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Spence Scout ?

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Just wondering if anybody uses these much anymore, I noticed they have

changed them over the years. I have some from the late 70's that are made of

wood.

The new ones have 2 eyes that let you change the depth you fish with it and are made of plastic.

These are on my alltime fav. list of lures, They have got great action.

Great for spring time bassin.

Roy

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Strike king just started re-making them around the last ice out. My fishing buddy had to have one. He was curious and was tossing it around in 40 degree water. And what do you know, a fish nailed it off the surface. Didnt get to hook it. And that is the only time i have seen the kid use it.

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I've bought two of them over the years....both of which SANK when they hit the water ;)   Not exactly what they're supposed to do............

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The new version of the Spence Scout is the same in name only to the older original. Watch at tackle shows or e-bay for the original Spence Scout or Clark Water Scout, they will bring a good price but worth every cent.

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I used to have a couple of the older versions.  They came with the old rubber skirts which usually melted after a few years.  I no longer have the baits and honestly I don't even know what happened to them.  Good shallow running bait.

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The new version of the Spence Scout is the same in name only to the older original. Watch at tackle shows or e-bay for the original Spence Scout or Clark Water Scout, they will bring a good price but worth every cent.

I have 5 different  colors of the old balsa wood version from the 70s, they are

in rough shape need to be refinished and new hooks.

Someone told me that they are collectable so I've been using the new version

which I like also, the action is real close.

The new ones has 2 eyes for changing depth and has a rattle.

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Yep still use them I think they also had a cub scout size too. I wish the new ones had the belly fin on them like the old ones.

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Guest whittler

Wormfishin, the problem with the rough finish is that it will absorb water, making the paint peel. Anytime moisture penetrates the top coat, on a wood bait, the finish will be compromised. If those were mine I would repaint, retopcoat and use them or at least reseal them and fish them. They are great old baits but not of any great collector value, the Clark Water Scout on the other hand carry a good collector price.

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Like, can i ask, what kind of action do they have? Tight wobble? or wide? Shallow running im guessing.

Its a shallow running bait with a wide wobble.

Roy  

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That be dem!  Dried up, rotten rubber skirts and all!   ;)

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That be dem! Dried up, rotten rubber skirts and all! ;)[/quote

They are at lest 25 yrs old.. ;)  I have caught alot of fish on those things, but

its been sevral yrs ago.

I have been thinking about fixing them up.

What type of paint would one use to do that and sealer ?

Roy

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