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Have gotten better about this but for years, this was how I kept the bait monkey happy.  What say, you?

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For me it's,  have a good day with a lure,  buy a lifetime supply,  and never catch another fish on it again.

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If I have a really good bait and lose it they are usually discontinued by the time I go looking for them.

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8 minutes ago, Log Catcher said:

If I have a really good bait and lose it they are usually discontinued by the time I go looking for them.

   Exactly. Irksome, isn't it?    jj

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2 hours ago, Tennessee Boy said:

For me it's,  have a good day with a lure,  buy a lifetime supply,  and never catch another fish on it again.

This X2. 

 

I had had a great top water popper that I got in a bargain bin and caught a ton of fish on it, lost it. Could not find another one for years... finally found it marketed under a different brand, now I own 4 and they catch, but not like that first one. 

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I cleaned out an EBay seller of one specific type of topwater that I found in the bargain bin at Walmart.  I paid significantly more per each. I was having a great topwater season and lost my one and only to a pickerel and had to fish something else for a bit and wasn't getting the same results.  Eventually I found it floating near where I lost it but I won't be caught without one again.

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Buy it while you can find it.  They will either discontinue it, or screw it up trying to make it "better".

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For me, it's either use one, don't catch any fish on it and lose it and not replace it or lose one I caught a ton of fish on, replace it and never catch another fish on it again. So my theory is if I lose a lure that I fished for a while with no success, I need to replace that immediately because that's going to become a hot lure for me :P

 

Note: I have not tested this theory yet.

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Yeah...Better to have doubles of ones that catch than a bunch that don’t. When a bait gets hit a couple times, I swear it gets better. In fact I don’t like using brand new ones out the pack (other than plastics)

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Generally I have at least 5 for everyone that I lose.

 

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3 hours ago, Log Catcher said:

If I have a really good bait and lose it they are usually discontinued by the time I go looking for them.

This is what usually happens to me. I caught the Havoc Pitboss colors I like right when they were discontinued. I've gone through several packs, but I still have a couple to keep me going for a minute or two.

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I lost a Vision 110 two weeks ago after one of the best days of fishing I’ve had in years... but buying back two more would be $50.  Nah, can’t do it... 

 

(anyone have a coupon code ;)

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7 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

they were discontinued.

When did that happen?

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1 minute ago, Harold Scoggins said:

When did that happen?

Those colors were discontinued at least 2 years ago.

 

1 minute ago, Harold Scoggins said:

When did that happen?

Those colors were discontinued at least 2 years ago.

 

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4 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Those colors were discontinued at least 2 years ago.

 

Those colors were discontinued at least 2 years ago.

 

I didn't read "colors." For a second there I thought they discontinued the Pit Boss.

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I have almost broken myself of the habit of buying absurd amounts of a single lure.  The final straw was last fall when I managed to convince myself that the Rage Shellcracker was going to be discontinued and so of course I bought like three dozen packs. 

 

80% of the time I use them for jig trailers.  I don’t think I have ever had one rip and so I only lose one when I lose the jig they are riding on.  The other 20% of the time they are rigged on a 6/0-1/4oz swimbait hook.  Rigged this way I get dozens of fish per plastic, I think I have lost one since last fall.  I literally think I will die before I use my stash up.  

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I have a similar problem, I typically always buy two of the exact same lure with the thought that if I am using it and its working then if I lose it I have a back up. I have a lot of doubles in my tackle.

 

One lure I wish I could find is the Storm Thin Fin. I received this lure in a package when I joined B.A.S.S. when I was a teenager. I wound up using it after several years of having it and was having a great day with it until I lost it. After that I couldn't find it and learned it had been discontinued.

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9 hours ago, airborneduckhunter said:

I have a similar problem, I typically always buy two of the exact same lure with the thought that if I am using it and its working then if I lose it I have a back up. I have a lot of doubles in my tackle.

 

One lure I wish I could find is the Storm Thin Fin. I received this lure in a package when I joined B.A.S.S. when I was a teenager. I wound up using it after several years of having it and was having a great day with it until I lost it. After that I couldn't find it and learned it had been discontinued.

Thin Fin are still avail in my neck of the woods

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20 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

This is what usually happens to me. I caught the Havoc Pitboss colors I like right when they were discontinued. I've gone through several packs, but I still have a couple to keep me going for a minute or two.

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Ah, yes.  I swear by the green pumpkin green and purple.  Luckily it's still available in the 4" for $2.86 at my local Wally world.  

 

I saw the power bait pit boss is on clearance on TW.  Kind of surprised since they've haven't been out for too long.

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10 hours ago, airborneduckhunter said:

One lure I wish I could find is the Storm Thin Fin. I received this lure in a package when I joined B.A.S.S. when I was a teenager. I wound up using it after several years of having it and was having a great day with it until I lost it. After that I couldn't find it and learned it had been discontinued.

go to the rapala website: https://www.rapala.com/storm/hard-baits/original-thinfin/

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One of my favorite baits,that ill never leave at home. And ill always buy them at yard sales,flea markets and clearance racks.

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2 hours ago, rtwvumtneer6 said:

Ah, yes.  I swear by the green pumpkin green and purple.  Luckily it's still available in the 4" for $2.86 at my local Wally world.  

 

I saw the power bait pit boss is on clearance on TW.  Kind of surprised since they've haven't been out for too long.

Top one is Lime-purple passion, haven't seen it anywhere for a couple years. 

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18 hours ago, BASS302 said:

After I made the post I googled just to see if I was correct about them being discontinued. I just can never find them in stores around me which is strange. guess I will need to order at least two of each color now. hahaha

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On 5/22/2019 at 10:31 AM, airborneduckhunter said:

I have a similar problem, I typically always buy two of the exact same lure with the thought that if I am using it and its working then if I lose it I have a back up. I have a lot of doubles in my tackle.

 

One lure I wish I could find is the Storm Thin Fin. I received this lure in a package when I joined B.A.S.S. when I was a teenager. I wound up using it after several years of having it and was having a great day with it until I lost it. After that I couldn't find it and learned it had been discontinued.

I bought one not too long ago hahaha. You can have it if I can find it!

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TnRiver, I ain't that terribly worried about it. lol I appreciate the offer though. I would get it and throw it all day and not get a single bite anyway. 

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