The innovative 2Deadly has been designed by Australian Lance Butler and is one of his all-time favourites when chasing surface and sub-surface feeders. Thanks to its unique design and profile, this creative lure can be fished as both a surface popper and a shallow diver in the same retrieve.
Says Gillies: “Lance has taken a traditional baitfish profile and included a flat-cut face which allows the lure to ‘pop’ and push water when fished on the surface. The addition of a small rounded bib also means the lure will dive and swim with a rolling, wiggle action when retrieved.”
Ideal for fishing around heavy bankside structure, the 2Deadly can be fired right into cover; the angler can allow the lure to rest and then jerk the rod tip with a sharp flick of the wrist to make it ‘pop’ loudly. After giving the lure a couple of sharp ‘pops’, the angler can then crank the lure below the surface and twitch it back to the boat. Adds Gillies: “The 2Deadly gives anglers the best of both worlds – with the splash and sound of a popper, and the flash and vibration of a diver.”
The 2Deadly is available in three sizes: 60mm, 80mm and 120mm.