The Black Label Balsa - Tapout Jr - Custom Balsa Crankbait is the little brother to the the popular Black Label Tapout with a slightly smaller 2 1/2" body style and a smaller coffin bill lip design. Just like the Tapout, the Black Label Balsa Tapout Jr is a tighter action, deep diving -for its size- crankbait. One thing that stands out about both is the fact that they are truly a great wintertime AND summertime bait. When you need a deeper diving tight action bait in the colder months, the Tapout Jr with its tight action is a great choice, as well as when you want to show those summer time offshore fish a different action than most of your typical harder vibrating, wider action, deep diving plugs. The combination of body design, coffin bill, and weight placement in the Tapout Jr causes the bait to excel in wood and rock. This overall design gives the Tapout Jr a very good reverse float that helps it back out of cover such as brush piles. The Tapout Jr is built with a custom cut lexan bill to offer maximum durability and deflection off of cover. The Tapout Jr is a very versatile bait and an excellent choice when fishing steeper banks, points, deeper laydowns, isolated wood cover such as brush piles or stumps and timber, as well as rock of any kind, ledges, shell beds and any other type of offshore structure. Each bait is dated and signed by Cliff, himself.
The Black Label Tapout Jr is hand crafted, painted and autographed by MLF Pro Tour Angler and Bassmaster Classic Champion Cliff Pace in his shop in Mississippi. Like all Black Label Balsa Crankbaits, the Tapout Jr is a premium Balsa Crankbait - because from the initial carving to the final clear coat, the hand-sealed, hand-painted, hand-cleared, hand-tuned Black Label Balsa Tapout Crankbait is built with a 45-step process that ensures the highest level of quality and performance. The Black Label Balsa Tapout Jr crankbait is equipped with two Mustad TG 76 black nickel trebles.
All Black Label Balsa baits are made by hand out of premium balsa wood by Bassmaster Classic Champion Cliff Pace. Since this bait is custom built and painted by hand, there could be minor differences between one bait and another of the same type and color. So, there could be slight color variations from the bait pictured and the bait you receive.