Our saltwater version of OG1 lure, and the new OG2 (US Patent #D779,028), imitate a stunned, or wounded, baitfish. The saltwater version of the OG1 has been tested from Southern California for tuna and dorado all the way up to Alaska for salmon, halibut, and rockfish. The OG2 has been tested in the Puget Sound and the waters off of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
In addition to their unique action, another design element is the longitudinal channel that allows the lure to slip out of the way after a fish hits. Once this happens, you have a direct connection from your rod to the hook. This makes it more difficult for the fish to throw the hook.
To help give you a sense of the lure's results and to see underwater footage of its action, take a look at this video.
We sell the OG2 in two sizes:
We rig the OG2s with a 30lb fluorocarbon leader and a size 5/0 Matzuo octopus hook. (We've tested a variety of hooks while salmon fishing off of the Washington coast and inland waters. The Matzuo has been the most reliable in terms of fish to net ratios.) In addition to the leader and hook, we rig the OG2 with split rings, swivels, and snap swivels that are capable of handling loads in excess of 70lbs.
One critical point: In order to obtain the correct action, your Old Goat lure needs to be fished behind weight, a downrigger, or a planer.