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The negative I see is that if you can't knock your lure loose with this thing, you aren't going to get it back either, in other words if you have to break your line you lose the retriever and the lure.

That being said, if they are cheap I would ty it out.  I have a BPS lure retriever that works about 50% of the time, but it has a cord attached to it so I can get it back whether or not the lure comes free.

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I use one with a line attached and entanglement chains.  That way, if the bait is caught in wood, I can pull the hooks out.

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I use one with a line attached and entanglement chains. That way, if the bait is caught in wood, I can pull the hooks out.

Key is line attached. I've used the chain type and the extending pole type and both work just fine. If you put that one on your line and still cant free the lure, what then?

Break the line and lose both lure and retriever?

Don't know what these cost, but the heaviest dipsey sinker you can find and a cheap snap probably cost alot less and would do the same thing.

JMHO.

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I use one with a line attached and entanglement chains. That way, if the bait is caught in wood, I can pull the hooks out.

Key is line attached. I've used the chain type and the extending pole type and both work just fine. If you put that one on your line and still cant free the lure, what then?

Break the line and lose both lure and retriever?

Don't know what these cost, but the heaviest dipsey sinker you can find and a cheap snap probably cost alot less and would do the same thing.

JMHO.

Never had that come up in three years.  Its 100%, so far.

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I use one with a line attached and entanglement chains. That way, if the bait is caught in wood, I can pull the hooks out.

Key is line attached. I've used the chain type and the extending pole type and both work just fine. If you put that one on your line and still cant free the lure, what then?

Break the line and lose both lure and retriever?

Don't know what these cost, but the heaviest dipsey sinker you can find and a cheap snap probably cost alot less and would do the same thing.

JMHO.

Never had that come up in three years. Its 100%, so far.

I use that same type.  I did loose one of them once about 4 years ago because it became entangled in whatever had my lure which, if I remember correctly, was a section of chain link fence that had washed into the tributary I was fishing.

I use an old zebco pistol grip with the rod cut off with an old baitcaster strung up with the retriever and line.  Makes things more simple.  But I want to try using the automatic dog leash retractor for mine I saw in Bassmaster mag last month.  That way you get one handed operation by just pushing the button when you want to take up slack after the retrieval process. :D

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I use the one with line and chains attached. I also cut a wood doll to spool the ine onto so you don't have a tangled mess after the retrieval. Seems to me you'd be going through a lot of those retreivers on the video. Very seldom do lures pop off as easy as they shown. IMO the only way to go is to use one with line attached and really why wouldn't you they only cost like $6. I have yet to loose the retriever itself in ten years of owning one.

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It's an interesting idea, but I don't think it will replace the standard lure retriever.  I have also seen people use a spark plug in the same way as this gadget.

For those who mention using an old reel to retrieve the line - another option (I may have even learned it on this forum) is to use one of those retractable dog leashes.

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You could tie some braid to that for pulling it back up if it fails to free your lure.

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I thought this looked interesting. What do you think?

They are 9.95 for a pack of 2.

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I have one of the telescopic lure retrievers. Most of the lakes around here don't get too deep so I can reach almost any bait with it. Plus I get tons of other people's lures out of the trees with it that they couldn't get  ;D. If you fish Lucky Crafts or other expensive baits it pays for itself in 2 uses, after that it's just a bonus.

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I use one with a line attached and entanglement chains. That way, if the bait is caught in wood, I can pull the hooks out.

Key is line attached. I've used the chain type and the extending pole type and both work just fine. If you put that one on your line and still cant free the lure, what then?

Break the line and lose both lure and retriever?

Don't know what these cost, but the heaviest dipsey sinker you can find and a cheap snap probably cost alot less and would do the same thing.

JMHO.

Never had that come up in three years. Its 100%, so far.

I was agreeing with you. I was talking about the retriever in the video. :D

As stated, I've use the type you described and had success also.

Not so sure about the knocker in the video. If you send it down and it doesn't free the lure, what then?

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I use one with a line attached and entanglement chains. That way, if the bait is caught in wood, I can pull the hooks out.

Key is line attached. I've used the chain type and the extending pole type and both work just fine. If you put that one on your line and still cant free the lure, what then?

Break the line and lose both lure and retriever?

Don't know what these cost, but the heaviest dipsey sinker you can find and a cheap snap probably cost alot less and would do the same thing.

JMHO.

Never had that come up in three years. Its 100%, so far.

I was agreeing with you. I was talking about the retriever in the video. :D

As stated, I've use the type you described and had success also.

Not so sure about the knocker in the video. If you send it down and it doesn't free the lure, what then?[/quote]

That's why they come in packs of two. Send the second knocker down the line to get the first knocker and your bait... ::) ;D

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LMAO.  The one I have comes in one packs.

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Yeah I thought the same thing. It looks like it could really be effective but I'm really not too big on losing a 10.00 crankbait and a 5.00 lure retriever in one shot. Seems to defeat the purpose. ::D Not to mention 5.00 for a piece of lead??!!

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