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Come here to pay your respects for innocent lures who deserved a good life but went too soon...

I lost a brand new 8" Hudd today :cry:

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To all the Ned rigs lost at the bottom of Big Walnut Creek ?

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3 hours ago, j bab said:

Come here to pay your respects for innocent lures who deserved a good life but went too soon...

I lost a brand new 8" Hudd today :cry:

don't feel too bad , i've lost 15 -20 Hudds over the years ...

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To my old original Cordell big-o which I hung up and lost around 40+ years ago. 

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In many years of fishing from the bank, enough to rival Arlington cemetery, and in particular one buzz bait that I have only seen that once but that was a great design.

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If you're not fishing from the bank, PLEASE get yourself a lure retriever. It will easily pay for itself and prevent losing your favorite beat up lure.

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I lost my megabass vision 110 on it's second trip out...

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To my Jackall Squad Minnow who spent more time in a box shipping from Japan than on the water. 

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Had a spinner bait I put up in a tree up in Minnesota.  Nothing really special about other than it had "the mojo"  Caught a ton of fish with it.  I pay my respects every couple of years when I go up there.  Still hanging there.

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28 minutes ago, Jaderose said:

Had a spinner bait I put up in a tree up in Minnesota.  Nothing really special about other than it had "the mojo"  Caught a ton of fish with it.  I pay my respects every couple of years when I go up there.  Still hanging there.

Just saying...

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I popped my leader knot on a custom painted crappie colored Duo Realis Spinbait 80 that would flat out kill them on a local lake of mine. I was heartbroken to see it plop in the drink. I haven't been able to find one like it since. :(

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AHHHHH<.. finally an ode to the lures famous or not that have gone down the other path,....

 Insert TAPS as background music here:,.....

      To the greatly loved and lost, we dearly salute you. Your value may have been unmeasurable, but nonetheless,...regarded, endeared, and, yes even loved. Your undying dedication and devotion to work as we decided, was not only appreciated, but etched in our memories and thoughts. We greatly miss, and fear your likes will never be matched, as we had such a bond that cant just be broken by absence, as memory, and time spent together.  will truly quell any replacement,....... the experiences and successes we endured solidify our time together, and can only now bring sorrow, and dismay, as your departure is so evident.

 As you pass on to another chapter of your existence,.. hung in that tree, stolen by that cow of a bass, or snagged in that brushpile. We can only reflect, and rely on our memories, to recall such joyous of times. And we ask the good lord to provide us a easy transition, a sombre path, and peaceful easement towards the next chapter of life. We salute you, oh lost and endeared tackle,... may your new path be unhindered, by casts to emergent rip rap, undaunted with strikes from toothy pike, and let lay instead of being crushed by smallmouths.

 Yea,... tho we may walk, nay run! to our nearest bass pro for replacement. You are in our thoughts, our minds, and our prayers,....

 that they still stock your kind!,.....lol

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13 minutes ago, "hamma" said:

AHHHHH<.. finally an ode to the lures famous or not that have gone down the other path,....

 Insert TAPS as background music here:,.....

      To the greatly loved and lost, we dearly salute you. Your value may have been unmeasurable, but nonetheless,...regarded, endeared, and, yes even loved. Your undying dedication and devotion to work as we decided, was not only appreciated, but etched in our memories and thoughts. We greatly miss, and fear your likes will never be matched, as we had such a bond that cant just be broken by absence, as memory, and time spent together.  will truly quell any replacement,....... the experiences and successes we endured solidify our time together, and can only now bring sorrow, and dismay, as your departure is so evident.

 As you pass on to another chapter of your existence,.. hung in that tree, stolen by that cow of a bass, or snagged in that brushpile. We can only reflect, and rely on our memories, to recall such joyous of times. And we ask the good lord to provide us a easy transition, a sombre path, and peaceful easement towards the next chapter of life. We salute you, oh lost and endeared tackle,... may your new path be unhindered, by casts to emergent rip rap, undaunted with strikes from toothy pike, and let lay instead of being crushed by smallmouths.

 Yea,... tho we may walk, nay run! to our nearest bass pro for replacement. You are in our thoughts, our minds, and our prayers,....

 that they still stock your kind!,.....lol

Nicely Done hamma ~ Really Enjoyed that one.

However my particular reaction to losing a favorite bait is rourinely far less eloquent.  

