Evolve's Topwater Baits are Extremely Realistic
Introduction: Evolve popped onto the scene earlier this season with
a number of topwater frog lures that all showcased a very high level of realism.
These frogs are among the most realistic we have seen to date and are fished
quite unlike traditional frogs which are walked side to side.
Evolve's Pulse Frog features a longer body than the
Pulse Frog: Evolve's baits look like works of art and each lure
features a waterproof hand painting process. The Original Pulse Frog's body is 2
1/2" long (4" overall) and features a solid hard plastic body with very
realistic looking 3D eyes. Behind the main body is a small silicone skirt and
twin weedless hooks.
The underbelly looks like the
bottom of a boat
The Pulse Frog's underbody looks like the bottom
of a boat and features a hydrodynamic design that allows the body to skirt and
splash on the surface when retrieved and paused. The Pulse Frog is designed to
spit water forward as it is retrieved and can even be fished with a steady
retrieve with twitches of the rod tip mixed in to create extra commotion on the
surface. The Pulse Frog is available now in four slick looking patterns and
retails for $14.99 each.
The Species Frog features a more
compact body than the Pulse Frog but looks very bit as realistic, if not even
Species Frog: The Species Frog is a shorter more stout version of the
Pulse Frog and features the same basic construction, just in a 2" body. The lure
is armed with the same weedless hooks and puts out a little less splash than the
larger profile Pulse Frog, making it a good choice for finesse applications or
when matching the hatch requires a smaller frog. The Species Frog also looks
very realistic and there are four very distinct patterns to select from
including Caramel Cream, Leopard Brown, Leopard Green, and Neon Strip. This bait
is also available now and retails for $14.99 each.
The Menace Mander is a Salamander
lure that is designed to look realistic in the water even at rest, where it sits
at a 55 degree angle
Menace Mander: I had to do a double take when I first saw the
brightly colored Menace Mander. This salamander bait features a torpedo shaped
design with a 3D texture. It is weighted in the rear so that the back half of
the bait will suspend at an angle when paused, so it looks more like a
salamander poking his head above the water level when at rest. Internal rattles
help create extra commotion and each bait comes armed with red treble hooks.
This topwater bait is designed to be fished with a side to side action and each
lure is 4" in length and weighs 1/2oz. The Menace Mander is also available now
and retails for $22.99 each.
The Vibra Grub returns...
Vibra Grub: While Evolve is quickly becoming known for their
hardbaits they are also working on soft plastics as well. The Vibra Grub looked
vaguely familiar and Derek Carr, the Owner of Evolve, told us that this bait had
been introduced in a few markets around 5 years ago and Evolve is reintroducing
it to the market in a range of new colors.
The Vibra Grub will come in a
variety of patterns and sizes to address both saltwater and freshwater
This bait looks like the cross between a worm and a leech and features a
grub-like center body surrounded with wings that undulate as it is retrieved.
Durable saltwater bodies and supple freshwater bodies will be introduced in a
range of sizes including 2, 3, and 4" sizes. The Vibra Grub will be available in
about a month and a half and each pack will retail for $5.99.
Derek Carr shows us his newest
ultra realistic Evolve Baits
Evolve's baits look very convincing, and while relatively new to the bait market
the brand is already having success with their detailed topwater baits. The
Pulse and Species Series Frogs showcase some of the most lifelike finishes we
have ever seen to date. Derek summed it up by telling us his goal this season is
to continue to introduce quality lures and make them more affordable and
accessible to anglers. Sounds like a good plan.