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Message Subject: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.
PSYS
Posted 4/3/2010 4:30 PM (#432856)
Subject: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1026


Location: APPLETON, WI
After talking to Peter (WI Skis) who had a lot of good things to say about Gerry Carroll and his bucktails, I decided to place an order. I had relatively good success with a lucky spinnerbait for bass incorporating the colors blue and pink. Sounds bizarre - I know, but I opted to try out the different vibrations using the same colors on a bucktail for musky. Hopefully, I have the same kind of luck.

With the state of the economy today, I can't afford to spend upwards of $30 for a bucktail lure so I contacted Gerry. He made a custom bucktail utilizing the colors of my choice and his craftsmanship is impeccable. Aside from the dual #10 Colorado blades, I also opted to go with the very wispy saltwater flashabou for maximum "flare" and flash in the water. Sure, there's no fancy "cowgirl" logo on the blades but for $16... I'm certain (in my ever so humble opinion) that I got a bargain and I cannot *wait* to try out the bait this season.

If anyone is looking for a custom bucktail without the big name price... contact Gerry at: [email protected]

He's great to deal with and he'll get you the bait you need!



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ryanmitchell
Posted 4/3/2010 8:04 PM (#432903 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: RE: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 33


I will put a plug in for Gerry as well. I worked with him over the course of 2 weeks building 6 bucktails. 23 DC10 type baits and 3 DC8 sized baits. Together we turned out some real beauties. I was able to throw one of the small ones last weekend and loved it, easy bulge, great on the 8.

I hope I don't need to buy any more bucktails and I think I filled in the missing pieces in my arsenal with Gerry's girls and Kids. I got them all 6 custom made (which i think is cool and gives me a little more confidence) shipped for $87. You do the math.





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RIVER MUSKY
Posted 4/4/2010 7:24 AM (#432966 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 701


Location: martinsburg wv
gerry will make any coustom color you want and fast shipping great price


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C.Painter
Posted 4/4/2010 8:58 AM (#432975 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1240


Location: Madtown, WI
I have been using Gerry's baits for...4 plus years now...and between me and my friends that use them as well we have put a LOT of fish over 50 in the boat with these baits. Great bait, great price, and a great guy!

Cory
PSYS
Posted 4/4/2010 9:55 AM (#432984 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1026


Location: APPLETON, WI
Cory:

That is excellent to hear! I hope to get a few more baits from him this season and hopefully, I do well!
Pal
Posted 4/4/2010 10:01 AM (#432986 - in reply to #432984)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 438


Location: Twin Cities, MN
I have been a very happy customer of Gerry for about 4 years now. He is great to work with. I just got some neon bladed girls with some new holo colors and they look awesome.

Pal
curleytail
Posted 4/4/2010 10:18 AM (#432991 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 2014


Location: Hayward, WI
So Gerry will make up anything you want and charge $14-$16 per bait? Why am I considering buying other double 10's at the show next week? I've always heard he makes a great bait at a great price, but I've never heard what the prices are. Sounds like I need to talk to Gerry!

curleytail
PSYS
Posted 4/4/2010 10:28 AM (#432994 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1026


Location: APPLETON, WI
Yep. Seems like a no-brainer to me. If you're a name brand kinda fisherman... by all means, go with the other guys. But if fancy stickers on the blades don't mean anything to you, then Gerry is the guy.
Pal
Posted 4/4/2010 5:16 PM (#433068 - in reply to #432994)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 438


Location: Twin Cities, MN
Here is a couple shots of Gerry's work...




