Another hit from SALMO that has been copied by many lure manufacturers worldwide – and this is the best proof of the unbelievable success of the PERCH. It is the best imitation ever made of a perch – a fish common in the majority of European waters - and recognized as one of the best trolling lures for trophy pike by pike-fishing experts; it also works excellently when cast.
Each of the six models in the PERCH family represents a slightly different, unique action and different diving depth. This means there is a choice of lure for every situation. It is available in two sizes and versions: Shallow Runner, Deep Runner, Super Deep Runner and sinking (model Perch 12) with metal lip.
Pike, perch, bass.
Typical fishery, season and method of use:
PH 8F, DR, PH 12 SR – weedy shore zone of lake; spring/autumn; casting.
PH 8SDR, PH 12F, S - large lake; summer/autumn; trolling.
DIVING DEPTH (m)
spinning / trolling
PH8F - 0,5/1,0
PH8DR - 1,5/2,5
PH8SDR - 3,0/6,0
PH12SR - 0,5/1,5
PH12F - 2,0/4,0
PH12S - 4,5/7,0
PH12SDR - 4,0/9,0
PH14F - 3,0/6,0
PH14SDR - 5,0/11,0
How to fish:
As it is available in many versions, this lure can be used in many ways and is effective in almost any situation. For spinning we recommend the Shallow Runner (SR) and Floating (F) versions. The F version is a classic crankbait; a slow retrieve with occasional pauses or twitches of the rod tip is deadly. The SR version is a typical twitchbait; perfect for shallow and weedy areas. As with other twitchbaits, the real action of this lure is unlocked when using long pulls with the rod, and reeling to remove the slack line. Using this method the lure sweeps sideways often breaking the surface, even reaching the water surface. This kind of action, broken with occasional pauses, can be absolutely lethal for predators. The Perch in Super Deep Runner (SDR) is a really special lure. The big lip can reduce casting ability so this version is especially recommended for trolling. The enormous depths reached by these lures (the Perch 14SDR dives down to 12 m!) makes them top of their class among trolling baits.
Made in Poland. The founder of the Salmo company and the main designer of the lures is Mr. Piotr Piskorski. Salmo - Performance Fishing Lures. You only have to fish with SALMO lures
once to become convinced of how special they are. They really are not just more imitations made to satisfy the whims of collector-anglers - these lures are unique for several reasons. There is no other lure manufacturer in the world who, as well as drawing upon his skill and fishing passion, has invested in professional knowledge of fish biology. SALMO lures therefore have built-in secrets – a powerful combination coming from the knowledge and experience of designers (graduate fish biologists) and the demanding SALMO field testers in Europe and overseas. The magic of these secrets is confirmed every day by the messages of thanks coming in from many countries accompanied by pictures of trophy fish caught on our lures and stories about fantastic fishing adventures.