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#6076534 - 12/06/17 03:53 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Eric Yeatman Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/18/11
Posts: 140
Loc: mississippi, Stewart
A 20 ounce coke is $2 and it doesn't last half an hour
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#6076556 - 12/06/17 04:34 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
MN live bait Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 69
Loc: Minnesota
I'd save every gland if someone waved some money in front of my face

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#6076557 - 12/06/17 04:35 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Kevin gigatt Online   content
trapper

Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 636
Loc: NW Illinois
And a lot of people pay how much for bottled water. But will complain about lure prices going up. You have to pay to play in the dirt. laugh
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#6076563 - 12/06/17 04:38 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Bob Jameson Offline


Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 3081
Loc: SW Pa
Paul I am experiencing sticker shock each time I have to buy different ingredients such as raw glands, essential oils, skunk essence, bottles and caps etc. Nothing is cheaper now. They just sell you smaller containers and charge you less giving you the illusion that you are saving some how.

You can only absorb so much of the cost before it is reflected on the bottom line where you really can't continue to produce quality product without price increases.

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#6076589 - 12/06/17 05:07 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
strike2x Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/19/15
Posts: 1512
Loc: Houghton Lake, MI
I think a price increase is just fine, I am in business myself and I wouldn't be if I only charged for materials and not my time. I buy lures from a few different sources and although I have not bought from Paul yet I will be soon. Like someone else.said, a guy can get a lot of mileage out of an ounce of lure.... If it's good then the guys who like it will pay whatever it costs..
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#6076591 - 12/06/17 05:08 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
LeviSS Offline
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Registered: 12/12/12
Posts: 192
Loc: Central IL
Note to self: buy favorite lure in bulk soon.

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#6076612 - 12/06/17 05:27 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
tbn Online   content
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 4369
Loc: ks-ok-mo
I think you guys are still too cheap at $8.
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#6076646 - 12/06/17 05:53 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
10bands Offline
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Registered: 11/10/13
Posts: 1923
Loc: Meridian, Idaho
You guys that make quality lures can charge $8 or more and I won’t complain. Having the right lures is as important and as essential as having quality traps in my opinion. A hundred dollars invested in my favorite lures equals thousands on the fur check.

However, I can see where some might choose a lure solely on price so if you’re the only one raising your prices you might get a little nervous.

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#6076657 - 12/06/17 06:00 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: 10bands]
robert.d12 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/15
Posts: 1053
Loc: Fingerlakes New York
Originally Posted By: 10bands
You guys that make quality lures can charge $8 or more and I won’t complain. Having the right lures is as important and as essential as having quality traps in my opinion. A hundred dollars invested in my favorite lures equals thousands on the fur check.

However, I can see where some might choose a lure solely on price so if you’re the only one raising your prices you might get a little nervous.
Ya if it were me I might wait and be the last one to raise my prices then again I guess not if I wasn't making anything.
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#6076683 - 12/06/17 06:13 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Swamp Wolf Offline
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Registered: 04/04/09
Posts: 3866
Loc: SE Georgia
Fur prices go down...lure prices go up...

Better pick you out a few you trust because if all lure prices make this jump you could be buying a bottle of rotten meat with a squirt of skunk essence in it....for 8 bucks.
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#6076699 - 12/06/17 06:23 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Sawmill Creek Offline
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Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 232
Loc: Little Valley, NY
I was thinking $7. Essence is getting expensive, muskrat glands are $75-100 a quart, castor at $50+ a pound. It's hard not to look at some sort of increase.

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#6076701 - 12/06/17 06:26 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Paul Dobbins]
Hornytoad1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/18/13
Posts: 138
Loc: s.e. minnesota
You lure makers can double your prices and I will still buy lure and still enjoy my time running my line... I spend A LOT more money on my tournament fishing with A LOT LESS payout then my trapping....

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#6076820 - 12/06/17 08:08 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
coop Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2645
Loc: De
Cheap part of the overall picture... pint of lure $70, that's a lot of sets trapping canines... water animals may be more I would guess.

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#6076885 - 12/06/17 08:44 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 3695
Loc: juneau, alaska
Bait is free for a decent hunter or trapper.
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#6076897 - 12/06/17 08:50 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Bob Jameson]
otterman53 Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 165
Loc: Sabine County,Texas
Unless fur prices triple this season I do not see how anyone can justify raising lure prices even one cent. I think they are about 2.00 to high now. Raising prices will only drive more trappers away from the sport we are trying to gain recruits in.

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#6076917 - 12/06/17 09:05 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
tbn Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 4369
Loc: ks-ok-mo
I strongly disagree. I see all of the crazy gadgets people buy to trap. I know what it cost myself to make bait and I would need $100 a gallon. I would stock up now if you have your favorite lure or particular bait. As stated, certain things are getting hard to find.
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#6076922 - 12/06/17 09:11 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: otterman53]
dmr400 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/11
Posts: 35
Loc: Central Oregon
Originally Posted By: otterman53
Unless fur prices triple this season I do not see how anyone can justify raising lure prices even one cent. I think they are about 2.00 to high now. Raising prices will only drive more trappers away from the sport we are trying to gain recruits in.


Can't say I agree with this, when a big guy like Paul Dobbins is barely breaking even, what do you expect them to do? It's a BUSINESS not a charity.

Also, a 2 dollar decrease in a bottle of lure that could last most guys more than one season wouldn't bring anyone into trapping that wasn't already heading there, that's barely a half gallon of gas or a fifth of the cost of one trap!
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#6076933 - 12/06/17 09:17 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
tlguy Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/21/13
Posts: 497
Loc: Green Bay, Wisconsin
I'll admit I've scoffed at the price at some lures priced at $6.50 an ounce, but thinking about it now, I'm almost embarrassed by that. I don't run that many traps and don't trap from opening day to close, and still have almost every bottle of lure I bought when I started a few years ago.

Maybe I need to use more lure, eh Paul? smile

Probably should stock up, a guy can never have too many lures! Speaking of which, anyone bought a Rapala lately? They're $7+ now for most!

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#6076949 - 12/06/17 09:26 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: otterman53]
10bands Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/10/13
Posts: 1923
Loc: Meridian, Idaho
Originally Posted By: otterman53
Unless fur prices triple this season I do not see how anyone can justify raising lure prices even one cent. I think they are about 2.00 to high now. Raising prices will only drive more trappers away from the sport we are trying to gain recruits in.
That doesn't make sense to me. I've caught what should be $1000 worth of coyotes this year on $10 worth of one particular lure. It was 4 ounces for $20 and it's half gone. If that particular lure maker doubles his price I'll happily pay it for that kind of return. Last year I caught $2800 in muskrats on 6 ounces of lure that cost $25.50. I'd give way more than that for that lure.

I guess if a guy can't afford a bottle of lure for $8 then he can't afford to buy a trap either so in that case it does make sense.

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#6076951 - 12/06/17 09:30 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
otterman53 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 165
Loc: Sabine County,Texas
I agree fishing lures are way over priced also.

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