What is it? V&M Wild Thang, a jumbo worm with Classic-winning credentials. What does it do? No, it wasn’t used in his Classic win, but Classic champ Cliff Pace wanted a big worm that was truly a big worm with lots of appeal, so he designed the Wild Thang.
What is it? The Bondy Perch. What does it do? It’s a drop shot bait that’s more versatile than its name implies. How do I use it? Yes, we know it looks upside-down in the picture, but it’s not. It’s supposed to mimic a perch, remember? However, if you rig it upside down (so it looks “right”) it becomes a shad imitator.
What is it? The latest incarnation of Shimano’s most ubiquitous baitcaster, the Curado I. What does it do? These reels come standard with the legendary reliability and angler-friendly features that have endeared the Curado to thousands of fishermen, but this generation gives anglers even more in terms or features and benefits.
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Designed for use with spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, St. Croix says these new medium-heavy rods will get the job done.
Take a tour of Elite Series pro Skeet Reese's boat.
What is it? O.S.P.’s bent Minnow, a funky crescent-shaped topwater that the bass in your pond have likely never seen. It’ll also work under the surface, but just. Don’t think you’ll get it to dive very deep. But that’s not the point of it.
The 2015 Elite Series pros show off some new graphics and new boats as they register for the season in Orange, Texas.
What is it? As the name implies, Old School Baits bring back the action, look and fish-catching ability that the balsa precursors to the modern hard bait had — and still have. What does it do? Remember the Bagley Honey B? How about the Cordell Big O or the original Smithwick’s Devil Horse? Old School Baits offer everything that these balsa beauties did, and they do it at a reasonable price point. To get those classic lures, you’d have to hit up eBay and pay through the nose, and the thing might not even be in that great of condition.