The FATSO certainly was a ‘breakthrough’ lure, just notice the way others try to copy this killer. But despite all the efforts made, the FATSO’s wiggle simply can’t be copied. Any serious game angler who clipped on a FATSO to twitch, crank, jerk or troll it can tell you how devastatingly effective the is. So get some FATSOs and you will be in for a super season, and don’t forget your pliers - there are trophy fish just waiting to be unhooked!
Jerkbaits Fatso are available in one size and in floating, sinking.
Typical fishery, season and method of use:
F14 F – large lake; late spring; trolling flat-line or with additional weight.
F14 S – shore area of lakes near thin or thick reeds; autumn; casting.
How to fish with Fatso:
This lure can be used in many ways. It is as effective using a very busy retrieve with many delicate jerks and synchronized twitches as it is for trolling at constant speeds. Over weedy shallows of 0.5 – 1 m we fish with the rod tip held high. In deeper places we lower the rod tip and rhythmically jerk the lure with downwards strokes of the rod tip. The sinking model is irreplaceable when fish are not biting very well. It should be retrieved very slowly, with frequent pauses. The Fatso sinks very slowly during these pauses, but it still keeps its action. It is very important to always keep a tight line so you can detect takes on the drop and strike positively. When trolling at the depths of 2 – 4 meters you can use the floating version of the Fatso without additional weights, this is especially effective in places where the depth varies. For deep water trolling at depths of 4 – 15 m we recommend using additional 50 – 200 g weights tied on a paternoster link well in front of the lure.
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.