:smiley:

A-Jay

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I'm sure all of us have lost favorite baits - especially some that are no longer made and thus not readily replaceable (short of paying collector prices on eBay). I also sorta "bond" with some baits, especially those that go over the century mark in number of bass caught - BUT, when those baits eventually go KIA, I know that they fought the good fight, and brought in enough bass to more than pay for themselves, and pass on to the Valhalla of bass baits with their head held high...

Then, there are the baits that have one shot at glory, and are lost too soon. The 3/4 oz Red Eye Shad in the photo below was removed from the wrapper, tied on the rod, caught a 5-pound bass on the first cast, and then was hung on a stump on the second cast and lost (fishing from the bank).  RIP RES - I hardly knew ya...

2012-01-11 21in 5.02lb LMB CatherineE.JPG 

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8 minutes ago, Goose52 said:

I'm sure all of us have lost favorite baits - especially some that are no longer made and thus not readily replaceable (short of paying collector prices on eBay). I also sorta "bond" with some baits, especially those that go over the century mark in number of bass caught - BUT, when those baits eventually go KIA, I know that they fought the good fight, and brought in enough bass to more than pay for themselves, and pass on to the Valhalla of bass baits with their head held high...

Then, there are the baits that have one shot at glory, and are lost too soon. The 3/4 oz Red Eye Shad in the photo below was removed from the wrapper, tied on the rod, caught a 5-pound bass on the first cast, and then was hung on a stump on the second cast and lost (fishing from the bank).  RIP RES - I hardly knew ya...

2012-01-11 21in 5.02lb LMB CatherineE.JPG 

"Only The Good Die Young"

Channeling my inner Billy Joel right there - 1977 was a good year.

And loosing discontinued baits isn't even remotely funny.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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5 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

 

That look of pure disappointment...

6 hours ago, Cody21w said:

If you're not fishing from the bank, PLEASE get yourself a lure retriever. It will easily pay for itself and prevent losing your favorite beat up lure.

In this case we did use a lure retriever, but something weird happened and my line broke while trying to bump the lure free. Must have been around a sharp stick or something, I'm still not sure what happened.

I've gotten my Deps 250 unstuck from about 6 or 8 logs with a good lure retriever, my Hudds have never not come off a hangup except for this time... Lure retrievers are amazing!

9 hours ago, Big Bait Fishing said:

don't feel too bad , i've lost 15 -20 Hudds over the years ...

That hurt my soul to read... RIP!

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First time I ever fished a chatterbait it was an original D&M Piranha, and it was to that date the most expensive lure I had ever bought.  LIterally the second cast from shore, got hung up on some deep rocks, snap, gone.  It took me a while to recover from that one.

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throwing sinking swimbaits is always a risk , sometimes you have to pay to play , why do you think most guys want a floating swimbait !

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8 hours ago, IndianaFinesse said:

I lost my megabass vision 110 on it's second trip out...

Me too! Back to my LC pointers I go!

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OK - here's another one. This Deep Little N was well over 100 bass caught - probably nothing bigger than 3 pounds caught on it - just a soldier that "went over the top" whenever called. I was cranking it across some known man-made fish structures and it probably got wedged between some of the pvc pipes that made up the structure. Not recoverable by a plug knocker.

RIP DLN...

Deep Little N - 100 fish.JPG

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8 hours ago, Preytorien said:

I popped my leader knot on a custom painted crappie colored Duo Realis Spinbait 80 that would flat out kill them on a local lake of mine. I was heartbroken to see it plop in the drink. I haven't been able to find one like it since. :(

Those spybaits attract lots of pike too ?. Do crappie ever have that minnow shape that the spinbait 80 has? Love those spybaits!

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really too soon ?

I lost 2 of LC jerkbait last week on seperate trip one of them just open the package got a shot bite and then ... RIP.

 

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A brand new Red Eye Shad, lost under a bridge, probably 5th cast or so.

Another lipless crankbait Cotton Cordell, that previous trip caught 2 decent bass, Lost on a stump.

About 2 packs of Roboworms and various pricey hooks.. Lost to the depths. And the only 4 tungsten drop-shot weights I've bought are with them.

My favorite joined shad-rap.. another stump.

Ned rig holocaust, I've lost count.

I cannot go further..

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To the heaps of empty keitech clamshell packages that represent nothing but a distant memory

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