What Is King Kandy?
King Kandy is a fishing lure designed for salmon fishing by Dave Sanford of Sequim, WA after years of testing and research. The spinning action resembles the frantic motion of wounded baitfish. This product catches fish when trolled with or without a flasher. King Kandy comes in 3 styles and 13 colors.
What Kind of Hooks Does King Kandy Have?
The hooks are all VMC. The whole herring has a 6/0 9170 NI Siwash internal hook and a 3/0 9299TR trailing hook. The cut plug has the same except the internal hook is 5/0. The candlefish has just one hook, also the VMC 9299TR. If ever in need of replacement hooks an Owner 4/0 Mosquito hook would also work in the candlefish.
How To Expel Air From King Kandy Lures
The package directions say that the lure works best when all air is expelled from the cavity. This usually happens naturally as water fills in the space once the lure is submerged, but if not and air gets trapped inside the plug it has poor action. If you need to expel the air from your King Kandy give them slack line for a couple seconds and go nose down with the downrigger ball or jerk the line and the air goes out. They fill with water and the action is good. That is most noticeable on the Whole Herring model.
King Kandy Whole Herring
King Kandy whole herring comes rigged with internal hook, trailing hook, 40 pound test leader, and swivel. The internal cavity also contains a sponge to hold your favorite scent. Whole herring lures are 5 7/8 inches long. Troll between 2.8 and 3.2 mph. Optimal trolling speed is 3mph.
King Kandy Cut Plug Herring
King Kandy cut plugs come rigged with internal hook, trailing hook, 40 pound test leader, and swivel. The internal cavity also contains a sponge to hold your favorite scent. Cut plug herring lures are 4 1/3 inches long. Cut plugs work fine when trolled at any speed.
King Kandy Candlefish
King Kandy candlefish come rigged with internal hook, 25 pound test leader, and swivel. The internal cavity contains yarn to hold your favorite scent. Candlefish lures are 4 1/4 inches long. Troll between 2.8 and 3.2 mph. Optimal trolling speed is 3mph.
King Kandy Mini Whole Herring
King Kandy mini whole herring are 4 inches long. They come rigged with 30/0 suffix line, internal 3/0 VMC 9170 Perma Steel siwash hook and trailing 1/0 VMC 9299 Perma Steel octopus hook.
King Kandy Colors
King Kandy lures come in 13 colors, with hot pink only in the Candlefish and Cut Plug styles. Many of the lures have light-catching holographic foils including all of the chrome colors as well as watermelon and sardine.