|“I knew if I could duplicate the desirable sound and action of a ChatterBlade—make this the lure’s driving force—I’d have something that really grabbed the fish’s attention,” explains Davis, who exclusively fishes lures of his own design.|
Finally, Davis carved a distinctive body shape—slender, elongated and finished with an eyelet and split ring strategically planted in the lure’s chin, well back from its nose. Davis wasn’t content until he achieved a specific side-to-side fleeing action, and that required him to position the lure’s line-tie in a non-traditional location.
Yielding exceptional hookup rates, a treble hook rides the lure’s midsection, while a second feathered treble trails the blade, providing bonus color, flash and natural flow. Further elevating hookset success is the lure’s low-profile position; the HellraiZer rides low in the water, preventing it from being blown out. For increased sound attraction, twin steel BBs in the lure’s body clack audibly and remind you it’s out there talking to bass throughout the retrieve.
“Admittedly, the first time you see the lure, you scratch your head a little,” says Z-Man pro Miles “Sonar” Burghoff, describing the HellraiZer’s eccentric physique. “But for me, that changed right away, when I caught a bass with the lure on my very first cast. This thing’s legit.”