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asingua
Posted 1/8/2018 11:35 AM (#889177)
Subject: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




Posts: 85


Hi guys,
Since we just had the Chicago Muskie Show, and some coming up, was just wondering what new spring lures you're excited about for 2018. I'm interested to hear what spring and early summer lures are being promoted at the upcoming shows. Dreaming of those warm days, helps a little more, when you hear what's coming out this year.
Thanks again and have fun at the shows!
George
Kirby Budrow
Posted 1/8/2018 12:08 PM (#889178 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???





Posts: 1218


Location: Chisholm, MN
Lake edition baby beaver and the new smaller 9"er are going to be killer. Not fully new, but I really like trolling the Phantom Hex in open water in June. I haven't given the Kramer Revolutions much of an effort yet, but I plan to this season.
muddymusky
Posted 1/9/2018 9:34 AM (#889285 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: RE: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




Posts: 477


The dbl bladed apache blades look good to me. The description sounds like they are best for slow rolling. Wonder how they do at high speeds?

https://teamrhinooutdoors.com/collections/bucktails/products/musky-f...
Bondy
Posted 1/9/2018 10:05 AM (#889287 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




Posts: 624


More stuff coming later this year from Bondy Baits...because lure designing is a sickness with no cure.
T.Carlson
Posted 1/9/2018 10:20 AM (#889290 - in reply to #889285)
Subject: RE: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




Posts: 101


muddymusky - 1/9/2018 9:34 AM

The dbl bladed apache blades look good to me. The description sounds like they are best for slow rolling. Wonder how they do at high speeds?

https://teamrhinooutdoors.com/collections/bucktails/products/musky-f...


I tried these when I was fishing with Luke Ronnestrand this past summer. They pretty much fish like any double Colorado blade bucktail, except they start spinning EVERY time, and you can slow down way more and the blades kept spinning.
I was super impressed.
They work just fine at high speed too, as we caught two fish that day on them reeling fast!


tolle141
Posted 1/9/2018 11:34 AM (#889303 - in reply to #889285)
Subject: RE: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???





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muddymusky - 1/9/2018 9:34 AM

The dbl bladed apache blades look good to me. The description sounds like they are best for slow rolling. Wonder how they do at high speeds?

https://teamrhinooutdoors.com/collections/bucktails/products/musky-f...

Ran these quite a bit this fall with Josh Borovsky and other people on Tonka. While I won't pretend that these things completely change the bucktail game, I do believe that Musky Frenzy has created a better bucktail that's very flexible.

It comes down to good construction, quality components (including tinsel), and that double clevis that makes the blades spin so easily. This allowed for precise depth control. As you mentioned, it slow rolls very well. This is great for depth, but where it really shines is skinny water. I fish A LOT of shallow weeds/sand. Those blades started spinning right away, keeping me out of weeds and allowing me to run the bait slower than I could otherwise. Going forward this will be my go-to bucktail for night fishing and shallow structure.

On a side note, first fall fishing Tonka. Between Aug 23 and Sept 22 we put 18 muskies in the net, including a 50 and 51. Most of that can be attributed to applying concepts that Josh taught us. If you're looking to speed up your learning curve for Tonka, I strongly recommend reaching out to him about his Master the Metro package.
Paramuskyhunter
Posted 1/9/2018 1:01 PM (#889320 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???





Posts: 144


Location: Appleton, WI
Im looking forward to testing the 22 long on Green Bay i have had good sucsess with the 22 shorts and the chad shads
Noy
Posted 1/9/2018 6:30 PM (#889340 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




Posts: 50


Location: Mound, MN
I threw the Double Apaches quite a bit this summer and I want to echo what a few other guys said - they start great every time and you can really slow them down but still keep them high in the water column without any chance of the blades stalling, skipping or stopping. The best applications I found for them was over shallow weeds (especially at night) or super shallow rocks (think LOTW) as you could keep them from getting fouled without really speeding up or keeping your rod tip super high. They also really thump so it was easy to time your figure-8 at night even without being able to see the bait.

And they work fine at normal or high speeds (pull a lot harder than a Triple Apache and about the same as a DCG with similar sized blades), but there are probably better options out there if you are really looking to burn them.
Wimuskyfisherman
Posted 1/11/2018 12:05 PM (#889479 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




Posts: 212


Lee Lures Boilermaker is worth a look.
supertrollr
Posted 1/11/2018 5:41 PM (#889504 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




the new jerkbait by lee look really sweet,imo i have never seen anything nicer than these.price is a bit high but i know he put a lot of time to make them.other than that it's all the same blades that are supposed to spin as soon as you look at them but they all use the same clevis and same blades
SummerSchool
Posted 1/11/2018 7:01 PM (#889515 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




Posts: 42


Location: Cheyenne, WY
Is Lee making those gliders? I keep seeing them in their videos and want a few...
talmooner
Posted 1/11/2018 7:17 PM (#889517 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: RE: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




Posts: 166


Lee's Levithan Dive & Rise sure looked incredible in the water.
Too pricey for me, at least until I decide it's not.
Sidejack
Posted 1/12/2018 7:40 AM (#889538 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???





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Yeah, you could get 30 suicks at the swap for that price!
supertrollr
Posted 1/12/2018 8:24 AM (#889541 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




yeah and you will get 30 lures that are not in the same league.visually speaking and in therm of talents needed to make one.
would you trade 30 canoe for a ranger even if it worth the same value?
MOJOcandy101
Posted 1/12/2018 10:02 AM (#889555 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???





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Location: Alex or Alek?
I wouldn't want a fish to put tooth marks on that!
T.Carlson
Posted 1/12/2018 11:32 AM (#889565 - in reply to #889177)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???




Posts: 101


supertrollr The Apaches have a custom Clevis that is all one piece. I don't know of any other Bucktail using that Clevis. That is why they spin so good.

https://muskyfrenzy.com/collections/apache-double-blade-bucktails
Sidejack
Posted 1/12/2018 3:14 PM (#889605 - in reply to #889565)
Subject: Re: New Musky Lures For 2018 ???





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Been soldering clevises together opposed to one another for years and they are nice for slow rollin but the blades rarely get a chance to bang into one another which results in additional sonics if you're into that. Couldn't get it to work with #8 colorados but #9's and up start every time and work like a charm. Super easy and quick to do yourself without taking the bait apart as long as you have a soldering iron, a small file, and some solder.
Another bait maker that did it was Musky Safari. They make a collar that the clevises sit in opposed to one another that had the same affect.


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NathanH
Posted 1/12/2018 8:41 PM (#889628 - in reply to #889605)
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Location: MN
I’m getting cheap I guess, I’ve got 8” Reef Hawgs on my list and Ghosttails.
Pops
Posted 1/13/2018 7:14 AM (#889649 - in reply to #889628)
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NathanH - 1/12/2018 8:41 PM

I’m getting cheap I guess, I’ve got 8” Ree Hawgs on my list and Ghosttails.


Simple I like the way you think!
Tpoll4220
Posted 1/14/2018 1:54 PM (#889741 - in reply to #889177)
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