ICAST Preview: I'll take one order of the "Big Mac"
Basstar and FLW Pro Angler
Randy McAbee prepare to introduce a new signature deep diving crankbait called
the "Big Mac" at the upcoming ICAST show. We preview this new series of deep
diving cranks which come armed with the company's own Spintech rotating hooks.
The McAbee Big Mac crankbait will
be available in one size and four patterns
About Randy McAbee: I've fished with FLW
Pro Angler Randy McAbee before and though he tossed a jig handful of times the
vast majority of casts he made were with a variety of crankbaits. Crankbaits are
Randy's strength and he turns to these baits whenever he can, even where there
is money on the line during a tournament. This devotion to the technique has
earned Randy a reputation as a "Cranking Pro" and inspired tackle including his
own signature cranking rod in the Dobyns rod series. Nor surprise then that this
season he has partnered with Basstar and is introducing his very own signature
The Big Mac features recessed 3d
Meet the "Big Mac": The new Basstar McAbee
signature series lure is called the "Big Mac." The bait was designed to be the
deepest and truest running crankbait of its size (which is similar to the size
of a Norman DD22). The Big Mac was custom designed by Randy and the team at
Basstar and makes use of the same dimpled surface we first saw on the deep
diving Dredger crankbait.
The sides of the lure feature the
same dimpled design as the Dredger crankbait
These dimples are designed much like a golf ball
and make the lure more aerodynamic for longer casts and help create less water
friction for deeper running ability.
The Big Mac features a massive lip
that is designed to dig in deep and still deflect off structure without rolling
The Big Mac also features an absolutely enormous
lip that is reinforced and specially shaped so that it can keep digging on the
bottom without rolling on its side and it will keep on digging even when
deflecting off of structure and objects. The lure's rattle weight has been added
towards the tail of the body to give more of a lipless crankbait noise in the
water with a tighter rattle.
A look at the two crawfish
patterns, the green craw is called the McAbee special
The Big Mac crank is designed to run a true 18-20
feet with 10-12 lb. test line and the bait sits in the water with the nose
pointing straight down to get the bait diving down with the very first crank.
The massive lure is reinforced
underneath for durability
The Big Mac will be available in one size (3
inches) and each lure weighs 1oz. There will be four colors available at time of
launch, the McAbee Chartreuse Blue Black, the McAbee SX Shad the McAbee
Red/Black Craw and the McAbee Special which is a semi translucent green craw.
Each lure is armed with two #2
The Big Mac also differentiates itself from other
crankbaits by utilizing the company's own Spintech treble hooks. Armed with two
#2 hooks these trebles have the ability to rotate 360 degrees to reduce leverage
making it easier to keep fish pinned on.
Notice the position of the rattle
weight in the back of the lure, this helps give the lure a tighter rattle in the
water, more like a lipless crankbait