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Bassmaster's 2006 Tackle Guide:
Lures: Hard baits and soft plastics

Updated: November 30, 2005, 10:21 AM ET
By Steve Price | BASSMASTER Magazine, December 2005
Every year the lure selection at the ICAST tackle trade show gets larger, and this year was certainly no exception. While there were many modifications of existing lures in evidence, there were also a lot of new ones, as well.

Somewhat surprising, perhaps, was that this year's "hot" bait was a frog. Many companies offered their own version of Zoom's Horny Toad, while others worked on new hollow-body models. Spro's hollow frog, designed by BASS pro Dean Rojas, won the Best of Show award in the soft plastics category.

Swimbaits also are becoming more widespread, and this year a number of truly remarkable lures were introduced, particularly from Castaic.

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