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Title: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 06, 2009, 05:10:47 AM
I have never heard of them before until here.I have never even seen them in stores.I looked on their site and saw spinner baits on sale for $6. I thought that was a little steap.Are they that good? I have been using Strike King baits for a long time now.I'm just looking for some feed back on these KaRu lures.

Can you only buy them from KaRu? I didn't see any in stores.I just thought maybe I would pick one up to try it.I didn't want to order on from their site and pay $6 for a spinner bait and than add $10 shipping on top of that.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Dug on February 06, 2009, 05:44:16 AM
It's not your average spinnerbait> look close.... it's a new patent design.  See there is a front blade...

(http://www.karulures.com/images/stories/vibraspinbassluresmall/cotton%20vsp1.jpg)
And yes I guess you might think they are a litle steep but they catch fish and you cannot buy them anywhere else.  Also their vibrashock is just plain the best of it's type on the market.



Dug

Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lee Smith on February 06, 2009, 06:44:46 AM
PM me your address!  I'll make a believer out of you!  They catch fish!  ;D

Lee

P.S. I will need to know what type of water you fish and the main forage.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Dug on February 06, 2009, 06:48:28 AM
that's the spirit Lee!! I have a hard time parting with mine....  But I did give to Vibrashocks and 2 vibraspins to Larry of Larry's fishing hole, a central ill fishing reports guy.  He does tackle reviews and since he keeps the website for reports, that I use all the time, I thought it was a good thing to do.  Still haven't been able to get a review out of him. I think the lures have a hard time penetrating the think white water crust.

Dug
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 06, 2009, 10:33:18 AM
What can I say other than they sell themselves  ;D
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 06, 2009, 12:01:44 PM
What can I say other than they sell themselves  ;D
They sure do and since this is a serious question I won't post karls new logo that they will be useing after I catch my 8 lber this year  ~roflmao ~roflmao
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 06, 2009, 05:22:36 PM
PM me your address!  I'll make a believer out of you!  They catch fish!  ;D

Lee

P.S. I will need to know what type of water you fish and the main forage.

PM sent Sir.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 06, 2009, 05:26:32 PM
PM me your address!  I'll make a believer out of you!  They catch fish!  ;D

Lee

P.S. I will need to know what type of water you fish and the main forage.

I'm not trying to be rude at all but,who are you? I just sent you my info.Ha Ha.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 06, 2009, 07:09:33 PM
Lee is a valued member of our staff at KaRu  ;D
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lee Smith on February 06, 2009, 07:11:39 PM
PM sent Sir.

And answered! 

Thanks Karl!
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 06, 2009, 07:27:19 PM
 :) Thanks!
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: afroman5015 on February 06, 2009, 07:42:33 PM
Well i won a nice looking Vibraspin on here not too long ago but second cast it broke off  :'( :'( ~rant
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: tsmith35 on February 06, 2009, 07:52:40 PM
I have what may be a silly question for the KaRu folks... I periodically hang or break off a lure, so I need to get a replacement (just 1 lure). This isn't too bad when it means swinging by Dick's, Academy, or Bass Pro, but I really hate to lose a Vibrashock because the minimum shipping is almost as much as the bait. Is it be possible to set up a "replacement bait" purchase option that's literally just one bait in an envelope for purchase price + $1 shipping or something like that?

Just curious since I lost another Vibrashock to a rock this afternoon. ~xyz Fortunately I have a spare of that color, but I'm almost afraid to use it because it's been a productive color (Crigger Craw) and I don't want to lose my last one.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 06, 2009, 08:02:47 PM
I have what may be a silly question for the KaRu folks... I periodically hang or break off a lure, so I need to get a replacement (just 1 lure). This isn't too bad when it means swinging by Dick's, Academy, or Bass Pro, but I really hate to lose a Vibrashock because the minimum shipping is almost as much as the bait. Is it be possible to set up a "replacement bait" purchase option that's literally just one bait in an envelope for purchase price + $1 shipping or something like that?

