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I've never used one but I'm curious. Is a lure that probably cost less than $1 to make in China really worth what they are selling it for?

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I've received a couple different Livingston Lures via MTB and LTB. Let me start by saying that there is no way I would pay the $11-$15 in store asking price. With that being said, I do like the lures and they have been quality thus far. Does the electronic bait fish sounds the lures emit increase the chances of catching a fish? I doubt it, but its a nice touch. You've also got to ask yourself, how many lures in your tackle box really cost more than a $1 to make?

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Is it worth it to you? That's the only real way to gauge their "worth". Most baits cost isn't in their production, it's in the R&D and materials. Livingston Lures have the little clicker, which I'm sure adds a good amount to the price. I wouldn't pay what they're asking for most of their baits, but I'll be getting a Walking Boss part II whenever I remember to order one. 

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53 minutes ago, robertb said:

Is a lure that probably cost less than $1 to make in China really worth what they are selling it for?

You may as well ask that question about 99.9999% of all fishing lures.

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14 minutes ago, Evan K said:

You may as well ask that question about 99.9999% of all fishing lures.

Actually I would say quite a few of the best lures in that price range are made in Japan.

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1 minute ago, robertb said:

Actually I would say quite a few of the best lures in that price range are made in Japan.

Some, but a lot of JDM baits (I am tempted to say most but don't have hard data to back that up) are still made in China or Thailand. They're still great baits.

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23 hours ago, robertb said:

I've never used one but I'm curious. Is a lure that probably cost less than $1 to make in China really worth what they are selling it for?

There's no way they can make and ship them for that you are very mistaken. You can buy a super spook that is the simplest plug ever for 6$ of course a plug with lights, sensors and chirping noises are going to be more espensive. I got a pro sizzle this week and caught two nice bass on it. The hooks seemed a little dull for a premium lure but I can always change them out. I got the lure 10$ shipped on ebay. I have 15-20$ lures in my tackle box that I've never caught a fish with. So even though originally I thought it was a gimmick I like the product and will buy more. Def will look into walking boss 1 and 2. I had dinks following the huge profile of the pro sizzle so Idk if I would buy a JR size.1466987840551.jpg

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I bought a few to try out. Deep cranks, mid range, wake, and topwater and can honestly say that at this time I feel they are not worth the hype and do not plan on purchasing more

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Look at the Lobina Rico.  Would you pay $20 for that lure?  Looks like a Rebel Pop'R to me.  I wouldn't pay it....but that's just me.  LOT'S of guys do and they are justified in doing so because, to them, it is worth it.  To each his own.  Even better example....take a look at the Roman Made Swim baits.  HOLY COW!!!

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