BassWestUSA - January/February, 2011, Page 65

The Megabass Vision 110 (top) and Silent Riser (bottom) share the same outward appearance. Internally, the 110 has a moving balance system and light rattles whereas the Silent Riser has xed balance weights and no rattles. The Silent Riser is the result, right out of the box, of a tricky modi cation that was being made by Megabass pro-staffers. “The Megabass Silent Riser is the ultimate jerkbait for clear water and heavy shing pressure situations. After a cold front rolls through and sh start to shy away from traditional jerkbaits, the Silent Riser’s stealthy presence will continue to draw strikes,” says pro Randy Blaukat.

jerkbait” to excite surface crashing bass. This technique is not for the inexperienced or faint of heart and takes patience. Murphy recommends using a propane torch that can be placed di- rectly on the ground so you can use two hands to modify your jerkbait. He carefully heats the underside of the base of the lip for a few seconds, and then “hits it” to slowly move the lip back. He’ll do this multiple times and never forces it. He suggests taking practice runs with an old crankbait rst before attempting this on high- priced jerkbaits. Done properly, the results are somewhat remindful of a Scrounger jighead look and action - on a jerkbait. BW

January/February 2011