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You think prices are getting crazy?

 

Jerry Rago's Walking Rat - $64.99

 

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Jerry Rago Glideator - $94.99 to $124.99

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If I bought one of those baits, I would be afraid I'd lose it. They are getting pretty crazy if you ask me.

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I have baits that cost more than what is pictured. The real question should be... Is it the cost of the lure that's more or the purchasing power of your dollar that's less? Inflation is the greatest tax there is.

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I think that is obscene to spend on a lure.  Even if I had all the money in the world I wouldn't go there.  TO each their own but I could think of a ton of things I can buy with that money.  Like a ton of other baits which i'm sure would catch just as good if not better than those.

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I think that is obscene to spend on a lure.  Even if I had all the money in the world I wouldn't go there.  TO each their own but I could think of a ton of things I can buy with that money.  Like a ton of other baits which i'm sure would catch just as good if not better than those.

That is my point !!!!!!

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crap.  look up roman made swimbaits.  $400+ each.  I use bullshad swimbaits and they run about $60 each but they work.  Use proper line and you will not lose it.  Also, you guys wouldn't make good musky fisherman.  Each musky lure is $20+

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Hmm...

 

Just a matter of priorities I think. Although I don't own any $100 lures, I know lots

of guys who spend thousands of dollars for "add-ons" on their $40,000 pickups and

$50,000 boats.

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Many, many bass lures are designed to catch the fisherman, not the fish. Keep buying expensive lures, and I guarantee they will keep making them. Which is why I won't. And I still catch plenty. The bass have no idea what I spent.

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Simple. Don't buy it if it's not for you. High end baits have the audience to keep them going across multiple species of fish. Dont get serious about musky fishing if you're afraid to spend coin on big baits.

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Simple. Don't buy it if it's not for you. High end baits have the audience to keep them going across multiple species of fish. Dont get serious about musky fishing if you're afraid to spend coin on big baits.

It's not about being afraid - it's about not having to.

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That's why there are lots of choices in tackle. Something for everyone. Clearly high end baits aren't your thing. So why make a post about it? Just because its crazy to you to spend the money?

Most high end baits are collectors pieces for guys. It's not because they can/cant catch more fish or trophy fish.

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It's not about being afraid - it's about not having to.

If you want an 11" glide bait or a 6" rat bait, your going to have to pay up for one.  Most of these baits are hand made and hand painted in small batches.  Baits like that cost a lot of money.  I don't know about the Rago baits specifically but you can't compare a big swimbait to your average crankbait.  

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Sorry to upset people I thought I could post a topic - it seems a few agree

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No one is upset but you clearly don't know what goes into making the high end lures. You really had no point to the post other than to point out the price tags. Those are mid range prices for higher end lures anyway.

Like jrob pointed out, the craftsmanship, paint, and components are what keep the prices high and well in demand.

Youre right, it's not for everyone and many do agree. There are many that understand it and want them in their collections.

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I find the high end tackle more amazing. There are such well made rods and reels for reasonable prices that there is no way a $400 rod or reel is that much better or wont get the job done any better. Its a status thing if you asked me.

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Nobody is forcing anyone to buy expensive gear.  Fish what makes you happy and keep your thoughts on what other people use to yourself.

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ole Jrob, I thought the reason we came on these threads was to express our opinions and point of view. Must be wrong.

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If I have to pay that much for a lure I would want it to have its own sonar so it could find the fish, go up to it and snag it with its claws and bring it back to the boat without me doing anything but casting it out.

 

Otherwise, the standard baits we use today will suffice.

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Welcome to the world of swimbaiting lol. There are baits that cost far more than those. To justify the prices, there aren't really any cheaper alternatives around.

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ole Jrob, I thought the reason we came on these threads was to express our opinions and point of view. Must be wrong.

You are absolutely right.  My post reads a lot worse than it sounded in my head, my apologies to the board. :)

 

However, the baits the OP listed aren't really that expensive for baits in those categories.  To call the prices "silly" isn't very accurate.  

 

People should fish whatever gear they can afford and whatever makes them happy.  That's what it's all about anyway, right?

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I haven't spent that much on a lure but that is mainly because i don't throw swim baits.....yet lol  

 

I can also relate to the amount or craftsmanship and skill that it takes to make these baits so the price is reasonable.

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The tone of the question is not a big deal. I, too, find the prices absurd. But I am not the target market.

 

I also find the price of a Lamborghini absurd, but there's a market for them, and I am most undoubtedly NOT in that market.

 

Fantastic car, fantastic engineering, fantastic looks. Same with some of the high-end lures. Somebody will buy them, otherwise there'd be no market.

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My weakness is $25 110s and yes I loose one every now and then. However I have more money invested in stuff I'll never use then I do in the 110s I'm not afraid to use

That said I think the price of swimbaits is CRAZY!!!

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Just a thought- hard swimbaits will last over 100 fish if used properly. That's a better bang for your buck than senko fishing.

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