HOW THE ROMTOM CAME TO BE.

ONE CAST TAZER LURE
March 29, 2017

HOW THE ROMTOM CAME TO BE.

Classic Romtoms using red black and yellow.

 

I had plans to design a lure suitable for targeting Murray River Cod in rivers and impoundments of Australia. I wanted a lure with a peaked back and a flat underbelly and to be roughly shaped like a whistle (The ones used in sports) with a large round head leading down to a narrowing tail. The body length of the lure was decided to be at least 85 mm and after the first body was made it took little time to find a suitable bib shape after swim testing in a bath tub.  My Cod lure was born and now it was time to name it. The name Romtom is derived from two people in my life that I hold great respect for what they had achieved in there lives. These two people were my fathers in my life, firstly Roman(passed 2010) who was my father and law and my father Tom.

The Romtom, is made from aged Australian Red Cedar,  body length 85 mm overall,  115 mm, weight 20 Grams  and dives to five meters

A nice Cod caught on a black Romtom