Spro BBZ-1 Rat


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Feb 3, 2013
Overbrook, Ok, USA
Javelin Venom 17
I had my eye on these since before they came out. These rats are wake baits that are part of Bill Siemantel's signature line and come in three sizes: 30, 40, and 50. The 30 is a good size for the waters I fish being 1/2oz and about 6" long. On a steady retrieve te bait will swim on the sutface or just below leaving a v shaped wake similar to that of a snake. They are foam filled on the inside but do have one large ball bearing knocker that makes a very load click as the bait swims. image.jpeg image.jpeg Aside from a steady swimming retrieve a walk the dog retrieve is also possible. The rat will turn almost 180 degrees with each twitch making it almost walk the dog in one spot. It is interesting to note that each size needs its own style of hookset. The 50 requires an immediate hookset while the 30 you wait until you feel he fish, much like a buzzbait. As one would expect strikes are explosive. A very fun way to catch bass that I am still learning to fish.