Call it what you want, the unique action drives fish crazy, and it can be worked in a variety of ways, fast, slow, cast or trolled, the Maverick has a truly unique action not replicated by any other lure. It was originally designed by Damon Olsen to imitate wounded baitfish at very slow speeds on calm days, with the objective of being easy to work.
A combination of rolling and wiggling action and subtle surface splashes combined with the underwater bubble trail was the idea behind the design. Sometimes when it is either very calm or the fish are just lazy and lethargic, you need a lure that just makes the fish eat, and the Maverick is it.
The good news is that after years of testing, it works in all conditions, be it rough or calm water. The “calmwater” version is a floating casting lure, sitting tail down in the water, and is ideal for casting in rough or calm conditions. The “roughwater” version is centre weighted and acts more as a diving stickbait leaving a long bubble trail, and can also be trolled at up to 10kn for mackerel, wahoo and tuna.
The Maverick was also designed to be super easy to use. If you are an experienced angler you will make this lure do things that will get you very excited, but even first time bluewater casting anglers are going to catch fish with this lure just by moving the rod tip. It is a true all-rounder.
GTs, Spanish mackeral, kingfish and tuna find this lure irresistible on the cast.
Maverick 230 - Calmwater & Roughwater
The Maverick 230 calmwater can be worked with a slow twitching action of the rod, or for the ultimate action, can be worked with a long slow sweep of the rod to get the crazy underwater swimming action, splash and bubble trail. The trick with the maverick is a slightly faster rod sweep on the first 1/5 of the sweep. This pulls the head underwater with a big gulp of air and then creates the bubble trail. The rest of the sweep should be smooth and slow and you will feel the Maverick thumping and swimming through the rod tip. The cupped head and air chambers going through to the underside of the body have been designed to force bubbles along the side of the body, where they hug the sides of the lure creating a unique rolling swimming action.
The Maverick Roughwater is designed with the weights placed forward in the head section, and can be cast in rougher weather and used as a sub-surface stickbait, but where the Maverick 230 Roughwater really shines is when trolled. The incredible swimming action is unlike any other lure and it drives mackerel, tuna, wahoo and kingfish wild. The Maverick 230 is made with Stainless Steel metal plates, HD ABS plastic and a foam filled body for the ultimate in strength and durability. The calmwater and roughwater versions have the weights placed at different internal locations to make the lure more suited to either calm or rough conditions.
*The Maverick 230mm is supplied unrigged. We recommend using 2 x 11/0 or 12/0 BKK DEEP 6X hooks on the belly, rigged back to back, and a Nomad Inline 11/0 single on the tail. Alternately, a pair of 6/0 BKK GT Rex barbless trebles should be used.
The Maverick 140 can be worked with a slow twitching action of the rod to get an amazing walk the dog surface action, which has booth a subtle splash, body roll and side to side pivoting action, It can also be worked with a long slow sweep of the rod for a completely unique crazy underwater swimming action matched with a splash and bubble trail.
There are few lures as versatile as the Maverick 140. It is ideal when slowly walked across the surface for barramundi or Murray Cod, but is equally at home on a reef flat or being cast into s boiling school of tuna, kingfish or mackerel. There are few fish that won’t eat a Maverick.