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Honestly, you can find name brand stuff at great prices if you are a smart shopper.  I rarely pay retail for my baits, but I am always shopping.  I hit Academy at least twice a month just to scan the sale items and have several sites I visit that have bargain or sale bins.  Checking frequently is key.  In the past year, my backstock has doubled just due to Academy alone.  They put Bandits on sale for $1.38 over the Summer, and I probably bought 200 baits.  They also recently have had Bill Lewis Rattle traps on sale for under a buck,  as well as Kinami Flashes, Nories bugs, and Hulas (Yamamoto baits) for .88 cents a bag!  I always buy more than I need, because I know I can sell it for at least what I paid.  If you don't want to hassle with sale shopping, I've heard that ***'s ebay store has some cheap crankbaits that work well (I read a couple of good posts about them), and if you have an Academy near you their 'Fisherman's Choice' line of hardbaits are actually pretty good, as long as you change the hooks.  Walmart Renegade cranks are also another option.  Good luck!

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Honestly, you can find name brand stuff at great prices if you are a smart shopper. I rarely pay retail for my baits, but I am always shopping. I hit Academy at least twice a month just to scan the sale items and have several sites I visit that have bargain or sale bins. Checking frequently is key. In the past year, my backstock has doubled just due to Academy alone. They put Bandits on sale for $1.38 over the Summer, and I probably bought 200 baits. They also recently have had Bill Lewis Rattle traps on sale for under a buck, as well as Kinami Flashes, Nories bugs, and Hulas (Yamamoto baits) for .88 cents a bag! I always buy more than I need, because I know I can sell it for at least what I paid. If you don't want to hassle with sale shopping, I've heard that ***'s ebay store has some cheap crankbaits that work well (I read a couple of good posts about them), and if you have an Academy near you their 'Fisherman's Choice' line of hardbaits are actually pretty good, as long as you change the hooks. Walmart Renegade cranks are also another option. Good luck!

Do you have any 4" Kinami flash baits in Natural or Gold shad you would like to sell or trade?

Allen

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Has anyone found an online supplier who seems to offer decent lures at a bargain basement price? For lets say spinnerbaits & crankbaits and in general.

These days, I consider anything UNDER FIVE BUCKS as a "bargain price".  I personally like Bill Norman Lures and Bandits in that respect.

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Barlow's Tackle Express

451 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080

(Richardson is a suburb of Dallas)

http://www.barlowstackle.com/

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In my opinion,Rapala lures are the best value lures around.Even at $6 - $7 each is a steal. They could easily be sold for more.

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Do you have any 4" Kinami flash baits in Natural or Gold shad you would like to sell or trade?

I only have a few in the gold shad, and none in the natural shad.  Backwaters has the Flashes on sale currently; you might check them out.

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Academy is a sporting goods store that is dominant here in the midwest; there really aren't any stores around Oklahoma or Texas that offer variety or selection that competes with Academy (sporting goods, not necessarily fishing tackle).  Basically, if Academy has it, you should buy it from them versus Bass Pro or Cabelas.  They have great sales and clearance sales as well.

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While we all love a bargin I am left wondering how to define bargin? Getting something for less than retail is one definition but I prefer to think of a bargin as something that fills every need (or want) at a fair price. If you buy some "bargin" baits that won't catch fish--well that is no bargin. We normally only have limited funds and time on the water so think about having fewer baits that are proven winners, even if these baits are a higher price per unit. I agree with FiveBass on the Rapalas, there are MANY good baits on the market but for proven fish catching lures day in and day out at a reasonable price Rapalas are hard to beat. They take alot of the guess work out of the bait monkey business. If you buy one every week or every month your tackle box will soon need expanding.

Good Luck  8-)

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In my opinion,Rapala lures are the best value lures around.Even at $6 - $7 each is a steal. They could easily be sold for more.

I agree.  Balsa baits are more expensive to produce versus an injection molded bait, and I feel the production costs of a Rapala are right up there with the Japanese baits.  Lucky Craft produces a balsa Sammy,and it is $22 versus $15 for a regular Sammy, with the only difference being the wood.

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For the money who could beat waht RAPALA gives you. The single best value in hard baits. I fished some of the BPS baits and had good sucess with them And the Cabelas walking the dog bait has preoduced for me also Most of my hard baits have the Rapala name on them ;)

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I can't believe that I Rapalas are now considered a value.  I can remember when forking out $6+ for a Rapala seemed like a lot, and I'm only 25.  I can't imagine what someone who remembers when the Shad Rap was introduced thinks.

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I can't believe that I Rapalas are now considered a value.

Bought any Lucky Craft baits lately? I'll gladly throw down $6 bucks for a Rapala.

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Ok OK we got way off track compared to what I was originaly asking about. Perhaps the title was misleading so I changed it.

 What I was wanting was not opinions on good lure values. I was wanting to know if someone had found a particular place(s) (preferedly online for equal availability)  that seem to sell namebrand or knock off lures or any fish producing lures consistently cheaper than buying at your average place.

Somebody mentioned Barlow's that's probably legit as a source for some soft plastics but most of their stuff is for building lures.

I just figured as an example that somebody might have found soemone who sells Fluke's cheaper than somebody else maybe.

The_Natural metioned Academy for instance but they are not in my area but that might help out someone else.

Why pay $10 for the exact lure that someone else sells for $6 all things being equal of course.

Does this make more sense?

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Yeah we did manage to get off topic.  But The_Natural was right.  You have to always be shopping.  You are not going to find a place that has an everyday price that is substantially lower than Bass Pro, Wal-Mart, or any of the other major dealers.  However, if you keep an eye out for sales at the online sites like Taklewarehouse, Bass Pro, Cabelas, FFO, Gofishin, etc... you will find some great deals.  Many of the manufactures sell over stock on their own sites like GYCB and Assalt.  

To go back off topic real quick, 5 bass, I have bought plenty of Lucky Crafts and other high end baits I understand how Rapalas are a great value.  What I was trying to say is that I remember when Rapalas were the expensive baits at most dealers.

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Got it the first time   ;)

Go to my first post and click on Barlow's Tackle, they have every thing you are asking for.

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Catt,

  I didn't check out Barlow's all that well the first time but I went back and checked it again. I did see a name brand section this time. I checked out 4" Senkos vs BPS and same price. I ddin't see any crank baits or spinnerbaits unless I'm missing something. I did se some topwaters and some swim type baits.

I don't fish a lot of plastics other than swimbaits so I'm not well versed on good deals for those.

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On most name brand lures, reels, rods, & electronics you have industry standard prices that will not vary much.

Some times you can order factory direct and save up to 10%, On spinner baits or crank baits you can save a lot by assembling your own.

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i just search the internet for any tackle retailers i can find.....ebay has deals too... i just went on terminators website & got a bunch of snap back soft plastics for .99 cents a bag(thanks to info from another post)....also check out bass pro shops clearance section...you can find good deals sometimes....

     also...guys on this site give up some great info on deals too

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