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#12271013 - 05/31/17 09:38 AM Boga down
SARG Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
The float clip failed on my 60# Boga grip
Needless to say they aint cheap(sunk it)
Shopping around I see there are a few knock offs simular the Berkley in price.
Anyone use one of these knock offs?

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#12271025 - 05/31/17 09:47 AM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
TxCatfishGuide Offline
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Registered: 08/29/01
Posts: 3944
Loc: Saginaw Texas

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#12271053 - 05/31/17 10:01 AM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Yes Sir,looked hard at that already
I had my Boga certified,the accuracy was spot on 5+yrs

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#12271094 - 05/31/17 10:19 AM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 2015
I use a team catfish fish grip knock off. I ordered off eBay, just like the team catfish ones just orange instead of yellow. They work fine and float. Used them up to 66lbs, but won't use them on fish over 40 or so anymore. If they are too big it'll damage the mouth and if I'm planning to release I don't want them beat up.


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#12271108 - 05/31/17 10:25 AM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Ive seen little 10# shake those cheap pliers to embarrassment
I maxed out my Bogo 60# many times every season
Another $250 is hard to spend right now and the fish are biting

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#12271157 - 05/31/17 10:57 AM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 15930
Loc: South Texas
I had a 20#+ catfish swim away with one of those plastic fish grips after it twisted it out of my hand....Never saw it float to the surface!
That's why they have a lanyard,...just thought it was funny when it happened!


Edited by Jimbo (05/31/17 11:05 AM)
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#12271317 - 05/31/17 12:08 PM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
Blues Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 2015
I've got probably 3 sets on the boat and hardly use them other than to hold the fish for pics or when the kids want to hold their fish. I boat flip anything under 10lbs usually and if it's up around 20lbs+ I use the net. $250 for fish grips is a product "catching" a fisherman.

Hold them big blues by the top jaw for pics and they don't bite for some reason, flathead don't bite hard enough to use grips. I like a little knuckle rash after fishing anyway, means I did well.

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#12271418 - 05/31/17 01:11 PM Re: Boga down [Re: Blues]
J Lowe Online   content
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 530
Loc: Merkel
Originally Posted By: Blues
I've got probably 3 sets on the boat and hardly use them other than to hold the fish for pics or when the kids want to hold their fish. I boat flip anything under 10lbs usually and if it's up around 20lbs+ I use the net. $250 for fish grips is a product "catching" a fisherman.

Hold them big blues by the top jaw for pics and they don't bite for some reason, flathead don't bite hard enough to use grips. I like a little knuckle rash after fishing anyway, means I did well.




From this weekend, gotta love it!

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#12271426 - 05/31/17 01:15 PM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 2015
Exactly John!!!! You do that up north? I'm jealous

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#12271911 - 05/31/17 05:30 PM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
J Lowe Online   content
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 530
Loc: Merkel
I did. I'll Pm you so I don't de-rail this thread.

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#12271985 - 05/31/17 06:22 PM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
LOL! love that rash,that rash is fine in a boat
Try that grab and growl sitting* in a Kayak 6" from the water
Different game fella's,whole different game

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#12272160 - 05/31/17 07:55 PM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
Blues Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 2015
Forgot you're in the yak. That does change things

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#12272208 - 05/31/17 08:12 PM Re: Boga down [Re: Blues]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Bare handed a 34" blue Monday and almost took a bath hammer
It was green as green in 12' FOW on drift
Shoulda known better but it was the first real deal blue this season
Little toad hit on a slab perch head from Trammel no less cheers

Originally Posted By: Blues
Forgot you're in the yak. That does change things

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#12272434 - 05/31/17 09:48 PM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
Nickbyrd Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 1715
Loc: Alvarado tx
Well it sound like Yall been havin fun , are those boga grips your talkin about really 250 bucks !!!! Never used anything like those grips . Always been a grab and wrestle and a net if there big when they break the surface . I've lost a pretty good out of fish that way haha

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#12272472 - 05/31/17 10:14 PM Re: Boga down [Re: SARG]
SARG Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
No joke the Boga are class act good stuff with the scale/weigh
Stupid expensive yes indeed,much like a St Croix rod and many other things people DO when they have coin to burn.
We burn the cash and spend decades defending said purchases that wont fit in a casket
Im thinking the Lockjaw grips are in order for my Yak defense situation after recent events in the low water boat.
The length data established will get me close enough to record potential per water body if need should arise
35 inches is a throw back for seed and I always do it over 24" to preserve the seeder stock
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Death roll on a big cat aint for plastic pliers I promise

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