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Best & worst lure purchases ever? #13574174 05/28/20 05:04 PM
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Cleaned up my garage and ran across a lot of old lures. Some blasts from the past and some flat out wastes of money.

You can't buy your way to big fish & tourney wins, but Lord knows I tried lol! wink

I did a little show and tell during a stroll down memory lane with my son...


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Re: Best & worst lure purchases ever? [Re: Tom Redington] #13574206 05/28/20 05:29 PM
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Maybe it was me, but I could never get the Mann's Three for All to run well.


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Reminds me of the old AC Plug! I threw that a little on Fork back in the late 80's. Think my shoulder is still a little sore now from it! roflmao


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Originally Posted by Sinkey
Reminds me of the old AC Plug! I threw that a little on Fork back in the late 80's. Think my shoulder is still a little sore now from it! roflmao



GREAT FUN POST TOM!!

Used to smoke em all around the bridge on Big Mustang in the early winter on AC Plugs. 3 - 15 pound bass clobbering 1 - 2 pound gizzard shad! What a blast. Saw Brian Duplechain catch his 14 pounder on one. Still have 2 of em!

My favorite was the Castaic Shad. First hard body head with a soft tail I ever saw. Caught tons of fish on them. Still have a couple of those as well.


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Re: Best & worst lure purchases ever? [Re: Tom Redington] #13574352 05/28/20 07:33 PM
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The worst is now I go online and buy stuff just to check it out. It arrives, I think meh or forget about it, never even throw it. Keeps the economy running though lol!

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Did anyone outside of Bill Dance ever catch a fish on a Dancin' Eel

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Enjoyed seeing all of them. Thanks for sharing the fun stuff.


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Re: Best & worst lure purchases ever? [Re: Tom Redington] #13574425 05/28/20 08:45 PM
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Anyone buy the original Helicopter lure?

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Originally Posted by BrandoA
Did anyone outside of Bill Dance ever catch a fish on a Dancin' Eel


I caught my first 8 pound bass on a Dancin eel BrandoA at Lake Fork around 1988 or so. Took it up to Rainswood to have ol crotchety Bill take a picture of it! Went back to let her go and the next cast had a 12 pounder... Grinnel! LOL! Thought I had a giant bass on!


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I have 4 or 5 AC plugs that have never been used hanging on a shadow box in my office.
I also was given a box of Helicopter lures with hooks and swivels by a friend many years ago - these are still in my closet sitting beside a Color Collector..

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Best = Megabass Vision 110

Worst = Helicopter Lure...damn things only caught pike and line twists

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WOW,....the first time we fished with you on Fork we talked about you and your expecting wife,...good looking boy.
My grandpaw told me that lures were meant to catch the fisherman,...Great video..
Jim and Debbie. fish

PS: I have a Purple rat with a lavender tail somewhere in my boat,... hammer

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Best purchase was Mann's Black Grape 6" jelly worms.
Worst purchase was every thing else I have bought!


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They are all bad. Never caught anything on any I have bought. Someone told me I was doing it wrong. I needed a $500 rod and $300 reel. I'm starting to think they were not being honest. I'll let you know when I find a good one.

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Originally Posted by fivebites
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Did anyone outside of Bill Dance ever catch a fish on a Dancin' Eel


I caught my first 8 pound bass on a Dancin eel BrandoA at Lake Fork around 1988 or so. Took it up to Rainswood to have ol crotchety Bill take a picture of it! Went back to let her go and the next cast had a 12 pounder... Grinnel! LOL! Thought I had a giant bass on!


That dang Dancin Eel has some incredible action and I have never had one bite on it. Weird.


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