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Rubber Worms, Original Floating Rapala, Johnson Silver Minnow, Dardevle Spoons Abu Reflex spinners Hula Popper , Jitterbug .Just some of the Lures I've used to catch Fish since my youth. Johnson…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Jun 21.

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Some of my favorites I can't find anymore: Acme Flash King Wobbler Flutter Spoon, Manns Auger Tail Worm, Philips Crippled Killer, .....Continue

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Comment by John Sheehan on April 14, 2024 at 3:25pm

Great tip for the Tiny Torpedo I've not tried on my go to Smallmouth Bass topwater Bait. "Add a split ring to the belly hook. Otherwise, a jumping, gyrating fish can use the hook hanger to twist off."

Comment by John Sheehan on April 14, 2024 at 3:18pm
Comment by John Sheehan on March 31, 2024 at 12:37pm

Trying to determine timeline of Rapalas manufacturing, I have Finland, Ireland marked and non-country specified in my collection. 

Comment by John Sheehan on March 30, 2024 at 7:21am

Jeffrey thanks for the account! The first reel I recall my  father showing me how to cast with was a Johnson Spin caster . I think he put a Heddon Sonic on the line for me. The first lure he gave me for a birthday present was a Creme prop spinner tandem rig in natural color. A copy of the Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper was included in the present .

Comment by John Sheehan on March 30, 2024 at 7:17am

I hope so Bruce. I'd like to know your favorites that kept you in Fish through the Years. The classic demand respect!

Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on March 30, 2024 at 7:00am

I gotta take some photos of my lures, but all I have is an old cell phone. I'll see if I can make it work.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on March 29, 2024 at 3:46pm

As a kid growing up in southern Louisiana I always used live bait until I got a little older and started seeing some spinners perfect for my zebco 33 set up…..one morning my dad and I arrived at a local bait shop to purchase shiners for a crappie trip…..I always loved to browse the different lures and I came across a few from H & H lures out of Baton Rouge …I asked my dad to get a couple and the rest is history……H & H lure company was founded in 1959 on the principles of  craftsmanship and affordibity…..didn’t try them that day but the following Sunday we were at my grandparents farm and I asked to go out to one of seven stocked ponds on their 200 acre cattle farm…….I first tied on the original spinner and began casting the flooded willows, bam on my second retrieve and a quality largemouth finally surrendered……went on to catch several more panfish and bass and was very happy to give my dad the update…..fast forward 30 years and we’re on Toledo Bend reservoir in  a friendly tournament of six boats, mainly my dad’s coworkers and a few other locals…..the forecast was for light rain all day…..we started at eight and the weigh in was for two…..even before we arrived at our first spot we donned our rain gear. My dad started with a jerk bait and I decided to throw the H & H willow blade spinner and quickly forced my dad to change…..we quickly had 10 with a four pound kicker …my dad was a fishing role model for many of the folks fishing that day and we chuckled as they would work by with a jerk bite tied on just like they saw at the ramp…..we felt confident enough to take a lunch break with a commanding lead……we culled a couple more nice fish and headed in anxious to get out of the rain…..one team had caught three on a rattle trap (blue/chrome) and the other three didn’t have a fish……needless to say H & H made some money that week when everyone went shopping……I still have a complete box of H & H spinners and I love the panfish spinners…..

Comment by John Sheehan on March 29, 2024 at 11:44am

Hats off to Lou and Ed Eppinger! This Ol' Classic Gold Flutter Chuck has been catching for Years now.  3,1/4"x 3/4".  

Comment by John Sheehan on March 12, 2024 at 6:48am

Please do Bruce. I like the pics with the Fish and the lure too as well as tips and tales about presentation using the Lures. I go through my archives here and make up seasonal boxes of Lures that have worked for me in the past and it keeps my confidence in the Lure I'm throwing. I always like to get back to something neglected or try a new lure out as well. The Vibrating Bait is one I want to use more in the early Spring.  

Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on March 11, 2024 at 2:23pm

I have some classic lures. I'll have to post some pictures soon.

 

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