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Some of the discussions on here lately got me to thinking about some of the old tackle we used. Here were some of my favorites

Rebel Wee R and Humpy silver and black and the old brown crawdad pattern. I don't buy the new ones they just are not the same

The original Bomber I still have a couple of wood ones.

Whopper Stopper Hellbender silver shad and frog finish. The frog finish was deadly. A buddy used to hold them with the bill pointed up and say they looked like Mickey Mouse.

Storm Hot N Tot the small size they were outstanding for the first few years

The original Rapala of course

The Jitterbug we have already talked about that, I still have some wood ones.

River Runt shad finish a sinking count down bait was excellent for big bass.

An old Creek Chub wood plunker, I still use it.

Shannon Twin Spinner sort of a jig/spinner hybrid

The original Creme worm black or purple never did any good with the natural

The Fliptail lizard for the first few years they were deadly on big bass. Might have been the first soft bait the bass saw after the Creme worm

Stren line, didn't know about anything else

Garcia Ammbassdeur 5000 casting reels the red one. Still have mine, still work

Mitchell spinning reels models 300 and 308, still have them, still work.

There are others but these are the ones I remember the most I used these many years ago and I caught as many bass as I do now.

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Ted Williams Approved Spinning Rods- with those metal ferrules

Mitchell 300 and 310's

Mann's Jelly Worm- still use them

Jitterbugs-still use them

Jittersticks; still have a few

Lil George: for smallies

Shannon Twin Spin

Johnson Silver Minnow

Uncle Josh's Real Pork Rind Frogs( nasty smelling)

Creme Prerigged Crawlers

Lucky 13

Spence Scout

Wolly Bully riticulated lunker tonsil tickler

Original Floating Rapala and Jointed- still use them

Mepps In Line Spinners

Balsa Big O's

Flat Fish

Mister Twister Phenom Worms and Grubs

Arbogast MudBugs-one left :-[

Rebel Mystic Minnows

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at one time, the only worm you could get around here was the old two hook creme's.

one had a spinner up front...the other did not.

choice of two colors, red or black.

both deadly.

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H&H spinnerbaits. They look kinda goofy compared to other spinnerbaits today, but they are so small and heavy I still throw them on windy days.

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Lazy Ike, my first crankbait.

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Thanks,,SSSHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am waiting for my tax return :D

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Rebel came out with a crankbait in the early 70's called the Super R. It got reviewed in Bassmaster mag. Great bait though I lost my last one several years ago.

Strike Kings Timber King spoon with the buzz blade in the front. A takeoff on the Rex spoon buzzer which is still sold today by Rex spoons who are still in business.

BPS Uncle Bucks buzzer. An in-line buzzer that's been around a long time. One of the best buzz baits for buzzing holes in matted milfoil and hydrilla.

Original Wiggle Warts. While I can't say that the old WW's catch more fish for sure, I can say the color selection available back then was far more extensive than today.

The Lunker lure.  Properly tuned, this bait is as good a buzz bait as any.

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Abu Garcia Ambassaduer 5000

Bagley Balsa B, Honey B, Kill'r B

Bill Norman Little N

Cajun Lure & Tackle Worms

Cotton Cordell: Hot Spots, Big O, Boy Howdy, Crazy Shad, & Gay Blade

Crème: 6 Scoundrel

Evinrude 9.9 hp, 50 hp, & 70 hp

Fenwick: Original Fiberglass Lunkerstick, High Modulus Graphite HMG (1974)

Fliptail Worms & Lizards

Fred Arbogast Hula Popper, Jitterbug, & Hawaiian Wiggler

Gene Larew Ring Worms & Hawg Craws

Heddon Zara Spook, Lucky 13, Tiny Torpedo, River Runt & Bayou Boogie; Mark Special Purpose #6277 5 ½' Medium Heavy Action fiberglass rod

H & H Spinner Baits

Hildebrandt Snagless Sally

Hummingbird Super 60 & Super 30

Lowe Line Hustler Bass Boat

Lowrance's "Little Green Box

Lunker Lure Buzzbait, Hawg Caller Spinner Bait, & Rattleback Jigs

Ouachita Jon Boat 12'

Mister Twister Curly Tail Worm

Rebel Pop R & Ring Worms

Shimano: Bantam 100 Super Gear upgrade with rosewood handles (1978)

Smithwick Rattlin Rogue

Stanley Original Casting & Flipping Jigs

Tom Mann's Jelly Worm

Whopper Stopper Hellbender & HellRaiser

Yum-Yum Worms

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Just bought 100 6" Lindy Swipe black worms.

Predecessor to the Cut-Tail by GYCB.

