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#11774729 - 08/13/16 09:51 AM What is most important to you when buying a new lure?
topwater sniper Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 44
1.brand name
2.price
3.proven effective
4.word of mouth
5.looks good
6.size/shape
7.action
8.new/different
9.other?
Whatcha think???

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#11774739 - 08/13/16 10:01 AM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5788
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Does it come with a free Jersey...

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#11774761 - 08/13/16 10:16 AM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
topwater sniper Online   content
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Guess I'm missing out...never got free clothing with a lure purchase:(

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#11774768 - 08/13/16 10:24 AM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1060
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Will it catch a fish. If I think I can catch a fish with it. Or if it will be better than the bait/brand in already using. Everything is about increasing your numbers and you percentage of landed fish.

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#11774789 - 08/13/16 10:42 AM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
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That it has the qualities to customize it into a better bait. One that will catch fish.
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#11774799 - 08/13/16 10:51 AM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
topwater sniper Online   content
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I have to agree...I have many lures in my tacklebox that have never caught fish...and I look at them with contempt.
How would you know it catches fish before you try it though???

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#11774884 - 08/13/16 12:15 PM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
5Redman8 Online   content
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Registered: 10/15/07
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I don't buy lures after being blasted with SPAM that says it is the greatest lure ever!!!!

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#11774890 - 08/13/16 12:20 PM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: Donald Harper]
Rudy Lackey Offline
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
That it has the qualities to customize it into a better bait. One that will catch fish.

Yep !
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#11774902 - 08/13/16 12:28 PM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
JIM SR. Offline
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
proven performers,..I'm not much on lure of the month club.

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#11775045 - 08/13/16 02:37 PM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
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3,6,and 7.
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#11775049 - 08/13/16 02:40 PM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
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price and color

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#11775060 - 08/13/16 02:48 PM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
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Loc: somervell county
3. Proven fish catcher....unfortunately it's often effective for someone else! :-)
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#11775163 - 08/13/16 03:58 PM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: topwater sniper]
Donald Harper Offline
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Loc: Justin, TX.
Originally Posted By: topwater sniper
I have to agree...I have many lures in my tacklebox that have never caught fish...and I look at them with contempt.
How would you know it catches fish before you try it though???


I have never thrown a lure straight out of the package. I have fished with hundreds of guys over these 55 years that do fish them out of the package. I already know they are a 50/50 baits. They do not have all the attributes that a big Bass is looking for. Big Bass did not get huge by hitting lures; so to catch one the bait must have everything going for it.

One of the things that I enjoy doing the most is taking a person's old baits that they have lost confidence in and turning them into the best baits in their box.

When I choose a spinner bait to work with these are the things it must have to begin the process.
- Light Wire - .032 Mann Classic - but not past a .035 in other brands.
- Long Arm Wire; so I can put the twisted line tie on it.
- Minnow Shape Head
- Color doesn't matter. I can paint them.
- Large a Eye as possible - No eye I drill and install.
- Extended shank hook. 1/4 oz. 3/0 - 1/2 oz. 4/0 - 3/4 oz. 5/0
- Skirts no problem. I build living rubber skirts to hold Minnow Scent.
- Blades and swivels no problem. All are changed.

The Spook has been around all these years so I choose it to customize. It is all about balance. Customizing a jig is one of the hardest jobs to do; but when finished it holds every sense that a bass is looking for. I like to start with a raw hand poured jig then build it from scratch.
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Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.

www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
Shallow Water Mapping - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic



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#11775370 - 08/13/16 06:17 PM Re: What is most important to you when buying a new lure? [Re: Donald Harper]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1060
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Originally Posted By: topwater sniper
I have to agree...I have many lures in my tacklebox that have never caught fish...and I look at them with contempt.
How would you know it catches fish before you try it though???


I have never thrown a lure straight out of the package. I have fished with hundreds of guys over these 55 years that do fish them out of the package. I already know they are a 50/50 baits. They do not have all the attributes that a big Bass is looking for. Big Bass did not get huge by hitting lures; so to catch one the bait must have everything going for it.

One of the things that I enjoy doing the most is taking a person's old baits that they have lost confidence in and turning them into the best baits in their box.

When I choose a spinner bait to work with these are the things it must have to begin the process.
- Light Wire - .032 Mann Classic - but not past a .035 in other brands.
- Long Arm Wire; so I can put the twisted line tie on it.
- Minnow Shape Head
- Color doesn't matter. I can paint them.
- Large a Eye as possible - No eye I drill and install.
- Extended shank hook. 1/4 oz. 3/0 - 1/2 oz. 4/0 - 3/4 oz. 5/0
- Skirts no problem. I build living rubber skirts to hold Minnow Scent.
- Blades and swivels no problem. All are changed.

The Spook has been around all these years so I choose it to customize. It is all about balance. Customizing a jig is one of the hardest jobs to do; but when finished it holds every sense that a bass is looking for. I like to start with a raw hand poured jig then build it from scratch.


Lonnie Stanley has won enough and caught enough fish for me to just accept his work. I don't over think things. Now if it has treble hooks, I always replace my tournament baits hooks with that kvd dudes hooks.

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