Phase II Lures - overview:
Every lure design and color from Phase II Lures has caught fish before I sell it.
That is the bottom line: Catching fish.
If you have never fished a wooden lure - especially one made of cedar wood - you simply do not know what you are missing.
I could explain in detail each of the steps required to make Phase II Lures, but how they are made is really secondary to the fact that they flat out catch fish.
Catching fish is why people go fishing, so it is really a no-brainer: get Phase II Lures, because they will catch fish for you!
Designed for inshore fishing with light and medium tackle, each Phase II Lure is individually hand-carved and, hand-crafted from cedar wood, which has a long and successful tradition in fishing. Cedar is a sustainable resource, it won’t rot, it is sturdy and it has a distinctive (some say fish-attracting) scent. There are fifteen different Phase II Lures in body sizes from 3", 1/2 oz. to 13", 3 oz. (Overall length is more, because of hooks, tails, etc.)
Phase II Lures get their unique, fish-catching movement through the water from a combination of design shape, size and weighting. Every Phase II Lure goes through more than twenty-five production steps from cedar plank to finished and package lure - carving, sanding, painting, the way lures used to be made. The methods are traditional. The results are hand-crafted lures that consistently catch fish.
Many retail tackle shops and individual purchasers - customers in twenty states - have made repeat purchases of Phase II Lures, because these unique but timeless lures catch fish. Every lure is made for that primary purpose – to catch fish.
Phase II Lures are not “pretty” in the same way that a mass-produced lure is.
If you want pretty, buy a painting.
If you want to catch fish, buy a Phase II Lure!
Using Phase II Lures - the right lure for the kind of fishing you are doing:
Here is a quick summary of how/when/where to fish Phase II Lures.
BAYS, SURF, BOAT BOAT
LURE FLATS CASTING CASTING TROLLING
Bucky (3", 1/2 oz.) yes fair yes yes
Jayfin (4", 1/2 oz.) yes yes yes yes
Junior (4", 3/4 oz.) yes fair yes yes
Poppy (6", 1 oz.) yes fair yes yes
Dipper (6", 1.5 oz.) yes yes yes fair
Surf Dawg (6", 2 oz.) fair yes yes yes
Skeeter (3", 1/2 oz) yes yes yes teaser
Scooter (4", 3/4 oz.) yes yes yes teaser
Skipper (6", 1 oz.) yes yes yes teaser
Jointed Needlefish Swimmers:
Wiggler (5.5", 1 oz.) yes yes yes yes
Mongo (7.5", 2 oz.) yes yes yes yes
CedarEel (13", 3 oz.) fair yes yes yes
Stubby (4", 3/4 oz.) yes yes yes teaser
Dancer (6", 1.5 oz.) yes yes yes teaser
BigT (10", 2 oz.) fair yes yes teaser
Note: by reversing the split/ring & hook on Bucky, Junior, Poppy, Surf Dawg, you can effectively fish them as pencil poppers.
Buying Phase II Lures:
1. Authorized Phase II Lures dealers are all listed on the “Great Tackle Dealers” page (with a direct web link if available) at www.phaseiilures.com , and they will be happy to serve you.
2. If none of these shops is convenient to you,
A. Go to your local tackle shop and ask for Phase II Lures by name. Many stores are reluctant to carry “new” products unless customers request them, no matter how good the items are – doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, but that is how it is. Also, e-mail me - firstname.lastname@example.org - and I will follow up directly with that store regarding your request for our lures.
B. You can purchase Phase II Lures through our website, either by using PayPal on the website or, by selecting the lures you want on the website and ordering by mail, including your check with your order. Mailing address: Phase II Lures, 25 Stonybrook Rd., Westport, CT06880.
Give us your feedback:
Your comments/suggestion are always welcome. Send your fishing reports and pictures, and we will be glad to publish them with your permission. Happy fishing and catching, carefully release fish you don’t keep, and enjoy eating the ones you do.
Placing your order:
You can go directly to the “Ordering” page of the website, and, there are links on all the individual lure web pages to take you to ordering. For your convenience, the PayPal system is used. You can also order by U.S. mail/check (if a Connecticut resident, include 6.35% sales tax on your order, plus shipping/handling/insurance). If you would like to see what other fishers and tackle dealers have purchased, current statistics are on the “Lure Sales Statistics” page.
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $150.00.
Take some Phase II Lures fishing - you’ll be glad you did!
Dick Fincher, Phase II Lures, 25 Stonybrook Road, Westport, CT 06880.
203 226 7252, email@example.com