The original Tomic was the 3″ Classic. From that first plug grew a line up of lures for all fresh and salt water applications.
The Multi is the same shape as the classic, but has a ring in the tail to accommodate a hook at the tail. The Multi comes rigged with two trebles.
The Tubby has the same shaped head, but the body is shorter in relation to the head making it fatter.
In this photo, all of the lures are shown in color 602.
Plug bodies are made of extremely strong and light weight plastic. All plugs with the exception of the Wee Tad are hollow, so we are able to add a few steel beads inside to make them rattle when requested. In the Pacific Northwest plugs that do not rattle are most often requested. On the Atlantic Coast and Overseas, plugs are usually requested with rattle – so that’s a good rule of thumb if you’re not sure which to try.
The lure bodies are assembled to precise specifications then air brush artists finish each lure by hand with durable lacquers.
The advantage of using plastic for plugs is that they cannot become waterlogged like their wood predecessors. They will continue to work even with extensive use (and teeth marks).
The proper action of all Tomic lures is side to side, not rolling over, therefore a swivel is not absolutely necessary in line so you may tie your main line to the lure. A swivel doesn’t hurt though – and a bit of weed on the lure may make it roll over and cause a big tangled mess if there’s no swivel. Our preference is to use a leader of fluorocarbon line about 6 feet long, a swivel, a bead and then the main line. if you’re one of those pin pullers though (see the discussion on pin pulling) a plug will only float up if it breaks off in the leader area, if the mainline breaks the plug will be stuck between the fish and the swivel.
Most colors are available on most lures.
Tomic also makes the Sonic flasher with the unusual washboard texture back.. Sonic Flasher is 12″