Rage Tail Produces – Smith Mountain Lake Elite Event

Smith Mountain Lake in VA was host to the Elite Series event called the Blue Ridge Brawl this past April 23rd through 26th.

Four  StrikeKing pros finished in the top ten including Kevin VanDam who took the win with a 4 day total of 61 pounds 13 ounces!
Congratulations Kevin!

Greg Hackney (shown on left) finished in 4th place with a 4 day total of 57 pounds even. Most of Greg’s fish were caught using the soon to be released “Baby Rage Craw” and he was quoted as saying;  “I put a 5/0 hook in it and used it on the bed fish,” he also said. “For whatever reason, the bass like that smaller bait.” Way to go Greg!

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The Sound of the Rage Toad Calls Bass

Question: What’s another new lure that Strike King has come out with about which you’re excited?

Hackney: I’m really excited about the Rage Toad. Now I know that there are a lot of frogs on the market today, but the Rage Toad has a unique sound unlike any other frog. The sound is very subtle if I reel it slow. Or, I can speed up the retrieve and cause it to make as much racket as a buzzbait. The Rage Toad also leaves a bubble trail that will allow the bass to track it down and eat it. I don’t believe there’s any frog on the market that can compare to the Rage Toad.

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What About the Rage Toad?

Question: Denny, what’s your take on the new Rage Toad?


Brauer:
Toad baits have been around for a while, and they’ve been really popular for the last few years. Most lure companies have their own versions of the toad. Strike King’s Rage Toad is different from other toads because Strike King has enabled the angler to slow down the retrieve of the toad type of baits and keep it in the strike zone of a bass for a longer time. We’ve incorporated the best features of a toad bait and a frog bait into the Rage Toad. A frog bait hops along and sits still, and a toad bait has a swimming action. Strike King’s Rage Toad does both.

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