By the early 1980s, bass across the country had been exposed to traditional safety-pin spinnerbaits and became more resistant to their charms, so lure manufacturers had to come up with new ways to make old reliable even better. Accordingly, the Crankbait Corporation decided to build a spinnerbait that would excel in clear water, the key element was a clear Colorado style blade that wouldn’t create the terrifying flash of bronze, chrome or nickel blades.
Never mind for the time being that the gaudy skirt and grub they chose for the ad might not be best for gin-clear water. Even with a shad-colored skirt this bait might not have worked. As KVD later showed us, it’s the flash of the blades, even in clear water, that provides a lot of a spinnerbait’s appeal. Besides, the lexan blade was so light, it hardly thumped at all. Felt more like a wet noodle coming through the water.
A few years later Berkley came out with a similar spinnerbait called the Spinvisible. It too was quickly relegated to bargain bins everywhere.