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PSYS
Posted 4/4/2010 5:28 PM (#433074 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1026


Location: APPLETON, WI
They look great!
esoxfly
Posted 4/4/2010 7:13 PM (#433083 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1516


Location: Kodiak, AK
I like those blades!
jdsplasher
Posted 4/4/2010 8:52 PM (#433101 - in reply to #433083)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1005


Built bead for bead like a DCG. Its a NO brainer!!! + will do customs to your order. Different weights, and colors. Did I mention, they catch fish. At a very good price!!!
Great job Gerry!!
esox23
Posted 4/5/2010 12:11 PM (#433194 - in reply to #433101)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 267


Location: Right behind you (tap, tap) BOOO
Does anyone know how thick the blades are? I prefer the thinner blades. For 16 bones a bait it would seem like a no brainer.

eosx23
PSYS
Posted 4/5/2010 12:16 PM (#433196 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1026


Location: APPLETON, WI
esox23:

The custom bucktail in my photo above has the same neon blades posted in the photos by Pal. The blades aren't terribly thick at all... not in comparison to say, a Musky Marabou bucktail by Mepps. Not sure of the exact mil-thickness but...

...regardless, for $16... you really can't go wrong.
WI Skis
Posted 4/5/2010 12:19 PM (#433198 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 553


Location: Oshkosh
Gerry has both .025" and .040" thickness blades although not all colors in both thicknesses.

Peter
Muskie4Life
Posted 4/5/2010 12:32 PM (#433205 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 105


Does he have a website?
PSYS
Posted 4/5/2010 12:33 PM (#433206 - in reply to #433205)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1026


Location: APPLETON, WI
Muskie4Life - 4/5/2010 12:32 PM

Does he have a website?


Unfortunately, he does not.

But if you e-mail him - he includes a price list, photos of his baits, types of blades, colors, etc, etc.
curleytail
Posted 4/5/2010 1:17 PM (#433215 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 2014


Location: Hayward, WI
Yep, just send him a quick email. I sent him one yesterday and he got back to me quickly with an informative email full of pictures of his blades, flashabou, completed baits, and a price list. Seems like a very nice guy.

curleytail
Sam Ubl
Posted 4/5/2010 1:26 PM (#433222 - in reply to #432994)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Location: SE Wisconsin
PSYS - 4/4/2010 10:28 AM

Yep. Seems like a no-brainer to me. If you're a name brand kinda fisherman... by all means, go with the other guys. But if fancy stickers on the blades don't mean anything to you, then Gerry is the guy.


Gerry's blades are becoming a name brand in one of the most admirable ways fashionable - honest word of mouth from some respectable names known around the industry.

Great baits - I love 'em, but my wife always get's to pick out more than me. I think I got two more at the Mil swap, and she picked out 4. Sweet deal for me;)
PSYS
Posted 4/5/2010 1:52 PM (#433230 - in reply to #433222)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1026


Location: APPLETON, WI
Sam Ubl - 4/5/2010 1:26 PM

Gerry's blades are becoming a name brand in one of the most admirable ways fashionable - honest word of mouth from some respectable names known around the industry.



Definitely. No disrespect intended at all towards "the other guys". I honestly haven't really seen any bucktails with poor craftsmanship from any of the big names in the industry. Just wanted to make a point that Gerry's bucktails are quickly becoming a musky sensation at a cheaper price point. And in today's economy, I'm certain we can all appreciate that.
BNelson
Posted 4/5/2010 3:52 PM (#433249 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Location: suspended over open water
I might be the first guy to catch a fish on one of Gerrys double 10s...I met him at the Milw swap in the winter of 2005 and started chatting w him in the summer of 2006 about duplicating what the cowgirls were putting out...he did....I have been using them the majority of the time since July or August of 2006...so they have been around a lonnnnngggg time.... this was a ~40 lb beast that chowed one of his double 10s down in 2006..since then there have been tons of fish in my boat on his blades, and sent countless guys to him for bucktails and own more than 100 in various double 8s/9s/10s/12s .... he will make you anything you want...part of the fun is coming up with crazy colors, have him make them...and then catching big fish on them....

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Musky Men
Posted 4/5/2010 11:00 PM (#433328 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: RE: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.


Thanks PSYS for the buckatail info. Great Cost savings for sure!
If Peter (WI Skis) says they are good we'll be ordering from Gerry's.

