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Why did Cabelas and Bass Pro stop selling floating fish grippers?

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Floating fish grippers were recommended on here and I've seen them at Cabelas in the past. Not too expensive. I was thinking about buying a pair but I noticed that Cabelas and Bass Pro stopped selling them and they aren't in stores anymore. Did something happen? Were they defective or went out of business? Tackle Warehouse carries basically the same thing under the Rapala name....so maybe they sold their patent/rights to Rapala?

 

Anyone know why Cabelas and Bass Pro stop selling floating fish grippers?

 

 

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The Hampton, VA BPS still has one for sale, not sure
the brand, but I saw it last night, FWIW. I'll see if I can
find a link...if there is one.

It's BPS brand...

http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Lock-Jaw-Gripper/product/2296154/

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Just buy it from the source: http://www.thefishgrip.net/shop/shop_the_fish_grip_jr.php#.WAEXs8m52g0

The inventor is a good guy.

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if the ones they sell don't float and you lose them they will probably sell more 

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Funny, I was just looking for this in Cabelas the other day and did not find one anywhere, which I thought was odd because I bought my last one there.

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3 hours ago, Oklahoma Mike said:

Funny, I was just looking for this in Cabelas the other day and did not find one anywhere, which I thought was odd because I bought my last one there.

Did yours sink?

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Academy sells some that float and glow in the dark. The BPS by me carries some Rapala ones. I have a pair but haven't ever tested if they float or not. I know the Academy ones float because they're one of the things I recovered after I flipped my yak. 

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BPS still sells them at store and online.

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I don't use them, I broke the jaw on a nice pike once and unfortunately had to keep it because of that. Now I no longer use them.

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NH  BPS still does, but amazon prime is cheaper 

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If they don't sink how will they sell you new ones when ya drop them in the water?  Seems like they would be bad for business. ;)

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