The Huddleston Deluxe is the most realistic trout imitation swim bait on the market today. Designed by one of the premier lure designers on the West Coast, Ken Huddleston, the Huddleston Deluxe Trout is the zenith of the lure maker's art. Combining uncanny realism and a subtle swimming action with the correct movement and wobble, the Huddleston Deluxe will entice strikes from even the wariest of big bass.
The Huddleston Deluxe comes in four different rates of fall, 0, 5, 12, and 16. These numbers represent the approximate depth (in feet) the bait will run on a slow, steady retrieve.
While all four models feature a wire harness that provides the opportunity to add a belly hook, the ROF 12 and ROF 16 models come with a top hook molded into the bait. The ROF 0 and ROF 5 models do not come with a hook. Try a split ring and 2/0 premium treble hook, or a 4/0 double frog hook, secured by a piece of wire or paper clip pushed up into the belly of the bait.
The Huddleston Deluxe ROF 0 is a floating bait that remains perfectly vertical, with no rolling over, and is killer as a deadstick trout lure. The ROF 5 excels as a shallow water swimbait or any time the trout are near the surface, especially when the water is still cool in the spring. The ROF 12 and 16 will be for working deeper structure or a faster retrieve in shallower water. All four ROF's are 8 inches in length and feature the most lifelike finish you will ever find in a trout bait. Try different ROF's for different situations.
Try using the ROF 0 and ROF 5 on a slow, lazy retrieve on the surface to create a wake that will call big fish from a long way away.
The Huddleston Deluxe 8" Trout is a big, heavy bait. Twenty to thirty pound test and a long, heavy or extra heavy rod is recommended.