Fort Smith, Ark. – Quick – what’s the first word that comes into mind when someone mentions spring jerkbait fishing? If you said “Rogue,” you’re not alone. The Smithwick Rogue has been the Grandfather of jerkbaiting for more than 35 years (not to mention winning the Bassmaster Classic). Now, a new Rogue is taking the stage.
The Smithwick Perfect 10 Rogue is designed with a new material, with a new lip design, to get deeper, quicker than other jerkbaits. The internal weighting system of this suspending jerkbait features a tungsten rattle that produces a unique “thump” proven to trigger strikes and is not available in other jerkbaits. This system also prompts the Perfect 10 to be more responsive, settle to the horizontal position quicker after a twitch, and retain the “Rogue roll” that’s caught so many fish over the years.
Like any new high-performance machine, the Perfect 10 Rogue features a paint job that turns heads. The translucent body accentuates the colors and intensifies the reflective scale properties to attract fish from a distance. At the same time, this semi-transparent frame retains its realistic and effective look up close. The eight color patterns were designed with input from the best professional anglers on the water.
In addition, these cutting-edge color patterns also will be available in the Suspending Rattlin’ Rogue lineup. The Perfect 10 Rogue has an MSRP of $6.99.
About Smithwick Lures – Jack Smithwick began carving wooden lures from broom handles in 1947, and the demand for his creations prompted him to create the Smithwick Lure Company in Shreveport, La., in 1949. The first lure he “mass produced” was the renowned Devil’s Horse, although at the time it was a sinking lure instead of the productive prespawn topwater it is today.