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GREAT custom cranks at a crazy price

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Mimic Lures made the 'Flat Shad' for years before they were commissioned to make a run of them for Strike King.  Very nice flat-sided bait.  Strike King priced them at $17....available at Tackle Warehouse.  Mimic has a surplus of Flat Shad's (not under the Strike King Label) and he is selling them on Ebay....cheap.  Like $5 cheap.  I bought 20 and only paid $5 shipping.  Best deal I've seen in a long time.  I bought 4 each of these colors...

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Here is the same bait for $17....

http://www.***.com/descpageHRDSTRIKE-SKFS.html#pImage

Here is the Ebay link to buy them for $5

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/kstooks

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Jann's sells something similar (2.5 inch, 1/3 oz), called the FS medium diver, for 2.99.  You do have to add split rings and hooks.

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Dangit man! $70 bucks just vanished from my wallet!!

By the way, all the bluegill patterns are now gone

:)

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Dangit man! $70 bucks just vanished from my wallet!!

By the way, all the bluegill patterns are now gone

:)

That bluegill pattern is sick...just sick. If anyone else wants a bluegill, I'd shoot him a message on ebay...he probably has more.

FYI...I forgot to mention you will most likely need to throw split rings and hooks on these guys.

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Dangit man! $70 bucks just vanished from my wallet!!

By the way, all the bluegill patterns are now gone

:)

That bluegill pattern is sick...just sick. If anyone else wants a bluegill, I'd shoot him a message on ebay...he probably has more.

Message already sent.... :)

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I got mine yesterday and noticed that they are about 1/4" shorter than what they made for Strike King. Other than the overall length, the rest of the body is the same. Whale of a deal @ $5 each.

Put brand new rings and trebles on all of 'em today.

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wow. that bluegill pattern is flat out awesome

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wow. that bluegill pattern is flat out awesome

He's listing 50 more in bluegill next week.

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hmmm. How deep do they dive? What areas are they best used in?

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hmmm. How deep do they dive? What areas are they best used in?

3-5' , the only place I usually won't throw a crankbait is thick grass

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ok, that sounds like something I could use. I don't crank too much so I don't really get the whole wide vs. tight wobble and rocks vs. timber stuff.

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Have you tested them and do they run true?

I bought a few and like them a lot. I tried 2 and both ran true, but one of them suspends and one floats.

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Jann's sells something similar (2.5 inch, 1/3 oz), called the FS medium diver, for 2.99.

FYI the Jann's are plastic and the Mimics are balsa.

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I just got mine and they sure pass the look test. I have not had a chance to fish them yet, but they sure look good.

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What size trebles would match best with these cranks? I just bought 11 of them.... size 4 or 6 perhaps? Any opinions on which type... Gammy? Owner?Thanks for any input.

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What size trebles would match best with these cranks? I just bought 11 of them.... size 4 or 6 perhaps? Any opinions on which type... Gammy? Owner?Thanks for any input.

Daiichi Death Traps. Best treble hook money can buy in my opinion.

I used 4's and 6's to see which one was more effective and which had the most positive effect on the action. Once I figure that out, I'll change all the others. I suspect 4's are going to win.

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I got mine on Friday. Man....they looked even better in person. The pic of the bluegill pattern doesn't show the iridescent blue that is in-between the dark stripes. I kept admiring the paintjob throughout the day. It's a just a stupid-good deal; they offer everything a custom balsa crank should....without the $17-$20 price. They look as good as my WEC's.  I spent 30mins putting fresh rings and Gammies on them (#4 black nickel EWG's).  I'll put them through their paces tomorrow....

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I've been using a couple of these for quite a while (2 years?).  Very good cranks in the vein of the Little Petey design.  Tight, natural action and profile.  I've done well with them.    

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