To Pop or Not to Pop?

To Pop or Not to Pop?

Optimum Baits makes two tremendous hollow-bodied frogs from the same family – the Original Furbit and the Poppin’ Furbit. Both feature rabbit fur “legs,” a dangling blade, perfect color patterns and a super-sharp 6/0 Owner double hook. The difference, as the name...
Murphy Goes Mini

Murphy Goes Mini

Mention the word “swimbaits” and the first thing that comes to most anglers’ minds is the gargantuan seven-, eight- and even twelve-inch versions favored by west coast lunker hunters. But the same characteristics that make the big baits effective can also be deadly in...
Simple Guide to Double Diamond Swim Jig Trailers

Simple Guide to Double Diamond Swim Jig Trailers

River guru Bill Lowen loves to swim a jig for shallow water bass. His favorite D&L Swim Jig, which he had a hand in designing, has played a key role in his Elite Series success in recent years. He likes to keep it simple, utilizing a ¼ ounce model perhaps 75...
Alter Line Size for Jerkbait Success

Alter Line Size for Jerkbait Success

Texas pro Kurt Dove always fishes the IMA Flit on 12-pound test line, but depending on what he wants the lure to do, that line may be mono or it may be fluorocarbon. Fishing the ultra-clear waters of Lake Amistad, he gravitates toward fluorocarbon because it’s less...