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#3711900 - 07/16/14 01:32 PM Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure?
JimFromTN
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I was reading about the great success of the Nichols Ben Parker Magnum Spoon so tried to find out how much they are going for and its $16.99. Its a big chunk of metal with a hook on it. Its 8 inches long and weighs 3.5 ozs. I could easily see myself casting this for the very first time and the line bind up on my reel and it snap off and go flying into the water or maybe hanging it on a stump or rock in 20 ft of water. If I were to start spending that kind of money on lures, I would have to keep a mask in fins in the boat so I could go after them whenever they hung up. They don't seem like they would be hard to make. Get some 1/8 inch steel and cut out a spoon shape, smooth down the sides, maybe hammer it a little, drill a hole on either end, paint it chrome, and install a hook on one end and a swivel on the other. $16.99???? Am I missing something?
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#3711938 - 07/16/14 02:25 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: JimFromTN]
TN Larry
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I hear you, but I have spent more than that more than once. Just don't look in my jerkbait or crankbait box. \:\)
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#3711953 - 07/16/14 02:59 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: TN Larry]
Bullfrog
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It took Ben a long time to get the spoon perfectly like it needs to be. $16.99 is child's play compared to several lures out there.
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#3711957 - 07/16/14 03:08 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: Bullfrog]
mathews338
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hate to say this but I have spent $40 to $50 on lures before.
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#3711963 - 07/16/14 03:25 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: mathews338]
Planking
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Ive spent $17 or more on lures several times. Yet to see one that was worth it.
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#3711967 - 07/16/14 03:36 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: Planking]
stik
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we gave that and more for some of the big saltwater xraps and yozuris.
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#3711979 - 07/16/14 03:57 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: stik]
easy45
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I haven't and probably never will
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#3711980 - 07/16/14 03:58 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: easy45]
catman529
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I was tempted to spend that much on a fancy hard plastic swimbait (to use for rockfish), but a spoon? wow
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#3712004 - 07/16/14 04:42 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: JimFromTN]
Buzzard Breath
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I used to think they wouldn't be worth it. Then...... I watched a fellow TNDeer member outfish me 10 to 1. We were both throwing similar baits, except his cost $16 and mine cost $5. I was a believer. He gave me one of his baits and I started catching fish.

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#3712010 - 07/16/14 04:54 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Buzzard Breath
I used to think they wouldn't be worth it. Then...... I watched a fellow TNDeer member outfish me 10 to 1. We were both throwing similar baits, except his cost $16 and mine cost $5. I was a believer. He gave me one of his baits and I started catching fish.
was it a $16 spoon?
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#3712011 - 07/16/14 04:58 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: catman529]
Buzzard Breath
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Buzzard Breath
I used to think they wouldn't be worth it. Then...... I watched a fellow TNDeer member outfish me 10 to 1. We were both throwing similar baits, except his cost $16 and mine cost $5. I was a believer. He gave me one of his baits and I started catching fish.
was it a $16 spoon?

Nope, this thing was made of an even cheaper material called plastic!!!

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#3712097 - 07/16/14 07:02 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
Hangnail
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It's hard to understand why so many pay so much to fish for something they don't keep. But, as they say, fat chicks need lovin' too.
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#3712156 - 07/16/14 08:38 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: Buzzard Breath
I used to think they wouldn't be worth it. Then...... I watched a fellow TNDeer member outfish me 10 to 1. We were both throwing similar baits, except his cost $16 and mine cost $5. I was a believer. He gave me one of his baits and I started catching fish.


