After further review-nice.There is no greater tribute to a lure ....it's effectiveness and it's continued durability. .... than to be "retired" to your Wall of Fame after a "storied" life. That's a good sign. The older....The more beat up...The Better it got bit. That's MAN CAVE "jewelry"....As John put it so well up above!! The one you still have .... the epic stories of "Glory" you share with your fishing buddies. The one you "dare" yourself to put out just one more time! Those are the lures I love! LEGENDARY! Has to be earned.... Over and over and over!
Talk is just that. Decades of Success against all or.most other challengers a whole other accolade. To those who remembered.... Thanks for the kind words.
BIG fan of the Salas 6x Tar Baby, I think the bigger jig gives the wahoo more to hit and hold onto till the hook sets. The smaller 6x jr works but you’re going to loose more jigs to clean bite offs on straight tied or heavy fluorocarbon leader. Just my two cents, I don’t wire my jigsTar baby casting metal.....personal.favorite for wahoo. Another that never gets enough accolades is the Gold Hopkins. Special conditions... but when it's on....IT'S ON!! Personally....I bend the siwash slightly inward decreasing the gap. Sticks better in my opinion.
This may be true, but YoZuri was not the original designer of this type of "Guppy". They copied the original design from:Well if He developed the original lure from YoZuri and repackaged with the name “Maurader” in the U.S. that was a special lure.
Didn't the Mako Marauder come before the YoZuri one? Or are they the same company?All I know is they were imported by a company that were in Orange Ca. And sold at the Longfin in Orange Ca. And when I asked about the lure they said it was imported from Japan and made by YoZuri. Shameful legal maneuvers by Braid copyright the “mauarder” name and forced the import company to not use the name. By then the lure made by YoZuri has made it’s name.
YOZURI made the MARAUDER (oem) for Mako. The current YOZURI "Bonito" is that design. Braid "loop holed" the name Marauder....and put it on their poor replica. Sad as that was.....anglers already were familiar with Braids quality issues....and could spot the "fakes" easily. Now that we've had our history lessons......let's get back to the jist of my original post......A $40 - $50 lure should not need "better" hooks.... or Solid wire Welded rings and ball bearing swivels to be a consistent producer. Hydro dynamic testing would show why the split ring's are a failure just waiting to happen. Saw that 30 years ago. Just cheaper and easier to use in them in manufacturing. To assume your customer will know....they have to change out the hardware right out of.the package.....is.sad. Just saying if your coming to class....bring "finished" homework.Didn't the Mako Marauder come before the YoZuri one? Or are they the same company?