surFer lure retriever
It is the most efficient lure saving tool currently and an absolutely indispensable accessory of your fishing tackle. It was developed and created by Mr. Tadeusz Zacharkiewcz from Poland in 2014, sport fishing fan and master furniture carpenter. surFer was started as a hobby and has become a significant enterprise that rocketed surFer around the globe from Alaska to Kamchatka by these days.
I discovered the opportunity in this tool in 2015 and have succesfully introduced it to the Hungarian spinning and baitcasting anglers. Those who purchased the surFer have saved already thousands of lures and their budget as well as the nature which is a very important viewpoint to my mind. I often hear anglers sigh: ,,oh I wish I had bought it earlier". Well, right said, the later you buy it the more it costs... This little helpful buddy is always with me during my fishing trips and I know that I can lose a lot without it. Not only my investment returned in the first fishing days but I have saved thousands of bucks during the past five years. It is not just about money but it makes me happy that most of my irreplaceable old lures are still in my box instead of the underwater snags. You have to keep in mind that predators are lurking in the covers that we are afraid to explore but it makes us brave with a surFer in our pocket, therefore we are bound to catch more fish.
There are situations when we are lucky to find the appealing lure for the targeted fish in the early morning so for the sake of a succesful fishing day we are are better off not to lose it.
surFer has sponsored many significant fishing championships in the past years in Hungary like the Balzer Cup and Balaton-Rapala Cup, where the top prize was a very unique 24 carat gold plated surFer won by the catcher of the largest fish.
Why is surFer so unique?
It has a way different approach to the saving method by a revolutionary idea. 'Classic' retrievers usually try to grab a free hanging treble on the lure while the surFer grabs the shank of the snagged hook in most of the cases when slipping on the body of your lure. A conventional retriever might damage your fine balsa or plastic lure as tension builds up between the snagged and the free hanging hook so the lure body might crack or the hook eye of the lure might break out. In this unfortunate case you save your lure but cannot use it anymore. surFer can save all types of different lures, wobblers, jerks, swimbaits, spoons, spinners, spinnerbaits, twisters, soft lures, worms, etc.
Its name come from the merge of the words sure and ferrum = surFer.
How effective is the surFer?
Based on my expreience you can retrieve 99% of your lures from a boat and over 65% from the shore where the water depth, fishing line angle and the strength of the currents limit the success of your saving process. It is easy to use with some routine behind us. The more we use it the more effectively can we solve the riddle of sometimes sophisticated snag situations. The user's manual is important but I always help surFer owners with valuable pieces of advice and tricks based on my five year experience as a daily user of this outstanding device. It is the only tool capable of horizontal save when you are stuck on a tree or bush. Please check out the 2nd video in the VIDEOS menu.
Parameters of the surFer
Material: Stainless steel (Made in Germany)
Dimensions: 135 mm x 90 mm x 4 mm
Load: 120 kg
Weight: 100 gramms
Finish: Titan-look surface
Manufacturing process: CNC, machine and hand polish
Made in and imported from Poland
How to use the surFer?
River save might also be challenging therefore it is recommended to anchor yourself a few metres up against the river flow and achieve about 40-60 degrees slope of the fishing line. The current will push away your device if you anchor right above the snag so it won't work well.
Big lures? - No problem!
The surFer will work well only with a thin but strong sinking trilene rope selected by the manufacturer after an exstensive search and testing. The rope fully supports the movement of the device as it helps the saving process. It has high abrasion resistance and capable of handling heavy load. Quickly absorbs water and dries in no time. Floating ropes don't work as they hold back the surFer from sinking deep.
Length: 25 m
Diameter: 1,5 mm
Breakstrength: 130 kgs
Waving: Round woven
Made in the U.S.A.
The surFer set is complete with a handmade wooden winder fitting in a small place and ergonomical in your hands. You can firmly grab the rope and pull your lure from the snag without cutting in your hand. You can store it in the side pocket of your fishing bag or in your pocket together with the surFer.
Manufacturing process: CNC, machine and hand burnishing
Dimensions: 175 mm x 60 mmx 9 mm
Weight: 30 gr
Finish: beeswax and linseed-oil
Made in and imported from Poland