In the past we bought all our bucktails at The Sportsman in Appleton WI between us, we spent well over $ 600.00 dollars for each trip no need to go there anymore.

Thanks Again PSYS,
Musky Men


PSYS
Posted 4/6/2010 6:27 AM (#433345 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 1026


Location: APPLETON, WI
You're welcome!!

Seems like a lot of folks here on the forum have had nothing but great things to say about Gerry and his baits. I'm definitely looking forward to trying mine out this season!
Team Rhino
Posted 4/6/2010 9:08 AM (#433376 - in reply to #433328)
Subject: RE: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 467


Location: Appleton
Musky Men - 4/5/2010 11:00 PM

Thanks PSYS for the buckatail info. Great Cost savings for sure!
If Peter (WI Skis) says they are good we'll be ordering from Gerry's.

In the past we bought all our bucktails at The Sportsman in Appleton WI between us, we spent well over $ 600.00 dollars for each trip no need to go there anymore.

Thanks Again PSYS,
Musky Men





The Sportsman did carry Gerry's Tails. Not sure about it anymore but you could still check with them.
Propster
Posted 4/6/2010 8:52 PM (#433578 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 1068


Location: MN
And he makes a great giant big blade flashabou spinner bait for about $12-14 too. Good stuff and great guy. He's occasionally out of certain colors but he makes up for that with his customer service.
curleytail
Posted 4/7/2010 1:44 PM (#433708 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 2014


Location: Hayward, WI
For those of you that use Gerry's Girls - I'm guessing that the #10 blades with 2 skirts are the most similar to the Double Cowgirls? I would also like something like the Junior Cowgirl. Would that still have two skirts on it?

I'm picturing 2 skirts has the fuller body of the Double Cowgirl, and one skirt would be more like a Showgirl. Am I thinking right?

curleytail
Pal
Posted 4/7/2010 4:24 PM (#433730 - in reply to #433708)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 438


Location: Twin Cities, MN
curleytail - 4/7/2010 1:44 PM

For those of you that use Gerry's Girls - I'm guessing that the #10 blades with 2 skirts are the most similar to the Double Cowgirls?

- Yes

I would also like something like the Junior Cowgirl. Would that still have two skirts on it?

- Yes with # 8 blades( although that is up to you also, if you only wanted one skirt you could go that route)

I'm picturing 2 skirts has the fuller body of the Double Cowgirl, and one skirt would be more like a Showgirl. Am I thinking right?

- the showgirl has one skirt to my knowledge, correct.

Gerry carries all the different blade sizes and styles, so it is up to you how you want to customize. I would give him a shout.

Pal


Musky Men
Posted 4/7/2010 5:55 PM (#433750 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: RE: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.


A big thanks again to PSYS and Peter (WI Skis) you two guys saved our musky fishing group a lot of money. One member of our group contacted Gerry got the info we needed so each of us are going to have our own blades and tail combinations put together for a lot less money than we you can buy them on a sportshop.

We love it when we can save money especially since the economy is still in a recession and doesn't look like it's coming around anytime soon. Our thoughts and prayers to those looking for work!

Musky Men
muskyjim123
Posted 4/9/2010 1:26 AM (#434015 - in reply to #432856)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.





Posts: 261


Location: brooklyn park mn
i own double cowgirls and tackle booty's and have caught big fish on both. depends on my preference for the flashabou thinner or thicker for the day i guess.. what type of flashabou does he use for his bucktails, thicker like cowgirls or thinner like the tackle industries. big believer that fish like one or other on certain days. hopefully he has both, looking forward to trying these gerry girls out.
Pal
Posted 4/9/2010 6:59 AM (#434021 - in reply to #434015)
Subject: Re: Gerry's Girls - Custom Bucktail.




Posts: 438


Location: Twin Cities, MN
Gerry carries the thicker and thinner flashabou, as I have ordered both from him....
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