River2Sea USA is proud to introduce the all new Ish Monroe Signature Series baits. Designed by Monroe; a three-time Bassmaster Champion and four-time FLW Champion; River2Sea’s new Biggie squarebill crankbaits and Bling spinnerbaits were produced to give the Hughson, Calif. Pro an edge on the water.
“I’m a shallow water angler,” said Monroe. “These new baits are built exactly as I wanted them so that I could tie them on and compete on tour each day. Every detail has been painstakingly developed, and they have become my go-to shallow crankbait in a short amount of time.”
Biggie is a pair of squarebilled crankbaits. Poppa is a 67mm length shallow runner, and Smalls is the 57mm version. Each size will be available in a fast floating version with a single solid rattle called “Bumpin’,” and a slow floating silent version called “Creepin’.” When allowed to float to the surface, Bumpin’ rises at around one foot per second, and Creepin’ rises at about half that speed giving anglers a crankbait for cold water situations.
The Biggie family will be available in 10 premium finishes hand chosen by Monroe to catch bass everywhere, and they are armed with River2Sea’s exclusive Big Bite short shank treble hooks. Poppa carries size 2 hooks while Smalls features size 4 to ensure quality hookups and more landed bass.
“Bling is the ultimate spinnerbait,” said Monroe. “It’s got the right head for throwing in cover, a great finish, the right hook, thin wire and new blades that make it one of the best vibrating spinnerbaits I’ve ever fished.”
Bling comes in 3/8 and 1/2-ounce sizes, and will be available in three different blade combinations; a double willow, a tandem with a small Colorado kicker and large willowleaf blade, and version with a small Colorado kicker with an Indiana Blade on the swivel.
The blades are constructed of a new metal alloy material, meaning the blades are lighter and thinner; this means they spin faster and easier and create more vibration. The thin material is also resilient, which means it will flex slightly and pop back into shape when contact is made with cover while casting.
Bling is built around River2Sea’s Big Bite black nickel hook; which helps hide the hook in the hand tied skirts and hooks and lands bass when they strike. The head is uniquely shaped to impact cover and help it to bump out of the way of getting hung up, and the head is finished in River2Sea’s new Liquid Chrome paint jobs.
“We worked hard to produce lures that I needed in my arsenal,” said Monroe. “They are already helping me catch fish in competition, and I know they will help me on the water this year and beyond. Biggie and Bling have replaced baits I’ve used for years, and I know they will help you catch more bass too; come and getcha some.”
Biggie and will carry a suggested retail price of $8.49. Bling will be available in six colors; selected by Monroe himself, and will retail for a suggested $7.49; both will be available for delivery shortly after the Bassmaster Classic.
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