Its Back With A Vengeance: Assassinator Pro II Clacker Spinnerbait
Throughout an anglers career more often than not that angler will develop a relationship with a certain bait or style of bait. During my career I thought I was avoiding this phenomenon but the more I think about it now the more I realize I too have a confidence bait, despite my attempts to avoid it. This lure got to me simply because it is unique and has produced better for me than the traditionalist baits. This bait is known as the Assassinator Pro II Clacker Spinnerbait.
This particular spinnerbait is unlike any other that I have used; Assassinator’s clacker spinnerbait uses a very unique patented arm to make the two willow blades “clack” together. The action and sound of this is something that the fish have yet to experience and it drives them crazy, crazy enough to where they flat out attack this bait. Perhaps the craziest thing about this bait is that I do not recommend using a trailer hook simply because I have yet to get a fish that hasn’t choked the Clacker. Not only do the fish choke it but usually when that happens with a spinnerbait the fish is always a lunker, while for some reason big fish do love this bait even the smaller fish will attempt to devour your spinnerbait. While I can sit here all day and tell you why I love this bait it is better that I explain the history and hardware of the Assassinator Pro II Clacker.
Back in 2004 a well-known company by the name of Persuader made and patented an arm design on a spinnerbait that would make anglers raise an eyebrow in interest. Even then this bait was dubbed “Pro Assassinator Clacker.” There was one major flaw that plagued the Clacker, the price point. With a price of $8.99 many anglers found it difficult to try something new. For years companies bought and sold this patent without realizing this problem, that is, until now. When Assassinator Baits acquired the patent they finally solved the problem by listening to fellow anglers and taking their thoughts into consideration. In 2010 Assassinator dropped the price down to a price point under $6.00, putting it easily in the reach of any angler’s budget.
The new $5.79 price point is something that simply astonishes me, it proves that you don’t have to spend big money on a bait to get something new, unique, and of high quality. Like with their other products the Clacker uses premium Sampo ball bearing swivels to ensure that the blades spin with ease to move as much water as possible while creating a ton of flash. Those swivels would be in-vane though if the blades weren’t up to snuff. The blades are offered in 24-carat gold, copper, nickel-plated, or lacquered polished brass to create as much flash as a one million candle spot light. The cool thing about the clacker spinnerbaits is that if you were to pick up one of my baits and felt the blades it would feel as though the blades have been hammered. While you would think that this would tear through blades you don’t need to worry about that with the Assassinator blades, they are made to withstand this kind of abuse.
You may now be thinking “Sure, the blades are strong, but what about the frame”, well, the frame is made of durable 0.040″ stainless steel. This enables you to tune the bait if desired or leave it be, even after hooking up on a 5+ pound largemouth. Moving down the frame you get to the beautiful narrow holographic shad head that features 3D eyes and an insanely hard paint. This bait is meant to be abused, just as any bait should be. Moving past the head we get to the insanely high quality bioflex skirt that utilizes silicone strands designed by professional anglers, guides, and your average joe. The last major feature is the use of a Mustad UltraPoint hook. Its common knowledge that the UltraPoint hooks are some of the best on the market and no matter what kind of abuse you put them through that hook will stay needle sharp.
Overall the value of the Assassinator Pro II Clacker is one that should not be overlooked; they offer extremely high quality and a low price that even the giants can’t contend with. You may think we are blowing smoke but there is a reason why this bait has always been hush-hush, nobody wants this secret out, that’s what we are here for. Get yours today!
about the author
Bad Poncho Outdoors was started in October of 2010 by Robert Taylor III and his father. Both avid sportsman, the duo writes about their experiences and opinions of products and how they use them.