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Big One Got Away.. on a Donald Harper! #14357467 05/01/22 11:01 PM
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A lot of us know Donald on here and I have had him rebuild some spinnerbaits for me that were just perfect. I bought two of his topwater builds that he was asking everyone for the old spooks a while back for. He told me to use it like the dying flutter and to throw near heavy cover. Well had it tied on a rod for a while and have thrown it here and there, no bites yet. This morning I am fishing a sandpit lake and 4th cast I get a brick in a bathtub blowup, go to set hook and break right off. Hardest thing was watching it jump out of the water 6 times in the next 5 minutes with a boat length of me, all 3 hooks in its mouth. I am thinking she is going to die a slow death unfortunately. I have had many a poppin cork fishing in the surf get broken off and watch it move around and come back up several times and even retrieved a few, but this solid 6+ lb fish will haunt me for a while, but it made a memory and the box full of crappie I got today, mostly on jigs topped it off. Thats why I go anyway. Also it was a knot failure not a hardware. So Donald, invoice me for 3 more when you get a chance. I plan to use them in the surf this summer, and when i get back out on that sandpit lake again of course!!!


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Re: Big One Got Away.. on a Donald Harper! [Re: Kisndismis] #14357510 05/02/22 12:30 AM
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Glad you hooked into a big one on the Spook. Sorry you broke off. I use 25# Original Stren on the spook; because it has NO polymers and floats. This is what helps the bait to do the 180 degree turns to mimic the Dying Quiver. I need to know which one you was using; so I can build them. One has the deep Tourquoise stripe hand painted and the other one has the stripe custom painted which is not as bold as the hand painted stripe.


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Re: Big One Got Away.. on a Donald Harper! [Re: Donald Harper] #14357520 05/02/22 12:51 AM
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I think it was the one with the deep torquiose stripe, send me 2 of those and 1 of the other when you get them done no rush, I saw your for sale post on your boat so it seems you got more important work right now and I understand. I will pay paypal like last time. It will come out of the new kitchen fund that the lawn business is in the process of financing!


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Re: Big One Got Away.. on a Donald Harper! [Re: Kisndismis] #14357819 05/02/22 02:40 PM
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Do you feel the deeper turquoise would be better than a pastel topaz?

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Re: Big One Got Away.. on a Donald Harper! [Re: Kisndismis] #14357915 05/02/22 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Kisndismis
I get a brick in a bathtub blowup,

Maybe you should be at home working on the grout... roflmao


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Originally Posted by E8C-ENG
Do you feel the deeper turquoise would be better than a pastel topaz?


Yes it is better and has to be hand painted on the sides of the bait. I have worked with two different lure painters and they haven't got it right. Their work seems to turn out more pastel topaz
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Re: Big One Got Away.. on a Donald Harper! [Re: Slide_R] #14358201 05/02/22 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Slide_R
Originally Posted by Kisndismis
I get a brick in a bathtub blowup,

Maybe you should be at home working on the grout... roflmao


Sorry you missed a biggun...


These quotes made this thread worth a read...laughed pretty good at this

Re: Big One Got Away.. on a Donald Harper! [Re: Kisndismis] #14358215 05/02/22 09:32 PM
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I think I saw a carp doing the dying quiver last weekend But Iā€™m not sure

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