Bandit 3 New Dual-Look Cranks
Now Available In 100, 200 and 300 Series
Fort Smith, Ark. - Bandit Lures made a huge impact on bass fishing with its “Mistake” color pattern that features a black back and vertical bars over a red base on one side and a chartreuse base on the other, and for 2016 anglers get three new “mistakes” from which to choose. New are the Crossbreed pattern, which pairs up the realistic Baby bass pattern on one side and the equally natural-looking River Bream on the other, Malfunction, which blends two productive crawfish patterns into one bait with Brown Craw Orange Belly on one side and Spring Craw on the other, and Mistaken Identity, which is possibly the craziest mash-up ever. This Bandit takes the vibrant Fire Tiger pattern and pairs it with the muted Root Beer pattern to create a head-turning combination for bass and other gamefish.
The original Mistake pattern wasn’t really a mistake and neither are these. The Mistake pattern was conceived and ordered by a tackle shop, and it was such a success that the company put it in its catalog lineup where it became one of Bandit’s best selling/most productive lures ever. The color pattern was designed to let anglers show bass two different looks without changing baits - a fish under a laydown sees the chartreuse side when the angler casts on the right side of the brush, and the red side when cast to the left side. The same logic applies to Bandit’s new dual-pattern baits.
The new Crossbreed, Malfunction and Mistaken Identity color patterns are available in Bandit 100, 200 and 300 series crankbaits. For more information go to www.banditlures.com.About $5.00
Bomber Slender Minnow
Gets New Color Patterns in CD 25 and 30
Fort Smith, Ark. - The Bomber Saltwater Grade Certified Depth slender minnow deep-diver is popular with anglers after wahoo and other tough, toothy saltwater gamefish, and for 2016 these salty anglers get more color options. The CD 25, which trolls at 25 feet deep, is now available in Bonita, Cotton Candy and Classic Red Head. The CD 30, diving to 30 feet or more, now comes in a Silver Mullet pattern. These additions bolster a full line of saltwater-focused colors.
The Certified Depth is super-tough and durable to stand up to the abuse a toothy saltwater fish can dish out. Along with an ultra-high-modulus, puncture-resistant body and super-duty hardware, this bait features a wire-through skeletal structure that links all key components, creating an all-but-unbreakable link to the oceanic food chain. Super-strong, rust-resistant saltwater grade hooks and hardware seal the deal.
The Certified Depth 25 measures 6-inches in length and weighs 2 ounces. The Certified Depth 30 is 2 inches longer and twice the weight. For more information go to www.bombersaltwatergrade.com.About $15.99
The Lindy Fishing Tackle Lil’ Guy bullied its way into the tackle boxes of smart anglers across the Walleye Belt last year, and for 2016 this ingenious rig gets four unique and effective color patterns
The Lil’ Guy features a small floating crankbait-style body, five beads and a double-hook rig. The Lil’ Guy keeps baits suspended off bottom, and when pulled adds swimming action. The Lil’ Guy color pattern represents primary forage and the beads secondary. Two No. 2 Octopus hooks take care of the fish.
New color patterns include Fire Tiger, Gold/Black Back, Silver/Blue Back and Transparent Yellow. These new color patterns give the Lil’ Guy big options. For more information go www.lindyfishingtackle.com.About $4.19
The new Lindy Rally Fish crankbait was designed to represent a blend of baitfish species to make it effective no matter the forage on any particular body of water. Combining the characteristics of a long, slender minnow bait and a banana-shaped crankbait, the new Rally Fish has the shape and action to fool big gamefish no matter where they swim.
The Lindy Rally Fish dives to 12 feet on the cast, but trolls down to 26-feet deep. Color patterns include cutting edge looks and proven classics. On the interior, the Rally Fish contains pitch-perfect rattles for long-distance fish attraction. It’s equipped with super-sharp #4 red treble hooks. The Rally Fish was built to catch fish both cast to shallow structure and trolled in deeper water.
