Blaylock's baits

Normally the interviews I do for the top lures gallery are pretty normal with nothing unusual in the lineup. Last week was an exception for second-place finisher Stetson Blaylock at Lake Hartwell. He pulled out a far-out, old school Rebel Pop-R P70 that was so well used the finish was all but gone. It was nearly bone colored, or down to the plastic body.

This week he went with another vintage P70, this one in much better condition.

“I found it and it still was in great shape. All it needed was a new set of hooks.”

The vintage P70 has a single-rattle knocker; the limited edition remakes do not.

Other carry-overs from last week include a Yum Dinger stickbait. He is fishing it weightless and wacky-rigged on two hook styles. Those are the Gamakatsu G-Finesse Drop Shot Hook and Gamakatsu G-Finesse Weedless Wacky Hook.

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