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3 hours ago, FlatCreekReaper said:

Both are pre Rapala warts but different bill styles. Is it worth more? One older than the other? Or just for the split ring to rest in?

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Before Rapala purchased the company from the Oklahoma Storm family and standardized everything, the company was famous for using whatever materials and components they could get. O rings, snaps, hooks and even the plastic chemistry changed. Many pre Rapala warts are opaque without clear bills like the one on the right in your picture.

I believe the cache of the pre Rapala warts is based upon the unpredictably of the materials and components. The modern wart rarely runs untrue, but also, rarely has that perfect seek and find the center action.

I fished warts before Rapala bought the company. I fish them now. Both versions work if you can get them to run true. I admit the Rapala warts are better for trolling. I believe the pre Rapala warts are better for grinding for bass. I just don't own any. 

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The ones with the clear lip were builts in the 1990's, the cupped lip are much older 70-80' model lure.

When you strip the paint off the old ones they have 3 shades of plastic. One of them is a perfect bone color that I like to reveal to match the under side of a crawdads meat. 

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