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Leigh Turner

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Re: Recommendation for poppers
July 18, 2013, 09:16:13 AM
Thanks for the info guys. Leigh

Andy Klaus

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Re: Recommendation for poppers
January 19, 2014, 09:34:28 PM
Anyone knows how much were the Carpenter Sea Frogs retailing for when they were available? Very limited information...

Trevor Skinner

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Re: Recommendation for poppers
January 19, 2014, 09:55:39 PM
From memory about $130ish




Trevor

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Re: Recommendation for poppers
January 19, 2014, 10:28:00 PM
Less than they cost now used!

Andy Klaus

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January 20, 2014, 05:14:51 AM
Thanks Mates! Hope to get a few used Carpenter Sea frogs to try out. 

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July 02, 2014, 09:11:38 PM
Dear Brandon
I'm sure teh previous two years since you put this great artcle reveald many great lures
Aren't you considering adding some to the original list??!!

Marco Slotboom

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Richard Ghalayini

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June 03, 2015, 07:36:24 AM
Great write up and advice as always Brandon, it never seems to amaze us on the invaluable information you give us anglers all for the love of GT fishing and pelagic brutes. Well done mate great report.

Regards Richard

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February 27, 2018, 03:17:54 PM
Great helps for me as I now start GT popping.
Thanks a lot Brandon
Rudi

Brandon Khoo

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March 01, 2018, 09:08:49 PM
The market has exploded beyond my ability to be able to cover. My prinary observations are that while there are some good products among the newcomers, there is a whole lot of stuff being produced and sold at premium prices which just isn’t much good at all. Some of the stuff shows a fundamental lack if understanding of lure design. This is particularly the case with stickbaits where there is a lot of rubbish in the market today. Some of this stuff looks wonderful. Beautifully finished but they just don’t swim well.

If I was to look at lures I would actually recommend, I would have difficulty moving away from the lures contained in this guide currently. I would note that I do not believe that the Shell Shaping lures are as good as before. There have been issues with the wiring in the Craftbaits in recent years.  Fullscales are no longer being made by Chris Young so I cannot express any opinion on whether they are as good as before. Skagit are no longer in production. 
If it swims; I want to catch it!

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Re: Recommendation for poppers
March 03, 2018, 01:28:27 PM
Hi Brandon,

I read your recent post with interest.

Could I please ask you...if you don't mind elaborate more on when you advise that the Shell Shaping you believe are not as good as before. Is with wiring and/or quality finish and/or swimming and/or balance...could you please detail.

Appreciate your insight.

Regards
Leo

Brandon Khoo

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Re: Recommendation for poppers
March 03, 2018, 09:19:51 PM
In its early days until about seven or eight years ago, Shell Shaping lures were a part time enterprise for their maker. He produced tiny quantities but his poppers like the Glans were amazing. They stayed in the water so well and the action was first class.

Something happened about seven or right years ago. I suspect production was outsourced but the quality fell through the floor. They did not swim consistently, weights were all over the place etc. i stopped buying them
If it swims; I want to catch it!

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Re: Recommendation for poppers
March 04, 2018, 09:02:44 PM
Thanks Brandon  :)