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Way off topic---Have you ever seen one of these

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by dan2116, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. dan2116

    dan2116 Member

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    Can't for the life of me find what these LURES are called or if they were manufactured or possibly hand made.

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  2. burtona

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    I don't know who made them but they are mouse imitations, great for pike.
     
  3. 687_SP_II

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    They are the replacement lures that they came out with when they said you could not use a live mouse harness. My grandpa one of these and a live mouse harness.
     
  4. dan2116

    dan2116 Member

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    I would like to see the mouse harness you mention.
     
  5. timberfaller

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    Looks to me like some early "crank" bait for large mouth bass.
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've seen mouse lures for bass, but none had the spinners.
     
  7. dan2116

    dan2116 Member

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    I have not seen any like this before either with the paddles.
     
  8. philk

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    Are you kidding, they actually used live mice in a harness ?????
     
  9. Bkp2024

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    Using live mice to fish. Man being younger I missed all the cool stuff. Probably get arrested for animal cruelty now days.
     
  10. C1

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    When I was a kid the old guys in town paid cash for live mice. They would tie a hook to them, float them on a shingle to the center of the river and jerk them off. Very seldom did the mouse drown, most of the time a big catfish would be the prize.

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  11. grntitan

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    Mice are very proficient swimmers. Once they are hooked up and cast out, they do all the work for you. They will swim straight for the nearest bank or Lilly pads. I can remember as a kid my dad fishing with live mice for Largemouth. I don't recall any harness device though. Seems like I remember him actually pinching the skin behind the head and slipping a rather large hook through just under the skin. Sort of like you do when baiting crickets under the collar.
     
  12. rw993

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    Late fall trout are interested in mice!!!! Also, baby ducks work great for large stripped bass
     
  13. slayer

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    Baby ducks??? Cool, but if my wife found out I'm sure she would leave me. Bill
     
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    I've got to try the duck thing the next time I go to Texoma!!!!!!!!
     
  15. blizzard

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    Float them all of the way to the middle of the river to jerk them off huh? Seems rather strange.
     
  16. high 2

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    I bet Tron and Kitty knows what they are!
     
  17. bigbore613

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    Bet they keep comin. Jeff
     
  18. Brian in Oregon

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    Otters love baby ducks too. I watched a Mallard hen leading several ducklings across some slack water on a stream. Three disappeared, followed shortly by three otters popping up on the opposite bank with little yellow and brown snacks.
     
  19. schockstrap

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    The lures pictured appear to be made of spun deer hair, so even if they were "manufactured", they were tied by hand. Either way it's a clever design that I may have to try out during my next fly-tying session.

    --Dan