have been numerous versions of this famous green straight-runner
made over the years, but Mold Craft’s Soft Machine
is the first that has a realistic ‘fishy’ feel
to it. The Soft Machine is a well-known tuna lure on the
US Atlantic coast, where it produces excellent results on
bigeye, yellowfin and bluefin tuna, but no one is surprised
when a marlin climbs on it either.
without a lot of built-in action, this ‘lame duck’ often
gets smacked hard when run well back behind the rest of
the lure spread, try running it
off the shotgun ’rigger or the long ’rigger. Its
thin, tapered head means it can also handle a bit of pace with
minimum drag, and some additional boat speed will see it start
to pop and smoke like a regular lure.
Machines feature a clear head, highly reflective eyes, and
strips of contrasting
red Mold Craft Pearl Tail skirt material,
which gives the lure a tantalizing shimmy through the water.
What’s more, Soft Machines come two to a pack, so you effectively
get two lures for the price of one!