River2Sea's Prostaff Roll out Signature Baits
Including the Bumbershoot Umbrella Rig
||Las Vegas, NV
||Buyers & Press Only
Introduction: River2Sea had a large showing this ICAST with introductions
of new products in just about every popular bait category from wirebaits to
swimbaits. The company has leveraged the expertise of their growing prostaff and
created a new line of products that feature both innovative design and quality
craftsmanship worthy of tournament applications.
Pro Angler John Murray shows us the Bumbershoot
Bumbershoot: It was just a matter of time. Elite Series
Pro John Murray and River2Sea introduced a umbrella rig at ICAST called the
Bumbershoot. The Bumbershoot is all about flexibility, both in action and
configuration. This rig features collapsible wire arms for storage and an
integrated c-ring organizer that keeps the welded end wires organized for easy
adjustment and assembly. The Bumbershoot also features a threaded lockdown nut
that flares the pre-curved wires into fishing position when tightened and allows
them to be folded together for storage when loosened.
This rig comes loaded with blades and a single
"Rig Walker" swimbait
Each of the four external arms come pre-loaded with the same
ultralight, ultrathin blades that are utilized on the company's Bling
spinnerbait. These blades are removable thanks to our unique clevises that
allow the blades to be taken off the arms.
One of the coolest things about this bait is it
folds down for storage
The Bumbershoot is available in a single shad color and weighs
roughly one ounce (unrigged). It comes with replacement wires and a single "Rig
Walker" swimbait and will retail for $19.99 each. The Rig Walker 100 swimbaits
are also available separately and is based on the company's Bottom Walker. This
swimbait is designed for the Bumbershoot and other umbrella rigs and features a
paddetail design and minnow shaped body and comes armed with an oversized black
nickel hook. The Rig Walker 100 comes five to a pack, weighs-in at 1/2-ounce,
measures four inches and will be available in four colors; Silverside, Ice
White, Smoke Shad and Herring. Each pack will will retail for only $6.99.
Ish's Biggie square bill crankbait continues to
Monroe Series: Pro Angler Ish Monroe is a master of shallow water fishing
and his signature line of baits reflects this. Introduced earlier this year
these baits continue to gain popularity among bass anglers. One of the most
popular are the Biggie squarebill crankbaits. The Biggie is available in two
sizes and the "Bumpin" and "Creepin" rattling and silent versions.
Ish shows us his Bling spinnerbait
Biggie family is available now for $8.49 each at e-tailers like
Tackle Warehouse in 10 premium finishes hand selected by Monroe
to catch bass everywhere; they are armed with River2Sea’s exclusive Big Bite
short shank treble hooks. The larger Poppa carries size 2 hooks while Smalls
features size 4 to ensure quality hookups and more landed bass. In addition
Ish's Bling Spinnerbaits continue to gain traction and are designed for throwing
into cover and delivering exceptional vibration with blades that are both
lighter and thinner. These baits also retail for $8.49 each.
The Bully Wa gets new color additions
company's Bully Wa frog features a wide profile and keel shaped design to help
the frog walk easily. This year the company expands the line beyond the
traditional patterns with a number of new designs that help anglers further
match the hatch.
Scott Martin's Rover gets new sizes and patterns
Martin's Rover: The original Rover is a walking bait that is designed to put
the traditional walk the dog technique into overdrive. Instead of a traditional
gliding action this bait is designed to slash side by side more aggressively.
The face of this lure is designed to displace more water and add to the the
lure's unique action.
Pro Angler Scott Martin compares the 128 and 98
Scott Martin Rover features new patterns and sizes. There will be two sizes, 128
and 98 which will retail for $11.99 and $9.99 each. New patterns include the
Abalone Shad (which makes use of real abalone inserts), Bigmouth, Bone, Funky
Tiger, Glamour, Herring, Ghost Minno, Powder, Sooner, Loon (which is a bird
pattern), and You know It (which is a gold blue shad pattern). These new Rover
signature baits are in final development and are about 60 days out.
The S-Waver will soon be available in 4 more
S-Waver swimbait also got some love this ICAST with the introduction of four new
patterns, Herring, You Know It, Abalone Shad, and Yellow Perch. The secret is
out on this bait and many anglers have been using it to catch fish in even cold
weather conditions where fish seem mesmerized by the odd underwater side by side
gliding action. All in all River2Sea had another great ICAST and strengthened
their already robust product line with additional patterns and brand new baits.
With new lures like the collapsible and configurable John Murray Bumbershoot
umbrella rig, Ish and Scott Martin's new series of baits anglers have plenty of
new choices for their big bass arsenal.