Esca lure lights weigh 9 grams. They can be used by themselves as a small jig, though they are best used together with spinners, jigs and bait, or in combination with Esca accessories such as shrimp and squid.
You can combine the Esca light unit with other items of fishing tackle in a number of different ways. Here are a few tips based on experience.
If trolling or jigging from a boat, we recommend attaching the Esca unit between the jig and the hook
If casting from land or a boat, we recommend attaching the Esca unit between the jig and the swivel.
You can also attach the light unit directly in front of the jig. You then attach the swivel in front of the light unit and use the split ring to connect the light unit and the jig. This method can also be used when trolling using a jig or a wobbler. In Mozambique anglers have landed a lot of fish using this wobbler and the Esca light unit combination:
Use and maintenance
As with any other high-quality fishing tackle, we recommend that you take good care of your Esca lure. Some parts used in the product are gold-plated. After use, rinse it in fresh water and then put it in the provided storage box.
The Esca unit has a raised silver-colored circle on one side. This is an environmentally friendly metal. When the product is used in salt water, this metal disk gradually gets smaller and smaller until the product eventually stops working. When used normally, the product should last for about 100 hours of active fishing – this being the number of hours in which it is actually used in the sea water.
Sometimes a thin white coating may develop on the gold-plated unit, which may hamper performance or prevent the unit working. If this happens, carefully scrape away the coating using your fingernail, a cloth or a small brush. (Caution – Make sure that you do not scrape a hole in the gold plating). You may also need to do this with the metal component as well.
We need to stress that Esca lure lights work only in salt water and not in fresh water.