West coast fisherman know that "surface irons" are very effective lures, its the West Coast version of the diamond jig. When West coast anglers think of surface irons, one name comes to mind, Matt Salas Senior. Mr. Salas popularize and invented the surface iron more than 40 years ago and tuned it over the course of more than 100 long range trips. It needs no further improvement, rather he has made us custom colors for both the Northeast and Latin America.
Anyone in California knows and respects the Salas family as the originator of the surface iron. In the 80's Matt Jr the son, took over the business and continues to make the lures by hand, in Southern California. Sure they have seen there share of look alikes Sumo, Tady, Spanyid and sure you can say "an iron is an iron". Regardless of what brand of iron, you should really try these lures in the surf for Bass and offshore for tuna.
They "float" as they are cast aluminum (and sinking zinc models are available for vertical jigging). The action is like a half dead bunker struggling for its last breath. A very very easy action to duplicate, throw it out, reel it in slow. Simple and it produces.
Peter Kim helped popularize this lure in Panama, with a catch of Five Cubera Snapper #50 a piece in a span of 2.5 hrs on a Blue/WHite Salas 7X. After that all Capts we fish with in Panama demand we bring them Salas lures.
You will find them in stock this week at Jersey Coast as well as our online shop.