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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
spiderboy
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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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