I tell everyone I take with me to use one of my lures so they will catch more fish. Some learn the hard way. \:\)

We gotta head back up there and catch some more.
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#3712316 - 07/17/14 06:06 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: catman529]
10takum
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i'am to old to throw the spoon,don't think i would pay $17.00
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#3712373 - 07/17/14 07:13 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: 10takum]
RF270
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$17.00 is nothing compared to the cost of the boat, gas, tackle, tournament fees, hotels, ect. If it will catch fish people will pay it. When the A-rig was hot I sold 6 for $100.00 each in 6 minutes on ebay. Fishermen, myself included are as bad as crackheads sometimes.
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#3712482 - 07/17/14 08:55 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: RF270]
Doskil
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Musky lures are not cheap
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#3712493 - 07/17/14 09:04 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: RF270]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: RF270
$17.00 is nothing compared to the cost of the boat, gas, tackle, tournament fees, hotels, ect. If it will catch fish people will pay it. When the A-rig was hot I sold 6 for $100.00 each in 6 minutes on ebay. Fishermen, myself included are as bad as crackheads sometimes.
I pay more on gas for the truck and boat than I do on tackle. And it doesn't even burn as much gas as many people's rigs
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#3712581 - 07/17/14 10:21 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: catman529]
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I am trying to get into saltwater fishing. That get's you into a whole other ball game.
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#3712611 - 07/17/14 10:55 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: redheadshooter]
SES
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I got a Strike King Wake Shad at BPS with a gift card. It was around $20 bucks. It was the only thing I got that day. I left it on the top of the car. It fell off when I made the turn at Smokies ballpark. I saw it fall of and went back to get it. Someone ran over it while I was standing there waiting for a break in the traffic. Went back in and spent my own money on another. It made it home. I have caught some big smallmouth on it over the past few years. Well worth it to me.
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#3712639 - 07/17/14 11:46 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: SES]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: SES
I got a Strike King Wake Shad at BPS with a gift card. It was around $20 bucks. It was the only thing I got that day. I left it on the top of the car. It fell off when I made the turn at Smokies ballpark. I saw it fall of and went back to get it. Someone ran over it while I was standing there waiting for a break in the traffic. Went back in and spent my own money on another. It made it home. I have caught some big smallmouth on it over the past few years. Well worth it to me.
ouch that hurts
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#3712666 - 07/17/14 12:23 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: catman529]
KENBOB10
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Simple, if it catches fish, I will have two of them.
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#3715581 - 07/22/14 07:21 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: KENBOB10]
Crosshairy
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The giant spoon is 17 bucks because of metal prices. If you made one yourself, it would cost you $10 for the metal, and the take you 3 hours to put together by hand if you knew what you were doing. Your hourly rate would be worse than working at Walmart.

\:D
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#3715658 - 07/22/14 09:41 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: Crosshairy]
TNReb
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They work in the right conditions.... Randall (the guy from Bethel mentioned in the article) was telling me about it a couple of weeks ago.

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#3715894 - 07/22/14 01:30 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: TNReb]
JimFromTN
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I was just in academy sports. They have a johnson sprite copy that is 3 inches and 3/4 oz for $2.29. If this were to actually take off, I could easily see copy cats come out by next season for less than half of what they are asking.
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#3716931 - 07/23/14 10:35 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: JimFromTN]
JMcB
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Anything made by luck craft is worth the money. Out swims any other
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#3718396 - 07/25/14 06:08 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: catman529]
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I have several top water baits that i spent 26 bicks a piece for , that was 20+\- years ago
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#3718459 - 07/25/14 08:22 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: LA man]
tophat
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Let's just say I have a few of the Spoon's in my boat lol. I have spent the same for XD10'S and the live target baits. So yes I have spent a few buck's on lure's Do they work? I can't complain so far with them.
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#3742573 - 08/24/14 05:51 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: tophat]
bassinbrian
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If I can get bit on it im buying it!!!
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#3743176 - 08/24/14 07:33 PM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: bassinbrian]
Sako
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Keep in mind it also depends on what you are fishing for.... Go look at the price on some of the big Musky baits.... or striper baits....
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#3743603 - 08/25/14 09:06 AM Re: Who would spend $17 on a fishing lure? [Re: Sako]
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17$ isn't really high in todays prices. I also own some high dollar baits but I wont buy them until Im sure they are the real deal!
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