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What is happening to Zoom...? #13738734 10/21/20 07:54 PM
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I went to Tackle Warehouse and most of Old Monsters are OUT, Also Mag 2's are mostly gone too. My local tackle shop said he bought all of the last Blue Fleck Old Monsters that was available and can't get anymore. Wow, what is going on ?


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Re: What is happening to Zoom...? [Re: Polly Gosh Lizard] #13738780 10/21/20 08:16 PM
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I had the same thing happen when I was looking for Mag Flukes in some certain colors. Zoom directed me to this site and they had a ton of what I was looking for. I've bought from them several times. They currently show what you are looking for in stock.

http://virginiaguidebaitco.com/

If those are sold out, I turned to the Yum Ribbontail in the 10" size earlier this year in that color and have had some amazing luck with them so far.


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Re: What is happening to Zoom...? [Re: Polly Gosh Lizard] #13738784 10/21/20 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Polly Gosh Lizard
I went to Tackle Warehouse and most of Old Monsters are OUT, Also Mag 2's are mostly gone too. My local tackle shop said he bought all of the last Blue Fleck Old Monsters that was available and can't get anymore. Wow, what is going on ?


There's this thing called COVID. Keeping people home and many are social distancing from the lake. Inventories have been depleted and the manufactures have been working through reduced staff or closed facilities. Many local tackles stores were wiped out early so the online demand has been higher than normal.

Re: What is happening to Zoom...? [Re: Polly Gosh Lizard] #13738808 10/21/20 08:30 PM
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yep gonna be hard to find fishing tackle with covid happening...

Re: What is happening to Zoom...? [Re: Polly Gosh Lizard] #13738833 10/21/20 08:42 PM
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They are still releasing new products so I bet they are just behind production wise due to COVID etc.

Re: What is happening to Zoom...? [Re: Polly Gosh Lizard] #13738843 10/21/20 08:44 PM
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I have heard they are working 4 days a week.. Thru the grapevine.. And demand is still pretty crazy..


I have probably got thirty colors of OL Monsters.. No Plum.. Bunch of Mag II as well..

Shoot me a PM if you are looking for some Zoom.. Don't have everything.. But I got a lot..

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Re: What is happening to Zoom...? [Re: Polly Gosh Lizard] #13738845 10/21/20 08:44 PM
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I don't think what's happening to Zoom is any different from what's happening to other lure manufacturers. Production facilities were shut down for weeks, and when they opened back up they probably took a while to get back up to speed as they adjusted to covid precautions. Plus, people spent more time fishing this spring during the stay-at-home period so they probably went through tackle faster than normal. Increase in demand with a big interruption in production led to the shortages we're seeing now. It's happening with sonar units, electronics, engines, rods/reels, and most tackle makers, not just Zoom. That said, Zoom's shortages may be more difficult to rebound from since every mom & pop bait shop plus the major retailers in the US each have a wall full of Zoom stuff to restock.

Re: What is happening to Zoom...? [Re: Polly Gosh Lizard] #13738975 10/21/20 09:49 PM
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I heard that Zoom was going to try to get caught up on baits that sell the best. Everyone has Zoom products so their demand is very high. After they get caught up they said they will start making the specialty baits again. This information comes from a local shop at Lake Fork that orders from them on a regular basis.

Re: What is happening to Zoom...? [Re: Polly Gosh Lizard] #13739190 10/22/20 12:51 AM
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Heck its hard to find a Shimano Curado in stock right now.



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Heck its hard to find a Shimano Curado in stock right now.


It’s tough for sure.

Re: What is happening to Zoom...? [Re: Polly Gosh Lizard] #13739268 10/22/20 01:46 AM
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Have you been to an academy since covid? The zoom section is wiped out and they can't keep production up with sales, go look at a gun counter too, empty.

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same way with new boats...went to order a new tracker pontoon at BPS and they said delivery in Feb.Dealer said ..covid19 is keeping people sick and cant produce stock. even parts are hard to find..iv been trying to find #7 split shot sinkers...all walmarts are out,been out for 3 months. BPS is out and Academy is out!..folke we are headed for bad times im afraid!

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When one person on the production floor gets the Rona everyone they came in contact with us quarantined until they get negative test results. Next thing you know 80% of an entire shift is out atleast a couple of days. All manufacturing industries are seeing this right now... seen lumber prices and availability lately?





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Time to start hoarding the soft plastics. I mean what the Hell, it worked with toilet paper. hammer


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Glad u could join 2020 finally. Thanks


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