Pakula probably doesn't sell direct to the consumer; probably have to go through Williamson Tackle or better yet JDs Big Game Tackle in Newport Beach I'm sure he can get what you want
That's a shame but I'll tell you that Pakula line was pretty pricey and probalby didn't turn over for them very often; but IMHO I don't think they outperformed the $15-$25 Zuker 3.5s on a daily basis in our waters.An update for ya Jeff. I stopped by Melton yesterday and Jason told me that they no longer carry Pakula products.
Pakula lures really do not have the colors that the most effective in So. CalifAliboy, I've been studying the Pakula website. Peter has some beautiful skirt colors. I Emailed the Pakula website to inquire but it's been days with no answer. Do you know it Pakula sells to the USA? If so, can you supply a link to get me started. And your average day sounds so much like an average day here on this coast. At least for a beginner like me. I know the local marlin snipers with their well trained crews often do a lot better.
Bloody salt noob. If you are really interested in getting into local marlin fishing this year. The internet is just a gold mine of knowledge. As noted above, I consider myself to be very much the beginner but I have spent many hours on the internet plus I have had a lot of help from a local marlin sharp shooter and last year was something of a breakthrough year for me. Between the internet, my sharp shooter friend, and the fish actually responding to my efforts, I learned a lot. PM me and I will share some good websites and videos that you can learn from. Be advised though, I have never used PM on this website before so it may take a while to find and learn how to use it.
NO NO NO!!!Thanks for the info. Sounds like I’ll be fishing lighter line than I thought. Probably will go with 40 top shot and braid for the rest for the trollers.
If you're fishing Baja I don't think the deckies will let you fish with anything less than 250; when they see my selection of 3.5s & 5.5s they will cut the 250 leaders off my 5.5s and put them of the 3.5s. But for SoCal 250# is overkill most use 130-150#.NO NO NO!!!
One typically use crimps the line on marlin lure leaders. Crimpng will weaken you line by around 20 percent if done properly. I never use less than 250# leaders on my marlin lures. And that is on lures 10" and smaller.