With a design that replicates slender-bodied baitfish profiles like pilchards, mullet and sardines, the Riptide body shape is highly effective on all predatory species from far offshore to freshwater. The Riptide family is the ultimate range of casting stickbaits covering nearly every size and application of floating, sinking, fast sinking and walk the dog actions. Designed for distance casting and balanced to get the perfect action for each size of lure.
The floating versions have the perfect balance to achieve that strike inducing ‘S’ shaped swimming motion. With a long sweep of the rod tip the head ducks under with a splash, with the water flowing over the lure’s body a seductive body roll and ‘S’ wave action is imparted sub-surface.
Riptide Fatso is a walk the dog surface lure. Designed with a wider body, the larger head of this model creates an enticing gulping noise as it walks side to side.
Sinking versions have internal weights placed to maximize casting but also to allow the lure to be retrieved with a sub-surface walk the dog action. This sees the lure able to turn nearly 180 degrees when retrieved slowly with a walk the dog “twitching” rod tip action. The Fast sinking Riptide 105 sinks super fast and is a long casting stick bait with an internal wire design for big fish feeding on small bait. It flutters seductively on the sink with a shimmer that drives the fish wild.
Larger Riptide models are built from HD ABS plastic with an extra thick outer shell and stainless-steel metal plate, the body is then filled with foam for the ultimate in strength and durability. Smaller models feature Gorilla through wire and Diamond armour construction in transparent colours.
- HD ABS System, an extra strong white plastic for overall strength and durability
- HD Foam System, Foam filled body for extra strength
- Diamond Armour internal mesh system, internal strengthening design for transparent colours
- Gorilla Through Wire, welded and supported for extra strength
- Metal Matrix Plate, stainless steel plate system (165, 200 & 265 models)
- Triple Shield Protection, a painting process for long lasting colour
- Heavy duty BKK hooks and terminals.
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|Model||Length||Weight||Diving Depth||Hooks fitted||Uses||Location||Product Code|
|Riptide 58 Slow Sink||2.3/"58mm||3g / 0.1oz||N/A||1X BKK Treble||Casting||Inshore||RIP58-SS|
|Riptide 105 Fast Sink||4"/105mm||35g / 1.2oz||N/A||BKK 5X Inline Single||Casting||Inshore||RIP105-S|
|Riptide 125 Floating||4.75"/125mm||25g / 0.9oz||N/A||4X BKK Treble||Casting||Inshore||RIP125-F|
|Riptide 125 Sinking||4.75"125mm||35g / 1.2oz||N/A||4X BKK Treble||Casting||Inshore||RIP125-SS|
|Riptide 155 Floating||6"/155mm||47g / 1.7oz||N/A||BKK 5X Inline Single||Casting||Inshore/Offshore||RIP155-F|
|Riptide 155 Slow Sink||6"/155mm||55g / 1.9oz||N/A||BKK 5X Inline Single||Casting||Inshore/Offshore||RIP155-SS|
|Riptide 155 Fast Sink||6"/155mm||80g / 2.8oz||N/A||BKK 5X Inline Single||Casting||Inshore/Offshore||RIP155-FS|
|Riptide 200 Floating||8"/200mm||101g / 3.6oz||N/A||BKK 5X Inline Single||Casting||Offshore||RIP200-F|
|Riptide 200 Sinking||8"/200mm||113g / 4.0oz||N/A||BKK 5X Inline Single||Cast & Troll||Offshore||RIP200-S|
|Riptide 265 Floating||10"/265mm||171g / 6.0oz||N/A||Not Fitted||Cast & Troll||Offshore||RIP-P-265|
HD ABS SYSTEM
Normal plastic was simply not strong enough for our lures, so we designed a special formula of High Density ABS plastic, which is a white colour, and is ultimately stronger than any other plastic used for lure production. These lures feature a thicker wall construction, meaning ultimate strength and durability.
This is a special internal design process we have implemented for use with clear ABS plastic bodies, where we want colours that are see through, or where using the HD ABS plastic is not required. The internal diamond mesh grid pattern creates an internal framework to strengthen the body of the lure, making it far less likely to be crushed or cracked by large predators. The internal Diamond grid pattern ensure ultimate strength in all applications.
HD FOAM SYSTEM
This is our special system of injecting foam into the lure body, which creates extra strength in the lure body, but also means in the unlikely event of a huge fish puncturing the outer HD ABS plastic body, the lure will still function perfectly and still float and swim with the same great action it was designed with. In areas with mackerel, barracuda, cubera snapper orwahoo, this system means that lure failure is not going to happen.
This through wire system has the wire bend around a set of extra plastic supports internally, making the wire less likely to separate from the lure body, and ensuring ultimate strength. The Through wire is also welded at both ends to ensure you never lose that big fish.
TRIPLE SHIELD PROTECTION
We ensure that the painting process and the quality of the finish on all lures is protected and likely to last longer by applying 3 final coats of a super tough clear resin to the outside of all lures. It provides additional colour depth and ensure that the finish on your lure will last longer.
MATRIX METAL PLATE SYSTEM
The ultimate in strength designed for big fish. The Matrix Metal Plate system features a unique design incorporating a stainless steel plate into the body mold of the lure. The plate is incorporated into the lure with a series of small holes at critical locations in the plate, allowing the molded plastic to weave through the metal plate and create the ultimate in strength. The metal plate means you will never lose a massive fish through lure failure, but the matrix system also means ultimate strength between the metal plate and moulded body
MADE WITH BKK HOOKS
BKK hardware means confidence with every hook set.
Each and every hook made contains the expertise and craftsmanship of over a hundred year's of hook making experience.