Missile Baits Launches the 48, Ike’s Flip Out, and new colors


Missile Baits Launches the 48, Ike’s Flip Out, and new colors

Salem, Va. – July 11, 2017 – Missile Baits is fully launching their new stick worm, the 48. The versatile bait is 4.8” long with a denser material than normal Missile plastics. The 48 produces a fantastic shimmy on horizontal fall and is more durable than other similar products. The 48 will come in 10 colors including Super Bug, Fisholicious, Junebug, and Bubble Gum. The 48 is available now.

John Crews, company owner and pro angler, said, “The 48 is another Missile plastic born out of necessity. I wanted a dense stick worm that I could rig in more ways and was more durable. For example, the 48 can be rigged on a regular hook on the smaller end and put a 1/32 ounce weight in the big end to make the bait glide backwards and shimmy at the same time. No other bait does that.”

Missile is releasing the Ike’s Flip Out jig to the Missile Jigs line up. The Flip Out is a full sized, flip jig that is based on the frame of the Mini Flip but utilizes a custom 5/0 heavy duty VMC hook. The Flip Out will come in 3/8, 1/2, and 3/4 ounce sizes. All sizes will be available in 8 colors with some of Missile Jigs most popular colors plus Brewgill, Super Bug, and Dill Pickle. The Flip Out should be in stores in mid August.

Elite bass pro, Mike Iaconelli, expressed, “The Flip Out is the full sized version of the super popular Mini Flip but with a hammer 5/0 VMC hook. You can flip this thing in the thickest cover and rip them out! The jig goes in and out of cover great, skips well, and jacks them on the hook set. The Flip Out is my new all around flip jig!”

New colors in the D Bomb, Baby D Bomb, Craw Father, and Baby D Stroyer are also being released. The D Bomb is coming out in Straight Black and Pink Belly, which is a triple laminate with green pumpkin purple flake on top, clear pink on the bottom, and a blue pearl vein in the middle. The Baby D Bomb will have the popular El Diablo color added. The Craw Father will also add El Diablo and the new Wicked Craw. The Baby D Stroyer will now come in Junebug.

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MISSILE BAITS is a small company dedicated to creating SERIOUS soft plastic baits to help anglers catch more fish. The designs are straight off the top-level professional bass tour. Based in Salem, Virginia, MISSILE BAITS works relentlessly to make the best baits, show their customers how to use them, and stay on the cutting edge of bass fishing. Founded in January 2012, new products and videos will continue to be launched. Log onto www.MISSILEBAITS.com for videos, tips, forums, and more.

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Pros Gearing for Autism Angler of the April Contest


Pros Gearing for Autism Angler of the April Contest

Salem, Va. – March 30, 2017 –Autism Awareness has a new twist for a group of professional anglers in 2017. The new campaign on the BASS Elite Series this year will build on last year’s pounds for a pledge donation. Since April is Autism Awareness month, Elite anglers that want to participate are going to be in the running for an Autism Angler of April award and will be judged in 2 ways. The anglers will be ranked by weight in the two B.A.S.S. Elite Series in April and by how much money they raise or have risen during April, in their name, for Autism. All Elite anglers are also going to be given an Autism Awareness wristband to be able to show their support for the cause.

“Each year, we have tried to build on our Autism campaign in April which is Autism Awareness Month,” John Crews explains. “This year, we are adding on our pounds pledge for donating to an Autism charity by adding the Autism Angler of April award. I think it will get more anglers involved, talking about it, posting about it, raising more money, and getting the word out even more!”

The prize for the winning angler will be a one of a kind Autism trophy donated by MTM Recognition. All the anglers are going to be encouraged to join in to create awareness for Autism and help raise money for various Autism charities and services. Either anglers can raise money and donate themselves or have their fans donate to an Autism charity in their name in order to count towards their total. Each angler will keep up with the amount of money raised and submit at the end of the month.

John Crews is again planning on donating two dollars per pound of bass he catches during the month of April to two charities. He is donating to the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center near his home in Virginia and to Autism Speaks, a national Autism charity. The Elite Series has stops on Toledo Bend and Ross Barnett during the month of April so weights can accumulate quickly.

Eli Delany, Autism activist and avid bass angler, started and runs My Little Buddy’s Boat, an Autism charity. Eli is one of the main people that have pushed the Autism flag into the forefront of bass fishing as with his Fishin’ With a Mission decal program. Many Elite pros have put one of those decals on their boat for years.

Remember that April 2 is World Autism Awareness day and April is Autism awareness month. The winner of the Autism Angler of April award will be crowned at the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest on Sam Rayburn in May. Be sure to tune into each angler on social media and at the weigh ins to see where and how much they are raising and catching.

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Contact: John Crews john@missilebaits.com

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