Norman Lures has long been one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of hardbaits since the early 70s. It is with out argument that the Deep Little N and DD22 are probably two of the best crankbaits ever designed – even considering today’s super-computer designed Japanese cranks. They also had one of the best spinnerbaits ever, the Norman Red Man Spinnerbait designed with Jimmy Houston, along with the first triple-bladed buzzbait.
Then in the late 70s Norman decided they wanted some of the market share within the soft plastics industry. In 1979 they introduced the Snatrix, a plastic snake-like worm in which Hank Parker credited part of his ’79 Classic win to. Soon after tackle stores couldn’t keep them stocked and Norman Lures was probably running double shifts to keep up with demand.
It couldn’t have been more than two or three years later that Norman discontinued the Snatrix and went back to what they do best, make crankbaits. Unfortunately, around the same time they discontinued the Red Man Spinnerbait too. If they’d just decided not to make the Snatrix maybe my beloved double-cupped blade would still be available.
So, did any of you ever catch a fish on the Snatix?