What is unique about Bearing Lures is that the skirt and hook-set are independent of the head, allowing the head to spin with the motion of the seas, and allowing the rest of the lure to remain static. This allows the hooks to run straight, prevents the skirt from getting tangled up in the hook set, stops the lure from flopping, and all in all presents a much more stable target for the fish to hit.
While Bearing Lures are not a new concept, these have been taken back to the drawing board to improve the standard of quality. High-impact resin, acetal/glass bearings, marine-grade 316SS stainless, hand fitted and keyed – they have been produced for action and endurance. They held up to the gamut of testing in R&D, satisfied all our tests and simulations in the shop, and have proven their mettle in the field. Skirts are interchangeable within the sizes as well, so rigging options are readily available. These may not be the first when it comes to Bearing Lures, but when it comes to quality they certainly are the highest.
Whereas traditional Hawaiian-style lures boast a hookup rate of about 50%, Bearing Lures boast about 80%-85% according to captains in the field. That extra 30% is why we decided to start offering them: they’re worth the investment. All Bearing Lures are rigged with QuickRig Stainless Steel Hooks, and Momoi Mono. Bearing Lures come with a single hook set.
All individual Cuban Hole 50 Series lures and lure sets are now rigged with a single stainless needle eye hook, with 1oz keel weight, 600lb cable and 300lb BB swivel inside the skirt.
Rigged with the keel weight, the hook will always run with the point up. We have found this to be a much better hook-set to increase hook-up ratios. Also, with the BB swivel as part of the rigging, the skirt of the lures will not have an adverse effect on the position of the hook in heavy weather situations…the point will always be upright.
Keel weighted hooks and the BB swivels, in combination with the unique head design of the Cuban Hole lure, creates an even more stable lure in all conditions. The head of the Cuban Hole will rotate in relation to the seas, and the skirt and keel weighted hook-set will remain stable and in the proper position. The Cuban Hole-50 is the ultimate in lures and rigging!