w “HOLIDAY BUYER”S GUIDE” – FLW OUTDOORS: BASS and
Excerpt of article by the editors taken from November/December 2007 issues of FLW
Outdoors: Bass and Saltwater Editions.
That little span between the end of the fall fishing and the beginning of spring fishing
could be a depressing period of time if not for the winter holidays. Not only is Christmas a
time to rejoice and celebrate with family and friends—it’s a time to rack up on great new
We’ve spent a great deal of time playing with the newest rods, reels and lures, just so
you can have a leg up when making your list (or buying for others). It’s a tough job, we
know, but after extensive research, we’ve narrowed things down to the coolest of the cool.
It never ceases to Amaze us how innovative lure manufacturers are each new fishing
season. New scents, new actions, and new materials continue to make lure making the
fastest changing aspect of the fishing industry. This year, seductive swimbaits and
premium crankbaits, along with an array of new scents and flavors and soft artificials.
RATLLE HEAD BAITS
The hook design on Rattle Head lures is sure to make some noise this year. As
the hook is moved side-to-side, it slaps a brass rattle chamber. This sound is
noticeably different from traditional rattles. The unique design is featured on jigs,
spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. In addition to sound, the free-moving hook provides
vibration and increases hook-ups while reducing thrown baits.
All baits come in various sizes and colors. The spinnerbaits are available in
tandem Colorado and willow-leaf or double willow-leaf blades and a nighttime
model with a single cupped Colorado blade. Jigs sell for $3.99; spinnerbaits and
buzzbaits are $6.99.
w “BEST GEAR FOR 2008”– NORTH AMERICAN FISHERMAN
Excerpt of article by managing editor Ryan Gilligan taken from October/November 2007
issue of North American Fisherman
As a diehard fisherman and gear junkie, the only place I wanted to be this past July
was Las Vegas, the site of the 50th annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing
Trades (ICAST). There virtually every tackle manufacturer in existence gathered to show
off the new baits, rods, reels, electronics, line and other gear they were unveiling for the
Here are some of best, most useful products of the thousands I got to see and try at the
show. Keep in mind, these items are far more than catalog fodder– they’re what will
shape how you and other cutting-edge anglers fish over the next year and for seasons to
RATTLE THAT RULES
Rattle Head Baits’ unique Spinnerbait ($6.99) features a
hook attached loosely within the lure’s head, which lets it swing side-to-side within
a brass collar on the retrieve. The moving hook creates a fish attracting clatter
against the collar, but probably more important is that it decreases a bass’ ability
to get leverage and throw the bait. Rattle Head offers it in 3/8, 1/2, and 3/4 ounce,
and each bait comes with a bushing that helps change skirts.
w WHAT’S IN STORE: NEW PRODUCTS FOR THE HOME, GARAGE AND
THE GREAT OUTDOORS: HEARTLAND USA
Excerpt of article taken from September/October 2007 issue of Heartland USA
How many ways are there to serve up spinnerbaits? While the variations may
seem finite, Rattle Head Baits has developed a twist to this time-proven bass
favorite. The Rattle Head Spinnerbait takes the action one step farther with its
special head and hook configuration. Unlike most spinnerbaits with a fixed lead
head and hook assembly, the Rattle Head uses a brass chamber head with the
hook allowed to move side-to-side and up-and-down. When pulled through the
water, the spinning blades transmit vibration through the frame and to the head.
The hook subsequently vibrates and strikes the head chamber to produce a
unique sound that works in addition to the flashing blades. The Rattle Head
Spinnerbait is available in three weight sizes and three blade combinations.
Article by Keith Nighswonger taken from ProBassAnglers.com
Excerpt of interview with Keith Phillips by Billy Raymond taken from BassFeed.com
Keith Philips , who recently received the Hottest Rig Running award in the Bass
Master Elite series for his boat wrap talks about the organization that his wrap
represents, Pursuing a Dream, Outdoors without Limits. He’ll also has news about
an exciting new line of rattling lures from Rattle Head Baits. These aren’t what you
The complete interview that included Peter T., Terry Scroggins, and Keith
Phillips [62:52m] can be heard by clicking on the Bass Feed icon.
w “ICAST REPORT- PART 3 BAITS, REELS & RODS—NEW PRODUCT
SPOTLIGHT CONTINUES”- BASSFAN.COM
Excerpt of Monday August 13, 2007article taken from bassfan.com
(Editor’s note: This is part 3 of a 3-part story on new bass products unveiled at the recent
ICAST trade show.)
Rattle Head Baits: This is a new company dedicated to spinnerbaits, buzzbait, and
jigs. Its focus product this year is the RattleHead spinnerbait that incorporates a
rattling hook assembly. The hook's moveable, and enclosed in a brass rattle
chamber within the head of the bait. Winding the bait gets the whole system moving
and grooving. Available in a selection of colors and sizes.