February 15th, 2017
The success of the BBZ-1 50 rat last year has prompted SPRO to expand the lineup for anglers in 2015. Now you can get the BBZ-1 rat in two new, smaller sizes that will definitely appeal to a wider range of anglers; the BBZ-1 30 “Rat Jr.” and BBZ-1 40 “Rat Baby”.
The BBZ-1 40 Rat Jr. is a segmented topwater bait, identical to the earlier model from last year, however it is now 4″ long and weighs 1-oz. The Rat Jr is equipped with #3 Gamakatsu treble hooks and still comes with a segmented replaceable tail. The BBZ-1 rat is available in 5 colors. MSRP for this one is going to be $25.99.
The BBZ-1 30 Rat Baby is 3.5″ long and weighs 1/2-oz. This lure is equipped with #6 Gamakatsu treble hooks and again, much like its bigger brothers, comes with a tail replacement. The BBZ-1 baby rat is available in 5 colors. MSRP for this one is going to be $21.99.
We were excited about these new lures from SPRO because the 50 size rat is a great fish catcher, but sometimes conditions do call for smaller baits, or a more subtle approach. The 30 and 40 sizes offer this to anglers. This is also exciting because it opens the possibility for anglers who perhaps don’t have rods to throw a 3-oz. rat, the original 50 size. Now any angler can get into the BBZ-1 rat game!
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Grant is the Founder of AnglingAuthority.com. While he primarily fishes for large mouth and small mouth bass, he’s passionate about sport fishing in general and an avid multispecies angler. Learning about new tactics, gear, species and conditions is all part of what makes the sport challenging and enjoyable. Grant also loves to travel, particularly to prime fishing destinations. Grant participates in regional tournaments and is a proud pro staff member of State Apparel, Power-Pole and Gambler Lures. Grant is a member of B.A.S.S, Canadian Bass Anglers Federation and Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters.More by Grant Pentiricci