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ive ordered a couple lures from academy before but i didn't know that they had there own brand and i was looking through them and the prices aren't that bad at all especially with VMC hooks, what do you think about their baits, have you ever  tried them and how do they hold up?

 

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Have a few of their squarebill cranks, wakebaits, and ratletrap style baits.  I have no complaints for the price of these baits as well as the color choices.  

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H20 makes some quality stuff. Their hard baits and frogs are great. Their ethos fishing rods are pretty dang good too... Especially since they go on sale for $39 all the time.

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H20 makes some quality stuff. Their hard baits and frogs are great. Their ethos fishing rods are pretty dang good too... Especially since they go on sale for $39 all the time.

i used one of their frogs before (my friend had one) and i could not get it to walk at all, i tried for about 15 minutes i cut the skirt and than gave up on it did you ever have that problem?

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i used one of their frogs before (my friend had one) and i could not get it to walk at all, i tried for about 15 minutes i cut the skirt and than gave up on it did you ever have that problem?

I trim the skirts down, and trim one side about 1/2 to 3/4 inch shorter than the other side. This helps them walk tighter for me. This is just my preference... Mine walked fine out of the package. I even do this to spro.

What line were you using?

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The flat sided square bill is awesome. To me it's a SPRO for $4.00.

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I've fished most of their hardbaits, their frogs, EWG hooks, tungsten, reels, and their rods, zero complaints with any of it. 

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I trim the skirts down, and trim one side about 1/2 to 3/4 inch shorter than the other side. This helps them walk tighter for me. This is just my preference... Mine walked fine out of the package. I even do this to spro.

What line were you using?

50lb power pro

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In all honesty, unless I see a "premium" bait on clearence, all I buy anymore is h2o hardbaits. I have never had a single issue with one, and they're always dirt cheap.

I catch ALOT of fish- fresh and salt- on their squarebill cranks.

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i work there. needless to say i never make it out of the store with money left. we had duckett micro magic rods go on sale for 39.99 not too long ago. THe hardbaits resemble a lucky craft. NOT as good of quality but when you can buy  4 h2os for the price of 1 LC its worth it to me. the frogs i've never had a problem with but i myself buy koppers frogs and mice over any other brand. i have 2 frog boxes. 1 of koppers and jackal the otehr h2o. no complaints with the h2o at all though./

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i work there. needless to say i never make it out of the store with money left. we had duckett micro magic rods go on sale for 39.99 not too long ago. THe hardbaits resemble a lucky craft. NOT as good of quality but when you can buy 4 h2os for the price of 1 LC its worth it to me. the frogs i've never had a problem with but i myself buy koppers frogs and mice over any other brand. i have 2 frog boxes. 1 of koppers and jackass the otehr h2o. no complaints with the h2o at all though./

Come on man... Don't go telling everyone about those jack*ss frogs... The Internet is why we can't have nice things anymore. Now everyone will be throwing them!

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