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ok how far would you go or have gone to get back your snagged or broken off favorite lure ive gone climbing a tree swimming and fallin in for some of mine

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There's a reason why I use 15lb copoly, any size fish aren't spooked by it. I don't loose many lures

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In my younger days, to Hades and back.

in my grown up days, to the nearest tackle shop for a replacement.

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I have waded out to about waist height before. If I have to swim that is a not worth it.

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In my younger days, to Hades and back.

in my grown up days, to the nearest tackle shop for a replacement.

This man speaketh the truth.

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I've waded, swam, climbed, and even shot down the branch it was hooked on. Lol:)

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In my younger days, to Hades and back.

in my grown up days, to the nearest tackle shop for a replacement.

Amen brother BB!

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Wading in the middle of a 50* pond a couple weeks ago..... Then fished for the rest of the trip...That got cold :brilsmurf:

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One time my Dad's two piece rod came apart and the top half went out into the lake. I swam out and got it for him, but it was in July and hot outside. For a lure I would just get another one.

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Ive swam for $20+ crankbaits, ive had a buddy loose close to $100 in lures in under an hour, he didnt seem to care and just kept tieing and throwing... no thanks ill keep my money

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I've swam out in icy cold water to rescue a lucky "lucky craft". If it wasn't lucky, I won't have bothered. Some baits just have the "it" factor and must be protected..

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I broke an arig off mark the spot at the days end i came back sheded clothing and got in that 56 degree water and got it back

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This is probably the stupidest thing I've done, last year in December on the Potomac river while fishing alone in my kayak, I was back in a crystal clear creek with about 10 feet of water, you could see the bottom. I snagged my LC Swimbait on a log, took all my clothes off and jumped in, I got down there and the line got wrapped around the the log and snagged. Once I got done I got to shore and grabbed a towel out of my dry bag. I was freezing. Didn't realize the danger till that evening. Haha.

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This is probably the stupidest thing I've done, last year in December on the Potomac river while fishing alone in my kayak, I was back in a crystal clear creek with about 10 feet of water, you could see the bottom. I snagged my LC Swimbait on a log, took all my clothes off and jumped in, I got down there and the line got wrapped around the the log and snagged. Once I got done I got to shore and grabbed a towel out of my dry bag. I was freezing. Didn't realize the danger till that evening. Haha.

You sir, are certifiably nuts!

I don't buy any baits that cost more than 5 bucks so if I can't get them back after a couple minutes of effort, I just break them off. If I had one of those high dollar swimbaits and I lost it, I'd be very sad.

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Just 2 weeks ago I got my ARIg hung in about 10 FOW in Toledo Bend. Off came the clothes and I jumped in. Swam down the line until I hit a stump with my hand and unhooked my ARig off of it. Shoot, I probably had $35 invested in that thing!! I didnt have a choice...

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climbed trees and pulled laydown up to retrieve lures. As much as I hate to loose a lure I get a kick out of my buddies loosing them mid-flight to faulty knots. Laugh my butt off every time.

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I love plastics for this reason alone. you lose one and you only lose cents maybe a dollar(senko) doesnt hurt as much as losing a 20 crank or a good spinnerbait.

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I swim/wade for baits often. Maybe I'm cheap, or maybe I just like swimming. Probably both. Either way, something in me just can't leave five or ten dollar bill laying on the bottom. I have also waded in for baits that I can see from shore, or climbed trees to retrieve somebody else's lost treasure.

I have tried lure retrievers but they don't work well from shore for me. I have tried the extending pole before too, but many times I am stuck farther out than the pole allows for. So, into the drink it is.

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In a boat i break out my hound dog lure retriever. Thing has paid for itself at least 10 times. Id recommend that everyone that fishes from a kayak or boat have some type of lure retriever. On shore, ill use the tension snap release technique(atleast what i call it) for about 2 or so minutes, works about 80% of the time, the other 20% i end up pulling and praying.

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