The riptide range features the exclusive Nomad Design Matrix Metal Plate, HD-ABS, Gorilla Through Wire and HD Foam systems on models throughout the range. The floating version has the perfect balance required to achieve that dynamic, strike enducing ‘S’ shaped swimming motion. A long sweep of the rod tip makes the head duck under with a splash, then as the water flows over the lures body a seductive body roll and ‘S’ wave action is imparted sub-surface. The sinking variety has the internal weights placed to maximize casting but also to allow the lure to be retrieved with a sub surface walk the dog action, which sees the lure able to turn nearly 180 degrees when retrieved slowly with a walk the dog “twitching” rod tip action – see video link above for details on how to use.
Extensive testing of the internal weight placement combined with a body shape that can only be made from HD ABS plastic makes the swimming action on the Riptide lures simply unbeatable. The weights in the tail also make casting easy. The super thick stainless steel metal plate on the 155mm, 200mm and 265mm combined with the foam filled body mean no matter what you do to the Riptide, it will come back asking for more, and is up to the toughest challenge. All Riptide lures are finished with a super tough triple layer clear coat finish, applied by hand during production, which makes the paint and finish super tough and durable. It means that when toothy fish hit the lures the paint won’t flake onn in chunks, and leads to a lure that looks better for longer.
The size range covers 115mm, 125mm, 155mm, 200mm and 265mm models in floating and sinking, meaning that whether you are chasing barra on a surface walker up a river, salmon, tailor and kingies from the rocks, tuna offshore, or casting for GTs and dogtooth, there is a riptide perfectly suited to the task.
All Nomad Design Lures come fitted with the highest quality super strong BKK hooks, chosen to balance perfectly with each lure, and provide exceptional swimming actions and hookup rates for all species. Nomad Design Lures can be fished straight out of the box with confidence.
*The Riptide 265mm is supplied unrigged. We recommend using 2 x 12/0 BKK DEEP 6X hooks on the belly, rigged back to back, and a BKK DEEP 6X size 12/0 with double split rings on the tail. Alternately, a pair of 7/0 BKK GT Rex barbless trebles should be used.