Pakula Paua Shortshots
Hornet - Shaker - Pacemaker
Position: Short Corner, Short Rigger
Main Colours: Black Betty, Black Betty, Frigate, Hot Frigate, Bruiser, Violeta. Stripey
The introduction of Pakula Shortshots was the revolutionary Mosquito in April 1992, the smallest “Big Fish” lure ever. Its success was hot on the heels of the first small “Big Fish” lure the Cockroach. Both these lures are the mark by which all other lures are assessed in worldwide light tackle game fishing.
The remainder of the range of Pakula Shortshots was released in August 1993. This family of lures is actually one of the oldest, used long before Pakula Lures were generally available. The heads are based on the original Pakula Pixies, Short Chuggers, Beer Barrels and Semi Satellites. It is because of continued success and demand that they have once again become part of the Pakula Lure collection. With the development of skirt colours and combinations these lures have improved on their already formidable reputation.
The short stubby profile and specific shape gives Pakula Shortshots incdredible stability in all conditions. The medium and large sizes are particularly effective in very rough and windy conditions where the extra drag created keeps them in position lessening worries about lures blowing out and tangling.
Pakula Shortshots work within a large range of trolling speeds with a leaning towards the faster end of the scale from eight to a very fast twenty knots in moderate conditions. The action is very active, incorporating a heavy head shaking swimming action with an aggressive bloop as the lure hits the surface to breathe, The lure then dives deep to dispel trapped air in a large mass of foaming bubbles and turbulence. These lures work well in all positions particularly in the very difficult close positions with great ease of placement. The “Mosquito” can be placed with confidence in any position.
Each of the Pakula Shortshots has proven to be successful tournament and trophy winners. The “Pacemaker” is named after Len Brook’s boat “Pacemaker” as this lure was his “Secret Weapon” used to catch some of the fish that gained him the title of Australia’s Champion Marlin Angler for the two years 1991 and 1992. The little “Mosquito” has won many tournaments all over the Pacific Basin.
Though these lures are not as “automatic” as other Pakula Lures, if you can’t get a lure to stay in the water, try a Shortshot. I’m sure you’ll find the results will impress you.
|Name||Code||Hooks / Rigs||Min Class||Leader||Head Length||Head Width||Skirt Size - Cut Length||Total Length|
|Paua Mosquito||PDLC15||Dojo 20 or 25 20/15 25/15||6kg||100lb||27mm - 1.10 "||24mm - 0.90"||PS15 - 150mm - 6.00"||177mm - 7.10"|
|Paua Hornet||PDSS25||Dojo 25 25/25||8kg||150lb||24mm - 0.95"||30mm - 1.17"||PS20 - 195mm - 7.75"||219mm - 8.70"|
|Paua Shaker||PDSS35||Dojo 30 30/30||15kg||200lb||30mm - 1.20"||37mm - 1.50"||PS35 - 265mm -10.50"||295mm - 11.70"|
|Paua Pacemaker||PDSS40||Dojo 40 or 45 40/40 45/40||24kg||400lb||42mm - 1.65"||48mm - 1.90"||PS40 - 324mm - 12.75"||366mm - 14.40"|
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