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i thought you did'nt like them.i started using them when i lost a bunch of nice bass right at the boat when the steel wire snapped when they thrashed.i love them.they last a lot longer and i have'nt had one break though i heard they eventually do.i prefer the strike king over the terminator because the wire is thinner and i like the finish on the strike kings better.:beerchug:
 

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I have used them, both Terminator and the Mann's Ti-Wire. I really don't prefer them....they do catch fish and run true, but I think I get better vibration with the small diameter stainless wire s-baits such as the Mann's classic (my fav). True, they break more often and don't run as true, but it is worth it (to me) if it puts more fish in the boat. Cost really is not a factor.

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dodgeguy said:
i.i prefer the strike king over the terminator because the wire is thinner and i like the finish on the strike kings better.:beerchug:
I have never tried the Strike Kings...I may have to try them. I like the thin wire! Thanks for the heads up!!!

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I like them, but must say i have broke dozens of them in the past few years. Terminator has replaced them for me at no charge. Don't waste your money on the speed bead version, i have had nothing but trouble with those. The blades fall off when smallies jump. Chris
 

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I've been using them exclusively for many years and swear by them.

Advantage Over Steel:

Value - Prices were initially around $10.00. Now, they can be purchased for the price of a premium steel bait ($4.99 - $6.99).

Durability - Although not indestructible, they will far outlast a steel bait.

Tracking - They track true 100% of the time. A major advantage by NOT having to constantly "tune" the bait on the water.


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Ronnie, I see the true tracking as a major advantage. I have fished steel baits a ton and can only say I broke a handful, that being after catchnig a bunch of fish. Now, I wrecked about 6 of the Terminator baits when they first came out and was very dissapointed with them. Maybe the current ones are more durable than in the past. I'll have to take a look.
 

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I use them 99% of the time and have never broken one. I love the Terminator Golden Shiner in 1/2oz. I dont use the Stike Kings much but I have two or three and they seem fine. I tried the new Terminator Tungston spinnerbaits this year with mixed results, the size is great 7/16 and very compact but they rolled at a fast retrieve. I bought one that had chartruese blades and the paint fell off after an hour of fishing granted it was around rocks(The Granite state after all)but i couldnt recall hitting one,I emailed them and they asked me to send it back and they would replace it and they did but instead of one they sent me two for my trouble. They explained that the first batch had a paint flaw and that must have been what I got and they were sorry for the problems.
 

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SETH,THE QUAD SHADS AND FRENCH QUATER SHADS WITH 4 BLADES WORK NICE ALSO.:beerchug:
 

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Craig, another reason I like the titanium ones is that I use them A LOT at night and it is pretty tough to tune a normal steel s-bait after a bass HAMMERS it on a dark moonless night. I exclusively use Rocky Ledge Pro Competitor night baits and I have yet to break one.
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3/4 time..... for me that' what i think or terminator
SB.....i like the fact they they run true...don't have to be
tweeked.....what i don't like is the durability..or i should say
lack..... of.. that there paint has........yes, SB running
true skirt, blade, etc. all in tack.....but, the head has
lost its paint.....bummer....my 02 cents worth.....:beerchug:
 

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There are many days when one certain spinnerbait will tear it up and the other 99 in your box couldn't catch a cold. Terminators have been that one spinnerbait several times for me.

Night fishing w titanium is a no brainer also.
 

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I wrecked about 6 of the Terminator baits when they first came out and was very dissapointed with them. Maybe the current ones are more durable than in the past. I'll have to take a look.
I'm surprised you have broken so many, I've broken less in the past 5 years. However, I must admit the quality is better today than when they were initially introduced.

Try the Strike King Titanium Elite, it has a thinner wire than the Terminator and tends to be more durable. My experience has been that each bait (regardless of manufacturer) usually lasts an entire season of abuse before finally breaking !!!


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