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#4823441 - 05/05/10 10:51 PM Lure Knocker
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 9978
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I need help finding a lure knocker that Bill Dance used to sell. It was rubber coated and had a rigid triangle shaped loop on it. Mine was blue in color. It worked very well untill it fell in the lake one day.

I tried the one from BPS that looks kike a fish with chains hanging off of it. I have used it several times and it has never gotten a single crank bait free.

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#4849443 - 05/12/10 01:17 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: ezbassin]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 9978
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
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#4849533 - 05/12/10 01:45 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: ezbassin]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 35105
Loc: Houston, TX
I have not seen one of those in years. The Bill Dance Advantage Lure Retriever is the other one you described and they aren't worth the money, IMO.

I made a plug knocker out of two 3/4 drive deep sockets with some washers inserted for added weight plus an I-bolt to hold it all together. A little nylon twine and a marker bouy to wrap it around. Works great.

Some of the old, small window weights work well, too.
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#4849588 - 05/12/10 01:56 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: fouzman]
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Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 5277
Loc: DFW
I would highly recommend the Daiwa Lure Retriever. I bet I used it 6 times last weekend. Didn't loose a single crankbait.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Daiwa_Lure_Retriever/descpage-DLR.html

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#4849956 - 05/12/10 02:56 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: Robbie Milam]
Longshot Offline
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Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 91
Loc: San Antonio
Check this one out ... Lure Retriever 44 Mag ... works great !!!

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#4850560 - 05/12/10 04:44 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: ezbassin]
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 1356
Loc: Garland, TX
Originally Posted By: ezbassin
I need help finding a lure knocker that Bill Dance used to sell. It was rubber coated and had a rigid triangle shaped loop on it. Mine was blue in color. It worked very well untill it fell in the lake one day.

I tried the one from BPS that looks kike a fish with chains hanging off of it. I have used it several times and it has never gotten a single crank bait free.


That's the same one I've had for years it was actually designed by David Fritts and it's called the Gripper lure retriever. You might try google either under David Fritts or Gripper. I'm not sure if they are made anymore. Shame as mine has more than paid for itself. I have an old 5500C on a pistol grip handle spooled with heavy nylon twine tied to mine works great.

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#4850605 - 05/12/10 04:52 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: 97fordnut]
popcork Offline
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Registered: 10/19/08
Posts: 312
Loc: Riesel, TX
I spooled mine on a pistol grip and 65 lb braid but my reel is an old omega 1 works pretty darn good.

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#4850891 - 05/12/10 05:51 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: Robbie Milam]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 9978
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: Robbie Milam
I would highly recommend the Daiwa Lure Retriever. I bet I used it 6 times last weekend. Didn't loose a single crankbait.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Daiwa_Lure_Retriever/descpage-DLR.html


I have been looking at that one. It works well for you?

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#4850899 - 05/12/10 05:52 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: 97fordnut]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 9978
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: 97fordnut
Originally Posted By: ezbassin
I need help finding a lure knocker that Bill Dance used to sell. It was rubber coated and had a rigid triangle shaped loop on it. Mine was blue in color. It worked very well untill it fell in the lake one day.

I tried the one from BPS that looks kike a fish with chains hanging off of it. I have used it several times and it has never gotten a single crank bait free.


That's the same one I've had for years it was actually designed by David Fritts and it's called the Gripper lure retriever. You might try google either under David Fritts or Gripper. I'm not sure if they are made anymore. Shame as mine has more than paid for itself. I have an old 5500C on a pistol grip handle spooled with heavy nylon twine tied to mine works great.


I thought it was a Bill Dance one but now that I think about it you are right, it was a David Fritts one. Thanks for correcting me.

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#4850919 - 05/12/10 05:57 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: ezbassin]
crankin'_dave Offline
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Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 16346
Loc: In a glass case of emotion
Get some 2 or 3 oz weights and attach them with some paper clips and slide em down the line. I seen something along this line in the Bassmaster mag and ya have some lure knockers for next to nothing. And if ya lose one your not out much!

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#4851162 - 05/12/10 07:06 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: crankin'_dave]
BoomBoom Offline
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Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 1839
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
Originally Posted By: crankin'_dave
Get some 2 or 3 oz weights and attach them with some paper clips and slide em down the line. I seen something along this line in the Bassmaster mag and ya have some lure knockers for next to nothing. And if ya lose one your not out much!


Yup, works great.
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#4851178 - 05/12/10 07:10 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: BoomBoom]
crankin'_dave Offline
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Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 16346
Loc: In a glass case of emotion
Originally Posted By: BoomBoom
Originally Posted By: crankin'_dave
Get some 2 or 3 oz weights and attach them with some paper clips and slide em down the line. I seen something along this line in the Bassmaster mag and ya have some lure knockers for next to nothing. And if ya lose one your not out much!


Yup, works great.


A club buddy showed me that at our club tourney at Amistad last yr. Got me my BRAND NEW swimbait I JUST bought the day before out of a tree in 15 ft. of water! clap

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#4851494 - 05/12/10 08:21 PM Re: Lure Knocker [Re: ezbassin]
Robbie Milam Offline


Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 5277
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Originally Posted By: Robbie Milam
I would highly recommend the Daiwa Lure Retriever. I bet I used it 6 times last weekend. Didn't loose a single crankbait.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Daiwa_Lure_Retriever/descpage-DLR.html


I have been looking at that one. It works well for you?


So far so good. Just make sure you are right on top of the crankbait before you let it go down.



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