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I am looking to buy any/all clear billed "wiggle warts" in very good-NIB condition... I am also looking for the Naturalistic crawdad patterns in the brown, green, and blue/gray colors... the phantom craws in the brown/green colors... and the rare SP-90 "Missouri Craw" in Excellent-NIB condition... if you have any that you would like to sell send me a pm and an email at stalking_coyote@msn.com

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Jerry

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Are you interested in short warts too? I have a few of those I'd trade for a (non-clear bill) red or brown craw standard WW

Fishinwrench... No, I'm afraid not... I just don't have a need for any short warts right at this time... just the pre-rapala "wiggle warts"... but I do appreciate the offer... maybe at another time.

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I am looking to buy any/all clear billed "wiggle warts" in very good-NIB condition... I am also looking for the Naturalistic crawdad patterns in the brown, green, and blue/gray colors... the phantom craws in the brown/green colors... and the rare SP-90 "Missouri Craw" in Excellent-NIB condition... if you have any that you would like to sell send me a pm and an email at stalking_coyote@msn.com

Thanks,

Jerry

Better get out the check book for the colors you are looking for in the wiggle wart model. You can find them on eBay if you keep on it. Used colors you are looking for go for around $10-20 a piece and NIP go around $20+. Phantom Craws guys go nuts over and are around $30+ for a NIP. The Missouri Craw SP-90...good luck. Not many out there and I see one on eBay that is worn pretty good at it has a starting bid at $45. Good luck. If you don't want to pay that kind of price I suggest getting some of the "beaters" off eBay that you can find for about $5 a piece and sometimes come in lots of 3+ and then having them custom painted. Just a thought as that is what I did and sent in 6 warts to Baitwerks who painted them how I wanted for $8 a lure. Sounds pricey but its cheaper that what these guys are paying for the "old school" colors.

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Better get out the check book for the colors you are looking for in the wiggle wart model. You can find them on eBay if you keep on it. Used colors you are looking for go for around $10-20 a piece and NIP go around $20+. Phantom Craws guys go nuts over and are around $30+ for a NIP. The Missouri Craw SP-90...good luck. Not many out there and I see one on eBay that is worn pretty good at it has a starting bid at $45. Good luck. If you don't want to pay that kind of price I suggest getting some of the "beaters" off eBay that you can find for about $5 a piece and sometimes come in lots of 3+ and then having them custom painted. Just a thought as that is what I did and sent in 6 warts to Baitwerks who painted them how I wanted for $8 a lure. Sounds pricey but its cheaper that what these guys are paying for the "old school" colors.

First, rest assured that I won't let the fact that you are a Cardinal fan jade my opinion of your recommendations...LOL! ... Thanks to a cruel father... I am a Cub fan...

Yeah, I know the "Missouri Craw" is pretty much the Holy Grail of "wiggle warts" but I would still like to find just one NIB or NrMnt condition for my collection... and I would also like to find a couple of the gray/blue craws for my collection as well... as for fishing... yeah, I agree... if you can't come up with the originals having some beaters custom painted is the way to go... What patterns did you have custom painted? Can you send me some pictures so I can see how they turned out? I'm always looking for new painters to try... if you can I will send you my email address... and thanks for the reply...

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First, rest assured that I won't let the fact that you are a Cardinal fan jade my opinion of your recommendations...LOL! ... Thanks to a cruel father... I am a Cub fan...

Yeah, I know the "Missouri Craw" is pretty much the Holy Grail of "wiggle warts" but I would still like to find just one NIB or NrMnt condition for my collection... and I would also like to find a couple of the gray/blue craws for my collection as well... as for fishing... yeah, I agree... if you can't come up with the originals having some beaters custom painted is the way to go... What patterns did you have custom painted? Can you send me some pictures so I can see how they turned out? I'm always looking for new painters to try... if you can I will send you my email address... and thanks for the reply...

Here is a link to the craw patterns I got done at Baitwerks: http://baitwerks.com/colorpatterns/craw-patterns/

I got 3 done in "Green Milo" and 3 done in "New Batey Craw 2". You have to have 3 baits or more done in the same color pattern to get the $8 per bait discount so that is what I did. Turn around time was pretty slow (6-8 weeks) but Dwayne does great work and I am happy with my baits.

As far as the collecting goes eBay is the way to go. You can find stuff there at times that you never would be able to anywhere else. Prices vary as bidding just depends on who wants that bait and some guys have no problem over paying by 10X the value just as long as they get that bait to add to their collection so bidding can get pretty insane. Just gotta keep an eye out on the listing. About a month ago I got a Magnum Phantom Green craw NIB for like $15 including shipping and I was lucky to have found the listing first and it had a buy it now feature on the listing so I snapped it up. Good deals can be had if you just keep on it.

BTW, I won't hold it against you that you are a Cub's fan. At this point I almost feel sorry for you guys....wait a second no I don't! But seriously I hope Epstein rights the ship there on the Northside because the rivalry the last 3-4 years hasn't been the same since the Cubbies have been borderline triple A material out on the field. Games are much more fun when both teams are competitive and legitimately hate one another.....the good ole days. lol.

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I use to collect ... I've bought/sold thousands of them I reckon, my dad and I did it in the late 1990's to fund elk hunting trips each year. I thnk I had .... 140+ at one time?

STORM didn't keep great records on all the different colors made. You could go to them and say hey, I want a WW this color, that color etc, and they'd make you up 500 of them or 2000 etc.

That's the SP's ... the specials

there are more rare Warts than the SP#90 - I had 3 of them at one time

I can't remember the so, so hard to find ones colors .... but geesh they made the pee wee wart, the wee warts, the wiggle warts, the magnum warts, the flat warts .... they made a bunch of lures!

the best colors EVER were the suspending warts .... i bought a bulk of 300 once and wish I'd never sold them.

my all time favorite? V45 or the V59's, the V62's and V63's

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I use to collect ... I've bought/sold thousands of them I reckon, my dad and I did it in the late 1990's to fund elk hunting trips each year. I thnk I had .... 140+ at one time?

STORM didn't keep great records on all the different colors made. You could go to them and say hey, I want a WW this color, that color etc, and they'd make you up 500 of them or 2000 etc.

That's the SP's ... the specials

there are more rare Warts than the SP#90 - I had 3 of them at one time

I can't remember the so, so hard to find ones colors .... but geesh they made the pee wee wart, the wee warts, the wiggle warts, the magnum warts, the flat warts .... they made a bunch of lures!

the best colors EVER were the suspending warts .... i bought a bulk of 300 once and wish I'd never sold them.

my all time favorite? V45 or the V59's, the V62's and V63's

I think the most rare one from what I have heard and seen is the Red Prism Craw. I saw one (have only seen 2) go for $900 on eBay.

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