#2897, "Weekly Deals for January 9, 2011" Sun Jan-09-11 08:50 PM by swimbait
First I need to say, smallie beaver - where have you been all my life? Until a week ago I'd never caught a bass on any lure whose name ended in beaver. The sad byproduct of being a swimbait addict is the regular inability to identify good plastic. 12 lures for $4.50 and they don't tear up easily. Tough to beat.
Moreau frog from TW. What is this ridiculous-ness? A $61 hardbait frog for open water. That could actually work, we just won't know for a few months since Nor-cal is socked in with freezing fog... and its January.
eBay, if you click on one thing click on this Baitsmith X series trout. It's different. Interesting, custom style and different.
Bidding war alert on the Armageddon. Dudes are bidding up past the $400 mark - crazy. Makes me wish I had my prototype 10" Armageddon still. The one with the soft tail and the plastic fins. It landed on the bank, cracked in half and died on the inside corner of Alder point at Chabot on a cold winter day. Now it's probably worth more than the Bucks Bag Top Gun I was fishing in. Not to mention the leaky waders.
The Slammer 3 piece flat side on eBay isn't going for $400 but it's still a unique piece that will probably never be made again. Something to be said for that. I own the 2nd Slammer ever made with the "trout tail". It's a 12 inch bait. Mike had me give him a 9" Castaic Softbait to use as the tail on that lure back circa 1999. That lure has the teeth marks to prove it works and landed several 12 to 14lb stripers for me this year. 12 year old bait and still killing it.
Best lure name in a long time, the doppelganger. Look that one up. Tip, google for define:doppelganger. Too funny. My 90 year old grandpa taught me what that word meant a few years back. Sorry to nerd out.
Enjoy the deals
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