This pattern is unique amongst all the others in my catalog. This pattern was co-designed by Kevin Collins, who was the highest bidder for the Custom "Bandit" in AJ's Track-Chair auction on Michigan Sportsman's Forum. I donated the item and Kevin had the highest bid.
"Big Bad Bill" is named after Kevin's late father, who recently passed. They grew up drift fishing around the Bass Islands with weight-forward spinners and Bill's favorite color was the one shown in the picture below. In honor of his father's memory and legacy, Kevin wanted a crankbait designed to look like that bait. The "Big Bad Bill" pattern is what we came up with. With that much history and karma going for it, it's no wonder why it catches so many fish. This bait has been a top producer on many occasions. For me and my customers. Thanks Kevin for helping me create such an awesome pattern!
Update on this pattern: This has been one of my most consistent patterns since we first created it. I wasn't sure it would work, quite frankly. However, it seems to catch fish in almost any water or sky condition. I think it is because it is is a dark bait, yet has high contrast with the orange tail, and the glitter on the sides makes it effective in bright sun. It is natural enough to work in clear water. Or maybe it is just all the good karma behind it. Who knows? All I know is that it works....very well.
Note: All of my baits now include the “Slimshady” signature graphic and I ship them with hooks attached for no additional charge.