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250.00 Dollar Lure. Would You Buy It?

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 I'm sure it catches big bass. but I would be nervous every time id cast it. so anyone who uses expensive lures please chime in and tell us your glorious fish tales.  

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At $250 you're almost halfway to what some of the most expensive swimbaits cost. I have several that retail for over $100 if you want to pay full price. I didn't, but what I paid is still seen as outrageous to a lot of anglers who won't spend $15 on a Pointer. The R&D and craftsmanship that goes into those expensive baits is incredible, the pulling power of those big, finely detailed baits has to be seen to be believed. 

 

It's more outrageous to me to spend $7 on a 10 pack of Senkos that I'll be lucky to catch 2 fish per bait with versus buying a big swimbait that could potentially last for hundreds of fish. Good thing is, nobody is forcing me to buy Senkos, and nobody is forcing you to buy swimbaits :)

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I would if I were catching fish worth $250, then I'm breaking even.

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Nope, but bluebasser86 makes a good point, cheers and good luck to those who can afford it.

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It is the same thing as expensive rods and reels and everything else. What it is called is enthusiast level gear, every hobby has different levels, it all depends on how much or how far you want to go into it. Thank God we don't fly fish, I saw these custom hand made Bamboo fly rods that go for over $3000 and they place that makes them do like 125 rods a year and that is it and there is a 2 year backlog for them, so it seems a lot of guys are into that and it makes a $250 dollar swim bait seem like small potatoes.

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It's just like anything else, OP. Some can afford and want a Lamborghini, but a Hyundai will obviously suffice. We should draw no inference to someone else's situation from our own and while it's fun to think about, it's bound to ruffle feathers- to some it will sound insane and to others it's a dream they hope to one day realize- others still have a whole pile and wouldn't have it any other way.

Different strokes my friends! That's why they make more than one flavor of ice cream and more than one combo! I say do what makes you feel fulfilled and happy and don't waste a single second worrying about whether someone else agrees. I just say cheers to the state of general affairs in the fishing world- we are truly lucky to exist in a time that so many options are out there!

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I would just be thinking of the 250 TW order I could buy with that money.........or all the Strike Kings lol. 

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Swimbapes don't work.

 

No one should buy anything more than $5.

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No thanks.

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I would just be thinking of the 250 TW order I could buy with that money.........or all the Strike Kings lol. 

Wait until you have all those Strike Kings, and you've caught so many dinks you don't care to catch them anymore, then those outrageously priced swimbaits might not seem so crazy anymore. 

 

I fought a heck of an internal battle to finally get myself to spring for a Slammer and S waver, bargain prices in the swimbait world. Then I fished them and saw the way fish reacted to them, and fish that I never would have guessed even existed in my lakes started showing themselves. It's been an eye-opening experience that I've really just begun. 

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I would not be able to bring myself to do it. Even if I did buy one, I doubt I could convince myself to throw it. I don't know how long it'd last around here either. The pulling power of those baits would also pull the toothy critters of the region and before long I would be waiving goodbye to $250.

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OG Deps 250, teeth marks sold seperately.

 

 

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I caught more bass and other fish on the bomber FAT A and model A crankbaits. rapala f7 blue or black, inline spinners, spinflys and spinnerbaits. I purchased a $2 orange spook a off the wall brand and caught many bass with it the next day.

Success is choosing the right bait, the right size the right color along with the correct presentation. My favorite presentation is slow.

Add a shot of bass scent and your good to go.

I have a box of experience cranks that were bragged to be so good they caught weeds only. That live target baitball catches zip, nada, nothin.

Now I'm going to buy a $250 lure? I'll out fish it with a bomber crank. Does that lure come with a boat? Lol

I do not fish with expensive over priced stuff. Give me a $15 old time real BASS rod with a fin-nor spinning reel. I just purchased ten lews spinning rods. I'll try them. So far not bad.

I maybe too frugal. We grew up poor I had to rake leaves and cut grass to buy fishing stuff. To me a 202 zebco was the top of the line. Then in my 20's I used the D.A.M. QUICK spinning reels. There wasn't much out there besides the Mitchell 300. I had those too. The Garcia five star rods?

You guys got it made today.

