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Northbar Tackle 1102-A Bottledarter Lure

Northbar Tackle 1102-A Bottledarter Lure

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1102-A 01 Yellow/White/Pink Haze
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG01 Yellow/White/Pink Haze$20.99 USD
1102-A 02 White/Pink Haze
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG02 White/Pink Haze$20.99 USD
1102-A 03 Black/Purple
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG03 Black/Purple$20.99 USD
1102-A 04 Bronze/Gold/White
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG04 Bronze/Gold/White$20.99 USD
1102-A 05 Olive/Pink/Silver (Sand Eel)
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG05 Olive/Pink/Silver (Sand Eel)$20.99 USD
1102-A 06 Light Blue/White/Pink Haze
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG06 Light Blue/White/Pink Haze$20.99 USD
1102-A 07 Black/Silver/White (Smokey Joe)
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG07 Black/Silver/White (Smokey Joe)$20.99 USD
1102-A 08 Solid White
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG08 Solid White$20.99 USD
1102-A 09 Solid Yellow
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG09 Solid Yellow$20.99 USD
1102-A 10 Solid Black
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG10 Solid Black$20.99 USD
1102-A 11 White/Red Head
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG11 White/Red Head$20.99 USD
1102-A 12 Yellow/Red Head
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG12 Yellow/Red Head$20.99 USD
1102-A 14 Flo Green/Chartreuse (Parrot)
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG14 Flo Green/Chartreuse (Parrot)$20.99 USD
1102-A 15 Flo Yellow/White
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG15 Flo Yellow/White$20.99 USD
1102-A 16 Black/Orange/White
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG16 Black/Orange/WhiteReg Price $20.99Our Price $17.89
1102-A 17 Purple/Gold
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG17 Purple/Gold$20.99 USD
1102-A 18 Gold/White
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG18 Gold/WhiteReg Price $20.99Our Price $17.89
1102-A 19 Black Back/Blue/White
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG19 Black Back/Blue/WhiteReg Price $20.99Our Price $17.99
1102-A 20 Black/Chartreuse/White
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG20 Black/Chartreuse/White$20.99 USD
1102-A 21 Blue/Silver/Gold Pearl
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG21 Blue/Silver/Gold Pearl$20.99 USD
1102-A 22 Blue Mackerel
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG22 Blue Mackerel$20.99 USD
1102-A 23 Green Mackerel
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG23 Green Mackerel$20.99 USD
1102-A 24 Yellow Mackerel
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG24 Yellow Mackerel$20.99 USD
1102-A 27 Black/Gold
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG27 Black/Gold$20.99 USD
1102-A 28 Pink/White
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG28 Pink/White$20.99 USD
1102-A 25 Bone
Northbar Tackle Bottledarter7.25''2.5 oz.VMC 9626 3/0 4X STRONG25 Bone$20.99 USD
The Northbar Tackle Bottledarter is extremely versatile and can be fished a variety of different ways.
  • On those flat calm nights, the Bottledarter can be swam on the surface much like a metal lip. A painfully slow retrieve makes a nice wiggle and produces a surface wake that is sure to entice some nice fish.
  • On open beach without much current, a slow steady retrieve works very well. Mix in a few twitches of the rod tip to really make the lure dart.
  • The Bottledarter lure loves current rips. Cast this lure out and just take up the slack to remain in contact with the lure as it sweeps. Every once and a while take a full crank on the reel while lifting your rod tip (you will feel the lure really swim). Reel down slowly while keeping tension on the line. Repeat this retrieve and hold on!
  • Loaded with 10cc's of liquid. Northbar's testing shows that a loaded Bottledarter casts very well. The action is slightly different than unloaded. The lure has more darting action and has already taken some very nice fish!
5 Stars based on 27 reviews
By Rob. T
Hyannis, Ma
March 4, 2018
Great reputation
This lures reputation precedes it. Awesome when working in heavy current or choppy surf. They just catch fish. End of story.
By Jonathan
Cutchogue, NY
February 22, 2018
Quality& durability
Great company, local for me, awesome plugs!
ProsCatch fish
ConsI want a lot of them
By Mario
July 19, 2017
Catches when nothing else does
