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#1 PUMP KNOWS

 
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:55 PM

Do you guys have a price point that you don't go over when spending on tackle?

 

What's the most you would spend on a bass lure?

pike lure?

musky lure?

 

I remember a time when I wouldn't spend anything over $15 on a lure.

But now my mark is around $25-35 on a pike lures.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:03 PM

Muskie guys are going to win this thread hands down.  I'd probably say $40 on some JDM topwater stuff.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:06 PM

If it isn't on clearance, at a tackle swap, bought used online or at a flea market or whatever, I won't buy it. Too many deals out there to pay full price. I only have a couple of exceptions to this. Black and gold husky jerks and worm harnesses components I will pay full pop for if in need, but generally I buy in bulk when deals come up and then I don't have to pay through the nose later. Sometimes my garage looks like a tackle shop, but I couldn't have the stuff I have if I payed full price for everything.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:26 PM

Muskie guys are going to win this thread hands down.  I'd probably say $40 on some JDM topwater stuff.

 

If you count a Dipsey, Spin Doctor, & Fly as one, them salmon fishers may give the muskie guys (& gals) a run for their money.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:28 PM

$22

I'll rarely go over $10

But I mainly fish bass, walleye, crappie, perch and pike

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:30 PM

Muskie guys are going to win this thread hands down.  I'd probably say $40 on some JDM topwater stuff.

 

 

Likely right Bill unless you add the collectors who own Haskell Minnows, or other valuable lures   The Late  Rolf Balansiak who made Wishmaster Big Baits are fetching over a 1000.00 for experienced chewed up models, and numbers go up from there, many of our Big Musky Bait makers today spent time in Rolf's shop learning from the master, 



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:35 PM

 

If you count a Dipsey, Spin Doctor, & Fly as one, them salmon fishers may give the muskie guys (& gals) a run for their money.

 

not even close...some of these custom musky jakes are hundreds of dollars. 

 

I wish more JDM tackle came up second hand, but everything that does seems to just be posted for slightly less than the OEM price.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:43 PM

 

not even close...some of these custom musky jakes are hundreds of dollars. 

 

I wish more JDM tackle came up second hand, but everything that does seems to just be posted for slightly less than the OEM price.

 

Ya you can go wild with Musky lures. I thought the "regular" lures were expensive at $20-$30. But there is custom stuff for over $100 Canadian.

 

these are $90 USD

 

https://teamrhinoout...its-10-mattlock

 

And theres lots of lures in that price range. 



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:03 PM

I used to be on a forum where this one dood made lures with real fish skin such as sturgeon. I can't remember the price, but it was insane! Mind you the lures looked INCREDIBLE! I think he was from Sweden???

I'd probably cry if I lost $100 lure

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:06 PM

A few thousand for the shiny lure that caught the sucker that married me. :angel:



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:06 PM

Never spent more than $30 on a Muskie bait. I feel that the $75 to $100 and more baits are built to catch Muskie fishermen.. :)



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:24 PM

Yes, muskie fisherman are always hungry and readily bite the expensive baits. LOL



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:30 PM

I got a couple of these.   :whistling: 

 

 

When introduced at the ICAST tackle trade show in 2006, the 12-inch MacDaddy’s Million Dollar Lure made headlines. Why so expensive? Might have something to do with 3-plus pounds of 14-karat gold and platinum, and the outer shell of 100 carats’ worth of diamonds and rubies.

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:45 PM

^ that is just silly. How in the Lords name can someone troll that from a 100' Yacht? Besides that no self respecting fish would eat it.

The most expensive single lure would be the Live Target jointed perch I paid 20 bucks for. I don't know if it's any good because there is no way I am going to chance on loosing it so it never leaves my place. I probably have a grand worth of stuff that has never been wet. It's like Xmas every spring when I dig into the corners of my closet and find bags of stuff I bought sometime over the cold winter. I'm sure it's the same for my wife with shoes and clothes I bet.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:45 PM

I got a couple of these.   :whistling: 
 
 
 
 
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Hahaha What the hell?

Looks like a midevil torture device

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:32 PM

Never spent more than $15 on a lure.

 

But I'm just starting out musky fishing so maybe I speak too soon.

 

My car though... that's the money pit.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:52 PM

Muskie guys are going to win this thread hands down.  I'd probably say $40 on some JDM topwater stuff.

 

 

 

Yes, I must  admit I'm one of those guys lol. Among other baits that I bought, this year at the odyssey I spent $160 on one of the Trophic 5 musky baits. It looks like it's built like a tank but I haven't used it yet, waiting for Gbay to crisan that baby. That's the expensive end of my collection, I also have a few BWB's a hose bait and two headlocks and some various other baits coming in at just over the $100 mark.


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:28 PM

If I went through all my stuff, I,ll bet I wont find one that I have spent over $20.  I buy bags of tubes,swim baits for $5-$7. Add another $4-$6 for jig heads to go with them. Terry and I split on a lot of spinner baits. All top end baits. There were 40 of them. Cost, well we,ll keep that to ourselves. We got a super deal. 1/3 the price new. Just like the full lot of jig/tube hardware we got. Buying in bulk pays off.  Body baits? I do have some jerks that get close to the $20.  Did I pay full price? Not a chance. I search a lot of classifieds and find them at 1/2 price or less. The tackle swaps are a huge $ savings. I got no problem dropping a few bucks on baits that look cheap, but work great. Up grade the hooks is  all I do.

 

 When you can get a couple of guys to buy a lot of stuff, you save big time.

 

Our local tackle guy find lots of stuff. He will pass on the saving to his customers. Example.  5 -1/2 & 1/2 hammered spoons last year, for $20. That,s 1/3 price, if I had bought them all at reg. price.

 

Deals are out there. Search for them.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:33 PM

Yup muskie lures will empty your pockets. For muskie my max would be about $50 on a trolling bait (a big one), $35 for a topwater, $30 for a bucktail. And those would have to be built to amazing quality for me to drop that cash on them. There are plenty of great quality muskie baits (jakes, believers, big mama's, suicks, tackle industries dominatrix, northmen outdoors cabbage cutters, to name a few) that are under the amount that I'm willing to spend. Those Trofik 5 baits are amazing but I fell over once I heard the price.Thankfully we fish wish such heavy braid that you don't often lose a lure, but it sure does happen still. For bass I don't think I've ever spent more than $15, those Live Target lures right around there are a bit pricey but they sure work and take a beating.  



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:46 PM

I think the only thing that would empty your pockets faster than musky lures is marlin lures!!! 

Them things are spendy fer squidly lookin' things!!!!







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