Gillraker worms. My all time favorite. S shaped tail. Unbelievable action.

Manns Mannipulater.

Producto tournament worms.

Hellbenders.

Timber Spin.

Roland Martin Big Bass spinnerbait.

Heddon Sonar.

Weedless and Musky Jitterbugs.

Bagley DB3

That's enough for now.

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Hey Catt, you are the second fella I know to mention a weedless Sally, what kind of bait was that?

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Mann 's Jelly Worm

Mann 's Jelly Waggler worm

Mann 's Augertail worm

Mann 's Mannipulator Worm

Heddon 's Zara Spook, Spook II, Puppy, Pooch

Heddon 's Crazy Crawler

Heddon 's Sonic & Super Sonic

Arbogast Hula Popper

Arbogast Sputterbuzz

Arbogast Jitterbug

Rapala Foating Minnow

Rapala Shad Rap

Rapala Fat & Shallow Fat Rap

Bill Lewis Rat L-Trap

Bomber Rattling RRR

Heddon 's Bayou Boogie

Bagley 's B 's

Heddon 's Torpedo, Baby Torpedo, Tiny Torpedo

Whopper Stopper Hellbender

And the list goes on and on, got all those baits, some are no longer in use and form part of the collection but if I take them out I know they will catch fish .... which only proves that bass are the same after decades.

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Hey Raul: We have a fella at work who has a huge collection of Crazy Crawlers , dating back to the earliest ones. I can't believe the changes that bait has gone through!

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Hey Catt, you are the second fella I know to mention a weedless Sally, what kind of bait was that?

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yall missed one the REBEL  'redneck' it was a plastic bait with a red collar that looked like gills i still have some i think maybe 3 .i should mount them what yall think?????

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A lot of good ones already mentioned. Love the old Bomber metal-lipped cranks and the Arbogast Mud Bugs.

Also the Creme straight-tailed worms.

Bagley's DB3's, KB1's and B-Flats

A little less known - but the Pete Reynold's "Little Petey" Among the first shallow, flatsided balsa cranks - and has been copied/modified many times since......still well worth the $ when you can find them.

petey2.jpg

This bait is KILLER.  

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Catt, I could fill many live wells with the fish I caught on that Snagless Sally.  Down here in the south Louisiana marshes I grew up throwing that and a 9 1/4" Little Bend worm, and a Johnson silver minnow spoon with an Uncle Josh pork frog trailer.  That was our complete tackle box, didn't need anything else back then.

I love that pic!

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yall missed one the REBEL  'redneck' it was a plastic bait with a red collar that looked like gills i still have some i think maybe 3 .i should mount them what yall think?????

I still have a box of them..... BPS, mid eighties

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Can't believe no one has mentioned the rooster tail.  Still use them to this day-very all-purpose bait.  also have to agree w/ the H&H spinner baits, the single blade model.  By the way, greetings guys-new guy here.

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Can't believe no one has mentioned the rooster tail. Still use them to this day-very all-purpose bait. also have to agree w/ the H&H spinner baits, the single blade model. By the way, greetings guys-new guy here.

I said: "and the list goes on and on" , but if that makes you happy:

Johnson 's Beetle Spin

Rooster Tail

Mepps Aglia

Mepps Comet

Mepps Black Fury

How can any of us southern boys can forget to mention the ole venerable 7.5 inch Culprit Ribbontail worm, no southern boy 's arsenal is complete without a few hundred packs of those, if you are southern and don 't have them you ain 't southern enuff.

Culprit 's Jerkworm

Lunker City Slugo

There are tons of old baits that continue to produce.

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Hell most of mine except for recent megabass craze is old stuff!

Bagleys honey b's

Rebel Teeny r's

Creme scoundrels

Strike king diamond worms

Knight tube worms

Strike king buzz kings

Fleck plastic worms

The list goes on and on,now some pics!

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Raul stated:

How can any of us southern boys can forget to mention the ole venerable 7.5 inch Culprit Ribbontail worm, no southern boy 's arsenal is complete without a few hundred packs of those, if you are southern and don 't have them you ain 't southern enuff.

Hey, those Culprits aren't strictly for those in the South.  I still have some old packs from way back mixed in with my new ones.   I have a lot of good memories tied to these worms as well as some of the other lures mentioned.  Here's some of my oldies but goodies.

Rapala original Floater

Rapala Countdown

Rapala Shad Rap

Smithwick Rogue

Heddon Zara Spook

Heddon Crazy Crawler

Arbogast Jitterbug

Mann's Jelly Worms

Mister Twister Curly Tail Grubs

Rebel Pop-R

Johnson's Silver Minnow

Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap

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