Classic gear debut: Smithwick Elite 8 Rogue

The Smithwick Suspending Elite 8 Rogue is a 4 1/2-inch hard suspending jerkbait that’s designed to dive quickly to 8 feet and stay there when fished on 10-pound-test monoilament or fluorocarbon. It’s a companion lure to the Perfect 10 Rogue, a 5 1/2 inch suspending jerkbait introduced last year, but designed to run a bit shallower and present a slightly smaller mouthful.

The classic “thin minnow” Rogue profile is a proven fish attractor, and a single large tungsten rattle delivers the “one-knocker” sound that gets bass looking your way. Color patterns include both translucent versions for clear water and classic Smithwick chrome, gold and clown—a dozen color choices total.

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