Smithwick Suspending Rattlin Rogue

By: Smithwick
Regular price $6.99


The Smithwick Rogue is the original suspending jerkbait.  Each Smithwick Suspending Rattlin Rogue is carefully designed and engineered to run true and suspend perfectly right out of the package.  No more drilling and weighting needed. 


The Suspending Rattlin Rogue is a shallow diving, suspending jerkbait.  This bait features a wide, slow roll when jerked.  The recommended gear is a 7’0 Medium Power Baitcasting or Spinning Rod with 8 to 12lb test line.  To get the best action from this bait, use short, snappy jerks of your rod tip.  Also vary the length and speed of your jerks, pausing to let the Rogue suspend momentarily, this is the stop-and-suspend action that fish can’t resist. A slow rolling retrieve is also very effective - making your Rogue “wallow” along or just below the surface with a slow retrieve.

  • Reel:  6.2:1 Baitcasting Reel
  • Rod:  7’  Medium rod with fast action
  • Line:  10-12lb fluorocarbon

This bait has a very unique action when compared to traditional jerkbaits on the market currently.  The Smithwick Rattlin Rogue is known for its slow, wide rolling action and ability to hang in the strike zone.  This is particularly effective when you know areas where fish are living, but the bite is tough and the fish won’t commit.  Being able to hang this bait in the strike zone is key, and this bait does that better than most.  Another unique thing about this bait is the size.  It has a much larger overall body profile which helps attract bigger fish and trigger bites from bass that are feeding on larger forage.