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I was looking for something truly different than what the big box sporting good stores had to offer as far as terminal tackle, and custom soft plastic bass baits. I searched everyone of the big box retailers for what I truly wanted, and they just didn't have it. I had found a special body of water that I knew had the State Record Bass swimming within its waters, yet this little lake had extreme pressure on it from the local anglers. It held Northern Large Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Tigers, Blue Gill, and Trout. But the fish had seen every bait known to mankind, and really had no interest in anything you could normally throw at them. It was clear, I needed something different, and no big box store had what I was looking for! bass fishing bait tackle
I could see what I wanted to use, as far as any hard or soft plastic bait went. I wanted a larger bait, a soft bait, a bait that was totally realistic, in action (swimming, digging, crawling, with the added ability to stand up at a 45 degree angle, which would require American Made Floating Super-Soft, yet extremely durable plastics), and it would have to incorporate high quality American Made glass rattle/s; to invoke a subtitle distress signal for the fish to key in on.
Each of the baits in the "Rattlin Series" is designed to be not only Aero Dynamic, but Hydro Dynamic. ( Which simply means, if it was a jet, it would fly like a jet, but in the water, these baits truly swim, crawl, dig, stand up and fight
just like the prey they emulate. They all have a unique design specifically to make them mimic the bait they are designed to mimic to a tee! You can't tell the difference, and neither can the fish.
Now, there is the addition of the "Rattle Chamber System," which no other soft plastic bait has, already designed and incorporated into each bait, for maximum results. The Rattle Chamber System, constantly emits a low frequency distress signal to active and non-active bass, pike, etc..., calling the fish to the bait.
I've seen Bass Swim like a Great White Shark form 30 yards out, with there top fin out of the water, to utterly crush these baits. I have seen these baits work constantly "All Year Long!" / Not just for the Spawn! When asked about the original testing of the Flagship Offering by Larry the Lizard, the Magnum 10" Rattlin Larry the Lizard produces amazing results. "It was November 17th, in Colorado. The air temperature was 32 degrees, the water temperature was 34 degrees, just 2 degrees above the water freeze over on the lake. Typically Bass Anglers will not throw a lizard this time of the year, in fact most of the local bass anglers would only be throwing a smaller finesse tube, or very small crank-bait on these waters. I invited a few of the members from the Denver Bassmasters to join me on my initial testing of the Magnum 10" Rattlin Larry the Lizard, and after seeing the bait at a local club meeting at the Denver Bass Pro Shop, they wanted to see it in action. Again, this is Late November in Denver, CO. ( air temp 32/ water temp 34)
Long story short, we got to the lake, the other 5 bass anglers in question, decided that, "this big old lizard, looked great and that they truly wanted to try it out, but not on a day like this one, so they opted out for small tubes and small crankbaits!" Well I didn't, you see I had been secretly testing the Magnum 10" Rattlin Larry the Lizard on this exact body of water for a few days. And I already knew what the results would be like.
Testing Results November 17th, 2006
10" Rattlin Larry - 5 Bass Total: Weight 17.20 lbs Big Fish 6.25 lbs
5 Bass Anglers: 3 Bass Total: Weight 4.25 lbs Big Fish 1.65 lbs
I used the 10" Rattlin Larry with an over-sized Owner Worm Hook, using a Carolina Rig, about 18" -24" leader, with a 1/4 oz. bullet weight, and a 1/8 split shot keeper weight ( What I call a poor-mans' Carolina Rig ). I went with light line, 8 lb P-Line Mono, as it does have a stronger resistance, up to about 14 lbs really, and gives you that added stretch when you need it the most, without simply snapping your line ( play the fish, once you have established a good hook set ) and you can take Monster Bass in with much of a problemo. I put that rig on a 7' foot medium action Spinning Rod, as this is a total finesse technique. I used a very natural color on the BIG OLD RATTLIN LIZARD, ( Green Pumpkin Seed ) as the water was gin clear, with all the natural colors on the lake faded into Winter Golden & Brown.
The 5 other Denver Bassmaster's went with, again the standard, small tubes and crankbaits, with poor results.
That's not to say that it was not a slow and agonizing bite that winter day, because it was, I can assure you. But the super slow finesse technique I used, with the right bait, a bait they had never seen before, a bait that was soft, a bait that looked and acted like real live prey, a bait with a distress signal built right into it, now that was the "Hot Ticket!" fishing bass fishing bait tackle
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