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Rabid Baits' Rabid Craw

Rabid Baits' Rabid Craw
A St. Lawrence Rabid Craw.

Since the late 1970s, a soft-plastic crayfish has played a critical role in the repertoire of Midwest finesse anglers.

The first one was the Guido Bug, which Dion Hibdon of Versailles, Missouri, crafted for his school’s science project in 1977. Shortly after Dion created the first one, it was modified a tad, and several members of his family began handcrafting scores of them. And the late and great Guido Hibdon, who was Dion’s father and one of the forefathers of Midwest finesse fishing, gradually introduced it to the angling world during his days as a stellar fishing guide and a spectacular bass-tournament angler.

The Hibdons discovered that it was categorically...

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