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Message Subject: Wiley Crank baits
Team Rhino
Posted 8/2/2007 9:43 PM (#268369)
Subject: Wiley Crank baits





Posts: 466


Location: Appleton
I did a search on this site about Wileys and it seems as if there was lots of talk about them in 04 and 05. Are these baits still as hot today? Were they just a passing fad? They look like a Loke and Mordas minnow but a few more styles and lots of color choices. Any and all opinions are welcome. Thanks.
muskie! nut
Posted 8/2/2007 10:03 PM (#268372 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits





Posts: 2558


Location: Yahara Chain
What's a passing fad?
Do muskies even participate in fads?

Any bait is good if fished properly under the right conditions. The Wiley will always work as they look and swim like so many of the prey items that the muskies eat.
Jono
Posted 8/2/2007 10:15 PM (#268373 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits




Posts: 726


Location: Eau Claire, WI
Hi Jeff,

I like 'em. the 5.5 killers work well in my area.

they are well built and catch fish. I'm looking forward to putting a few more in my box soon.

a good bait is a good bait no matter the level of chatter.

This year alone, there are 197 muskies already in the M.I. lungelog. The biggest a 54". I guess they still work!

Jono





Edited by Jono 8/2/2007 10:16 PM
Team Rhino
Posted 8/2/2007 10:25 PM (#268374 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits





Posts: 466


Location: Appleton
A passing fad would be what a Rumbler is in My opinion. If you do a search for a Rumbler in 2010 they will be all over the place in 2007 but maybe not talked so much about in 2010. I could be wrong maybe they will still be selling like hot cakes and catching 50" muskies. So when I did a search on Wiley baits there were plenty of posts about them in 04 and 05 but not so many in 06 and 07. So I was wondering if maybe their the old standby now and that's why they aren't talked about much or I was wondering if they all just stay in the junk bait pile (we all have them). Either way I ordered a 4 earlier today just looking for more information. Thanks.
Guest
Posted 8/4/2007 1:27 AM (#268575 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: RE: Wiley Crank baits


just buy some stalker
btpf
Posted 8/31/2007 1:59 PM (#272712 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: RE: Wiley Crank baits


They are awesome baits. Mine get so chewed up from catching fish that
I have to eventually buy more. The Wiley crankbaits troll awesome! I have
caught so many on the headshakers. The paint jobs are cool also. If you dont like them put them on the swap board and I'll buy them.
ron f
Posted 8/31/2007 3:34 PM (#272728 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits


i never use them since i use the chubbie
JohnS.
Posted 8/31/2007 3:41 PM (#272730 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: RE: Wiley Crank baits


^yea i haven't used them either since i starting using Les Chubbie. Wiley's are good solid lures but i've been hearing less about their successes in the past few years.
Team Rhino
Posted 9/2/2007 10:31 PM (#273034 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits





Posts: 466


Location: Appleton
It seems as if the Les Chubbie can't hold a candle to the color choices you get with the Wileys. I think Les has like 10 and Wileys have like 40. I'm still waiting to get my baits so I'll have a better idea of what I think when they arrive. They did say 3-8 weeks for delivery.
gimo
Posted 9/3/2007 5:19 AM (#273048 - in reply to #273034)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits




Posts: 322


Location: Passaic, NJ - Upper French River, ON
Marc Thorpe has had great success on the Ottawa River with the current color choices offered by Les Chubbies.
Brian Kroll
Posted 9/3/2007 8:11 AM (#273056 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits




Posts: 66


Jeff, 11 color choices and we will be adding as we go.
All lures are in stock and shipped within a week, most orders go out the next day.
Brian

Edited by Brian Kroll 9/3/2007 5:15 PM
Team Rhino
Posted 9/3/2007 8:38 PM (#273135 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits





Posts: 466


Location: Appleton
I guess maybe I'll have to order a few of them and try both. When are the other colors going to be available? My above post wasn't meant to say your baits don't catch fish I was just pointing out the lack of color choices currently available. The wait time on a Wiley is a bit much though. Shipping within a week is a big plus. Best of luck, Jeff.
Worm Drowner
Posted 9/3/2007 9:16 PM (#273142 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits





Posts: 230


Location: Willoughby, Ohio
Don't know about you folks in the upper Midwest, but Wileys are my absolute go to bait on Pymatuning and work well on other lakes here in Ohio. I know they work well on St Clair as well.
muskynightmare
Posted 9/3/2007 10:42 PM (#273153 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits





Posts: 2183


Location: The Sportsman, home, or out on the water
Jeff,
I got a straight Wiley that i would not trade for your truck. And your truck is nicer than mine. Nuff said.
Tiger
Posted 9/4/2007 3:21 AM (#273160 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits




Posts: 221


Location: ohio
How many miles per gallon you get out of that 1979 Subaru brat anyhow Rob ?
j/k, what colors you guys usually use ? I just ordered the musky killer in niagra walleye color.

Edited by Tiger 9/4/2007 4:03 AM
Brian Kroll
Posted 9/4/2007 10:21 AM (#273192 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits




Posts: 66


Jeff , what color do you want? Best thing to do is go to my site and shoot me an email.
Brian

Edited by Brian Kroll 9/4/2007 10:54 AM
Team Rhino
Posted 9/12/2007 10:11 PM (#274603 - in reply to #268369)
Subject: Re: Wiley Crank baits





Posts: 466


Location: Appleton
I got my Wileys. Ordered Aug 2nd received on Sept 12th. At first I thought 6 weeks was a little much to wait but now that they are here it was worth it. The paint jobs look better than they do on the web site. I'm not dissapointed in the least. I still want to try the BK Chubbies but real happy with the Wileys so far. Granted looks aren't everything but these babies look sweet.


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