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New lures for 09?

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What are the new gotta have lures comming out this year that you just gotta have?

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For me its Rapala's new DT Fat 1's, Clackin' Rap, and some of Strike Kings new spinnerbaits and wakebait.

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I'm lookin forward to the Clackin' Rap, lovvvvvvvvve lipless crankbaits!!!

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For me its Rapala's new DT Fat 1's

I picked up one of these to try.

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Angling Innovations has a few micro dawgs and nano dawgs out last year that I never got to try but I got some this year tried them out in North dakota. Boy am I excited to get them out again. I think these baits are going to put some fish in the boat.

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I'm most interested to see how these Clack Raps perform. Are they supposed to replace the Rattlin Rap? There had better be a significant difference in performance for 3X the price of the RR. I guess the RR has been such a consistent performer for me that I would be surprised to see them be able to improve enough to justify a 3X price increase. Don't get me wrong, though. I'll still pick a few up wink

I have been stocking up on some big pike flies for the summer, mostly divers. I really can't wait to get those out there!

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i just bought a whole bunch of clacking raps, lucky craft wake baits, a whole bunch of strike king baits, and the new jigs with interchangable heads.

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Northland has a ton of new baits coming out. I for one cant wait to try their swimbait, and there jungle bug is just money.

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Knuckle ball jitt'r jig by fin-tech; a shaky head blade above the jig head. looked killer in the little fish tank

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I got to try some of the new x-rap shallow shad raps last fall. They're sweet, definately going to be picking some up this year.

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I went to cabelas the other day and couldn't find the x-rap ssr's. Anyone seen them on the shelf at fleet farm or gander?

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I went to cabelas the other day and couldn't find the x-rap ssr's. Anyone seen them on the shelf at fleet farm or gander?

Pretty well picked through at both those places. Gander had quite a few left, but a couple colors were gone.

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northland always has good stuff! i didnt know they had new baits coming out this year though. i know a couple newones came out this winter. im gonna have to keep my eye out for some of them

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have to wait and see whats out there, maybe need one of everything. grin

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There are some new strike king spinnerbaits in the Bass Pro spring master catalog.

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