TackleTour Autopsy: It is Easy
to Walk the Dog with a Bowstick
Introduction: Walking the dog is a popular technique that can be a
very effective when properly employed, but for many anglers walking the dog with
the right fish enticing cadence can be a challenge. Jackall makes it easier by
including design elements within their "Bowstick" that makes it possible for
both W.T.D. newbies and veterans those just getting started with this technique
to enjoy some heart pounding topwater success.
Time to take a closer look at the
uniquely designed Jackall Bowstick topwater bait
We take a closer look at the design of this bait in our latest TT Autopsy
installment to see how the Jackall Bowstick 130 stands apart from traditional
plastic hollow bodied topwater baits. At first glance the Bowstick features a
familiar cigar shaped profile to all those other options and is 5.2 inches in
length and weighs in at 1oz.
The Bowstick weighs in at 1oz. yet
casts like a bullet
The Bowstick is designed with a rattle that seems
click back and forth when the bait is moved from side to side. While this system
creates a loud overall sound it isn't as high pitched as some competing baits.
The bait also features a very detailed finish all the way down to the paint
patterns, which is exactly what we have come to expect from Jackall.
The bait has a rattle system that
emits a combination of pitches
The most noticeable physical difference between
the Bowstick and the competition is a hollow gill tunnel positioned right behind
the bait's 3D gills. This tunnel extends through the entire bait and when put in
the water actually sits above the surface line, so just what does this
The Bowstick sits at a downward
angle which is key to lure's design
First things first, the fact that the bait sits
tail downwards is important, and a very intentional design element. By sitting
lower in the water the rear section creates additional drag, helping angle the
bait into the proper walk the dog motion with each twitch of the rod.
Time to go under the knife...or
to break down the Bowstick...