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When did GRS Blow Up ?

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On ‎2‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 1:28 PM, DragonsLax48 said:

Its happening with the Voorhees plugs in front of our eyes. GRS is out and CV plugs are in for the next year. SJ and FB are blowing the plugs into the wind and Chris is publicly apologizing on FB about not being able to keep with the Demand. The secondary market has barely seen any of these plugs yet. Id suspect the price will triple within the next month.


Is this still the case a year later?  Not familiar with Vorhees/CV plugs.

 

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3 mins ago, fishless said:


Is this still the case a year later?  Not familiar with Vorhees/CV plugs.

 

I havent paid much attention to prices but it seems like hes making more than before to keep up with demand. Maybe someone else would have a better answer.

 

Edit: GRS is not "out"

Edited by DragonsLax48

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Their collectable because they run in unique batches and are limited in their production.  I dont think theres much about these plugs alone that suggest a collectable item for any reason other than their inconsistent availability.  Iv never agreed with the idea of collection of anything other than actual historic plugs by builders no longer with us or who revolutionized surf fishing and / or plug building.  My opinion aside it's an injustice not to fish the things.  They wear well and catch fish.....2nd opinion aside, pay what ever the hell you want. 

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22 mins ago, bbfish said:

 

For the surf I can totally see your point, they are tough to cast and if the water isnt deep theres a good chance you can hang up and lose a pretty expensive and difficult to replace plug. Im fishing more and more from a boat these days and GRS has probably been my number one producing swimmer for most of the last decade.  

It's pretty simple really. Garys plugs are huge and he was turning monster plugs and selling them at the flea markets when everyone just walked right by because they were "too big" with that WTF look on their faces because they read 'mag darter' and 'blurple bomber' on SOL.  Large fish are dialed in on adult bunker and that's a big reason why his plugs work so well out in teh boat and in places "in the surf" where adult bunker congregate. If you fish in places like that and put the time in with that giant lure it's going to hang some slobs. People been doing this way longer than the past decade. 

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13 mins ago, fishless said:


Is this still the case a year later?  Not familiar with Vorhees/CV plugs.

 

 

10 mins ago, DragonsLax48 said:

I havent paid much attention to prices but it seems like hes making more than before to keep up with demand. Maybe someone else would have a better answer.

 

Edit: GRS is not "out"

His table was the first sold out at Striper Day this year, by far. Dont have any other info but his line was long and then the table was cleared. Poof. 

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4 mins ago, RyanJ_88 said:

 

His table was the first sold out at Striper Day this year, by far. Dont have any other info but his line was long and then the table was cleared. Poof. 

For CV plugs?

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They are some really nice lures but like just Jordan Shoes, a couple famous people wear them and do good during their game and they give the shoes credit. For the GRS a couple Pro staffers used it at the right time right moment catching cows and all of a sudden people will buy the GRS hoping to catch cows too.

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my sadness, is not of enough GRS plugs, or lack of, my sadness, and thoughts are more of lack of big stripers, to use the GRS plugs, to me this is the BIG picture....Plugs are made for us Surfcasters, with the intend of catching (and releasing), fish, when of bigger baits around in our search waters, we tend to use bigger plugs, to match the hatch, so to speak ,  GRS 's and others, then come to play, it could be a $25, or $65, plug , its the Surfcasters choice, ALL these plugbuilders, build good products for us, some swim better than others,and in my experience, over time and years, sometimes the plugs that DON'T swim the best, end up catching the best, its all according to how the fish are reacting in that time and place, fish don't know prices of plugs.....

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1 hour ago, Jason V said:

Thanks for the compliment Ba Ba, but the rest of your post is mistaken and erroneous....it's the FLIPPERS that drive prices up for anything.  Now even there's raffles that the seller gets over $200 for a common color lure.  That's what's driving the prices up.  Those are the facts Ba Ba and where your "blame" should be. I have never sold a GRS.  But again, Gary sells his lures at shows for $65-95 with a weasel for $100.  Very affordable compared to others but on the high side.

 

I was just being snarky, I personally don't blame you for any of the ills of society. We are talking about first world problems here, you didn't corner the market on insulin. Many of us did recognize that you were aggressively pursuing GRS plugs on the BST for a long time. Coining the phrase "mine" was funny and we all had a chuckle. It also meant that if others wanted to get a GRS on the bst secondary market, they had to be quick and dispense with the haggling or it would soon be yours. Sellers likely recognized this too! The natural progression is for sellers to raise the prices to see what this hot market will bear. Nobody is accusing you of flipping, but I could argue that you enabled flippers by being so aggressive for so long. There is no blame here, just recognition of one of the many factors of how a plug goes from $30 to $100+ in a relatively short time. All the reasons you stated are completely valid, but you have to admit, you had something to do with the rise in value of Gary's plugs even if it was in a subtle way.

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