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I found this crank digging through some old stuff.  Anyone able to help with ID?

 

Looks like hooks are a #6, and it has rattle that sounds like a few BBs.  Reminds me of a faint Rat-L-Trap.  Not 100% sure how I acquired it, but it could go back as far as my grandfather.  No markings on it, but it reminds me of Rapala. 

 

Any ideas?

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Bomber or some sort of knockoff.

 

Allen

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Agree with Munkin

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Sure looks Bomberish, but may not be.

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3 hours ago, Team9nine said:

Bomber Fat A - Dark Brown Crawdad

 

Did Bomber paint their bills like that?

 

Allen

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35 minutes ago, Munkin said:

Did Bomber paint their bills like that?

 

Allen

Some of the older ones did, especially the "Bill Dance" labeled versions. The only other option I can think of that it might be is an old K-Mart generic that was sold labeled as "Mister Twister," but they copied the same photoprint finish as the Bombers (see last pic).

 

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2 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

Some of the older ones did, especially the "Bill Dance" labeled versions. The only other option I can think of that it might be is an old K-Mart generic that was sold labeled as "Mister Twister," but they copied the same photoprint finish as the Bombers (see last pic).

 

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I have both the orange and firetiger baits above but have never seen one with a painted bill before.

 

Allen

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1 minute ago, Munkin said:

I have both the orange and firetiger baits above but have never seen one with a painted bill before.

 

Allen

I think the G-finish baits all had to be one color, bait and bill, because of the way they were made. Pretty certain they made a G-finish brown craw, but just giving a best guess. It does appear to have the brighter G-finish shine to it than the normal brown craw.

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Looks like a good crankbait for smallmouth bass.

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9 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

I think the G-finish baits all had to be one color, bait and bill, because of the way they were made. Pretty certain they made a G-finish brown craw, but just giving a best guess. It does appear to have the brighter G-finish shine to it than the normal brown craw.

Still remember when G-Finish was the in thing.

 

Allen

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Not to hijack this thread (but I will LOL) anyone know what this is? A guy at the lake gave it to me this fall and I did surprising well with it. Soft paddle tail with a metal slug insert in the head.

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3 minutes ago, pauldconyers said:

Not to hijack this thread (but I will LOL) anyone know what this is? A guy at the lake gave it to me this fall and I did surprising well with it. Soft paddle tail with a metal slug insert in the head.

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Could it be a little storm swimbait? A lot of brands make similar ones so I’m not too sure.

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Storm swimbait or Berkley as I am not sure.

 

Allen

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19 hours ago, Munkin said:

Storm swimbait or Berkley as I am not sure. 

I think it might be the Berkley version.  The Berkley version has a "dorsal fin".  I don't think the Storm has one.  Cabela's also made a "Livin' eye" swimbait that looked like the Berkley version.

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4 minutes ago, BASS302 said:

I think it might be the Berkley version.  The Berkley version has a "dorsal fin".  I don't think the Storm has one.  Cabela's also made a "Livin' eye" swimbait that looked like the Berkley version.

Good catch :thumbsup_blue:

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I know enough about a lot of lures to be dangerous but not an expert in all things. Those baits I bought some of for fishing down at Chincoteague but could not remember if they were Storm or Berkley.

 

Allen

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