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New color splashes for Saltiga Dorado Poppers

by Daiwa USA 26 Oct 13:11 UTC
Daiwa adds new fish-taunting colors to its legendary lineup of big game poppers © Daiwa

What do you do when your line of big lures performs so well there are no design angles left to tweak? That's the question Daiwa faced with its widely popular Saltiga Dorado Popper.

Renown in big-game fishing circles for its incredible strength and ability to push, throw and displace large volumes of water, both floating and sinking versions have captured the imagination of tuna hunters and the targets they pursue.

"These lures are super tough and work so well there wasn't much reason to rework their design," says Marc Mills, senior marketing manager at Daiwa. "So, we splashed them with exciting new colors to provide some different looks for triggering reaction strikes or upping your game when playing match-the-hatch."

Saltiga Dorado Popper new colors include two solid options and two that provide a translucent appearance. A bright mint green, "Toothpaste" should really stand out even in rough or discolored seas. A "Full Metal" pattern should prove highly visible while imitating a wide variety of silver-bodied baitfish species that tuna and other large pelagic predators can't seem to pass up.

For fishing in relative calm or clear waters, the new "Clear" option should quickly become a go-to choice as its translucent body is sure to tease up some beasts, while a "Skeleton Flying Fish" pattern fits the bill when bluefin and mahi are locked-in on the blue-tinted baitfish.

"With these new colors, the Saltiga Dorado Popper now comes in ten patterns providing big-game anglers with plenty of choices as they head offshore," notes Mills. "When combined with the current color selections that include Laser Bluepin, Laser Katakuchi, Laser Maiwashi, Splash Tobiuo, Laser Pink Purple and Maiwashi, serious offshore fans should be able to match just about any bait that swims in big-game waters while optimizing their selections for water conditions, subsurface visibility and attitude of the fish."

Daiwa Saltiga Dorado Poppers are easily worked to challenge the biggest of offshore predators. Floating models generate large disturbances on the surface that absolutely infuriate tuna and other pelagic gamefish. Sinking versions are a great choice for use in rough seas as they displace large volumes of water and generate plenty of noise during their slow descent. Both styles now come in nine colors and can call big fish within a large radius.

Each model in the Saltiga Dorado Popper series measures 5.5 inches long and features through-wiring plus super-strong, 1/0 hooks. These floating poppers weigh 1-2/5 ounces. The new colors will be available in November. MSRP: $26.99.


  • 10 hot big-game color patterns
  • Through-wired for extra strength
  • Super-strong, 1/0 hooks
  • Generates big surface disturbances

For Daiwa's latest color catalog and/or information on Daiwa dealers in your area, call Daiwa's Customer Service Department at 562-375-6800 or email inquiries to:

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