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Pedator Baits Lucky Craft Pointer 100 Knockoff Tuning/Tinkering
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:22 PM
I am drilling through the plastic into the lead belly weight. So the epoxy filler is much lighter than the lead. I have already down sized all the hardware as far as I want at this point.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:02 PM
Has anyone actually tried contacting lucky craft about getting unpainted baits w/out hooks? I figure if you could get some pointers in bulk (not sure what bulk means to LC), you might be able to get a decent deal on them. If you figure that maybe you could get the LCs for 5 bucks apiece (which can add up fast if its bulk) it would save you all the trouble of tinkering w/ knock offs... plus, you can actually say it is a LC. I've tried janns baits, about 50% of the 78s work... after using suspend strips! I have yet to have the larger knockoff work. So if you add up all the time you spend giving it that awesome one of a kind paint work and clearing just to have a bait suck (or needs an ugly suspend strip slapped on it) I figure its worth the few more bucks of having the tried and true real deal.
Hmmm... tried going to LCs website. I just got my computer and it says I need some "plug ins" installed. I'll see if I can contact them about such an order and relay back.
BTW, I'm totally not bashing Predator Baits w/ this. I haven't used his lures. All the business I've had with him so far has been excellent and products have been good quality... especially for the price. As for janns, well... I got what I paid for.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:34 PM
Sent LC an e-mail... which wasn't exactly easy to find. I'll let you guys know if I find something.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:44 PM
Best bet on LC's is to watch the big retailers (Cabelas esp, at least here in KCK) for clearance on colors. Have picked up a bunch of 78's, 100's, Slenders for money in the $7-$10 range. Sand 'em, paint 'em, and save your time jacking with the knock-offs.
Even with factory LC's, Rogues, etc., you will get some baits that simply vary from what you might perceive as perfect flotation. Gives you a good excuse to buy 6 of each color . Good example, although non-suspending, are the Cordell jointed redfins, about 1 of 8 of which will actually wake right.
The knock-offs are what they are...good pond baits, small lake baits. Save the real things for the real days.