Sterling Tackle 18in Tracker Bar with 9in Bulb Squid – Starboard – Glow - Review
The Sterling Tackle 18in Tracker Bar with 9in Bulb Squid is highly regarded for being the original and best performing directional spreader bar available. It is designed to increase the width of your fishing spread and ensure that all positions are covered. Constructed on a .125 inch diameter high-grade titanium bar, these pre-rigged spreader bars are tested and proven to successfully catch pelagic fish such as tuna, dolphin, billfish, and more.
The bar features a plexiglass keel fitted under the lead bird, which allows the bar to track as much as 30 ft. outward from its normal tracking line. This unique feature enables the bar to run in a more visible location in the clean water outside the prop wash. To further enhance the spread, both a port and starboard side wide tracker bar can be used together, potentially increasing the overall width of your spread by as much as 60 ft. Whether you choose to deploy them from an outrigger or directly from the rod tip.
The center and wing lines of the spreader bar are loaded with a total of seven 9in bulb squids. These squids are designed to simulate schooling bait skittering across the surface, attracting predatory fish. The bottom teaser of the spreader bar contains a 400lb stainless bearing swivel, which is used to attach the 9in Mini-Machine Stinger. The Mini-Machine Stinger is rigged on a 9/0 5x strong knife edge big game hook, providing a strong and reliable connection.
The center line of the spreader bar is rigged with 250lb smoke blue Momoi monofilament, while the wing lines are rigged with 130lb monofilament. Loop protectors are used on all critical connection points to ensure durability and prevent any damage to the line. Each spreader bar also comes with its own clear vinyl/mesh lure bag, making it easy to store and wash down after use.
What fish can I catch with the Sterling Tackle 18in Tracker Bar with 9in Bulb Squid?
How does the plexiglass keel improve the bar's performance?
The plexiglass keel fitted under the lead bird allows the bar to track as much as 30 ft. outward from its normal tracking line, running in a more visible location outside the prop wash.
Can I increase the spread width using multiple tracker bars?
Yes, using both a port and starboard side wide tracker bar together can potentially increase the overall width of your fishing spread by as much as 60 ft.
What are the features of the 9in bulb squids?
The center and wing lines of the spreader bar are loaded with seven 9in bulb squids, which simulate schooling bait skittering across the surface and attracting predatory fish.
What is included in the spreader bar package?
Each spreader bar comes with its own clear vinyl/mesh lure bag, making it convenient to store and wash down after use.View Buying Options