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Old 08-27-2017, 08:05 AM
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Some boats are not the actual length as their model number may lead you to believe.


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Old 08-27-2017, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Respectfull Disagree....

If you've advertised your lures range between certain measurement then that's fine. If you state clearly that the lure will be 12" in length, then make darn sure it's 12" in length. If you cut too much skirt off, that's on you, cut it to make sure the lure is 12" like the OP paid for.
You have no idea what you are talking about. Rave on. The most important characteristics of any lure is its look and action in the water. The length of skirts are not perfect coming out of the mold. Some will have trailing debris that is too thin or clumped together that needs to be trimmed off for clean presentation and travel, to keep the lure from spinning and give the proper action in your trolling spread. Getting this right with skirted big game trolling lures is an art, not some arbitrary number punched into a manufacturing machine. The general measurement will always be close to what size I sell the lure as, but we're talking a general class of lure, not an exact measurement. 6", 9", 12", 14", 18". Again, based on the length of the unfinished skirt, NOT the finished size of the lure.

I have hand-built 1000s of these lures, many of them tournament winners. If you don't understand this, stick to worms and a hook.

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Old 08-27-2017, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
You have no idea what you are talking about. Rave on. The most important characteristics of any lure is its look and action in the water. The length of skirts are not perfect coming out of the mold. Some will have trailing debris that is too thin or clumped together that needs to be trimmed off for clean presentation and travel, to keep the lure from spinning and give the proper action in your trolling spread. Getting this right with skirted big game trolling lures is an art, not some arbitrary number punched into a manufacturing machine. The general measurement will always be close to what size I sell the lure as, but we're talking a general class of lure, not an exact measurement. 6", 9", 12", 14", 18". Again, based on the length of the unfinished skirt, NOT the finished size of the lure.

I have hand-built 1000s of these lures, many of them tournament winners. If you don't understand this, stick to worms and a hook.

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They offered to refund your money; what do you want them to do?
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
You have no idea what you are talking about. Rave on. The most important characteristics of any lure is its look and action in the water. The length of skirts are not perfect coming out of the mold. Some will have trailing debris that is too thin or clumped together that needs to be trimmed off for clean presentation and travel, to keep the lure from spinning and give the proper action in your trolling spread. Getting this right with skirted big game trolling lures is an art, not some arbitrary number punched into a manufacturing machine. The general measurement will always be close to what size I sell the lure as, but we're talking a general class of lure, not an exact measurement. 6", 9", 12", 14", 18". Again, based on the length of the unfinished skirt, NOT the finished size of the lure.

I have hand-built 1000s of these lures, many of them tournament winners. If you don't understand this, stick to worms and a hook.

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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
You have no idea what you are talking about. Rave on. The most important characteristics of any lure is its look and action in the water. The length of skirts are not perfect coming out of the mold. Some will have trailing debris that is too thin or clumped together that needs to be trimmed off for clean presentation and travel, to keep the lure from spinning and give the proper action in your trolling spread. Getting this right with skirted big game trolling lures is an art, not some arbitrary number punched into a manufacturing machine. The general measurement will always be close to what size I sell the lure as, but we're talking a general class of lure, not an exact measurement. 6", 9", 12", 14", 18". Again, based on the length of the unfinished skirt, NOT the finished size of the lure.

I have hand-built 1000s of these lures, many of them tournament winners. If you don't understand this, stick to worms and a hook.

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go buy 10 hand made 12" lures and measure them and get back to us


Dulcy is right, those heads are for 12" skirts, once you put them on and trim to look right and have the right action, you could have anything from 10-11 1/2. Go measure the last TV you bought, you'll be real surprised. A 42 in TV isn't going to be a 42" picture corner to corner.

The company admitted that their lures run short, offered to refund the money, what else do you want? $5 says if you drag them in front of fish they'll catch more than a true 12" untrimmed lure.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
You have no idea what you are talking about. Rave on. The most important characteristics of any lure is its look and action in the water. The length of skirts are not perfect coming out of the mold. Some will have trailing debris that is too thin or clumped together that needs to be trimmed off for clean presentation and travel, to keep the lure from spinning and give the proper action in your trolling spread. Getting this right with skirted big game trolling lures is an art, not some arbitrary number punched into a manufacturing machine. The general measurement will always be close to what size I sell the lure as, but we're talking a general class of lure, not an exact measurement. 6", 9", 12", 14", 18". Again, based on the length of the unfinished skirt, NOT the finished size of the lure.

I have hand-built 1000s of these lures, many of them tournament winners. If you don't understand this, stick to worms and a hook.

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I find it amazing the number of folks who will argue with someone who builds lures.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
OP. I couldn't agree with you more!!!! Don't let the majority here who tell you not to worry nor do anything about it sway your decision. The general public has become so utterly complacent with accepting things done poorly, false advertising, blatant rules violations, etc, because in general, folks are lazy and do not take the time to call out folks like this, therefore they continue to get away with it.

I know your example may seem petty, but it's not!

There are soooooooo many examples of things just like this going on that it is now the norm. I guess folks like getting ripped off.

You watch, pretty soon when you pay cash for something and your getting change back and the clerk tells you she's all out of change....so your not getting any that will become ok as well!!!!
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I find it amazing the number of folks who will argue with someone who builds lures.
They are an elite group
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if by elite you mean drunken sailor types with hemorrhoids and short "heads" then yes
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if by elite you mean drunken sailor types with hemorrhoids and short "heads" then yes
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Originally Posted by Ryan H. View Post
if by elite you mean drunken sailor types with hemorrhoids and short "heads" then yes
Long heads would give them the other inch needed to make 12".
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Originally Posted by TrueGrain View Post
Nothing particular, just curious what would hit it, Plus I have a 15 inch lure bags and wanted to fill it out more, Lol
They say, if you hang a lead weight from it,it will stretch out
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Originally Posted by lobstercatcher View Post
They say, if you hang a lead weight from it,it will stretch out
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Originally Posted by KDM View Post
I find it amazing the number of folks who will argue with someone who builds lures.
Welcome to THT, where the educated professionals are always outsmarted by the self proclaimed know it all do it yourselfers.
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Our Gypsy Lures are all what they say!All lures should be the same size and sold as that size.We sell and have 20,000 lures in stock and they are all within a 1/4" what they are listed as.Like us selling are 7" lure as a 8 1/2",not the correct way to do business period.We could get more money for a 8 1/2" then a 7" but we dont do business like that.Gypsy Lures!
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We sell lures to over 100 retail stores and been in business for 10 years selling 1000's of lures every year and there all within 1/4".Very easy to do and some just dont take the time to get them right.Id love to sell our 7" lure as a 8 1/4",lol Some people make lures and some people sell 1000's of lures.The mold for the heads and skirts are exact every time.Nothing changes,Then you cut the skirts in the exact same place and there all the same size.Pretty basic stuff here and who ever tells you different has no clue!
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