Strike King Launches Two New Lures to the Hybrid Hunter Line-up

Columbia, S.C. – July 20, 2022 –Following the groundbreaking 2021 release of the Hybrid Hunter, Strike King is back with two new twists to the innovative hard plastic lure.  Introducing the Shallow Hybrid Hunter and Shallow Hybrid Hunter Jr.

“With so many companies out there, it’s rare that a truly remarkable lure comes along and catches anglers by surprise, but that is exactly what the Hybrid Hunter did,” said Strike King Product Development Director Todd Castledine.  “The design and action are simply like no other.”

Like the original, the Shallow Hybrid Hunter and Shallow Hybrid Hunter Jr. are designed to excel around vegetation.  The Hybrid Hunter is built with an unmistakable L-shaped bill, allowing the bait to achieve depth and run horizontally unlike traditional crankbaits.  Additionally, its body is designed with a high level of buoyancy, allowing it to rise out of vegetation quicker than other lures, greatly reducing grass snags and hang-ups.

The Shallow Hybrid Hunter and Shallow Hybrid Hunter Jr are crafted with the best attributes of a traditional crankbait but can be fished well with a jerkbait and square bill technique.  “That’s why we call this little guy the hybrid,” explained Castledine.  “It’s not really a crankbait, and it’s not really another lure.  It performs like a hybrid of several exceptional lures in one.”

Though the original was built for fishing vegetation, the Shallow Hybrid Hunter has a growing reputation of performing well around timber and rock, as its bill design allows it to deflect off cover, veer off course, and smoothly correct.  “We call this hunting,” explains Castledine.  “And as the name implies, the Shallow Hybrid Hunter and the Shallow Hybrid Hunter Jr. can hunt like no other.”

Another stand out feature of new shallow series is the amazing sound chamber that emits a rattle like few baits can.  Castledine explains: “Fishing around dense cover, like the Hybrid Hunter is built to do, requires you to call fish out of the grass.  We designed this bait to really get their attention.”

The 3.5” Shallow Hybrid Hunter weighs 1oz.  The 3” Shallow Hybrid Hunter Jr. weighs 7/16oz. Both will dive 1-3 feet, ideal for prowling shallow cover or fishing over submerged grass.  They come in 13 colors  and a MSRP of 8.99 for the junior and $9.99 for the bigger one.