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#12629295 - 02/15/18 09:55 AM Re: Why do you think some fishing lures have become so expensive? [Re: Lepomis4Life.]
doctorxring Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 876
Loc: The Republic of Texas

I was sorting out a box of old tackle this morning and found
something that I think would add interest to this discussion.

This is a Rapala CD-7 that I bought when I was working
for Albertson's. I worked at this store until 1984 so that
would have been the latest date that I would have bought it
for the marked price of $3.79. This would have been
a competitive price for that time.

I ran this price through the Bureau of Labor Statistics
calculator for inflation. The $3.79 in 1984 dollars would
buy $9.22 worth of goods in today's dollars. So a big part
of today's prices versus yesterday's prices is inflation.
The invisible tax that everyone pays.

https://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm


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#12630192 - 02/15/18 06:51 PM Re: Why do you think some fishing lures have become so expensive? [Re: Lepomis4Life.]
SenkoSam Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 157
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: Lepomis4Life.

I have many lures and considered buying more this year but now I'm thinking twice about it. Anything lure for panfish above $5 is too much for me. I see myself becoming more of a bait fisherman in the future. I think every species I've caught at one time or another will eat a plain ol worm anyway. Anymore thoughts on this subject?


Fact is, most anglers that fish for panfish and bass already own more lures for both species than they can shake a fishing pole at. I posted on crappie.com today how you can modify soft plastics, make hybrid lures connecting the parts of different lures, shorten plastic worms and cut parts off baits and rig them on light ball head jigs. If you'd like, I could post some examples.

You'll never need to buy soft plastic lures again for bass or panfish and for my money they catch the most fish.


Edited by SenkoSam (02/16/18 03:28 AM)

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#12630309 - 02/15/18 08:00 PM Re: Why do you think some fishing lures have become so expensive? [Re: doctorxring]
Lepomis4Life. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/09/17
Posts: 64
Awesome picture and information. It makes sense. Funny how they still seem expensive to me. I suppose in ten years they will be $28.
I got a good deal on these Strike King Bitsy Minnows today at $3ea.


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#12632841 - 02/17/18 10:45 AM Re: Why do you think some fishing lures have become so expensive? [Re: karstopo]
Lepomis4Life. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/09/17
Posts: 64
All noted. Don't be surprised if you see me out someday with a non name asian flyrod combo.

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#12657038 - 03/03/18 07:57 PM Re: Why do you think some fishing lures have become so expensive? [Re: Lepomis4Life.]
Lepomis4Life. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/09/17
Posts: 64
Well all this being said I saw a guy tonight selling his fly tackle for $12,000+. Makes me scratch my head a bit and wonder if a $10 Rapala is out of my budget. hmmm

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#12657134 - 03/03/18 09:07 PM Re: Why do you think some fishing lures have become so expensive? [Re: Lepomis4Life.]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12064
Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: Lepomis4Life.
Well all this being said I saw a guy tonight selling his fly tackle for $12,000+. Makes me scratch my head a bit and wonder if a $10 Rapala is out of my budget. hmmm




That guy must have had some very expensive fly tackle! nuts

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#12657267 - 03/04/18 12:02 AM Re: Why do you think some fishing lures have become so expensive? [Re: Lepomis4Life.]
Lepomis4Life. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/09/17
Posts: 64
I wouldnt BS anyone on here.

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