Danny Branch

Equivalent to Line Stretcher Surface Tension plugs

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A cursory search of the B-T-S forums shows that there are a bunch of folks trying to buy Line Stretcher Surface Tension plugs but not a ton selling them. So my question is this, is there something else out there that could be considered a relatively close equivalent to them? I know that there is nothing identical but is there a stand-in that has been identified? 

Thank you in advance. 

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4 mins ago, StripersBR said:

Are they really that hot of a commodity right now? Let me guess. Someone must have caught a nice fish on it, posted it up and now everyone wants one? 

I think there is just a shortage because Line Stretcher went out of business, to the best of my knowledge.

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18 mins ago, Haycreekrambler said:

There's other lures that do the same thing gt ice cream lures come to mind. The only thing I thought guys really used those line stretcher lures for was rooster fish??

Rooster is definitely a large part of their repertoire. 

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1 min ago, IslandSurf said:

Roberts Ranger is the same thing isnt it i never used either always seemed like odd lures to me

It seems like the Line Stretcher is a bit blockier. They really move some water as you rip them across the surface, making a big commotion. 

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On 12/3/2019 at 6:05 PM, Danny Branch said:

It seems like the Line Stretcher is a bit blockier. They really move some water as you rip them across the surface, making a big commotion. 

Line stretcher puts out more surface splash than Roberts and can be worked slower than a Roberts . Less tiring in a long day of cranking for Roosters. 

Have you looked at Cabo Killer lure, it seems all you recent posts seemed geared towards West coast Mexico you should take a look specifically at a lure designed to work for Jacks and Roosters that region.

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6 hours ago, Blank Disc said:

Spoffords Ballistic Missile / Roberts Ranger? 

I've looked at the Robert's Ranger and it may become the defacto stand-in, since you can actually get them. Spoffords seem as scarce, if not more so, as the Line Stretcher. 

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6 hours ago, connman said:

Line stretcher puts out more surface splash than Roberts and can be worked slower than a Roberts . Less tiring in a long day of cranking for Roosters. 

Have you looked at Cabo Killer lure, it seems all you recent posts seemed geared towards West coast Mexico you should take a look specifically at a lure designed to work for Jacks and Roosters that region.

I really like the stuff Stephen Lasen puts out. I have definitely looked at his lures and will probably go that way on a couple, but I was just hoping for, how do you say, a more cost effective alternative. 

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