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Old 06-27-2014, 02:25 PM
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Default BigBiteOffshore XXL - Something similar?

I've had good luck with the BBO XXL since the company introduced them, but have found the company increasingly difficult to deal with, as, apparently, have many others on this forum. So, I'm ready to move on. Who makes something similar and will actually respond to telephone calls and emails, and fill orders in a timely manner?
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:26 PM
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Check out C&H Mr. Bigs
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Seasir.....According to the C&H site, the Mr Big is 16 oz. and made to be used with an additional in-line weight. The XXL is 32 oz. and requires no additional weight to be trolled 15 knots, or so. I prefer no additional weight to that in the lure.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:57 PM
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While expensive these work well

http://www.ballyhood.com/32_oz_wahoo_banchee.htm
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They just dont respond.. Called and left a couple vm's to buy some heads and replacement skirts no response..
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Did not realize that. I have never used the cowbell style banchees but have heard good things.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:29 PM
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Check out the new LureM' in XL wahoo lures. You can find him here on tht. I'm sure you will be quite pleased at the product and pricd
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Originally Posted by spearbimini View Post
Check out the new LureM' in XL wahoo lures. You can find him here on tht. I'm sure you will be quite pleased at the product and pricd
They are pretty, but I'm skeptical about resin heads for wahoo. Can you post a photo of one that has caught fifteen or twenty hoos?
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They are pretty, but I'm skeptical about resin heads for wahoo. Can you post a photo of one that has caught fifteen or twenty hoos?
I'd like to see a well seasoned lure from Lure 'em In
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I believe luremin uses a ballistic resin that can't break. It would only be scratched up if you could get the weight you want. I knew a guy selling the same head but I don't know what ever happened to him.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:27 PM
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I believe luremin uses a ballistic resin that can't break. It would only be scratched up if you could get the weight you want. I knew a guy selling the same head but I don't know what ever happened to him.
So, if somebody's catching fish on these ballistic resin heads let's see some pics. Here's a Yozuri Bonita that has brought twenty or so hoos to the boat and it is definitely a little the worse for wear. The nice thing about the XXLs, IlandIslanders and other chrome or SS heads is that although you have to change out the squid skirts every four or five wahoo, the heads hold up pretty well.
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A. The construction of the Yozuri is nothing like the resin head of the Lure 'em in. Apples and pizza comparison.

B. I have double digit wahoo on one of my lure 'em ins and the head is none the worse for the wear. Looks brand new. I have changed the skirts 4 times though. It's a go-to lure to say the least. I'm not going through the hassle of posting pics. Ignore the advice to your own detriment.

C. Dude's customer service is solid
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http://www.draggineyes.com/High-Spee...etup_p_80.html

Never used the lures but plan on trying them soon enough.
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http://www.jmtackle.com/lures/high-s...ye-rigged.html

Not sure how much these weigh but they have several different sizes with this being the heaviest. Screw on heads to change the skirts out easy and they look identical to big bite offshores
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Thanks, guys.
After reading two years and 14 pages of posts on the LureM thread I'm going to call Joey, and also J&M, Monday. Maybe one or both can get some lures to my daughter in Fla. to bring with her when she comes down in a couple of weeks.
I caught my first wahoo of the year a couple of weeks ago, but the season really starts on the banks outside Mag Bay in mid-August, so it's time to get ready.
Here are pics of my first of the year. a fat 58 pounder.
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Originally Posted by tailin strange View Post
http://www.draggineyes.com/High-Spee...etup_p_80.html

Never used the lures but plan on trying them soon enough.
I've never used these lures but I'd personally stay away from any kind of "daisy chain" for high speed trolling. In my opinion that is only gonna end in hooking a wahoo and having another wahoo attack the smaller size lures ahead of the main lure while you fight the fish and losing the rig. We make sure to put a crimp ahead of the lure so it doesn't slide up the line to prevent this from happening. Just my 2 cents
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Originally Posted by DanFleener View Post
I've never used these lures but I'd personally stay away from any kind of "daisy chain" for high speed trolling. In my opinion that is only gonna end in hooking a wahoo and having another wahoo attack the smaller size lures ahead of the main lure while you fight the fish and losing the rig. We make sure to put a crimp ahead of the lure so it doesn't slide up the line to prevent this from happening. Just my 2 cents
I must have copied the wrong link I just meant to copy the actual lure itself.
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Originally Posted by ohfishalee View Post
I'd like to see a well seasoned lure from Lure 'em In
I assure you this is like no resin head you've pulled before. Even after 8-10 wahoo the head it's self is no worse for the wear. The skirts? Yes. The head is still relatively flawless. You can literally beat the head of that lure with a hammer. (Ask me how I know) and is still in good shape. That's just the facts. I literally have dozens upon dozens of these lures I've trolled for the past few years and assuming you have never even touched you have nothing to bring to the table. It's a great product plain and simple, but hey to each his own.
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Hi bill,
Have you discounted the red eye ss trolling lures? They are a shorter and more girthy head than the big bite xls, but do track well at 15 knots. As usual, you have to change out the skirts fairly regularly, but the heads will work til you suffer a cut off. I suffer a lot of cut offs so, although I am drawn to a sexy resin head with abalone insert style lure etc, I just use an islander in front a doubled squid skirt with egg lead inserted into the squid head. I can make 2 of these lures for the cost of a single red eye lure or resin head. Perhaps you have access to tackle... I live on an island with no tackle shops and am constantly hunting for a more simple mouse trap! Keep posting your reports as well as the great photos. I love them!
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Well guys while I don't make metal heads I have an XL resin head lure that sure looks a lot more life like than the rest of the metal head guys.

Someone asked if those are similar to big bite. They actually are all the same. I know the owner of all the companies mentioned they all get there product from the same place over seas...

I have some heads here and can take a picture for you bill. Yes rubber skirts get chewed up a bit more but you will actually hook up more than a mylar skirt.

I've been making lures for a solid 4 years now with nothing but happy customers. I answer my phone. My emails and I think if you found anyone on tht that has delt with me they would say my customer service is just untouchable from others they have experienced on here and other online sites. That said metal head vs mine are an entirely different product. You have low production hand made custom designed heads for optimum performance while most of the others are the same exact lure different brand and are imported from China.

While my lures aren't as cheap as the imports as they always say you get what you pay for. Lazy bones thanks for praise and Bill have a lure that is 3 years old and still wacking wahoo. The head does have some 'character' to her lol...

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