The crew of the CANYON RUNNER has long been using squid spreader bars - years before they became popular. First developed to troll for Giant Bluefin Tuna, the original spreader bars were heavy duty, oversized, stiff bars that could only be trolled at very slow speeds on very heavy tackle.
They were deadly on Giants but useless in the canyons on smaller tuna. In 1991, Captain Phil Dulanie began field testing lighter and lighter bars and was one of the first to deploy light-weight, high-speed spreader bars while trolling the edge. Years later they became common place in the canyons. Fast forward to today and there should not be a boat that goes offshore without them. In fact, in the last 26 years we have never trolled the canyon without two high-speed spreader bars in our pattern.
What can we say about Squid Spreader Bars except if there was only one lure or bar we could take with us offshore this would be it. Year in and year out it is our top producer.