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Any of you Musky guys remember this lure?

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When I was a young kid in the early seventies my dad would take me to Scotsman's Point on Buckhorn Lake to go musky fishing....

I've got a lot of vivid memories of those trips, but the one thing that sticks out in my mind is the lure we used. I say "the" lure, 'cause my dad insisted on using only ONE lure! LOL! It was a killer though, we always caught muskies, sometimes a lot of muskies. He revered this lure, actually spoke of it in hushed tones....don't know if it was widely used or not, it likely was, but I always liked to think of it as our secret! Unfortunately his old metal tackle box with all his lures was lost during a move a few years back so they're all gone.

Anyhow, I havn't seen one in years..... I was feeling nostalgic tonight and managed to unearth a pic on the net, here it is:

 

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Good old Paul Bunyan spinner!

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Looks like a "classic" in-line Bucktail. I've never seen one like that, but a Bucktail is probably one of the original Muskie lures, been around awhile i imagine.

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My grandfather has one in his tackle box. It's "brand new" in the box. He still swears that he's going to use it one day. :lol:

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You mean like these. B)

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Still use them from time to time. Great for muskie, pike & large walleye. Only use them where I am confident of not getting snaged & losing them. For some reason they are hard to replace. :rolleyes:

 

Best Wishes: Rick

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Yep, those are the ones Woodsman! The obvious difference about these bucktails and most others is the fact that they're a weight-forward spinner. They were a great lure to troll, tracked real well.

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Never used one myself solo, but with the single hook and forward weight, it'd be good for digging fish outta the deep weeds.

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Looks like a nice lure. I cant wait for muskie season. Only a few months away.

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