You can troll the Fasto, but when you cast it, you can bring it to life in a way that almost guarantees a strike is only seconds away.
Here is a lure that has already become a big fish classic with Salmo. We stopped counting at the number of 30 pound plus muskie caught on this bait in a single year. You can troll a Fatso super fast, or cast it out and fish it super slow. You simply can’t fish this bait wrong. The side to side flash of the Fatso might be its key to success and is becoming one of the top Striper lures on the East Coast for fish over 40 pounds!
There is nothing out there like a Fatso and we feel the fish show their appreciation for this fact by attacking everyone they see. The secret to the Fatso success story begins with the simple fact that not all big fish baits are created equal. Salmo engineers know how to make this bait work right. It takes time, and several levels of quality control. In today’s mass produced world, time is something most companies have little of. A Fatso takes over three months to make! The laborious way each Fatso is made would lead you to think that each lure should cost $100.00 each, but they don’t. Salmo lure makers take great pride in knowing they have developed some of the best baits for the dollar value and anglers who have fished a Fatso, simply love them.
Versatility is the key to any truly great lure and the Fatso fills that need very well. Casting or trolling, the Fatso excels. You can simply cast out the Fatso and reel it in and catch fish, you can pump the rod tip to get a more obvious side to side action and catch fish. You can burn the lure in as fast as you can crank and catch fish. Floating models can be worked slowly just below the surface, sinking models have no limit to how deep you can fish.
Surf casters love the compact body that allows for long range casting. Monster stripers have been taken on the Fatso and more and more saltwater species like roosterfish have also fallen for the very special action of the Fatso.
This is not a light lure, so we recommend line of at least 16 pound test and a very stout rod.