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Old 10-01-2019, 03:42 PM
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I was killin some time at WM and saw the prices of thse lures. They don't even have Hooks ! I saw others that I believe are similar quality lures for less than half. Are they worth it ? Are they that much better than the competition? Rigged ballyhoo, strips, ect ... ? I must be missing something on these ? Thanks!
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WM, Wal Mart ? some people like them enough to pay the price, I have quite a few and they do catch fish, but not my favorite
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West Marine store in Fort Lauderdale .... I'll be the first to buy if there that good, trying to understand cost ?
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I'm a big fan of Black Bart Lures. I have quite a few and If I'm trolling, there is a BB lure or two in my spread.
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They are very good lures. They make some great wahoo and marlin lures. For most other applications I think they are overpriced. Catching mahi and sailfish isnít exactly rocket science. Donít know your experience, but if you are fairly new to trolling, start with cheaper lures. Learn how to find fish. When you are ready for a $50+ lure you will know.

Higher end lures frequently donít come rigged, so that you can rig them appropriately for your style if fishing. Tuna gear might be rigged with relatively lightweight fluorocarbon whereas high speed wahoo gear will get rigged with heavy cable. Rigging is also going to be different for pulling them naked vs with ballyhoo. No need to waste money buying a lure with a rig I am just going to replace anyway.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:35 AM
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Look into grabbing a couple Joe Yee Super Plungers.
Old 10-02-2019, 08:24 AM
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They are pricey but they have caught a lot of fish.
Old 10-02-2019, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by CNBarron View Post
Look into grabbing a couple Joe Yee Super Plungers.
thats going from Mercedes to Bugatti Super Veyron..
First one to break off I'd go into fetal position.
gues if you're gonna dream might as well dream BIG ! !

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Old 10-02-2019, 09:45 AM
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How about some Sadu lures?
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:10 PM
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Barts are good lures,but not the be all and end all. Better options out there for less money in my opinion. Check out American Custom Lures on Facebook. I love them.
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marlin lures turn into an addiction. At least they did for me. Bartís in my opinion are the best all around lure. Great range of lures, consistent quality, every head style you want and all the skirt combos youíll want, their hooksets are also great too if you donít want to rig all your own. Also - best ability is availability. They have anything you could want on hand.

The Hawaiians make some great lures too, but can be painful to get them. Bomboy and steve coggin make some legendary stuff. Bomboy and steve are at the top of the game, but availability may not be the best if they need to pour what you want.

Do some research or book a charter on a marlin boat and learn how to plug. Itís such a cool way to fish for these brutes. You may not get the numbers that bait will give you, but itís cool fishing.

Side note, although way cheaper and totally different style lure, go buy some moldcrafts, super plungers, chuggers and wide range and give it a try. Cheaper way to lure fish and youíll be hooked.
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There is a whole group of guys that are building lures in their garages, selling them through local Tackle Shops. I've seen some pretty good looking lures.

What I'm interested in is something new, something unique and different, not knockoffs of the typical trolling lure.
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We have caught blue ones on black barts and once that happens youíre not so concerned with the price.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:31 PM
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Yes , they are definitely worth it . The 1656 is a well proven marlin lure , there have probably been more marlin caught on that lure than any other made . Bart named it that after catching a 1656 lb blue on it .

I pretty much always have one or two in the spread , they really are that good .
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I buy mine for the sticker
Old 10-03-2019, 12:35 AM
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The Black Bart’s in my box only come out for tournament use, as that’s really the only time I’m interested in catching Marlin.
The 1656 is a great lure, and always gets the favored spot on the port short rigger.
That said, I don’t think that any of the lures I run would not get a Marlin strike at least occasionally, including chrome heads.
I have some magic Mitsuo lures that really rile up the Marlin, but are no longer available, so in classic status, rarely used!
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Originally Posted by ldavid516 View Post
thats going from Mercedes to Bugatti Super Veyron..
First one to break off I'd go into fetal position.
gues if you're gonna dream might as well dream BIG ! !

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Had a buddy of mine drop a Pearl Joe Yee Plunger and it cracked at the base just above where the skirt lays. Almost gave him a life jacket and threw him off the boat.
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Take a ride up to the Black Bart store in Riviera Beach, it's worth seeing at least once.
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