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Found 11 results

  1. Would anyone like to share some topwater fly photos. Was looking to tie some up for the spring run.
  2. Want to buy Ocean Lures peanut bunker or sandeel. If you have ANY Ocean Lures that you would like to sell, id be happy to take it off your hands
  3. Hi all, Probably a long shot, but looking for help on a lure identification. Found this topwater spook last year walking the beach and immediately fell in love with it. About 4in long spook, filled with beads, loud and casted like a bullet. Crushed blues and bass a few nights on it until I had it break off. Karma for finding it I suppose. Anyway I've tried to find this bad boy online and saw the River2Sea Rover but that has three trebles and a slightly different head. Any ideas? Thanks!
  4. So, I start my morning at the lake around 5:15am, sunrise is approx. 6:10-15am. (I’m lucky to work at a college, surrounded by a huge lake and every morning, I see dozens of bass boat launch) My First choice is top water poppers typically then to a different style top water, of a few different patterns, colors, sizes, etc. My retrieval starts slow, a pop at a time. At times I let the ripples fade away then make another set of ripples or I pop frequently and at faster rate. I have also used jerk baits. The Lake is smooth as glass and bass are jumping all around me. And still NOTHING!!!!! What I'm I doing wrong??? Please advise
  5. Three Workhorse Lures spooks for sale. All have been lightly used but are in excellent shape. Unpainted is 2.25oz, larger bone is 2.7oz, stubby bone is 2oz. $45 shipped, PayPal preferred.
  6. Looking to buy small and large RM striders. Preferred color is some version of yellow, but would love to see what you got. Thank you.
  7. All like new in that they were carried not fished. $65 for this Lot...PP only, sold as lot only. For those windy days! Bull=3.5oz Guppy=3 oz Ranger=4oz
  8. $19 shipped per Plug via Paypal (CONUS). 2 - smaller spook style around 2 oz (olive over white and blurple) and (1) 3 oz green mackerel pattern pencil. These are fish catchers and highly recommend. I am thinning the herd as I have a lot of Ron's plugs on the wall and in the bag
  9. So i was having a conversation with an excellent plug builder and good friend of mine the other day about color selection in general but specifically in terms of topwater plugs. Does it matter? People traditionally use light colored spooks and pencils for stripers and blues from the surf; this makes little sense to me. personally it is my belief that color does not matter but that the action imparted on the plug is far more important. Recently I filmed a few of his plugs underwater with scuba equipment for his website; spooks and pencils as well as some topwater metal lips and a few divers and darters. I found this experience not only beneficial in seeing the action of the plugs from a fish's perspective but also in realizing the lack of color when viewing a plug from below. While it is true that the rod/cone combination within the striped bass eye is different than our own the plugs all appeared black when viewed from below. When looking at nature the top predators of the ocean also share my opinion on underwater color schemes. Think of the apex of the food chain, the great white shark. Dark blue on top white on the bottom, this helps hide the shark from their prey, prey fish looking form the surface down will have a hard time spotting the shark against the dark blue abyss while prey fish looking up will have a hard time making out the sharks silhouette against the light backdrop of the waters surface. Prey fish also use this same scheme in reverse to hide themselves within the water column, think mackerel, halfbeaks, etc. Because of this i believe it is not beneficial to invest in outstandingly accurate paint jobs in plugs, especially in the topwater genre. My favorite topwater color is simply woodgrain, also for darters too and i have not seen a drop in my catch rate since making this transition from mackerel scale patters and herring spots. In my experience it is the action of the plugs rather than the paint scheme that will catch fish, then again "It doesn't matter til it does." is always true. Presentation, angle of retrieve and the action of the plugs are the most important contributors in helping to increase your catch count. In my experience one exception to this rule is overcast conditions. Bass looking up will be able to make out the colors of the lure as it will not have as much of a silhouette against a darker backdrop. In these conditions I have the best luck with parrot colored pencils and spooks, not lifelike bunker/mack patters. These are only the opinions of 2 surfcasters, not rules by any means and i look forward to hearing your input on the topic.
  10. Awesome top-water hit last weekend! I forgot to bring my mack patterns and bought this plug as a last resort. I must say its been awesome and I would recommend it to anyone. For the money ($6.00/tax) this is a great plug. Only downside is the paint comes off relatively quick and the stock hooks are garbage. I swapped them out for in-line owner single hooks. Offshore Angler Lazer Eye Saltwater Series - Pencil Popper 5 - 1/4" 1- 1/4oz 7'M St. Croix Tidemaster Shimano Stradic 400FJ
  11. Recently discovered the MS Slammer and really liked the idea of it so I tried to replicate it to the best of my abilities. It turned out better then I thought it would and it swims amazing. I'll upload a video next time I get a chance. Still have to epoxy it but other then that it's finished. Its made out of eastern red cedar and with the rubber tail I have, it comes out to 7" long.