Tim Horton's Bomber Switchback Shad Clicks On and Off
The Bomber Switchback Crankbait is the latest addition to the popular Fat
Free Shad line and features a unique design that features a modifiable rattle
system. This design allows anglers to modify the lure on the fly by turning the
rattle on and off. A lure that is able to be modified for changing situations?
You know we had to cut this one open.
This Bomber Fat Free Shad has a
The Bomber Fat Free Shad is one of the most well known and popular
crankbaits on the market and over the years the company has introduced a wide
array of variations including deeper divers and silent models. Pro Angler Tim
Horton worked closely with Bomber to create the Switchback Shad which is able to
convert back and forth from a rattling to silent runner.
...it features a switchable rattle
The patterns in the Switchback lineup are very recognizable and Tim hand
picked the colors which are popular for tournament fishing and also specified
sharp TX3 hooks. The Switchback Shad is available in M6, D6, M7 and D7 styles
which range in length from 2 1/2"-3" in length, weigh 1/2-3/4oz/ and address
depths from 4-18 feet.
Pro Angler Tim Horton was involved
in the lure's design
The Switchback Shad features a relatively slender
bill which is designed to help get the lure down quickly and produce a very
tight wobble. To further refine the lure's action a teardrop style pull was
chosen which helps minimize unwanted movement.
In the water the lure floats but
faces downward and ready to dive
At rest the lure floats upwards but faces
downwards, always ready to dive to the intended depth. In the lab all of the
test lures were very consistent and patterns like the Citrus Shad, which
features a shiny scale pattern, really seemed to "pop" underwater.
This is the first crankbait that I
had to read the manual prior to fishing the bait
The Switchback is the first crankbait that I had
to take the time to read the manual, which is conveniently printed on the
packaging, prior to fishing the lure. So just how does the system work? Start by
turning the bait upside down to dislodge the rattle then to disengage the rattle
tilt the bait tail down with the belly still facing up.
Time to take a closer look at the