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SPRO professional, Bill Siemantel with his ICAST award and the winning BBZ-1 Rat.

US Hall of Famer and renowned lure creator, Bill Siemantel, bought a live rat to study the unique movement of its tail before he designed an ICAST award winner.

The SPRO sport professional – and lure designer for more than 35 years – picked up the Best Hard Lure prize at last week’s show in Orlando for the BBZ-1 Rat.

Siemantel told Angling International: “There are not a lot of rat baits that swim well or have a good hook-up rate. The pressure was on me to come up with something cutting edge – and I believe I have done so.”

The judges at ICAST obviously agreed. Watch the video…

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