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Sea Striker Sputnik Long Tail Surf Sinker
Heaving a half-ton of lead into a busy surf can make for a tough outing. For those days when the currents are active or you're using lighter tackle, the Sea Striker Sputnik Long Tail Surf Sinker is the answer. It's uniquely designed to hold bottom without the need to add extra weight. Its 4 stainless steel arms lock in place, anchoring securely in the sand; simply jerk the rod tip to trip the arms back for easy retrieval. With Sea Striker's Sputnik, you can use far less weight than with pyramid sinkers, yet still keep your bait in the productive zone.
Rated 5 out of
These Things Hold!I have these Sea Striker Sputnik sinkers in the 2oz size that I use with my light 1-4oz surf spinning combo. If the surf is too rough for a 4oz pyramid sinker to hold, I'll use these, and my rig doesn't go anywhere! It literally holds as good as a 6-8oz pyramid sinker-maybe better. The legs are in pairs (two legs per steel wire) and rotate up and down. The red beads hold the legs in the upright, or locked, position.
To use it, make sure the legs are locked in the upright position and make your cast. When the sinker hits bottom, tighten up your line just enough for the legs to dig in to the sand. If you reel or pull too much, you'll cause the legs to disengage and the sinker will roll around in the surf. When you're ready to bring your bait in, just reel down and give your rod a pull. There will be a lot of resistance at first, but then the legs of the Sputnik will flip and your rig will come in easily. I use circle hooks exclusively for fishing bait in the surf and haven't noticed any reduction in my hookup rate by using these.
My conclusion; everyone that soaks bait in the surf needs a few of these! By the way, I've had mine for a couple of years and haven't had any problems at all out of them. I spray them off with fresh water after each use. They still look and work as good as new.