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What fishing purchase are you most ashamed of???

I hate to admit, but about 2 years ago when I first started, I saw one of those 30 minute Bill Dance commercials, and the next time I went to BassPro, I purchased my very own Dancin Eel....Used it once, then felt like a dum dum.

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strike king king shad

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banjo minnows

Bill Dance floating air fry

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Nothing.

I love it all.

It is all part of my treasures.   ;)

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Storm soft swimbaits, I loved the way they always pulled to the left or right and would never track straight. I got lots of casting practice out of them since I never caught anything on them.

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The flying lure,  a small tube that would go backwards after a pull. And the walking worm!

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The flying lure was the bomb on nesting fish.

I had all the colors and every size,and I gave them away! :;)

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QUOTE: a small tube that would go backwards after a pull.

 Err On second thought I don't need a PM form one of the Mods

Tempting, but I will show discretion

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I can't remember what they are called but it is a hard body bait with a tail that flap on the surface of the water everytime you pop it. I also got drug into buying the frog that has kicking legs when you pop it as well.  ;D

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The Dancin eel has to be the all time under achiever. the bait was extremly advanced for its time. It had a ton of action and was just an all around ingenious bait. However it didnt produce. I have theory. Way back when I used to stock ponds I would stock bull frogs. The bass would eat the small bullfrogs but they would not eat the tad poles. Even when I had bass in aquaruims they would eat them and then spit them out. I think they must excrete some type of bad taise as a defence mechanism. I think the dancin eel mimicked a tadpole to the tee. The problem was bass dont like to eat tadpoles, hence the Dancin eel never lived up to its potential

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I was at a hunting/fishing expo, and a guy at a stand was selling items that he made at his tackle shop. I had only been fishing for about a year and didn't know too much. He made his own crankbaits and they were pretty cheap at $2 apiece. I snapped up every color that I thought I would need. Needless to say they were not good. I still keep a couple in my box for when a buddy asks me for a lure, either to ensure I catch more, and I won't care if they lose em'. Now if it isn't a Bandit, rapala, LC, and SPRO I don't touch it. I'm not knocking anyones craft or hobby, and if you know a guy that makes Quality cranks I might give them a try, but I'll be wary.

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Storm soft swimbaits, I loved the way they always pulled to the left or right and would never track straight. I got lots of casting practice out of them since I never caught anything on them.

I have a bunch of those too, in many different colors.  They have been on my peg board for a couple of years because I do not use the ones that in my boat.  I think I will leave them out of the boat this year.

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Wow, this bait has put some quality bass in my boat!

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