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#12347253 - 07/18/17 11:24 PM $ 440 swimbait?
Diaudioman Offline
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Registered: 04/04/17
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#12347312 - 07/19/17 04:01 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2141
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Out of production lures can go for more.

What you may not realize is the individual hand-made detail & attention given to each lure. One of the expensive swimbaits I have is tank-tested and tuned at the factory - for a specific buoyancy at a specific temperature! That time costs money, of course, and it gets magnified between the factory and the consumer.

Roman Made is in Japan, as are a number of the companies that make very expensive lures. Trade tariffs with Japan in particular add considerably to the cost of selling a Japanese product in the USA. This is one of the reasons all the lures from Japan are pricey compared to others not manufactured in Japan.

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#12347336 - 07/19/17 05:58 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
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Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 2955
Loc: Shreveport, La
And they catch monsters
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#12347365 - 07/19/17 06:26 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3299
Loc: Yantis, TX
And we thought $25.00 for an AC Plug was outrageous in the day.

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#12347377 - 07/19/17 06:40 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
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Registered: 11/05/15
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Seen hinkle shads and trouts go for more
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#12347464 - 07/19/17 07:49 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
Swimbaiter Offline
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Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 386
Loc: East TX
yeah whoever pays that is nuts jack

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#12347479 - 07/19/17 08:00 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
Nekro Offline
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Registered: 09/05/16
Posts: 271
Loc: Round Rock, TX
Just buy it! YOLO!
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#12347485 - 07/19/17 08:04 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
206champion Online   content
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Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 2282
Loc: Decatur
i figured everybody had a couple of them.
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#12347575 - 07/19/17 08:53 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 7191
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
I have the set,.. clap

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#12347624 - 07/19/17 09:12 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
Fishingking Offline
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Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 1240
So do you jump in and retrieve in 30 feet of water. What about a fish that breaks off and swims off with it. hmmm

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#12347660 - 07/19/17 09:28 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
stxrippinlips1 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/16
Posts: 140
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
That is just silly!
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#12347839 - 07/19/17 10:57 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
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#12347906 - 07/19/17 11:25 AM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
TEXASJIGSTER Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 189
Loc: CADDO LAKE
Seen them at Oak Ridge

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#12348012 - 07/19/17 12:04 PM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
catslayer Online   content
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3631
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Heard a lot about them... when i hit the billion dollar lotto maybe ill get one, but prob not
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#12348439 - 07/19/17 03:57 PM Re: $ 440 swimbait? [Re: Diaudioman]
mossyback75 Online   content
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Registered: 07/10/17
Posts: 21
Yeah...Hinkle Shad can go for up to 500. Plenty of videos online of people backlashing the cast and watching their 500 dollar lure snap off and fly out into the lake. Lol. Happens a lot with 5oz plus baits.

High quality large swimbaits are an entire world of their own. Anyone interested I would recommend a video called Southern Trout Eaters. Long but packed with awesome info on Huddleston 6"and 8" baits as well as Triple Trout and a few others.

It's rumored that Butch Brown has caught over 1600 bass over 10#s on swimbaits. There is no doubt that they produce.

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