Literally nothing else I threw would get hit, mind you there were stripers everywhere feasting
On adult bunker, after tirelessy casting everything in my plug bag I desperately reached for my north bar in hopes I could coax a hit. First cast..... BOOM, fish on as my drag hisses at me signaling a good fish. After a slow but steady tug of war, 25 pounds of striped bass lay at my feet. Nothing quite like it get yourself one
By ray
queens, NY
June 9, 2017
tough on blues
aiming for stripes.......ended up with blues all night! color retained but scratched like hell:-))
Prosplastics sure made the difference.. woods are great but no bullet proof to the blues assassins.
By Marlon
St.Cloud, FL
June 6, 2017
Never Fail
Northbars are my go to plugs! I've never failed to catch monsters with the blue mackeral bottledarter. I have been using Northbars for over a year now and have been catching monster snooks, bull reds, and blacktips.
ProsCasts well, various color schemes to choose from
By Jake
March 26, 2017
Great lure, above and beyond in colors
Overall this is a great investment to your striper arsenal. I was especially happy with the color combinations offered.
Haverhill, Massachusetts
March 12, 2017
must have
this lure is good for anytime
By TonyF
November 26, 2016
Good lure catches fish
I use this bottle darter fishing tidal currents without much wind. It didn't cast as well as I had wanted so I loaded it with 1/2oz of water which improved the distance.
ProsGood action and hardware
Consdoesn't cast well
By Tony
Bayside, NY
November 24, 2016
I use this lure when fishing on an inlet jetty and it gets pounded on by big fish! I just use a slow retrieve and let the current do all the work for me. Awesome lure. I can also drill a whole and add about 10 cc of water to make it heavier for more casting distance.
ProsAwesome hardware and colors. Great action.
ConsNone, at least for now.
By Jason
Centereach, Ny
August 3, 2016
ProsCasts well, maintains its action.
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
April 26, 2016
By far one of my best producers of all time. I caught my biggest fish on the lure and I have a lot of confidence in it. I use it in the rips and when its moderate-rough out. A+
March 12, 2016
In rough conditions, heavy surf or current & sweep, this plug casts well, digs in, and maintains it's action. As the name suggests, it combines the wiggle of a bottle plug with the more erratic side to side darting of a darter - especially with current, I'll maintain a slow retrieve with occasional rod twitches to get the darting action. In waves, vary your retrieve speed to match the wave action and maintain good contact with the plug at all times - speed up when the plugs being pushed by a wave, and slow down when the wave is receding and pulling against the plu.
Big profile to match big bait or cull larger stripers.
One of my favorite go-to plugs every Fall - rough water, big bait, big fish.
Great value pricing, comes with solid hard-ware and doesn't generally need any modifications, though some do.
Northbar provides a good array of fish-catching colors and shades. Mackerel and yellow have already been reliable producers for me over the pst 3-4 seasons, with blurple and white (with light pink haze stripe) getting added to the mix this coming season.
Prosprofile and action hardware keeps digging and working in rough conditions wide range of colors including the proven standards fish-catching
By Lou
New Jersey
January 14, 2016
Awesome Lure
Versatile lure that can be used in many conditions. Great action! Stripers love them!
By Art
December 24, 2015
Great plug. Retrieve it painfully slow and it works.
By Vinnie
Newington, CT
October 16, 2015
Northbar Bottledarter
Definately my "go to" plug at night, and in rough surf. Hard to fish it wrong. Responsible for most of my bigger bass the past 5-6 seasons.
ProsDurable, great hooks and rings out of the package. Super color options.
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Farmingdale, NY asked:
August 11, 2014
Hello. I am a little confused. In the description for this lure, it states that it comes loaded with 10cc of fluid. And the manufacturer provides a tutorial on how to load the Bottledarter. Does this lure come loaded with liquid from the manufacturer? And if so, what kind of liquid is used? Thank you for your time!
1 Answers
We spoke with Northbar. They said none of the lures are loaded. The wording is bad in the description. That is the reason they posted the how-to videos. They suggest loading with mineral oil instead of water to prevent internal rusting.
Customer Service
on August 12, 2014


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