247 lures Chubby Needle
247 Lures has always been a big fan of Needlefish plugs! They produce a variety of Needlefish plugs to suit a variety of different fishing conditions, locations, and fishing styles. While our 7″ and 9″ Needlefish are specifically designed to sink very slowly, this Chubby Needle is a little different.
Weighted in the tail and coming in just a little over 3oz, the Chubby Needle is going to cast farther and sink more quickly than the other Needlefish plugs 247 produces. As our traditional 7″ and 9″ Needlefish lures sink very very slowly, sometimes you need a plug like this Chubby Needle to cast into the wind or out past those breakers.
Over the years this Chubby Needle has been a big hit for surfcasters that need a little extra distance on their cast, and has especially been a success at the east end of Long Island. Fans of these Chubby Needles for years now have been referring to this lure as the “Montauk Special.”
As of January 2024, all 247 Needlefish lures - including this Chubby Needle - are being rigged standard with one treble hook on the belly swivel and a custom tied FLAG on the tail loop (no hook on the rear). These can easily be re-rigged with dressed or undressed single hooks on the rear, or a treble if you prefer. But it is 247's opinion, in agreement with many respected anglers and shop owners in the community, that a lure rigged with only one hook is distinctly better for both the striped bass as well as the angler.
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