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Can't find much inventory in stores of the Rapala Dives-to series and when I do I'm finding them at sale prices. Can someone confirm this crankbait will be available in future seasons? Thanks

oe

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Gander has them in the clearance bins. Rapala's M.O. is all about discontinuing good baits. If history serves us, they'll wittle the line down to a few bread and butter models, making room for newer offerings.

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That was my suspicion too, John. Vinnie, I don't have any links as I try to support "brick and mortar" stores as much as possible.

oe

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That was my suspicion too, John. Vinnie, I don't have any links as I try to support "brick and mortar" stores as much as possible.

oe

You buy fishing lures at masonry supply stores? :D

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You buy fishing lures at masonry supply stores? :D

Yeh... they dredge bottom a little easier.

oe

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I'm told there is, indeed, no intended changes, just a lower price on the baits.

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^ hope this is accurate.

Franco, my local GM has had the Dt flats and fats, but not the original Dt series.

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last time I was at ours, there were DT-16 galore in the bin. Who knows....our Gander is a little ahem, goofy.... :rolleyes:

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The Flats were the first to go!!!! Was told by a Rapala "salesman" that they don't sell well. Thats total B.S. I think it's more about cutting the cost of manufacturing and offering cheaper made baits at around the same prices. Just My opinion. IE: crankin rap

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Flats are good baits, though carved, and weren't very durable. I recall the bill pulling free from the body on several. They were always replaced at no charge; must have gotten expensive.

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last time I was at ours, there were DT-16 galore in the bin. Who knows....our Gander is a little ahem, goofy.... :rolleyes:

Goofy is an understatement lol

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The flats, fats, and the 16's are always on sale at the GM here, but they're awful color options. The "bread and butter" colors are never on sale and stay on the shelves while the fugly colors are the first to go in the bin. I picked up a few flats for around $3 a piece and some DTFAT01's for about $3 as well. I have caught a few nice fish with them.

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Can't find much inventory in stores of the Rapala Dives-to series and when I do I'm finding them at sale prices. Can someone confirm this crankbait will be available in future seasons? Thanks

oe

I have heard of them before. Never tried them, i dont know specifically what you are talking about i have used rapala's minnow shad jerkbait kind of thing before and i am just know going towards crankbaits for the less weedy lakes.

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I was told by an employee of my local dicks sporting goods that they arent carrying them anymore but he didnt know why.

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Every.............yes EVERY DT from the DT 16, to the DT Fat 03, that I have owned has broke. They catch fish, but so do Bandits and Strike King's and I have not broke many of them.

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