SaltwaterSportsman magazine article on New England fishing features Phase II Lures Dancer (6", 1.5 oz., tail-weighted topwater needlefish) and Surf Dawg (6", 2 oz., heavy darting swimmer, weighted tail and nose).
FeaturesPhase II Lures In "Top Plugs - 14 Pros’ Picks & Tricks." PHASE II Junior Designed by Dick Fincher, who handcrafts his lures from cedar, Phase II is a popular Northeast brand, though Fincher has fished them in the Caribbean as well. The lures - swimmers, poppers, needlefish and others - are precisely weighted and through-wired for strength. Phase II Is based in Westport, CT. (phaseiilures.com) The Pro: Capt. Roger Gendron, Westport, Connecticut (ctislandoutfitters.com) Years as a Phase II pro: Three Favorite lure: Junior, 4-inch. Type of lure: Topwater/subsurface walker. Target species/situation: Striped bass in shallow water. Favorite color: Yellow/red. Technique tips: Twitch or jerk