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My mistake on lucky craft from japan

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So last week I found out about ichiban tackle and the rare lucky craft lures I could find there, being a lucky craft fan I was excited to see all the "network member" lures and special edition lures and even better, most of them were cheap! Being so excited I just ordered and spent $50 without looking at the length and weight of the lures... They came in the mail and turns out they're all two inches.. My question is, are all the lucky craft "member only" lures small and suppose to be more of a collectible item or am I actually going to catch fish with these dinky things!? ( two inch walking bait and two inch crankbaits)

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The LC 65SP was one my top lures for fry guarders and post spawn

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2" lure is sometimes good for smallmouth in shallow fast water, I nailed an 18" on a pop-r junior this summer in a riffle. And I do it all the time when fly fishing.  I guess the right place and a target of opportunity thing.

If i were you I would give it a try at least. 

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The 65s will do well with smallies and panfish for sure.  Bust out the ML spinning gear and have at it!!

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I have the amigo NW 2008 clutch RS real squid color and amigo nw 1999 which is like a walking bait. Can't find any other description on the packaging. They were both "member limited" lures. I'm trying to post pictures but I'm new to the forum and can't seem to get the file size small enough

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Members only lures come in different sizes. You mistakenly purchased small ones, get familiar with millimeters and grams if your gonna buy from Japanese sellers.

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MM can be tricky.

Usually the 65, 85, or 100 in lure models from most companies overseas is MM. The Sammy is 100mm I believe or standard size, then lures like the GYB pencil Tate 85 are 85mm. I think 100mm is about 4". I made that mistake as well in the past. 

I have made it in reverse not  realizing how big 135mm was. 

Alot of JDM baits are small since the pressured lakes in Japan cause alot of guys to use light Fluoro which is why they have weird #test like 7 or 3 etc...

I have watched videos of them throwing tiny crankbaits and catching big fish, so I would not be upset if a lure is small, most JDM lures have long cast systems, so you can actually chuck a tiny crankbait a long distance, probably has a unique sound that may get more strikes than the normal lures, so I would keep any Lucky Craft Japan lure in my box and fish it with confidence. Sometimes tiny is good as long as you have the right tackle with it, but LC comes with good hooks I would assume-Daichi?

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Hooks are good but very small, I'm going to be upgrading them at least to a larger size

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9 hours ago, Josh k said:

Hooks are good but very small, I'm going to be upgrading them at least to a larger size

Watch out, that can really hinder the action on small baits.

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