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Autopsy: Meshing with Savage Gear's 3D Line Thru Trout
Mads Grosell, the lead designer at Savage Gear, took an actual trout and 3D scanned it to create the new Line Thru Trout’s profile, but like so many of the company’s baits there is more to this bait than what anglers, and fish, see on the outside.
The DUO Spinbait 80 and the Art of Spybaiting
Every once in a while a new fishing technique comes around that changes the very way people fish, just think about techniques like drop shotting or shakey head for example. This season a technique known as Spybaiting has gained attention here in the U.S. and leading the charge is a company from Japan called DUO Realis.
TackleTour Autopsy: It is Easy to Walk the Dog with a Bowstick
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.
TackleTour Autopsy: Scary Cute... Live Target's Field Mouse
This Halloween the one "monster" that we are absolutely looking to catch up with are of  the green scaled variety that lurk under the water's surface. These "largemouth" monsters are known to be voracious feeders, even preying on unsuspecting birds and rodents that happen to go swimming at the wrong time.

TackleTour Autopsy: Gutting the Gizzard, Live Target’s Lipless Rattlebait
In a short few seasons Live Target has built a well deserved reputation for introducing some of the most realistic hard and softbaits on the market. We take a look an inside the company’s popular Gizzard Shad lipless crankbait to see just what makes this bait rattle.

Tim Horton's Bomber Switchback Shad Clicks On and Off
The Bomber Switchback Crankbait is the latest addition to the popular Fat Free Shad line and features a unique design that features a modifiable rattle system. A lure that is able to be modified for changing situations? You know we had to cut this one open.
TackleTour Autopsy: Cracking Open the Rapala Clackin Crank
By the end of the day the lab was filled with the fumes from burning plastic and discarded hardware from sacrificed lures littered the workbench. Suffice to say it was a tackle massacre. The first victim to go under the knife was a lure that we wanted to take a closer look at since it was very first introduced, the Rapala Clackin' Crank.

 

TackleTour Autopsy: Tired of Frogs and Rats? Flip-In the Bird
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, what should I cut open today? It is only appropriate that this Halloween we take a closer look at a raven, ok so not really a raven but a bird nonetheless. This exciting new lure has garnered a lot of interest from topwater anglers that would like to flip-in the bird at some aggressive largemouth.
TackleTour Autopsy: Cutting up the Koppers Live Target Walking Frog
Since we started the Autopsy series we have received countless requests from readers asking for a look inside their favorite bait. The most requested type of lure is not a crankbait or a ripbait but rather topwater baits. The Live Target Walking Frog is the third frog to go under the knife at the lab. 
TackleTour Autopsy: The R2S Dahlberg Diver Frog is Solid
As you can see from our review the River2Sea Larry Dahlberg Diver Frog is quite unlike any other frog that we have ever tested, but does this frog really qualify as a “hollow bodied” frog at all? While the frog is categorized as such by e-tailers the lure features a unique design that is just as distinctive as the lure itself.

TackleTour Autopsy: Don’t Mess with the Ima Big Stik
The Big Stik was created by IMA and Pro Angler Randy Pringle to draw big strikes from big fish and is not limited to use for just largemouth bass. This lure is designed to attract just about anything that swims that is large and aggressive enough to take on this noisy side to side moving oversized pencil bait.

TackleTour Autopsy : Megabass Vision X-110 - Seriously?
During the 2010 Holiday Season, Megabass Japan released yet another new version of their popular Vision X-110 jerkbait, the Vision X-110 Magnum. It is said to be a beefier, version of the original and based on the floating model introduced a couple of years ago. One has to wonder if this same bait or another variation thereof will make it Stateside or not.
TackleTour Autopsy: One tough crank, a look inside the SPRO Little John DD
The original SPRO Little John crankbaits have become popular shallow running cranks and building on the success of the original are the new larger and deeper diving Little John DD (Deep Diver) cranks which are designed to target fish holding at 20 foot depths! We take a look at this new larger Little John in our latest autopsy.
TackleTour Autopsy: Dissection of Snag Proof's Bobby's Perfect Frog
You asked for it, a frog autopsy, and we kick things off with one of the most popular walking frogs on the market, the Snag Proof Bobby's Perfect Frog. Somewhat reminiscent of a high school frog dissection we head to lab with blade in hand.
TackleTour Autopsy: Diving into KVD's Strike King 6XD Crankbait
On the operating table is Strike king's hot 6XD crankbait which was designed with the help of KVD and employed on his 2nd place finish at the 2009 BASS Elite Series event at Kentucky Lake. Let's take a closer look at this deep diver.
TackleTour Autopsy: Making Hudd Fillets
widely used by both big bass hunters and professional anglers, and with good reason… this bait is arguably not only the most realistic but has accounted for some of the biggest trophy bass catches out there. You asked for it, in the latest installment of the TT Autopsy we prepare to fillet a Hudd to see just what makes this big bait so deadly.

TackleTour Autopsy: Lucky Craft Pointer Minnow 100
TackleTour Autopsy? You read it right, its time to cut up some tackle and take a look inside to see just what these products are made of. We kick things off with on of the most popular ripbaits on the market, the venerable Lucky Craft Pointer Minnow 100.  

 

 
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