The new Rally Fish measures 3 1/2 inches in length and weighs 3/8 ounce. It is available in 11 color patterns. For more information go to www.lindyfishingtackle.com.About $5.99
New Lindy Wally Demon
“Possession” of this crankbait leads to limits
You don’t need to call a priest to cast out this demon, but the exorcism does involve a lake of fire (and a pan of grease). The new Lindy Wally Demon crankbait is terror on trophy walleyes. It is available in two sizes, 2 1/2 inches and 3 1/8 inches, and 11 popular walleye color patterns.
The 2 1/2 inch version (LWD2) dives to 7 feet deep on the cast and 11 feet when trolled on a long line with 10-lb monofilament. The 3 1/8 inch LWD3 reaches 10 feet on the cast and down to 17 feet when trolled. The Wally Demon produces a mid-range wobble action and features perfect pitch rattles and razor sharp red hooks (#6 on the LWD2 and #4 on the larger LWD3). Color patterns are a mix of proven producers and new high-tech looks designed and developed by walleye anglers to be effective in a variety of waters and conditions.
The Wally Demon is effective on walleyes, sauger, pike, bass and other gamefish. Built as a dual-use crank that catches fish cast to shallow fish and trolled in deeper water, the Wally Demon features a fat baitfish profile that makes it effective in almost all water clarities any time of year. For more information go to www.lindyfishingtackle.com.About $5.99
New Lindy Wally Shad
Shad profiles and walleye-focused paint jobs
Shad and similar deep-bellied baitfish are preferred forage for trophy walleyes (as well as bass, pike and other gamefish), and the new Lindy Wally Shad is designed to replicate that thin-body, deep-belly profile while incorporating color patterns proven to be effective on big walleyes.
This 2 1/2 inch, 1/3 ounce crankbait features a tight wiggle action that sends out hard pulse vibrations to bring fish in from a distance and triggers strikes. The needle sharp #6 blood red treble hooks do the rest. The Wally Shad dives to 6 feet on the cast and trolls down to 13 feet using 10 lb test monofilament.
The Lindy Wally Shad is a go-to for casting or trolling for walleyes in relatively shallow water and is just as effective dredging the depths behind bottom bouncers, 3-way rigs and other trophy walleye trolling tactics.
The new Wally Shad casts well on spinning gear with no “helicoptering” and is available in 11 highly effective color patterns designed to entice walleyes in many regions and water conditions. For more information go to www.lindyfishingtackle.com.About $5.99
Lindy Perch Talker New Color Patterns
Lindy Legendary Fishing Tackle‘s Perch Talker, introduced for ice 2015, became the shining star of the season. It didn‘t take long for anglers to discover the fish-catching abilities of this combination of beads, discs and chain. For ice 2016, ice fishermen will get four new color options in both the 1/16 and 1/8 ounce models.
The Lindy Perch Talker features a series of beads and discs above a small length of chain. The beads and discs create clicks and clacks that serve as auditory attraction, while the colors come into play as visual stimulus. The chain holds the hook and serves to separate the sound and visual attraction from the business end so even spooky fish strike.
New bead and disc colors include Sherbert, consisting of green, yellow and orange to simulate a yellow perch, Candy Cane Glow, with pink beads and glow/white discs, Metallic Red Chrome featuring red beads and shiny silver discs, and Metallic Pink Chrome featuring the same discs with pink beads.
For more information go to www.lindyfishingtackle.com.About $4.29
One of Lindy‘s most popular and effective ice fishing spoons, the Rattl‘n Flyer, gets five new paint jobs for the 2016 ice season to give walleyes, perch, trout and other gamefish a look they‘ve never seen before. The Rattl‘n Flyer Spoon is a jigging spoon hybrid - an internal rattle within a missile-shaped body with wings that cause it to glide and spiral outside the hole.
This gliding action expands the bait‘s reach and gets right in the fish‘s face. New colors for 2016 include a highly reflective and sparkly Diamond Dazzler, Perfect Perch, Orange Marmalade, Lime Ice (similar to Diamond Dazzler except with a chartreuse base) and Scarlet Ice. The new colors are available in the 1/16, 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4 ounce versions.
In addition to extreme visual and auditory attraction, the Rattl‘n Flyer Spoon features a big eye and red treble hooks to add a touch of blood color to the look. For more information go to www.lindyfishingtackle.com.About $3.99
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