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I'm working on a exciting new project and I need some help.

Why did you purchase that new lure? 

Advertisement, Tournament Win, Recommended by a Friend, Magazine Article, Recommended at a Tackle Shop, Looks Appealing, or ?  Please let me know

I'm working on something that has never been attempted before and this info will help a bunch. Right now I can't discuss it out but as soon as I can I'll release more info.

Thank you - Mark

 

Also we just went to press with the spring issue of Bass Angler Magazine

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Looks appealing or recommended by a friend is about it for me.  I don't care what the pros say.  That is almost always sponsor driven.

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I like to read forums and just see what's regularly recommended.

I'm a sucker for crankbaits though, even though I rarely use them. If it looks cool I buy it. I should just display them rather then stick them in a 3700 box.

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I like to read forums and just see what's regularly recommended.

I'm a sucker for crankbaits though, even though I rarely use them. If it looks cool I buy it. I should just display them rather then stick them in a 3700 box.

I have a lot more faith in a bait that is "regularly recommended"  on a forum (i.e. fat ika) then any bait recommended by one who is being sponsored. I do watch a lot of bass shows and do find baits that look intriguing and try them out. (i.e. spro frog poppers & pitching skirts)

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I'm working on a exciting new project and I need some help.

Why did you purchase that new lure? 

Advertisement, Tournament Win, Recommended by a Friend, Magazine Article, Recommended at a Tackle Shop, Looks Appealing, or ?  Please let me know

I'm working on something that has never been attempted before and this info will help a bunch. Right now I can't discuss it out but as soon as I can I'll release more info.

Thank you - Mark

 

Also we just went to press with the spring issue of Bass Angler Magazine

I have heard this question asked multiple times by college anglers in the school of advertising. I am pretty sure a couple of my friends have done papers on it as well. That being said tournament results play a key in the style of bait but I am a firm believer that some colors catch people more than they do fish. For example salt and pepper colored crankbaits may catch fish but they catch more anglers imo.  

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I have a lot more faith in a bait that is "regularly recommended"  on a forum (i.e. fat ika) then any bait recommended by one who is being sponsored. I do watch a lot of bass shows and do find baits that look intriguing and try them out. (i.e. spro frog poppers & pitching skirts)

 

This is the exact reason I tried Ikas and most any lures, forum recommendations. I dont have cable or get read fishing mags at all so not really influenced by advertising.

 

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If im using company A's product and like it I will more likely try a new product of theirs over company B's product of the same style.

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This is the exact reason I tried Ikas and most any lures, forum recommendations. I dont have cable or get read fishing mags at all so not really influenced by advertising.

 

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If im using company A's product and like it I will more likely try a new product of theirs over company B's product of the same style.

Try the damiki hydra. Half the price of the fat ika and it has a great action. 

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When I go lure shopping some times it is just to replace stuff I've lost or misplaced.  Other times, I'm looking for a better alternative to what I've currently got.   When I am confronted by a potential purchase, I ask myself one specific question: i.e. "Is there a chance that this lure might catch me a fish some day?"

 

Should the answer be "sure", then I buy it.  If crankbaits are involved, never buy just one, always get 3 or so.  Needless to say I've got some extra fishing tackle, but there is still a chance that every one of those lures might catch a fish for me - someday.

 

Another reason that I shop is to make myself feel good - if only for a moment.  The reasoning goes, "I may be a **** head, I might be stupid, but at least I can buy myself new toys once in a while."  It's one of those things that doesn't have to make sense.

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If it looks cool, I buy it. If it works well, I go back and buy duplicates in case I use them all up, or in the case of cranks, lose them.  If it doesn't work I put a bunch of them up as a lot on Ebay.

 

I am also guilty of following the hot trends. Sometimes it works out as with the KVD 1.5s which are great, sometimes it bites me in the rear as with Chatterbaits. After the Scatter Rap singlehandedly wins the Classic next week, I'll probably buy a few of those.

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By reading the opinions of the many members on this and other fine forums. After all they have the same goals as I, to catch fish every time we have the opportunity.

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All the above, plus I'm looking for that magic bullet. I have not found the magic yet.

