This tiny lure was a way of using up leftover material when pouring normal sized heads and the remaining 6″ clone skirts as we no longer market that series of lures. Though we put the same effort into this lures development as we do with all of them we did not expect such a small lure to excel so quickly as a tournament winner.
The Uzi is a tiny version of the very successful Pakula Zipper. Though we thought this lure would be great for small tuna, mackerel, bonito, kingfish etc, we did not expect it to do as well as it has in catching marlin up to 300kg!!. Within a month of its release, the UZI had won the Cairns Light Tackle Tournament, The Ribbons Light Tackle and has been used in winning The Frazer Coast and the Gold Coast Bluewater Tournaments.
The Uzi has been in such high demand since its introduction we have had special skirts made just for this lure. In fact, the colour range is even more extensive than those available for our larger lures. This lure has certainly excelled to such an extent many anglers actually stop using it at times because they have to stop every 100 yards to pull in the fish!!!
|Hooks:||Dojo 20 (25 for Billfish)|
In 1997 Peter Pakula was the first lure manufacturer to make lures from super tough, super clear Polyurethane resulting in the first Softease and Diamond Heads. Part of this system was developing a system using single molds to form Trolling Lure Heads. In 2012 we have taken the system further introducing a new form of two part material that is even tougher than than any used previously, plus with new additives in UV code named UV2, Fluorescent and Luminescent (Lumo®) etc. We have put together the Paua Hothead Jet Range which includes Keel Weighted Heads with a Lumo® face.
The head shapes, sizes and skirt sizes are the same as our most successful range to date, the Softease Fangs. We have added Bullet Heads to the Jet Range and brought back the Short Shot Range in both Keeled Jets and Standard Heads including the updated Hornet, Shaker and Pacemaker.
Lumo: This additive absorbs and stores light energy and therefore glows in the dark. This increased light source also increases the visible distance of the lure even in daylight.
UV2: All Pakula skirts now have the UV2 Additive. Ultra Violet additives enhance and brighten colours past the blue side of the spectrum penetrating the water further than normal colours and are, therefore, the most visible. UV2 is a recent development which is much brighter than previous UV additives we used.
UVAten: This is an additive that changes colour when it is in direct sunlight which aids in the contrast of the colour in the lure and increases its visibility.
Multitech: “MT” is a name we are giving to a combination of additives used both in Pakula Lure Heads and Pakula Lure Skirts that includes additives that are brand new and not any used previously which we will not name due to the numbers of copies.
Cat: In 2017 we added a new additive called ‘Cat’ which we are saying very little about. You might say “we’re not letting the cat out of the bag”. The incredible results of colours like Brad J which is giving Lumo Green a run for supremacy tell us and you that we are certainly on the right track with the Cat.