GILLY LURE – TUNA WORM
Refinement of a Legendary Lure & the Introduction of a New Big Game Secret Weapon
Over 40 years ago the plastic sand eel lure design was introduced to America by the Red Gill company from England. In a matter of years, the lure had a huge following, especially in the New England states. This plastic lure was soon introduced by other companies such as Eddystone and several smaller companies. GLC was originally commissioned by a US Buyer to design and manufacture a sand eel lure similar to those made by these other manufacturers. We originally branded our version of the sand eel lure as the Gilly Lure. Then later, our US Buyer indicated that he had obtained the RedGill trademark here in America because the original Red Gill company had gone out of business. So we started using the RedGill name. We have since learned that the original Red Gill company in England is still in business, so we have ceased to use this name and reverted back to our Gilly Lure brand.
The GLC Gilly Lure is similar to the other plastic sand eels except for a few major refinements, such as adding protruding pectoral fins as stabilizers to keep the lure from spinning, a hollow body to give it more buoyancy, a more rigid body, a re-designed paddle tail, and making the lure out of 100% high grade silicone instead of Plastisol or PVC for durability and environmental friendliness.
Our 100% silicone Gilly Lure is available in six sizes from 70 mm to 320 mm in the sand eel style and 1 size (150mm) in the plug style. It is produced with our high pressure injection molding process utilizing our proprietary molding system. The Gilly lure has a superior action and is more durable than the original PVC and Plastisol versions. It won’t sun fade or deteriorate in the tackle box like the others. And because we inject two different durometer silicones in the body and tail, it has a harder, more rigid body with a soft, life-like tail.
The Gilly sand eel and plug lures can be fished with or without our easy hub skirt. These lures have been especially proven as a superior lure for Stripe Bass and are commonly referred to as “Striper Candy”.
And now our GillyTM sand eel is THE secret weapon of the South. Know by expert fishermen as the TUNA WORM, it has taken the South by storm, proving to be THE secret weapon for offshore big game fishing, especially blackfin tuna and dolphin. We have numerous reports from Charter Captains and Guides throughout southern waters of big game fish by-passing traditional teaser lures and live baited hooks to attack the GillyTM TUNA WORM. And because of its silicone construction, our TUNA WORM has a superior action and will take the hits and keep on catching. Just tie it on your SS or Flourocarbon leader, toss it out in your spread (preferably deep center field), and get ready to hook ‘em up.
GILLY SAND EEL/TUNA WORM
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