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I'm working on a exciting new project and I need some help.

Why did you purchase that new lure? 

Advertisement, Tournament Win, Recommended by a Friend, Magazine Article, Recommended at a Tackle Shop, Looks Appealing, or ?  Please let me know

I'm working on something that has never been attempted before and this info will help a bunch. Right now I can't discuss it out but as soon as I can I'll release more info.

Thank you - Mark

 

Also we just went to press with the spring issue of Bass Angler Magazine

 

I'd say I've - at one time or another - been influenced by all the above.

 

Today, probably talk with friends and read forums to get tips. Although I tend now to be more specific, tailored to my personal fishing style. I.e., If I'm primarily a soft plastics guy, I no longer jump all over a friend's recommendation of a new crankbait, etc. That's been a money pit in the past.

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I buy lures that I have heard positive reviews on. If I have luck with it I will go back and buy more of them. I have never bought a lure just because a pro has endorsed it.

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Ohhh, I don't think so...I'm getting tired of these marketing games...how about something in return...like a free dinner for two at Uncle Bucks Greasy Spoon or better yet...a discount coupon for one of those Carnival cruises.

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Ohhh, I don't think so...I'm getting tired of these marketing games...how about something in return...like a free dinner for two at Uncle Bucks Greasy Spoon or better yet...a discount coupon for one of those Carnival cruises.

:respect-059:

 

Sign me up for a cruise on a floating septic tank!!!

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All things being equal - I buy the best bait that I don't have to change the hardware on -

 

A-Jay

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Thanks guys for all the responses

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you can ask this question in any industry and your going to get the same #1 answer=word of mouth referral (in the investment industry people were asked why they invested their entire life saving$$$ in a particular stock or bond. #1 answer=a friend, family member or adviser recommended it. i respect word of mouth referral from local anglers on my local water more than forum referrals.  those lures are proven in ur fisheries and the ole time anglers don't make any commission/get 'sample products' etc.  in this day and age over 33% of online reviews are mere marking company's typing away.  'soft/passive sales' and false reviews make it very difficult to navigate what is real and what isn't.  and instead of a fishing company having pro staff they can have moderators plug their product thru ad-vice instead of ad-vertising.  second runner up=repetition advertising over multiple media ie hard/aggressvie sales. ie coca cola/pepsi, gatorade w/ ad's in magazines, tv, newspaper, bill boards, internet etc.

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It all started with to Banjo Minnow from there I changed to the light up sonic lure after that I decided to give the skippy fish a try. That stopped working so on to the flying lure it was, the walken worm was producing for me but I am currently fishing the Mighty Bite 5 sense system with light up sticks exclusively. I have been using the Ronco pocket fisherman and it is really a great combo with a lot of sensitivity. I get all my lure recommendations from the TV!

The Cable Guy

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Part of bass fishing is checking out new lures trying to determine what lures are actually winning local tournaments. Any region in the country will have local bass tournaments and it's a cat amd mouse game getting to the truth.....top tournament anglers are very tight lipped about what they are using currently to catch their bass and where they fish.

It's easy to learn what caught bass last year!

Tom

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CHANGE - How apt would you be to purchase a bait that was use to win a tournament ?

 

Especially if you were going to that lake.

 

I'm asking because like Bass Angler Magazine I'm trying to create something cool and useful that will help you.  FYI - I'm a bass angler helping other anglers not some marketing company doing research.

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It all started with to Banjo Minnow from there I changed to the light up sonic lure after that I decided to give the skippy fish a try. That stopped working so on to the flying lure it was, the walken worm was producing for me but I am currently fishing the Mighty Bite 5 sense system with light up sticks exclusively. I have been using the Ronco pocket fisherman and it is really a great combo with a lot of sensitivity. I get all my lure recommendations from the TV!

The Cable Guy

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CHANGE - How apt would you be to purchase a bait that was use to win a tournament ?

 

Especially if you were going to that lake.

 

I'm asking because like Bass Angler Magazine I'm trying to create something cool and useful that will help you.  FYI - I'm a bass angler helping other anglers not some marketing company doing research.

On that particular lake? yes I would be more apt to try it. For areas farther away from that lake probably not that excited.

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