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2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 00:07
by Paddy Lynch
Don't Google that thread title or you'll end up on the wrong side of the internet😉
Lads I know plugs aren't in vogue these days but I've been using some old long forgotten lures these days and the Rapala Original floating is catching for me over most lures on its day. It's got me wanting to use more similar lures but much larger can you recommend plugs with a similar action to a Rapala Original floating but larger, in the 2oz plus weight range?

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 00:25
by fergie68
Nils Masters. They made them in large sizes.
Fladen had some huge crank baits too.

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 00:38
by John Milford
Creek Chub Pikie 3000P :wink:

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 01:02
by andrew_nagel
The OPM Minnow:
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The original Rapala Magnum:
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Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 09:29
by Richard Grave
Rebel did a 7" minnow, unsure of the weight but I have a couple that have been good catchers. Also the 7 " whopper stopper hellcat magnum... If you can find any.

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 10:12
by fergie68

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 10:19
by andrew_nagel
Most 7" miinowbaits have a pronounced rolling action. The Heddon King Cobra has the least amount of action of any of these type baits that I've tried. If you'd consider a flat sided minnowbait then the Bradrock Molly Bait in 7" have a subtle action and is a fantastic pike catcher. The Cordell Redfin and Bomber Long A are also good choices.

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 11:17
by Mike J
Hi Paddy,
Ive got some redundant Long As if your interested?



Andrew, does anyone outside the US sell Molly's?

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 12:01
by Steve Le maitre
Mike J wrote:
Hi Paddy,
Ive got some redundant Long As if your interested?



Andrew, does anyone outside the US sell Molly's?
The Molly bait was discontinued a long time back Mike, must be 12-15 years ago.

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 12:04
by Mike J
Steve Le maitre wrote:
Mike J wrote:
Hi Paddy,
Ive got some redundant Long As if your interested?



Andrew, does anyone outside the US sell Molly's?
The Molly bait was discontinued a long time back Mike, must be 12-15 years ago.


Sounds a bit like me then.

Thanks Steve.

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 12:12
by FN19
fergie68 wrote:
that sellers i.d. is perfect for the name of this post hahaha

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 12:18
by Mark Phillips
Plugs... haven't heard that for a while :thumbs: Lots of minnow baits out there that'll do what you want. The Bucher 5" shallow raider is one of my favourites. Great casting/twitching lure and handy for shallow trolling.

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 16:19
by fergie68
FN19 wrote:
fergie68 wrote:
that sellers i.d. is perfect for the name of this post hahaha

I hate that name showing up on my bank statements. :laughs:

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 19:14
by Paddy Lynch
Thanks for the replay guys some great advice there. I have to say I'm really enjoying throwing plugs again

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sat Oct 12 2019 21:04
by DaveGreenwood
Fell out of fashion but I used to do well on the Bomber long A and Bomber Magnum.

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sun Oct 13 2019 02:23
by andrew_nagel
Mike J wrote:
Andrew, does anyone outside the US sell Molly's?
I pick all of mine up in the US. There was a lot of blanks sold to lure painters so there's a load of colours kicking around. They come up on eBay and the musky forums quite regularly.

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sun Oct 13 2019 08:04
by Mike J
andrew_nagel wrote:
Mike J wrote:
Andrew, does anyone outside the US sell Molly's?
I pick all of mine up in the US. There was a lot of blanks sold to lure painters so there's a load of colours kicking around. They come up on eBay and the musky forums quite regularly.


Thanks Andrew.
My days of paying the EU import taxes/tarriffs are long gone.
If Donald does us a decent decent deal I will be happy to resume.

Best of luck for this winter.

:handshake:

Re: 2oz Plug with a tight wiggle?

Posted: Sun Oct 13 2019 12:55
by Mark Phillips
DaveGreenwood wrote:
Fell out of fashion but I used to do well on the Bomber long A and Bomber Magnum.
Ditto that Dave - good lures.