About the lure maker:Ali’i Kai Lures are made by Kona Charter Captain Shawn Rotella who has been fishing Hawaiian waters for over two decades. Shawn got his start in lure making after meeting Joe Yee and the late Tom Futa over 22 years ago while working at Hawaii Fiberglass in Oahu.
Tom Futa was first to get Shawn going with some basic lure making knowledge Invites to Joe Yee and Tom Futa’s workshop followed.
It wasn't long before Shawn found himself in Hawaii, where he bought his first boat, "The Night Runner". Since then he has set records in Kona catching more sailfish than all the other captains. He is also the first captain in 35 yeares to hold 6 top big game fhising spots in 1 year. Also impressive is his catch of one of the top 3 blue marlin ever caught on 50lb tackle.