Strike King KVD Square Bill Crankbait 1.5


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The Strike King KVD Crankbaits are designed to the specifications of BassMaster’s Classic Champ Kevin VanDam. They are perfect for shallow water power fishing. The square bill design and action are perfect for maximum deflection off cover to entice strikes. Designed with no internal rattles for a silent approach, the KVD Crankbaits will constantly “wander” with great action while still running true. Strike King KVD Crankbaits  include Premium components, black nickel hooks, ultra-realistic paint jobs and unreal action.- See more at:

Strike King KVD Crankbaits are the perfect bait for throwing shallow cranks for big fish.

Dives 3-5′

About Strike King

An ad the 1964 “Don Fuelsch Southern Angler and Hunters Guide” shows “The new original ‘Strike King’ bass lure” by McEwen Tackle Co. It was a single spin spinnerbait. Bill McEwen was a taxidermist in Memphis, TN and made these lures on the side out of his garage.

In the spring of 1966 Charles Spence purchased Bill McEwen’s lure business which consisted of; a lead melting pot, some safety pins, a few bags of skirts and some molds. He refers to it as Strike King Lure Company.

Ray Scott holds his first bass tournament on Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas. Bill Dance, Charles Spence and Ray Murski compete in it. Notably Bill got 2nd and Ray got 4th! They all become friends and form business relationships.

1968: (estimated)
Ray Murski calls on a man named Sam Walton who has a chain of 4 stores in northwest Arkansas.

Bill Dance became the most successful tournament angler in the early years of the sport and then became a nationally known television personality. Charles Spence built up Strike King Lure Company as a lure manufacturing entity near the Memphis airport on Sanderwood Street. Ray Murski’s sales rep group grew and represented many outdoor products. So Charles built the product, Ray sold it and Bill promoted it for many years!

Strike King was incorporated.

Moved locations to Collierville, TN.

Sale of Company – Charles entertained selling the business to a competitor in 1994/1995 but then turned to his ‘ole buddy Ray Murski. Mr. Murski’s sales organization had been representing Strike King from almost the beginning and can be credited with much of its success. The deal was signed in July 1995 but not completed until November 1995. The Company produced 502 SKUs.

Weight 0.35 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 1 in

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