What the "Fruck" is That? Savage Gear's New Topwater Bat and "Fruck" 3D Baits
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Introduction: Savage Gear continues to defy convention creating baits
that cause anglers to take pause, scratch their heads, and open their wallets
because they are just that cool. Topwater fanatics want to catch fish on lures
like the 3D Rat and Suicide Duck, and this year Mads and Mike from Team Savage
kicked it up to level 10 with the introduction of baits like the 3D Bat and
3D Hollow Body Fruck. Yes, I had to triple spell check this article.
The wild looking 3D Bat is a crawling topwater
Bat out of a Scanner: A bat, seriously a bat? Why not, bass and other
predatory fish pretty much hit everything that falls in the water and if they
will eat a rat why wouldn't they eat a bat? Especially one that moves like this
The wings allow the bait to crawl over the 3D Bat
to crawl on the surface during straight retrieve
many other Savage Gear baits Mads took a real bat and 3D scanned it to create
this hardbody lure. The bait features stainless steel wings on the larger 5"
version and aluminum ones on the 4" version to create a crawling topwater lure.
In the test tank a straight retrieve created a frantic noisy action with a built
in rattle system that is designed to call in predators from a long distance. I
know it worked on anglers and buyers as it called them in from the aisles to
check out this innovative, and just a little bit crazy (in a cool way) topwater
At rest the 3D bat floats
The 3D Bat
is available in three colors, Black, Grey and Brown for $19.99 and $24.99. All
come with a dressed rear hook and the bait looks insane in the water when worked
at just about any speed. The smaller bait weighs 1oz. while the 5" lure weighs
2oz. so a swimbait rod would be a good call. How did attendees at the show
respond to the bat? Let's just say that Savage Gear better build a larger trophy
case because they won Best of Show in the hardbait category once again!
The Fruck is a hollow body hybrid of a frog and a
the Fruck? Yes, that is what anglers were saying when they saw the new cross
between a hollow body frog and a duck. I'm starting to wonder what this scanner
looks like at Savage, and what stories it could tell. The Fruck was created with
a 3D scan of a real duckling and features a soft collapsible body, much like a
Long appendages swing side to side as the bait is
where the "conventional" ends however as the bait then has two flailing legs
that kick widely back and forth as the bait is worked. Small twitches on the rod
tip are enough to get the Fruck to walk enticingly on the surface.
There are many different duck and frog patterns
to choose from
be two sizes of the Fruck coming later this season, a 3" and 4" bait weighing
3/4oz. and 1 1/2oz. respectively. The baits will cost $9.99 and $11.99 each and
are available in a wide array of frog and duck patterns including black bird, a
green color called "Fruck", mallard, a white pattern called "ugly duckling,"
wood duck, and yellow chick.
Mike from Savage Gear holds up the new Award
Winning 3D Bat and the cleverly named "Fruck"
at Savage is clearly having a lot of fun with the creation of their ever growing
lineup of new baits, and that excitement is clearly translating into their baits
which are designed to be not only effective but very fun to fish as well. Some
anglers will be thinking "what the fruck is that" while others will be thinking
"fruck yeah!" How about you?