Megabass 110 Knockoffs
88 replies to this topic
Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:36 PM
All Rapalas are assembled in Estonia, hooks made in France.
Personally, i just purchased a few KO's. They will catch fish. I am not going to resell custom painted lures, because i think it's pretty stupid to spend more money on a paint job that in no way will catch more fish than a store bought fire tiger or crawfish pattern. For me, painting myown lures saves me money. ive caught fish on messed up finishes, hell even rolling crankbaits that didn't run true
Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:23 PM
Shhhhhh!!!!!!! Don't let the cat out of the bag!
Action catches fish, paint jobs catch fishermen.
Kind of like a baitcaster with 10 bearings. There is room for only three bearings on the spool shaft, where they help in casting, so all the rest don't help in the cast, but they do sell reels.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 08:14 PM
I have already stated in an earlier post my thoughts on the con men, liars and thieves who sell knockoff baits as the real thing and it has not changed.
Check out E-bay – crankbaits – custom – ending soonest and see what this trash is selling for. There is almost a whole page of knockoff repaints without any bids and the couple that are selling are selling for less than $4. If there is an original LC, Megabass, DT or other brand name bait and it’s in the original package then there is a drastic difference in price.
Some of the sales pitches make it worthwhile reading just for laughs. Have won a ton of money with this bait = won a beer bet with my brother-in-law just last weekend. Won a lot of tournaments = but nothing that can be verified. This bait works better than the originul , this is in bold red letters, hope he operates an airbrush better than spell check. I makes some fun reading, fiction of course.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:16 PM
The post in ebay which you stated about claiming there KO , works better than the
original , That's the one I posted as/well a few pages back , that ebay seller uses that sales pitch a lot.. I agree 100% , if your claiming winning tournaments with these KO's
backup what your posting.
Edited by MikePaintsBaits, 07 March 2011 - 12:22 PM.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:37 PM
Wow mention somthng bad about a Knock off and you are libel to get WHOOPED around here. Here is my opinion. I say i would rather spend the extra money to get the real thing. I have fished for over twenty years and if someone hands you a bait and asks you to guess if it is a knockoff or not. A good fisherman will notice the diference. By the way i am not big on painting someone elses bait. I make my own. If i like a bait i will make my own. I am personal friends with the best crankbait fisherman here in East Tennessee and he has baits that are handmade and 10 to 20 years old and they will outfish any luckcraft that anyone here has in there box. So lets keep it real. Make your own. There is alot more pride involved in a handmade lure and the paint job in my book. Have a good day and may God Bless You All.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:12 PM
If you want to get technical about it....almost every crankbait , jig, spinnerbait, worm and most any bait you can think of ARE SOME FORM OF A KNOCKOFF. All have been copied from something someone else made. Even the hand made baits are a copy. JMO
Posted 07 March 2011 - 04:22 PM
All handmade crankbaits a different wood,density ect so there not knockoffs they are one of a kind.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:44 PM
It's not about people buying KO's , It's a load of sellers on EBAY that are trying to make the KO there selling to be as good as the brand name bait it looks like. I'm sure the brand name companies put a little more work into making there baits , then these off the wall KO
Someone stated about making your own baits ? I don't have those kinda skills , I can tell you this , I have a section in one of my tackle boxes which holds about (55) handmade baits from different builders , I can say this much , I need to talk to the Rookie about owning some stock in his bait building business , LOL
The custom built baits I own , are nothing short of the wow factor.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:54 PM
Like many custom wood bait makers, I'm offended by the misrepresentations by many sellers of cheap KO's. But in the end, all you can say is Buyer Beware. If a guy want to dude up some crap KO's and buyers are willing to bite at the idea of getting a Lucky Craft or Megabass lure for a few bucks, you just have to write it off as bottom dwellers eating other bottom dwellers. If they're lucky, the eaten will eventually wise up and realize there's NO FREE LUNCH.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 12:40 PM
Wait a minute..... So what your saying is all the RC/MB knock-offs are really one of kind because they are made with different plastic and rattle chambers You can't justifiably argue it both ways. If it is shaped alike and made of wood then it is a knock-off by TU lure standards. Which I find ironic when this entire website is based on making a bait cheaper or simply copying an orginial. Look in the mirror folks. If you say you havent copied something or someone your not a very honest person. I will tell you right now I will copy anything I think is cool. I will change it slightly to be more cool but at least I openly admit it. And I could care less if someone copies me.
