New Threadfin Shad Swimbait, Jerkbait Lead Way for SPRO’s Strong New Product Line-Up

Offerings for 2008 ICAST Continue Tradition of Innovation & Superb Quality

Las Vegas, NV (July 16, 2008) – Building on its reputation for teaming with professional anglers to design and produce innovative new baits, SPRO Corporation is proud to announce a strong new product line-up. The new additions include products designed by fishing professionals such as Dean Rojas, Mike McClelland, John Crews, and Bill Siemantel.

“SPRO is known for working hand-in-hand with professional anglers at the top of their craft to create innovative lures, and that’s just what we’ve done with these new products,” said Syd Rives, Sales Manager for SPRO. “As a brand, our goal is to live at the cutting edge of fishing technology, and we’re confident we’ve done that with our 2009 line-up.”

SPRO’s new product line includes:

BBZ-1 Shad From the makers of the legendary BBZ-1 swimbait comes the next generation of premium swimbaits – the SPRO BBZ-1 Shad. The four-section bait design gives it incredibly life-like action in the water. With its realistic scale pattern and hauntingly real eyes, it swims and swerves like no other swimbait on the market. And a premium finish assures color quality and sharpness that fish just can’t resist. Throw it for bass or just about anything else that swims. Equipped with 2x-Strong Gamakatsu Treble Hooks.

McStick BassMaster Elite Series Angler and stickbait guru Mike McClelland teamed with SPRO to design the world’s most innovative stickbait. With a tight, irresistible little wiggle, the SPRO McStick is all action. SPRO engineers designed the McStick to swim nose down, creating more head strikes and better hook-sets. Available in a variety of sizes and colors.

Bronzeye Popper (Weight 1/2 oz., Size 60mm) The Dean Rojas Signature Series Bronzeye Popper Frog was designed to attract bass out of the thickest cover with its loud popping sound. At ½ oz. and 60 mm, the Bronzeye Popper comes with specially designed 3/0 Gamakatsu Hooks that fit the bait perfectly for solid hook ups. The new Bronzeye Popper comes in 7 proven fish-catching colors (Green Tree, Leopard, Midnight Walker, Natural Green, Natural Red, Rainforest Black, and Tropical White).

Little John MD (Deep Running) When fans of the Little John clamored for a deeper-running model of the hot new crankbait, SPRO delivered. Originally designed by angler John Crews to run at depths of 3 to 5 feet, the new deeper Little John sinks to 9 feet on 10 lb. monofilament line to get down to those fish hanging on ledges where predators like to feed.

This newer Little John is ½ oz. and 53 mm, and has a silent weight transfer system makes for incredibly long casting, even in windy conditions. Available in 9 realistic colors (Chartreuse, Chartreuse Black Back, Clear Chartreuse, Cell Mate, Citrus Shad, Old Fire Tiger, Old Glory, Rootbeer Chartreuse, Spring Craw, and Spooky Shad).

New Bronzeye Frog Colors Don’t be afraid to fish the frog, especially with new five new colors to try! The classic Bronzeye65 has become the standard for frog fishing with highly realistic action and eye-popping colors for a variety of cover. SPRO’s line-up for 2008 includes five new Bronzeye Frog colors: Navy Seal, Harbor Seal, Camo, The Killer, and Baby Duck.

Based in Kennesaw, Georgia, SPRO Corp. distributes products to all of North America and Gamakatsu hooks east of the Mississippi. SPRO is the market leader in premium hooks, premium bucktail jigs and (Power) swivels.