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#10966220 - 07/09/15 01:36 PM Academy square bills
Bassalong Online   content
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Registered: 02/08/05
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Loc: Iowa
OK, I've got two large Academy square bills, I believe the CRM. One is silent the other has a rattle. Both have the "X" type trademark on the bottom. I've come to like the one with the rattle and so I thought I'd throw the silent some just to see if it was as effective. In looking at it closely, I saw that it had a noticably smaller lip. I don't know which I purchased first. I got these several yrs ago. My question is did they change bills from larger to smaller, or smaller to larger. I would like to order a few, but I prefer the larger bill because it comes through cover better. By larger I mean a little wider and extended out a little more to the sides at the front.The smaller bill is sort of a rectangle where the larger is sort of a trapezoid. Both are about the same length. Or, is it that the silent always just have a little smaller bill? I'm not where I can just go to an Academy store to look.

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#10966358 - 07/09/15 02:23 PM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
timwins31 Offline
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Interesting question. . .I might be going to Academy tonight, if I'm there I'll take a look for ya. I use a lot of their squarebills and never really noticed.

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#10966501 - 07/09/15 03:05 PM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
Kisndismis Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 452
Loc: Kingwood, TX
Some of them are made in a coffin pattern if that is what you are referring to in regards to shape.
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#10966678 - 07/09/15 03:54 PM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1204
Loc: Wylie, TX
over time you will see differences. Mainly due to advances in technology and preferences from the pros. Most lures are designed based on feedback from product testing and pros. I encourage you to take a look at a lot more of your cranks...you will be surprised. I have some rapalas that are 5 years apart and are technically the same bait but have clear differences....
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#10966815 - 07/09/15 04:38 PM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
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Registered: 05/21/02
Posts: 1571
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Who makes the Academy H2O's?

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#10966899 - 07/09/15 05:17 PM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
Mybrainisflied Offline
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Registered: 04/02/12
Posts: 470
What's up with the H2Os? Somebody please tell me they are decent and catch fish so I can save 100s of dollars every year.

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#10967005 - 07/09/15 06:13 PM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
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Loc: Iowa
Spend a few bucks and find out. I've caught them good on the CRS+ and the CRS. Just started using the CRM. They just have to be applied in the right places and times. I've not had another guy in the boat with a high dollar one at the same time to compare, but they make me happy.

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#10967233 - 07/09/15 08:13 PM Re: Academy square bills [Re: BassSAT]
T54 Offline
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Originally Posted By: BassSAT
Who makes the Academy H2O's?


A factory in China

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#10967377 - 07/09/15 09:26 PM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
cephusjoe Online   content
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Registered: 04/02/13
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Great lures!!!! Only downfall is split ring, buy some good ones and replace. I normally throw my square bills in heavy cover, feels way better when I break a $3 over $6....
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#10967471 - 07/09/15 10:02 PM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
Eric Gandy Offline
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Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 2855
Loc: Sachse, TX
The CRM has the rattle and larger bill. The silent one is not a CRM and has always had a smaller bill.
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#10967612 - 07/10/15 12:08 AM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
Zach Attack! Offline
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Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 210
Loc: Stephenville TX
Not bad baits, make sure you change the hooks though!
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#10967673 - 07/10/15 05:46 AM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
TanHner36 Offline
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Registered: 04/03/15
Posts: 918
Loc: Houston, TX
I've caught a ton of fish on the jointed squarebills. Never used the solid body though.

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#10967692 - 07/10/15 06:18 AM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Bassalong]
tom e Offline
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Registered: 12/20/12
Posts: 10
don't let that out about those jointed square bills because they are great because no one else has that type of bait.

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#10967727 - 07/10/15 06:57 AM Re: Academy square bills [Re: Zach Attack!]
timwins31 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Zach Attack!
Not bad baits, make sure you change the hooks though!


Why's that? Most of those baits come with really decent VMC round bends. Better than most stock hooks imo.

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#10967763 - 07/10/15 07:33 AM Re: Academy square bills [Re: timwins31]
Garvin Offline
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Registered: 11/11/14
Posts: 342
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: timwins31
Originally Posted By: Zach Attack!
Not bad baits, make sure you change the hooks though!


Why's that? Most of those baits come with really decent VMC round bends. Better than most stock hooks imo.


I agree. The stock hooks are pretty sticky. I have yet to have a bass throw an H20 bait. And the hooks also stick really well to shirts, pants, hands, other rods, and even boat carpet.
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