Supernatural Big Baits 12" Headlock Crankbait
All baits start out as a board of Western Red Cedar. From there they are planed, cut, slotted, drilled, traced and roughed out, shaped, routed, sanded and primed before the finishing process even begins. There are over 100 steps before the board of wood can be transformed into a Supernatural Big Bait. Each one is made by hand in a shop in St. Paul, MN. It takes a lot of time before the hooks and split rings go on to complete the lure. For example, there are a minimum of 4 coats of epoxy on each bait. This means that there are a minimum of 4 days of curing time just for the epoxy alone. Everyone wants to say it is one certain thing that gives a Supernatural Big Bait it’s unique ‘wandering’ action, but it is really the total cumulation of all of it’s unseen design details. From materials to shape to weight to the lip to the line attachment pin and even more factors, each has a part in how the lure performs. The line attachment pin is something unique. It is “free-floating” which means it can rotate 360 degrees and tilt/wobble in the hole in the lip. Not only does this add to the overall action, but it also helps center the bait so there is no tuning needed like some other crankbaits require. This pin can also be moved into one of 3 positions in the lip. The hole furthest from the body will make the bait dive the shallowest and give the bait it’s most erratic action. As you move the pin closer to the body, the bait runs deeper and the action gets tighter. There are a lot of lures that ‘walk’ in a rhythmic left-right-left-right path through the water. A Supernatural bait ‘wanders’ in a totally random path that might be left-right-right-left-right-left-left-left-right-left-right-right-etc. The biggest benefit of this is it means the bait has a built in triggering affect and monster muskies have not been able to resist!
Even though HeadLocks will run at 2.5mph, they are really made for speed. Once you crank it up into the 4.5mph to 6+mph range, they violently come to life. At slower speeds they will have a tighter ‘wiggle’ with very little ‘wander’, but at higher speeds the ‘wander’ action is dominant. I’ve caught fish on HeadLocks throughout the season, but the warmer months of summer are where they really shine. 10“ or 12“??? I always say to match your forage. If the primary forage is panfish or shad the 10“ profile is a match. If the muskies are mainly feeding on whitefish, tullibee, walleye or bass then the 12“ will fit this profile better. When in doubt, bigger is usually better!
12" body length 7.1oz.