Smithwick had a hand in the growing popularity of jerkbaits for bass fishing and the last couple of years they’ve been active again introducing the Perfect 10 last season and now the Elite 8 this season. The new Elite 8 is said to feature the same great characteristics that made the original Rattlin’ Rogues staples in bass fishing decades ago. But the new Elite 8 dives quicker and deeper to 8 feet while also featuring a new one knocker tungsten rattle for a deeper and different sounding jerkbait. The bait suspends but is said to get to depth a lot faster than some jerkbaits. These jerkbaits will be debuted at the Classic next week.