Halco Tackle, Australia’s most respected and leading lure manufacturer, turned in an award-winning performance at its country’s national fishing trade show last week. The Fremantle-based company triumphed in the Best Hard Lure category with its all-new Skim Stick 185 and the Best Fishing Accessory for its Fishing Ring Pliers. The Skim Stick 185 is described as being a totally unique and innovative concept for all blue water anglers. A hybrid lure, it fits somewhere between a stick bait and skittering popper. It imitates a long, narrow profiled baitfish fleeing on the surface..