Hawk upgrading

Roy Hawk continues to upgrade his catch using a most unlikely variation of a lure. Since the beginning innovative tournament anglers have improvised when faced with running short of a hot lure. Marker pens and even nail polish are used to color baits in short supply.

Elite Series rookie Hawk is a case in point. The Arizona angler is using a Duo Realis Crankbait M62 5A. The color is a Scarlet pattern. “I ran out and had to go with nail polish to make it close to the original color.” No word on what color nail polish he chose.

Hawk also is using a 1/2-ounce Pepper Custom Baits Casting Jig, alternating between Yamamoto trailers. Choices are a 5-inch Double Tail Grub and 3.75-inch Flappin Hog II.

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