Halco Laser Pro
- 120 DD
- 140 DD
- 160 DD
- 160 XDD
- 190 DD
The small sinking Laser Pro 45, has a myriad of uses. It is mainly used for casting and its rear weighting assists in distance casting. The lure sinks slowly and maintains its horizontal profile. Try casting and doing a normal retrieve or try an erratic retrieve, even stopping the lure after a rapid pull. This helps keep the lure in the strike zone for longer and also is a strike trigger for many predatory fish. Try letting the lure sink to a predetermined depth before retrieving. This allows you to fish all areas of the water profile.
Hold the lure at the surface then let it sink where you can see it. Count how long it takes for the lure to sink to the depth you want. When you cast, you can do the count before retrieving and you will know the depth the lure is swimming at.
When cast the weights move to the rear of the lure giving a straight trajectory, upon retrieval the weights lock in place back towards the front of the lure. The 120 is famous for its incredible action when using the 'rip and stop' technique.
Pull the lure fast through the water using the rod then retrieve the slack line and repeat it again, this will often attract a strike from even the wariest predators.
Use the 'rip and stop' technique on the standard version for explosive surface strikes. Note that when the lure stops moving it is pointing slightly left or right with the nose slightly down. It is in the ideal position for an immediate and erratic action when ripped. The 120 is also ideal for a slow retrieve with light twitching movement from the rod tip.
A great Bluewater trolling lure, the Laser Pro 160 can be trolled over a wide speed band, however its optimum speed for trolling for pelagics is around 6.5 knots. Troll lures at distances ranging from 10 to 50 metres from the boat. About 25 metres is normal. Troll more than one lure at once to increase your chances and emulate a school of fish. When trolling for toothy pelagics such as mackerel remember to use a Halco Snap or Supa Snap Trace.
Remember, always troll your lures at different distances from the boat. Not only does this cover more area, it also avoids tangles when turning the boat, as the closer lure will pass under the further lure during the turn.