Tips & Techniques
Most anglers fish the SLICK lure with a 4/0 Owner® Beast™ hook. This combination makes for long aerodynamic casts and a balanced gliding sink rate that serves as a great finger mullet, menhaden or shad impersonation. A slow retrieve with a twitch every 4-6 reel turns creates an erratic jerk movement that really grabs your target fish’s attention. Use the unweighted Beast™ hook for upper water column, shallow or top water conditions and the weighted Beast™ hook when fishing deeper.
The SLICK Jr and Lil SLICK can be rigged with a jig head (1/16 to 1/2 oz), mid weight, or 3/0 twistlock or worm hook to go weedless. Fish the SLICK Jr & Lil SLICK using swim and twitching retrieves, jigging on the bottom or fishing under a popping cork. We recommend fishing the lightest weight jig head possible based on wind, depth and current conditions. Try the mid-weight hook to change descent from head first to a more horizontal fall profile.
Pure Flats Slick Lures come in 3 color combinations: solid, laminate and fire tail to match most all fishing conditions. General recommendations include darker colors for more stained, dark water or on overcast days and lighter or more clear colors for bright days and cleaner water. Mad Mullet (dark green), Cool Beans (light purple/clear), Croaker (gray) and BCat (white/chartreuse tail) are our top 4 selling colors in the SLICK Lure. Cool Beans, Mad Mullet and Swamp thing are the top 3 colors for the Jr & Lil SLICK.