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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:47 AM
Unfortunately, the posting software has edited out the full link. Is their a search string that can be used?
Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:37 AM
I got ya matt..........
search this item number on ebay:
Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:08 AM
I don't know how to navigate on Ebay.
What is it, a trout lure?
Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:15 AM
From the looks of the link it's a 3:16 signed version of their new Real Deal swimbait. Won't spoil the fun, you guys check out the price it's at now.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:21 AM
Mark, copy that number I posted. Go on ebay and paste or type it into the search bar on the first page you come to. It'll take you right to the auction.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:40 AM
At the time the auction ended, it sold for US $1,009.00 and was number 6 of 8 ever.
You've heard it before, I won't pay that for a fishing lure, I'd take it, but I won't pay it.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:46 AM
That is a beautiful lure, but not $1,000 beautiful.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:22 PM
Too rich for my blood, but a very beautiful work of art.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:34 PM
Does it swim along the surface, sucking in little flies with that hinged mouth?
One person bidding $750, another bidding $1000 and the winner bidding $1009. Worth it to some, and good for business if you are in business.
Good job 3:16.
Matt, Do you know if it is foam, plastic, or if each of the 8 is an original wood?
Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:18 PM
I know its not wood. Its a synthetic material but I am not sure exactly what it is.
Thats prety impresive though that a new bait sould for over a $1000. I might do the same thing with a few of my hard baits begore I release them. I am sure I wont get that much though.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:37 PM
I have fished this bait quite a bit and I will tell you guys, it is absolutely stunning in the water.
They are urethane baits BTW
Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:45 PM
With my luck I'd get bit off by some toothy critter on the first cast and watch $1000 swimming away!!!
Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:26 PM
yeah... id have the state record musky or something grab it and run into a tree and break my line or bite through the leader
Posted 03 February 2008 - 06:29 PM
Good for Mickey! A man starts a lure business from scratch, makes great lures that he sells for a lot of money, and then after he's been in business for a few years, he desgns and builds an effective lure for huge bass that he sells at auction for over a $1,000! As one of many many luremakers on this site who is paid way below minimum wage for skilled labor in this field of custom lure artistry, I heartily applaud his sale. Perhaps this will change the attitudes of fishermen the next time they look at the R & D, labor, skill, and artistry that goes into one of Matt's beautiful bluegill swimbaits, for example.
Most of us here on this site have been around fishing long enough to have heard someone make a statement such as "I will never pay more than $XXX for a bass lure, an automobile, a pair of pants, a pack of cigarettes, bottle of booze, a shot gun, or a bass boat, etc... I saw a 16 ft. Triton aluminum with a 25 on its transom yesterday for a "boat show price" of just over $16,000 yesterday. In 1987 I had less than that (I did get a good deal) in my Ranger outfit with which I could have fished any bass tournament in the USA. I looked at a "tournament ready" Ranger yesterday that was a foot longer than mine was, and had another 75 horsepower on the back for a "show special" price of $55,000...
There are many people in the fishing industry who are getting fair pay for their work. We can only hope that custom lure builders will be able to join this group some day. It's a whole new world out there with Rangers and Tritons filled with Speez reels and Loomis Rods. And the guy who is behind the wheel of the $47,000 truck pulling it down the road burning $3.00 a gallon gasoline ain't the guy who swore he'd never pay more than $2.00 for a spinnerbait, that guy is over in the corner with bloodshot eyes and a cost-cutter beer in his hand, complaining about a world which has left him behind.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:06 PM
dude, thats like my friend. we live in tennessee and whenever a new swimbait or something comes out hes got it(they bought 3 jackall girons the day they got then here) every single rod they have is either a Shimano crucial or G. Loomis and both him and his dad share rods. my dad makes me buy my rods. plus in fishing it helps to know people; i broke a Shimano and took it to the bait shop and traded it and paid the difference off a G. Loomis SBR812. and i bought the Shimano from a rep so i spent about 120 bucks for a 200 dollar rod. little things save money!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant imagine paying 1000 bucks for something i cant use..
let them spend there money how they want
Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:28 PM
Well said Dean. The low price thing starts 'here' though, if the swimbaits were easy to make, there would be guys out there selling them for cheap.
But then again, that piss beer guy needs someone to buy stuff from
Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:57 PM
If you can make art like that and sell it, more power to ya. I can't imagine one of the big bass hunters losing one of those though lol. I want that on video.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:19 PM
To me that is art and a collector item and not a "lure"... does anyone really think these guys are going to fishing with it???? It is nice looking though...