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1 hour ago, WeekendWarrior said:

Funny you say that, just got some today. Now I will need a new rod to throw/pitch them with, been wanting a new a-rig rod anyhow. 

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I bought three 6" (2 oz) spoons on eBay last year. They were modeled after the Mini Magnum Ben Parker spoons. No hardware, just the spoons for $17. Added Owner Hyper Wire split rings, Hand-tied Feathered Owner Stinger Trebles Hooks, and Spro Swivels. So probably spent $8-9 per spoon....

Oh and I've yet to actually fish one... hahaha

Casted one of the dock on Memorial Day just to see the action. They had an awesome looking flutter and glide but man those things sink fast! Guess that's why they react to them. I couldn't imagine throwing the 9" (3.5 oz) version!

Might give them, or some 5" Lake Fork Flutter Spoons, a try next weekend though.

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I just flat refuse to pay the prices at Fritz. If I am foing to pay high I will go up and ask Ed Bryant at Osage Outdoors to het it for me. He ia a friend so I try to support his bussiness when I can. Prices are out of control.

 

31/2 OZ WOW way more than I would want. I think the biggest I have is 1oz slngab spoon another one of my favorites

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9 minutes ago, Old plug said:

I just flat refuse to pay the prices at Fritz. If I am foing to pay high I will go up and ask Ed Bryant at Osage Outdoors to het it for me. He ia a friend so I try to support his bussiness when I can. Prices are out of control.

 

31/2 OZ WOW way more than I would want. I think the biggest I have is 1oz slngab spoon another one of my favorites

I've never considered Fitz's prices too high. That's just the cost of fishing gear these days. The expensive stuff is expensive because it's usually good quality. Ed at Bryant's is a good guy and we have given him plenty of business over the years. But Fitz's has the best selection of quality baits/gear at LOZ hands down.

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49 minutes ago, WeekendWarrior said:

Fitz Fishing in Osage Beach has some of the Nichols spoons but not the smaller ones which are 6th Sense Crush mag spoon 150, but they do have a good collection of spoons or did have when I was up there the other day. They aren't cheap anywhere I will tell you that. Wrench, you think 3/4 oz jigs are bad, start plopping these things around in them stalls and you will definitely say ouch! When you loose one at $15 - $23 a spoon. Will definitely have a lure retriever with me. Wish it would cool down, took dogs out and felt like I was in the oven on 450 degrees in the sun but in the shade it was manageable.

I have the hooks you need for those.  Don't let anybody convince you that Chemically Sharpened, Extreme Tempered, High Performance hooks are manditory.  

I put plain old Mustad #1 trebles on mine and sharpen them myself.  If the spoon won't shake off I can bend them straight with 17-20# flouro.  As long as the spoon itself doesn't get lodged under a big rock I can get it back.

I never realized how much old fishing line was down there until I started playing with those flutter spoons.....Good Grief!  Wads and Wads of line EVERYWHERE.  I'm leery of diving off docks now, that's for sure.

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30 minutes ago, MOsmallies said:

 Fitz's has the best selection of quality baits/gear at LOZ hands down.

They have a well stocked shop, but that is without a doubt the most un-friendliest bunch of peckerwoods I've ever seen run a tackle store.   Who do you have to be in order to get a smile or some conversation out of those guys?

Was in there a few weeks ago and dropped 80 bucks on jigs and spinnerbaits, tried to cut up a bit with the guy....and he looked at me like I had a booger hanging out of my nose.  They are always like that. All 3 of them. And I've spent some pretty substantial coin in there over the last few years.  I can't decide if they are aloof....or just retards.

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5 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

They have a well stocked shop, but that is without a doubt the most un-friendliest bunch of peckerwoods I've ever seen run a tackle store.   Who do you have to be in order to get a smile or some conversation out of those guys?

Was in there a few weeks ago and dropped 80 bucks on jigs and spinnerbaits, tried to cut up a bit with the guy....and he looked at me like I had a booger hanging out of my nose.  They are always like that. All 3 of them. And I've spent some pretty substantial coin in there over the last few years.  I can't decide if they are aloof....or just retards.

Hey we have one like that down here. I just don't go there anymore. 

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Yes they are all prety uppity up down at that place. They have the thinking that they just deal with high quality fishermen and othera are not really worth their time.

I know Ed btyant does not carry much in the store anymore. He does not depend on selling a lot of it. I like him and have tried to get him to carry more.  He has other pokers in the fire. I think he sells collectable tackel and lures on the internet. He has a collection  in the thousands of collectable lures. Plus another collection of thousands of reels. He does a lot of repair work as well. He is good fisherman and still winning a lot of his clubs tournaments. Fisherman coming in there may not have a Jersey or a wrapped truck on the lot. But do not be fooled. 

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Been to Fitz's quite a bit; closest decent shop to me and I agree that that are clique-ish.  Plus they are close to Pistols Plus...

Mike

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Yeah I don't always wanna wait 5 days to get stuff, and they are the only decent bass shop around the lake.  

You don't have to get me down and rub my tummy to sell me tackle, but a friendlier atmosphere would sure make the visit more enjoyable.

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I agree with Fitz fishing. Those guys just never seem to want to chat at all. I've gotten to the point that I don't even really want to go in there much any more. Osage beach bait and tackle is a much more welcoming atmosphere. They don't carry quite as much tackle, but dang, at least they act like they appreciate you as a customer and fellow fisherman. 

 

Come on Fitz, throw some bones. Seriously. 

 

Dont get get me started on they way they act towards anyone not in their "circle". 

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