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4. Buy high-quality lures and terminal tackle.

   Oftentimes purchasing off-brand or second-class lures is a poor financial decision. It's true that you may not need the best of everything, but in the case of fishing lures you mostly get what you pay for.

   Quality lures and terminal tackle the kind of stuff that doesn't fly apart when you slam it into a concrete bridge piling are cost effective. So are good hooks and tough finishes. Every lure you buy twice is a waste of money. All you're doing is replacing something you already own with new money ... money that could be used for other things.

   Products from companies like Tru-Tungsten and Lucky Craft may be more expensive when you first purchase them, but they're less expensive over the long haul.

http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/bassmaster/fishingtips/news/story?page=b_FT_BMbonus_frugal_stone

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Thanks Burley, I'm going to print that so the wife can read it.

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Dont the paint jobs on Lucky Crafts usually break down quicker? I am pretty sure you would be replacing these more often than some others that are cheaper if how they look are important to you.

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Ill put this in my recycle/trash can, it's where it belongs!

It makes sense they would print that considering the expensive brands they note, are their sponsors.

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Under that definition of frugal ----> I 'm "frugal".   ;)

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This is a good explanation for that itch to buy the most expensive thing I can find. ;D ;D ;D I plan on being very "frugal" at the boat and fishing show next month.  ;):D :D

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Dont the paint jobs on Lucky Crafts usually break down quicker? I am pretty sure you would be replacing these more often than some others that are cheaper if how they look are important to you.

The finishes on them are very durable on most of the colors. Some of finishes get rubbed off by the hooks, but it does not effect the action which is the important part.

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Same thing can be said for Rapala, Arbogast, Norman and Bomber baits and they all catch, and catch plenty! I know because I use all of these successfully , year in and year out. With very few replacements and for a lot less money. From the posts I have seen here since 2005 , I would say that many have the same experience

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That's the biggest load of horse crap I've ever read.

If that's the case then let's stop buying from *** because GYBC Senkos last longer.  :;)

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If that's the case then let's stop buying from *** because GYBC Senkos last longer. :;)

He isn't referring to soft baits.

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Oftentimes purchasing off-brand or second-class lures is a poor financial decision. It's true that you may not need the best of everything, but in the case of fishing lures you mostly get what you pay for.

He is refering to all baits and terminal tackle.

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Quality lures and terminal tackle the kind of stuff that doesn't fly apart when you slam it into a concrete bridge piling

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Are you "slamming" bridge pilings above or below the water?   ;)

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The #1 key to consistently catching bass is between your ears not between the folds of your wallet.  ;)

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I think most people would agree that there are an abundance of cheaper lures that are durable, work very well and catch plenty of fish. I'm not sure I completely agree with the article when it comes to more expensive baits saving you money in the long run. Most mid-priced baits are about as durable or as durable as the more expensive baits. What I do believe is that with the increased cost of lucky craft, and other expensive Japanese baits comes an increase in performance. Higher-end baits have sharper hooks, more detailed finishes, and superior actions which will help put more fish in the boat. I buy higher end baits because I enjoy fishing them and collecting them, however, I think its both rude and arrogant to assert that using mid-priced or even cheap baits are a waste of an anglers money. If every angler had the cash to run out and buy crates of Japanese baits, most of them probably would. The truth is, not everybody has that kind of money, and in many cases, even those who do have that kind of money are completely content to fish with (and catch fish with) bombers, normans, and other mid-priced lures.

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LOL ............who would of thought, a guy sponsered by brands with high cost items says those items are better. What did you expect him to say?  

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We all know that these guys are not fishing and catching their fish with half the lures they say they are. Just putting money in their back pockets.

Wonder how many that are sponsered by Lowrance have a Hummingbird unit mounted up under the dash of their shinny new boats?

I'd like to see an unannounced tackle check on a lot of them at takeoff one morning. Then we would know what is really being fished with.

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That's the biggest load of horse crap I've ever read.

If that's the case then let's stop buying from *** because GYBC Senkos last longer. :;)

Read the whole thing and then react....  By my interpretation, *** fits nicely into those qualifications of quality.

4. Buy high-quality lures and terminal tackle.

Oftentimes purchasing off-brand or second-class lures is a poor financial decision. It's true that you may not need the best of everything, but in the case of fishing lures you mostly get what you pay for.

Quality lures and terminal tackle the kind of stuff that doesn't fly apart when you slam it into a concrete bridge piling are cost effective. So are good hooks and tough finishes. Every lure you buy twice is a waste of money. All you're doing is replacing something you already own with new money ... money that could be used for other things.

Products from companies like Tru-Tungsten and Lucky Craft may be more expensive when you first purchase them, but they're less expensive over the long haul.

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Well, this reminds me of something my wife always says,

"When everything is on sale, the more you spend, the more you save!"

8-)

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