Old lures don't stop working.

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ukey28
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Old lures don't stop working.

Post by ukey28 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:46 am

I was reading an article in a fishing magazine where they were talking about old lures that have fallen out of favor in bass fishing. They seem to become "kinda not cool to use." In the article they wrote about in line spinners like the rooster tail and the Mepps and one of my favorites the Panther Martin. It got me thinking about old lures that aren't cool anymore, but we all started out with them. Maybe it's the tournament thing, who knows. I never go fishing without a stock of Johnson silver minnow weedless spoons in my boat or a couple of Johnson Sprites, yup that simple silver spoon. Now I know some guys carry them on winter trips for jigging, but they still catch fish on a regular retrieve. In fact they catch a lot of fish. Another is the 4 inch Rapala and Rebel minnows. And of course the Jitterbug which I think just had its 80th Birthday. What do you carry thats uncool but works for you?
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brendanc
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Post by brendanc » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:35 am

All I know is that with the current condition of the "Social Security System" in this country you should change this topic from "Old lures don't stop working" to:

"Old People Don't Stop Working!"
Brendan C.

ukey28
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Post by ukey28 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:20 pm

Hey, I resemble that comment!
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Post by brendanc » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:02 am

lol
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tkbigbass

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Post by tkbigbass » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:26 pm

Originally Posted By: ukey28I was reading an article in a fishing magazine where they were talking about old lures that have fallen out of favor in bass fishing. They seem to become "kinda not cool to use." In the article they wrote about in line spinners like the rooster tail and the Mepps and one of my favorites the Panther Martin. It got me thinking about old lures that aren't cool anymore, but we all started out with them. Maybe it's the tournament thing, who knows. I never go fishing without a stock of Johnson silver minnow weedless spoons in my boat or a couple of Johnson Sprites, yup that simple silver spoon. Now I know some guys carry them on winter trips for jigging, but they still catch fish on a regular retrieve. In fact they catch a lot of fish. Another is the 4 inch Rapala and Rebel minnows. And of course the Jitterbug which I think just had its 80th Birthday. What do you carry thats uncool but works for you?
I still carry and use the old Lucky 13, Mudbug and Pico Side Shad. All still catch fish but, I'm really careful to not lose one of these oldies as they are not easy to come by. And yes I too keep a few of the Johnson spoons in the boat to use mostly in the spring time when the lake gets up in the weeds.

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Post by brendanc » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:45 pm

Hi tk,

I'm a big fan of the mudbug... in fact for a while they were really had to come by, so I purchased several dozen in the 1 oz. size. Did the same with Strike King Bo Hawg Pork...

I started out bass fishing almost exclusively with 4" floating Rapalas... one of the deadly lures every created for bass!

I'm surprised Frank hasn't jumped back in to this topcic yet...
Brendan C.

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Post by ukey28 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:13 am

You may laugh at this but, in 40 years of Bassin I've never fished with a Lucky 13! I always liked the action and I love throwin plugs too! I have a question for everybody, back in the early 90's storm came out with a lure called the lightnin shad. It was a deep diving bait, great colors, strong hooks, it looked perfect. I never caught a fish on it.....ever.

Know anybody that did?
Frank : Bassin' USA Prostaff : New York

basser913

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Post by basser913 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:47 pm

Love the Johnson Silver Minnow. I always have one in the bottom of my tackle Bag. I alo liked the Lightning shad. Never caught anything on it.

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Post by Crestliner » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:50 pm

Heddon's River Runt! And I still my first Lucky 13 (wood) bought with my newspaper money back in the 50's. >/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" />

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Post by ukey28 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:29 pm

Whats the closest modern day lure to the river runt action, Crestliner??
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