Why do ya'll care anyway. If ya don't like them don't buy them. Maybe the individual seller thinks they are better than the original. He is entitled to his opinion just like you and I. If they keep selling finished baits at $5ea they wont be around long.
Besides I don't think many people who offered an opinion this topic own or have ever thrown a real MB Ito jerkbait. It is like giving an opinion on a vehicle you have never owned.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:14 PM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:01 PM
Considering I consider myself an inventor
It is hard to believe for me to believe anyone can think they can steal, and it is fine and dandy all because others do it, even if it a small item that is NOT important to the masses that believe it to be sane all because it is easily duplicated..
Even if it is a light bulb, the person that INVENTED it is going to consider it stealing, As soon as a price tag is put on it..
Edited by onlyonmonday, 08 March 2011 - 08:03 PM.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:52 PM
I own (4) MB ito 110's I guess my opinion counts ? LOL
Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:52 PM
the guys who think they are getting the real thing or getting away with paying a whole lot less for knockoffs when they buy knockoffs are usually the guys who are too tight to spend a little extra money and buy the real thing dont realize knockoffs may look exact in appearance but they dont fish the same I had a customer send me the first 110 knockoffs I ever seen about 2 years ago he gave me 20 to paint and 20 to keep for myself he also sent me 35 true 110's of odd and good colors still in the hard plastic box to paint and 10 true 110's for me to keep in colors I requested out of the 20 knockoffs I kept for myself 4 were really good the others a rogue or husky jerk would work as good as if not better I spent several thousand over the last couple years on some of the best japanese baits out there lucky craft megabass zipbait evergreen tiemco just to name a few I have had amateurs/nonboaters fish with me in several tournaments and say I will catch them with this such and such bait and by the middle of the day they are saying what is that bait called do you think the local tackle shop has any and a little later could I borrow one of those and my answer is always but you have to pay for it if you lose it
Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:12 AM
You Dah Man!!!!! Adopt me, and I'll field test those pricey lures for you!
Seriously, everyone has to learn the hard lessons in life for themselves.
"You get what you pay for" and "There's no free lunch" come to mind.
I have never found a better jerkbait than the Orbit 80, a Zip Lures bait from Japan, at $16 a Plaster of Paris.
The suspend, so I lose fishing time retrieving them, but I treat them like my children.
If I lose one, the flag goes to half mast!
I've bought some KO cranks and painted them, and caught fish on them, but, when it's money time, I throw the originals.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:38 PM
I have went swimming for a couple megabass crankbaits and have pulled up brushpiles to get several jerkbaits of various brands back I too cherish a certain color orbit 80 and a zip baits speed kid they stay in a locked waterproof storage box in the boat but I treat all of my japanese baits like fine jewelry they get more and better attention than my wife
Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:04 AM
At least you don't tie a rope around her neck and throw her in the river to tease the crocodiles.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:49 AM
I'll have too look into that orbit 80 , is the company called zip lures?
Dave , that was too funny
Edited by MikePaintsBaits, 10 March 2011 - 12:52 AM.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:55 AM
I googled Zip Baits, and found it.
I used to get them at Anglers Marine in Anaheim, but they no longer carry them.
If you're in SoCal, Rich Tauber is their rep. here.
You can google him.
I think his website had something about the baits.
Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:58 PM
I can't wait until someone starts selling knockoff clearcoats. We'll probably have members getting banned in those discussions!