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Strike King Tour Grade Spinnerbait

In 1964, a small-town angler with a creative spirit began building a revolutionary new lure out of his garage in Memphis, Tenn.  He used handmade skirts and safety pins to fashion what he called the “New Original Strike King Bass Lure,” with a single, spinning blade.  The old catalog pictures of this wire-framed piece of fishing history are reminiscent of a lure that is in virtually every tackle box in the country today.  But 55 years ago, it was not called a spinnerbait.  It was simply called the Strike King.

In 2020, Strike King introduced the reengineered Tour Grade spinnerbait with 3/8 and 1/2-ounce double willow models, for 2022, the Strike King Tour Grade Spinnerbait gets new sizes and blade combinations.  Tour Grade Spinnerbaits are offered in four innovative blade designs, a multitude of sizes, and 13 colors.

The additions are a 5/16-ounce size with Colorado / Turtleback blades, a 3/8-ounce Colorado / Willowleaf combination, a compact frame, hidden weight 1/2-ounce model with double willowleaf blades and a 3/4-ounce double willowleaf model.

The light wire frame of the Tour Grade Spinnerbait provides maximum vibration for the lure.  The new head design with hand-tied skirts imparts action and provides durability.