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Coming Soon! BLUEGILL


Single Jointed Wakebait
1.3 oz Wooden Body
5.5 inch
Single Treble Hook

Bluegill

Brian Schmidt Baits LLC

Matte Rat

Whether it’s a pitch-black moonless night or a blue bird day, the Matte Rat will ring the dinner bell with its lifelike S-shape waking action. Purposefully placed Tungsten ballast weights ensure both long, effortless casting and accurate waking. In addition to stainless hardware used, a center-pin tail connection offers a solid, durable anchor for any soft plastic worm to be used or replaced. All Matte Rats are hand-shaped, hardened and sealed to ensure durability, while each is individually hand-painted making every one unique in appearance. The Matte Rat gets its name from the highest quality matte finish Epoxy that is used to protect the piece from extremely sharp 1/0 EWG hooks and ensure long-term use. Weighing in at 1.3 ounces, the Matte Rat doesn’t require a heavy swimbait specific rod, giving even an entry level swimbait enthusiast the confidence and opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime.

 

What We Do

Single-jointed Surface Wake Bait

1.3 ounce 4.5” body
11” overall length
Center-pin tail connection
Highest quality, durable Matte Finish
Tungsten ballast weights
Stainless Steel hardware
Intentionally positioned custom made Poly-Carbonate lip
Individually hand sealed, shaped and painted

HANDMADE IN USA

Black 1/0 EWG Short Shank Hooks (Black Matte Rat features an Anodized Red front hook)
Available Colors: Flat Black, Mottled Grey, Mottled Brown, Lab Rat White, Tracer Skunk (glow in the dark skunk line)
(Custom colors available upon Request)
Pre-tested and tuned

Purchase

Testimonials

Schmidterbait

Black
* 06 TMC 8089, 3/0 Magnum Spinnerbait with willow blade or Colorado blade
Sexy shad
* 06 TMC 8089, 3/0 Magnum Spinnerbait with willow blade or Colorado blade
White
* 06 TMC 8089, 3/0 Magnum Spinnerbait with willow blade or Colorado blade
Chartreuse/White
* 06 TMC 8089, 3/0 Magnum Spinnerbait with willow blade or Colorado blade
Black/Rust/Olive
* 06 TMC 8089, 3/0 Magnum Spinnerbait with willow blade or Colorado blade
(Custom colors and arm configurations available upon request)
The Schmidterbait is a traditional style Spinnerbait featuring a single or double blade option. Designed to be as light as possible for the average fly rod, (suitable for Finesse fishing as well) while tracking correctly at any speed and accurately dropping on the pause. The stainless frame was designed by Brian and is manufactured by The Worth Company, along with all the hardware. Marabou and UV synthetics add movement through the body and surround the wide-gap hook, either size allowing for a trailer hook to be added. Magnum size uses tungsten weight in the cone-head.
Weight: 06= 3grams 3/0= 7grams

Schmidterbait 3/0

Black
3/0 Magnum Spinnerbait with willow blade or Colorado blade
Sexy shad
3/0 Magnum Spinnerbait with willow blade or Colorado blade
White
3/0 Magnum Spinnerbait with willow blade or Colorado blade
Chartreuse/White
3/0 Magnum Spinnerbait with willow blade or Colorado blade
Black/Rust/Olive
3/0 Magnum Spinnerbait with willow blade or Colorado blade
(Custom colors and arm configurations available upon request)
Weight: 3/0= 7grams
"You won’t want to miss out on fishing this fly with a fly rod. You’ll simply catch a bunch of fish. Strip quick to get the blades moving to attract predators or let it drop to create a flutter effect.  Flat out fish catching machine!"
— The Fly Fishers Fly Shop

Schmidterbug

(Custom colors available upon request)

The Schmidterbug was designed to be a fly rod version of the classic top water lure, the Jitterbug. The hand-shaped foam head is weighted, built around, and designed to hold the wide gap Tiemco 8089 inverted, completing the weedless design. The marabou body and ostrich tail flow freely at pause and gives a large profile when being retrieved. An Epoxy hardened foam face allows for easy walk the dog action and the proper sound and wobble expected in and around cover. Recommend rod weight: 6 or larger Recommended line: floating with nylon leader.
"Brian Schmidt's Schmidterbug is an awesome top water bass fly.  This fly pattern is the fly rod version of the classic and super effective Jitterbug lure.  The slow, alluring wobble of the head really makes the legs and marabou tail swim - ideal for attracting largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and pike.  The hook on the Schmidterbug rides up, fantastic for fishing in and around weeds.  One tip with the Schmidterbug is, you need to strip it very slowly. If you strip the fly to fast it will not swim properly.  Super cool bass fly!"
-The Fly Fishers Fly Shop

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