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The Tuscaroran Rude Frog rights itself


Date: 8/15/10
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: Tuscaroran lures
Reviewer: Team TackleTour

Introduction: Tuscaroran lures has built up a following among pro anglers and most famous of which is the Rude Frog. This year the company introduces a few other new plastics that are designed to be fished a variety of ways.


The Rude Frog is a plastic frog that is able to right itself even when at rest


For those anglers that have not heard of Tuscaroran lures the company is named in tribute to the ancestors of one of the owners, the Tuscaroran Native American Tribe.


A hook slot is provided on top of the lure


Rude Frog: The Rude Frog is a plastic bodied frog that can be fished weedless in all types of vegetation. It is designed to swim the right side up and not roll over even when at rest. The frog is available in ten life like colors that make the frog look more like a hollow bodied frog than a soft plastic. All anglers need to do is rig it with a 5/0 hook and the Rude Frog is ready to wake up big fish. A three pack retails for $8.99.


Designed for topwater work the Cherokee Ripper can be buzzed or jerked


Cherokee Ripper: The Cherokee Ripper is a fluke like lure that is designed to be fished on top, but can also be rigged with extra weight to target fish deeper down as well. Under the surface this lure is designed to exhibit a swimbait action to attract suspended fish. Because of itís smaller profile, the Cherokee Ripper is designed to be effective when targeting sluggish fish or in bad weather.  Buzz it, Swim it, Jerk it, Jig it, Texas rig it, Carolina rig it or Drop shot it. It comes in 15 colors and retails for $7.99 for an 8 pack

The Tomahawk can be fished on top or as a traditional subsurface swimbait


Tomahawk: The Tomahawk swimbait is designed to be a very versatile lure that can be worked as a buzz bait on top or under the surface as a more traditional swimbait. In many ways the Tomahawk looks like a more full bodied version of the Cherokee Ripper. A 4 pack retails for $7.99 and there are 15 colors available. 


The Thunder Stix is not your ordinary worm...


Thunder Stix: For those anglers that have the confidence to fish massive baits the company also produces hand poured Thunder Stix worms. These fully round trick worms are absolutely huge and come in either 10" or 16" sizes.


...and comes in 10" and 16" sizes


They are so big that they come a single worm per tube and retail for $4.25 each. These worms are available in a huge variety of custom colors and are special ordered direct from the manufacturer.


The team at Tuscaroran shows us the great colors the Rude Frog comes in


Conclusion: The latest lures from Tuscaroran all look like they are ready for primetime. The lures share a great attention to detail and the company's roots in hand pours is evident throughout the line. The Rude Frog may be the company's best known lure but the new offerings including the new fluke/swimbait style Cherokee Ripper and Tomahawk should expose the company to many new anglers including those on the West Coast.











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