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#1 cliffblair

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Posted April 03 2004 - 12:20 PM

After reading all the good stuff about Mr. Wiggly I thought I would order a 1 oz for schoolies and large mouth bass, then I saw the price with shipping is almost $26.00...I can't imagine a one ounce plug being that valuable...any opinionss from users?????

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Posted April 03 2004 - 12:59 PM

I know that it seems like prices for wooden plugs are getting out of hand, but when you stop and think about it, what would you have to charge for a hand made plug that would still make you a profit? I know that the Mr. Wiggly's are made overseas, but they are still carved by hand.That kind of hand labor costs $$$$. Imagine what you'd be paying if that same lure were made here in the USA? I don't think Tony Stetzko or any of the other lure makers like HABS or **** are trying to rip anybody off. If they could put their products in your hands for less money, and still make a profit, I think they'd do it. Remember that these guys love to fish themselves, and pricing things too high keeps people out of the sport that they love. If you ever see a Valentine plug out there, trust me, I've put more than $26 worth of my time into it.
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Posted April 03 2004 - 01:01 PM

It's a $19.99 dollar plug, the shipping is the same if you order 1 or 10...but if you order 10 then they are only $20.59 each

Considering that many folks pay $20 for a needlefish, yes, Mr. Wiggly is easily worth $20 - it's a unique lure that will catch fish other plugs won't. It's jointed, wired through with a lexan lip - a whole lot more to it's manufacture than a needlefish

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Posted April 03 2004 - 01:06 PM

I am not talking 'rip off" I am asking about value. Is Mr. Wiggly such a good fish catcher that is is worth that much?

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Posted April 03 2004 - 01:10 PM


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Originally posted by cliffblair:
I am not talking 'rip off" I am asking about value. Is Mr. Wiggly such a good fish catcher that is is worth that much?


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#6 Tomasas

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Posted April 03 2004 - 01:21 PM


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Originally posted by cliffblair:
I am not talking 'rip off" I am asking about value. Is Mr. Wiggly such a good fish catcher that is is worth that much?


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Posted April 03 2004 - 01:42 PM

Valentine,
If I'm not mistaken Tony Stetzko makes the Mr. Wiggly and hand carves them here in Massachusetts not over seas. Also, they are well worth the money. Trust me they catch.

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Posted April 03 2004 - 01:51 PM


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Originally posted by keeperreaper:
Valentine,
If I'm not mistaken Tony Stetzko makes the Mr. Wiggly and hand carves them here in Massachusetts not over seas. Also, they are well worth the money. Trust me they catch.



Keeperreaper, I believe the very first ones were carved here, but that was before they were being offered for sale. All the Mr. Wiggly lures that have been offered to the public recently are made overseas

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Posted April 03 2004 - 01:56 PM

Didn't realize that. Thanks for the info.

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Posted April 03 2004 - 03:23 PM

They are manufactured in the Phillipines, I believe.

#11 cliffblair

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Posted April 03 2004 - 05:04 PM

Guess i will have to give one a try...1 oz for schoolies and LMB. Whats the best color for daytime into dusk?????

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Posted April 03 2004 - 07:06 PM

Mr. Wiggly rocks, probably one of the best broken backs ever made by one of the best artists and people ever made - Tony.
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#13 cliffblair

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Posted April 03 2004 - 08:43 PM

Tim...tried to respond to you email, but your box is full...new email adress for me is cliffblair@comcast.net I tried to change my profile, but just got confused...old age!

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Posted April 04 2004 - 08:40 PM

Awesome lure designed by an awesome fisherman/guy!
Try the pink 1 oz. for spring weaks.

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