The Salmo lure manufacturing company, started by Peter Piskorski and Rado Zaworski, who went to the same college in Poland to study fisheries biology, makes lures, gear and fishing tackle. The pair used their knowledge of fisheries combined with engineering know-how and modern materials to design and produce a unique line of lures. Salmo lures are renowned throughout North America as well as in their homeland of Poland. Several Salmo lures, still made in Poland, stick out in the line and are among their top sellers.
The Salmo Hornet Series features a line of lures designed to attract and catch bass and walleye. The line of lures was so popular, they led to a shortage in 2006 in the United States. The line of lures earned the North American Fishing Club's Member Tested and Recommended Seal of Approval. Two sets of three-pronged barbed hooks are attached under a small minnow-shaped lure. Each lure is handmade and goes through three months of production processes. Hornets are available in sinking or floating varieties.
Zipper, Slider and Fatso
Besides sounding like the name of a new comedy troupe, the Zipper, Slider and Fatso line of lures come highly regarded by the North American Fishing Club. The lures are crank-bait style lures, each hand made in Poland. These lures are designed for bass, stripers, pike and muskie. Three-pronged hooked bards are under the lure and off the tail of these series. Sinker or floating varieties are available.
Jack and Turbo Jack Series
Salmo makes the Jack and Turbo Jack line of lures for catching pike and muskies. These lures are long, narrow and designed to imitate the looks of small feeder minnows and pike fry. Three-pronged barbed hooks are under the lure and off the tails for jerk-bait style action. Like most Salmo lures, each Jack and Turbo Jack is hand made in Poland. Sinking and floating varieties are available.
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.