from Coast to Coast
lide baits have entered
the mainstream and anglers
everywhere are learning how effective they are at producing bigger than average bass. There are
countless versions on the market, and all have the standard
wide action that appeals to hungry bass.
South Carolina’s Michael Murphy and California’s Josh
Parris are both fans of these baits and although similar
in their mindset in how they target big bass, they have a
different approach that works for their region.
GLIDE FLUKE ORIGINS
The ima Glide Fluke was the brainchild of professional angler and guide Michael Murphy. He spent considerable time developing the bait with one thing in mind, the blueback herring lakes in his region.
by Tyler Brinks
While that was the original intention for this bait, it has become a favorite of anglers on both coasts.
“I spent time listening to glide bait experts like Butch Brown, and I realize that I am not an expert on western fisheries,” said Murphy. “We don’t have giant trout fed bass, but the mindset of catching fish on these baits is the same no matter where you live. You’re trying to get a reaction from big fish that are eating big forage. We set out to design a lure that will work across the country in clear water, dirtier water, and for bass that eat a variety of forage.”
The design process itself was a massive undertaking that including many revisions.
“The biggest thing with this bait is
that it does not have a fin as the tail
section,” he shared. “The fin is what
helps serve as a rudder on many
glide baits. You will also notice