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While channel surfing this weekend I saw on HSN/QVC Chuck Woolery (the tv guy) pitching these motolures. Said he used them and caught fish and went to buy more and the company was going out of business so he bought the company. These looked like kids toys where you pull the string and they move.

Sounds like another gimmick like the helicopter lure.
I couldn't see how these lures would last after catching a few good size fish. As you jerk the lure back the tug of the string activates the lure to begin vibrating.

He said he was selling these last year, I was curious if anyone had any experience with these.

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Jerry,
I had seen these a few years ago. They are a gimmick at best. I have seen them up close and personal and after the first big fish hits one you will be able to throw it away. Stay with the real stuff as these are designed to catch fisherman and not fish.
 

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Leigh

Thanks for putting that to bed for me. As a fisherman I thought it a gimmick, but as a consumer I thought I should check it out so I wasn't missing the "magic lure". Thanks you saved me 20 bucks.
 

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Jerry,
For $20 bucks you are much better off in buying 2 wiggle warts and 2 #7 shad raps. They will catch fish and you wont have to throw them away after your first catch.
 

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There is no such thing as a magic lure......only companies who tout their products as such. They take a unique spin on a bait and exploit it. The Helicopter lure, Walking Worm, Sonic lure etc. Some of these ideas were pretty good but the translation was lost on the drawing board IMHO. A few of these companies actually put out decent baits. The Flying lure is one example as is Banjo Minnow although they made this one so much more difficult than it had to be........screw eyes, clips, swivels...what the hell? Rig it Texas style and you'll catch fish. i'm all for simplicity. If I have to modify a bait fine but, soft plastics shouldn't need any tweaking.
The only way to become a truly better angler is to do some research, practice out on the water and become adept at more than a few techniques. It is not easy to get on a level of consistency but it certainly can be done if you are hungry for it.
 

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Earthy is SO right....there are NO "magic' lures....
If one spends enough time fishinga specific bait, and hones his presentation as he does so, one will become VERY adept at catching fish from that method, as you will know what to expect/feel/do.
I you really want to learn a lure well, bring ONLY that lure for a few trips, and ONLY fish THAT lure.
Of course, having MAGIC DUST will improve your catch ratio....LOL...they just won't tell you that !! LOL:D
 

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BILL !!!!! I cant beleive you just told EVERYONE about my MAGIC DUST---shame on you!
 

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the closest thing to a magic lure, if there ever is one.....


a Senko....imho
 

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In fishing history, every seven to ten years or so a bait comes along that is totally unique and outperforms the rest. These come to mind and they have to some degree staying power:
Gitzit
Slug Go
Bone Pop-R
Rebel Spoonbill
White bucktail jig
Float N Fly
Senko
I can remember the articles in BM now about each secret bait of the pro's.
The senko is not magic. It's make up is what makes it successful. Forget the shape, it means nothing. The high concentration of salt makes the bait sink like no other...that is "new" to fish. When they take it in, they hold it due to that same salt factor. Short of magic but better than the rest....a true upgrade to the mousetrap. Now guys have been salting bais for years with success....IE Larew but never were the baits as deadly as GY's. Joe, I've taken thousands of bass on senkos and their counterparts....some big some not but I think the J N P is a better big fish bait and one that I've used to outproduce it through the course of time. Now maybe ten years from now, I'll tell you the senko has far outproduced the jig in number and size but I don't see that trend happening.........Best bait of all time= Jig N Pig.
 
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