Perhaps you've heard the old saying, "The squeaky wheel gets oiled first." This saying typically gets thrown around when you need something done related to customer service. Some anglers claim a squeaky buzzbait works the same way with bass. I don't know if I can prove that a squeaky buzzbait works better than a regular one scientifically, but I do know I'd rather be throwing one that squeaks. Maybe it's because I have confidence in a squeaky buzzbait, which can sometimes make all the difference.
Buzzbaits get "squeaky" the more you use them. But what if you want your buzzbait to squeak now? Take a buzzbait that doesn't squeak and secure it to one of the side mirrors on your truck. Position it so the blade is free to turn when you drive. Duct tape works, but use whatever you feel won't damage your vehicle. Once you hit the road, the blade will turn like never before and you'll have the squeakiest buzzbait around.
(Blake Russell photo)
One last tip: If you secure the buzzbait down with tape, it's wise to remove the skirt first. You can put the skirt back on once you feel your blade is squeaky enough.