Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Lucky Craft Man

Best Discontinued Lure

Recommended Posts

I love the Rapala Weedless Spoon and when I found out they were no longer being made, I stocked up wherever I could find them.  The Speed Shad is another good discontinued lure.

I was wondering what do you guys think is the best lure that was discontinued?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Rapala Rattiling Fat Rap.....one of my favorite cranks of all time. I don't even have any more either. My last one swam away clenched in the jaws of a pike who bit me off a couple years ago :'(. I keep my eye out for them at flea markets and on e-bay but my god the last one I saw on e-bay sold for $32........I didn't like it that much ;D. I also used to really like the floating Rat-L-Traps that had a lip on them like a normal crank bait, they were deadly over submerged eel grass on my home lake in early spring. Don't have any more of those either. For soft plastics, most of my old favorites are still made, but in the pre-senko era I loved the little 4" Berkley power finesse worm, I still have a pack or two of them, but they have not been made in years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gene Larew old recipe 8" hooktail worm in  Tomatoe color.  This worm was a bright blood red, and was ridiculously soft...as soft as a Senko and tore just as easily.  It just slayed fish.  Gene Larew switched to a different 'recipe', and plastic is totally different, as is the color.  I'd gladly pay $20 a bag if I could find some.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BPS 3.5" Hi-Back shiner in black & silver.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Cotton Cordell Minnow spot rattle traps.The Dalton special. I have picked up dozens of the minnow spots still new in the packs, but lost my last Dalton last summer and I haven't ran across any since. Ivan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMHO, one of the greatest plastic worms of all time....the FLIPTAIL.  Bill Dance used to fish with these almost exclusively (his pre-infomercial days), and I cut my worm fishing teeth on them.  I still have a couple of bulk bags of the little Fliptail Flirts (6" with a small hooktail on them) in Motor Oil and Grape colors.  The originals were a 7" long straight tail.  I'd LOVE to see these come back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yo-zuri Tobimaru Jr. in gold olive with black back.  Also a 10" worm with a straight paddle ended tail called the Baby Huey.   BPS told me, available no more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A few.

Old Ditto Gatortail worms. Zoom is making a close replica called the G tail though.

Rebel Super R.  I've caught some big bass on these.

Norman jerk baits.  They only made them a year or so. All of them in their sunshine gelcoat finish.

Pre-Rapala Storm Wiggle Warts.  The Rapala "original" Wiggle Warts just don't cut the mustard.

Buzzin Rex spoon.  I've finally found out Rex is still in business and making the spoon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I caught my first 4lb. bass on one of those rapala spoons! I loved those lures. Anyways one that was pretty good for me that they dont make anymore was by renowsky lures, i think. It is a little rubber snake head that floats and you put your worm in front of it, makes it look like a snake swimming on top of the water. Great in slop/lillies. More strikes than frogs, but it seemed like less hookups.

Im a little young to see that many lures come and go, so that is all i can think of.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ditto on the Rapala weedless spoon.  I just have one and kinda hate to throw it.  The Johnson Silver Minnow is my replacement, works pretty well if you don't mind spending an evening sharpening that clunky hook they come with.  ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

THE BOMBER "SQUARE A".  WHEN I FOUND OUT THEY WERE NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION I WENT TO BPS AND BOUGHT A BUNCH OF THEM.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rapala OCW color! I know it is not a lure but I love that color especially for fat raps. That Rapala spoon that some of you posted about I have one that is firetiger if anyone wants it let me know what you have to trade?

Allen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest whittler

Like Lucky Craft man, the old Bomber Speed Shad is a great bait and I usually buy all I can get my hands on. The original Clark Water Scout or the older, wood, Spence Scout with metal hardware are my favorite shallow water design.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whittler, strike king is re-making the old spence scout, complete with metal hardware and everything. They kept the old vintage design.

Munkin, I found a website that still sells that color and the weedless spoons!

post-2373-130162869798_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

never mind, they are selling the spoons with trebles. I didnt know rapala made spoons with trebles..... Anyways, you can get a bunch of discontinued colors if you want to pay $10 or more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Rattling Fat Rap was good but the Shallow Running Fat Rap.........golllly molllly ! lethal is the best way to describe it.

Heddon 's Sonics and Super Sonics are still my favorite lipless cranks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-PAIR-OF-RAPALA-MINNOW-SPOON-LURES_W0QQitemZ300058749097QQihZ020QQcategoryZ794QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The spoon I have looks like this? To tell you the truth I do not even know where it came from.

Allen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-PAIR-OF-RAPALA-MINNOW-SPOON-LURES_W0QQitemZ300058749097QQihZ020QQcategoryZ794QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The spoon I have looks like this? To tell you the truth I do not even know where it came from.

Allen

Ahhh...good old Rapala weedless spoon.  I have a tackle box full just of those (I went a little purchase crazy when I found out they weren't going to make them anymore).  I use them a lot and they work great especially dragging them over extremely thick weed mats where the a snagless softbody frog doesn't have enough weight to alert the bass it is there.  If anyone out there works for Rapala, could you tell me why you discontinued this lure?  I might start a campaign to bring back the Rapala weedless spoon (though I do have a lifetime supply already).  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bobby Garland's HARD TIMES GRUB.

They really did work when things were tough. When I heard they were going to stop making them I bought several 100 count bags (over 10 years ago). Now down to only around 50 or so left.... ARRHH!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing forum

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×