July 16, 2013
By Ned Kehde
The Blakemore Road Runner Reality Shad Buffet Rig is the Midwest finesse anglers' Alabama rig.
This tandem rig is 3 3/4-inches long. It is adorn with a 1/8-ounce and 1/16-ounce Pro.2 Road Runner heads. Its total weight is a quarter of an ounce.
Both heads are graced with prism eyes and a brass willow-leaf spinner blade. It is dressed with a shad-shaped body, which Blakemore calls the Reality Shad.
Anglers can customize it by replacing the Reality Shad bodies with a small swimbait such as a Berkley Havo Sick Fish Jr., a twister-tail grub and a boot-tail grub.
It is available in eight-color patterns: Cream Puff, Lemon Pie, Wasabi, Pickle Seeds, Sushi, Rainbow Shertbert, Banana Cream, and Nanner Puddin'.
The suggested retail price is $6.25, but if anglers shop around, they can buy it for $3.79.