FOUND: Insanely Realistic Swimbaits in Many Species

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GatorGrip
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FOUND: Insanely Realistic Swimbaits in Many Species
I was messing around on youtube watching a few tutorial fishing videos tonight and just found a line of insanely realistic looking Bluegill swimbaits but that’s not it, he has Redear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed,Green Sunfish,Tilapia and Crappie plus the Bluegills are in either male or female color patterns. They have different types of Bass swim baits also like Largemouth, Smallmouth, Stripper, White & Yellow bass. The list goes on with Walleye, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, White Perch and other shade variations (seasonal specific color patterns). This guy apparently is a serious angler, lure maker and Taxidermist by trade which has done his homework for sure and came up with some truly realistic renditions of a wide variety of species specific swimbait lures. To check out this mind-boggling array of swimbaits: ***No Affiliation At All - Just thought it could be useful tackle for my fellow roughfish anglers. http://www.mattlures.com/products.htm
GatorGrip
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Even more swimbait species than I originally saw!

Upon more site exploration I have discovered even more species swimbaits.  Bullhead, Channel Cat, Herring, Cisco, Threadfin Shad, Gold & Silver Shiner, Sardine, Salmon, Carp, Alewife and even some minnows. Like I said this guy has really done the research and produced some amazing replica lures in soft and hard models that have different actions and depth capabilities. I am really impressed to say the least!

the pyromaniac
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I like Mattlures products, I

I like Mattlures products, I just don't like their prices.

 

 

 

Let there be fire!

Mud
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Those seem like they are made

Those seem like they are made more to catch fisherman than fish. I have tried using some of the "super realistic fish lookalikes" before and they never work as well as a good ol floating rap or shad rap. Those lures are far to expensive to throw into the water, you could get 12 kastmasters for one of those, and I know which one I would rather choose.

GatorGrip
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You may have a point there and I agree they are pricey!

I have caught some fish off artificials in the past mostly Largemouth Bass off stuff like Rapala Top Water Plugs, Spinner Baits, Spoons, 1 Buzz Bait and of course several colors and types of plastic worms & lizards. I have had hundreds of lures but like I said most caught me not the fish. I am under the impression that almost any lure design has the capability of catching fish but there are so many other factors that come into play and I guess that is part of the challenge that keeps it interesting. As far as prices on the Mattlures I must agree they are not cheap for sure but if you knew they would work really well under most circumstances they would be worth it. Unfortunately the fish don’t care that you spent 40 to 80 bucks on a great replica lure many would just soon it a worm-lol