- 05/07/2006 at 11:22 pm #6408
Does anyone have knowledge of Super Kobra trout lures. Are they still made? Are they still imported and sold into New Zealand?
I know they were made in Tasmania by Johnson Super Lures and imported into New Zealand by Draper Tackle, Taupo.
There were, according to an old06/09/2006 at 2:47 pm #7454
Smart Tackle are the New Zealand importers of Johnson Super Kobra Lures. They plan to soon have them available for sale over the internet.
Allan Burgess15/12/2006 at 12:21 am #7482
Many anglers make “improvements” to their trout fishing lures. They just can’t bring themselves to fish with it “straight out of the packet.” I must admit to suffering from this affliction myself. The Tillins Cobras that I use for both casting and trolling are a good example of this need to fiddle with the product.
Many anglers, me included, do away with the brass through wire and treble supplied with the lure. The next step is to replace the treble with a chemically sharpened shingle. I feel certain that this change alone improves the hook-up rate. A further improvement is to attach the single hook to a split-ring. Then a small swivel can also be added to prevent line twist.
You can if you prefer tie the line directly to the hook. In this case a small plastic bead is placed on the line first to prevent the eye of the hook getting stuck in the lure.
These improvements add extra life to the Cobra, and allow the lure to slide down the line out of the way when a trout is hooked.
If these improvements still don’t do it for you the next step is to dress the single hook either to match or contrast with the lure. In this guise the single is known as a teaser!
Yellowfin17/01/2007 at 9:23 pm #7548
seen some for sale in ashburton last week17/01/2007 at 10:12 pm #7550
I think smiths city stock these at the colombo street store.
I have found the the tassie devil lures are pretty good too and theres a huge range of colours/patterns available.
I’ve found the silver model with red and green spots has been great for kahawai as well as trout.23/09/2008 at 6:49 am #11017
what yellowfin said is good i do that a lot now so when a fish takes the lure it slides up the line leaving it little leverage to swing the hook out of its mouth, with the weight of the lure gone.
And you could also put a fluorescent bead in front of the tazzie/cobra; might help after dark?23/09/2008 at 7:37 am #11019
are these also like tassies i believe that you can put them in warm or hot water and then kinda bend thm into a slightly different curve tosuit how you rather fish? i remember doing that with a tassie i had a while ago24/09/2008 at 3:25 am #11020
Yes i belive so…. i have heard of that being done though no personal experience13/01/2009 at 11:01 pm #12191
Bend it more if you are fishing deep water then you don’t have to reel as fast and it can go near the bottom, although if its a shallow weedy spot, I wouldn’t use these lures anyway, though they cast for miles and are great for blind fishing deep water.
My favourites would be, the Gold one with a red stripe and black dots, and the rainbow trout one with green on top silver on the bottom a red stripe in between and black stripes through the green top14/01/2009 at 8:41 pm #12198
For some reason Super Kobras are in short supply at the tackle stores atm, which is a shame, and the of the lures they do have the only one I want is sold out, so have ordered some in no idea when they’ll arrive though….
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