrieving it with a lift and fall swimming/jigging action. The feathered saltwater-grade treble hook creates drag as the lure sinks, holding it in a realistic profile as it descends through the depths.
Burn and Skip
The Flutter Sardine can be “burned” just subsurface – and even skipped over the surface – to mimic a fleeing baitfish.
Anglers plying bridges and inlets can make quartering down current casts with the Flutter Sardine and allow the bait to wobble and slide past pilings, baitfish schools and other key fish-holding locations. Capable of slicing and swimming through strong currents, the Flutter Sardine can also be retrieved through current areas with an erratic lift and fall presentation.
Bang the Bottom
Whether jigged vertically or casted and retrieved, the Flutter Sardine can provoke strikes by making contact with a soft bottom. The Exo-Skin is produced with an advanced plastic that has a slight pliability to make it extremely durable. Whether “poofing” the bottom repeatedly or only making occasional contact, the resulting commotion can attract game fish and prompt powerful strikes.
Never before has there been a jigging spoon this anatomically accurate, this realistic-looking and with such unique action. Constructed with saltwater-grade hooks and tasked to tempt everything from snook, stripers, redfish and summer flounder to black sea bass, snapper, grouper, tarpon and a multitude of other predatory species, the LIVETARGET Flutter Sardine ushers in a new era of jigging spoon design… and legions of grinning anglers.
The new LIVETARGET Flutter Sardine comes in five weights to meet a variety of saltwater fishing applications: 3/8 oz. (11 g); 1/2 oz. (14 g); 3/4 oz. (21 g); 1 oz. (28 g); and 1-1/2 oz. (42 g). Six realistic forage-matching colors ensure anglers always have the ability closely Match-the-Hatch®. MSRP is $9.99 USD.
Since its launch in 2008, LIVETARGET has grown into a full family of life-like fishing lures that Match-the-Hatch® to specific game fish forage, with an expansive library of lure styles and colors for both fresh and saltwater fishing. The lures feature industry-leading designs in realism and workmanship that closely mimic nature’s different prey species. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, LIVETARGET won ICAST Best of Show awards in the hard and soft lure categories in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.