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I think anyone using a Deps 250 is :

1)going for a trophy fish

2)willing to wear their young arms out throwin this thing all day

3)using a proper swimbait rod which can handle 6oz baits

4)of a mindset that this money is really not needed cause yer one backlash away from a REALLY bad day

 

I thought about a DEP 175 once but figured I could lose 4 or 5  S168s for that price and decided against it.

S168 may not have as good action as the DEPs but its good enough for me

Besides I like throwin a wide range of baits to catch whatever I am in the mood for

If I were of a mindset to go after trophies all day everyday.. maybe a DEPS 250 .. maybe if it were all I'd throw

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How do you guys manage to lose so many hardbaits anyway?

 

In 4 years of big baiting, I have managed to lose ONE hardbait- a strongbass.

 

Use softbaits for bottom bumping.

 

I will admit that I've lost a couple hundred bucks in hudds though, and had to go swimming a few times to save hardgills, 250s and the like. Occupational hazards of fishing from the shore. No big deal.

 

For you bass boat guys, you do know they make plug knockers, right?

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How do you guys manage to lose so many hardbaits anyway?

 

In 4 years of big baiting, I have managed to lose ONE hardbait- a strongbass.

 

Use softbaits for bottom bumping.

 

I will admit that I've lost a couple hundred bucks in hudds though, and had to go swimming a few times to save hardgills, 250s and the like. Occupational hazards of fishing from the shore. No big deal.

 

For you bass boat guys, you do know they make plug knockers, right?

Lol.. u answered yer own question.. u went diving :)

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How do you guys manage to lose so many hardbaits anyway?

 

In 4 years of big baiting, I have managed to lose ONE hardbait- a strongbass.

 

Use softbaits for bottom bumping.

 

I will admit that I've lost a couple hundred bucks in hudds though, and had to go swimming a few times to save hardgills, 250s and the like. Occupational hazards of fishing from the shore. No big deal.

 

For you bass boat guys, you do know they make plug knockers, right?

All the baits I've fished, I've lost 2 68 Hudds. I've snagged up countless times, but my telescoping lure retriever has always come through for me.

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On the boat, I've lost exactly TWO soft baits to a snag. One was when I was unprepared and didn't have a knocker, the other was hopelessly embedded in a tree in 20 FOW.

 

If you take care of your stuff and check your line, you'll be fine. I realize it's not for everyone due to the weight of the lures and the specialized equipment but it is productive if you devote the time to it. Just like anything else in fishing, you have to learn the technique and it needs to click in your brain. If it doesn't, it can be a very frustrating endeavor.

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Buy and use what you want, you only have to justify it to your self (provided it's not detrimental to your family finances).  I haven't spent big bucks on individual baits yet since I haven't really got into swimbaits just yet....But I have a fair amount of Megabass baits and my rods/reels are what many consider high end.  

 

Honestly though, a $250 bait is just a drop in the bucket if I felt the need to justify it to myself (one of them anyway, a boat full would be a different story :)).  Boat, motor, truck, rods/reels, tackle, gas, travel and lodging expenses, tournament entries, and last but not least - my time...Put all that together and it's already a huge commitment and expense, adding a high end bait to the mix isn't going make or break it.  If I didn't love it and wasn't 100% committed to it I would even spend a fraction of the time or money. 

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Yeah, I'd buy it. I don't have kids and I don't drink anymore. What else am I gonna spend money on? :laugh5:

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Yeah, I'd buy it. I don't have kids and I don't drink anymore. What else am I gonna spend money on? :laugh5:

 

I have two kids, I don´t drink nor smoke anymore and in the worst case scenario they can attend public school instead of private.  :eyebrows:

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Wait until you have all those Strike Kings, and you've caught so many dinks you don't care to catch them anymore, then those outrageously priced swimbaits might not seem so crazy anymore. 

 

I fought a heck of an internal battle to finally get myself to spring for a Slammer and S waver, bargain prices in the swimbait world. Then I fished them and saw the way fish reacted to them, and fish that I never would have guessed even existed in my lakes started showing themselves. It's been an eye-opening experience that I've really just begun. 

 

 

True enough. I guess it's so foreign to my mind....I rarely buy even Strike Kings new lol. 

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