Just curious since I lost another Vibrashock to a rock this afternoon. ~xyz Fortunately I have a spare of that color, but I'm almost afraid to use it because it's been a productive color (Crigger Craw) and I don't want to lose my last one.
Shipping and Handling charges are three fold. First there is the cost to ship you your order along with delivery confirmation charges and tracking info. This alone for just one lure is more than a dollar. Second, packing supplies and labels aren't cheap either, about a dollar per order. Third is time and cost of transport to the shipper. With the cost of gas last year this was a big concern but we still kept our prices the same when others were raising theirs. We also added the "Free Shipping" for orders over $50.00.. The minimum S&H charge is just that, a minimum, anything less and we lose money. Order one lure from Bass Pro and see what the S&H costs are, last I looked it was $7.95 so I'd have to say we are doing pretty good. My only advice, order 10 of your favorites next time and have plenty and take advantage of our Free Shipping  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 06, 2009, 08:22:07 PM
I have what may be a silly question for the KaRu folks... I periodically hang or break off a lure, so I need to get a replacement (just 1 lure). This isn't too bad when it means swinging by Dick's, Academy, or Bass Pro, but I really hate to lose a Vibrashock because the minimum shipping is almost as much as the bait. Is it be possible to set up a "replacement bait" purchase option that's literally just one bait in an envelope for purchase price + $1 shipping or something like that?

Just curious since I lost another Vibrashock to a rock  this afternoon. ~xyz Fortunately I have a spare of that color, but I'm almost afraid to use it because it's been a productive color (Crigger Craw) and I don't want to lose my last one.
eye know how you feel  ::)  but tied on me last one and here is what eye caught (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/lipripper/Fishing%20pictures/bass3-1.jpg)  (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/lipripper/Fishing%20pictures/Bass2-1.jpg)
and eye'm no Bass guy or on anyones  staff  ;D
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 06, 2009, 08:36:50 PM
Hmmm,just curious as to what they are retail not being on sale.I started adding some things in my cart and before you know it it's $100 later.I wanted to try a few out before a get that much but it will be after the sale.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 06, 2009, 08:40:06 PM
Hmmm,just curious as to what they are retail not being on sale.I started adding some things in my cart and before you know it it's $100 later.I wanted to try a few out before a get that much but it will be after the sale.
That bait monkey sure is exdpensive isn't he  lo lo So which ones was you was you thinking about trying out.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 06, 2009, 08:42:22 PM
That bait monkey sure is exdpensive isn't he  lo lo So which ones was you was you thinking about trying out.


Item Options Quantity Remove Amount
VibraSpin Colors: (10) Shad
Size: Size 2
   $11.98 USD
VibraSpin Colors: (17) Bleeding Shad
Size: Size 2
   $11.98 USD
VibraShock Colors: (05) KaRu Special Brown
Size: 3/8 ounce
   $4.99 USD
VibraShock Colors: (10) Shad
Size: 3/8 ounce
   $4.99 USD
VibraShock Colors: (17) Bleeding Shad
Size: 3/8 ounce
   $4.99 USD
Football Weights Color: Black
Weight: 1/4oz
   $5.98 USD
Skirts Colors: (12)Crigger Craw
   $2.69 USD
Skirts Colors: (05)KaRu Special Brown
   $2.69 USD
Football Weights Color: Black
Weight: 3/8oz
   $5.98 USD
VibraShock Colors: (09) Chartreuse/White
Size: 3/8 ounce
   $4.99 USD
VibraSpin Colors: (09) Chartreuse/White
Size: Size 2
   $11.98 USD
Subtotal: $73.24 USD


If they work than I'm sure that list will just get longer.I'll have to try them out 1st.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 06, 2009, 08:47:44 PM
 :shocking: WOW now that's a lot of good baits there. Your right that monkey puts stuff in your cart when your not looking  ;D Well maybe just cut it in half and just get the colors you like the most then after you try them you can decide if you want to get the rest ;D ;D
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 06, 2009, 08:59:18 PM
:shocking: WOW now that's a lot of good baits there. Your right that monkey puts stuff in your cart when your not looking  ;D Well maybe just cut it in half and just get the colors you like the most then after you try them you can decide if you want to get the rest ;D ;D

I did that already!
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 06, 2009, 09:05:12 PM
I did that already!
Wow you might need toi get a second job lo lo
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 06, 2009, 09:07:28 PM
Karu's are the real deal.  They might cost more than a cheapo chatterbait or spinnerbait at walmart or basspro, but the quality is far better IMO.  The hooks are stronger, sharper and better and the blades are stainless steel, making them nearly impossible to bend.  Go buy another brand chatterbait and see how easy their blades bend very easily. The Karu's will last twice as long so your getting what you pay for IMO.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: tsmith35 on February 06, 2009, 09:08:33 PM
My only advice, order 10 of your favorites next time and have plenty and take advantage of our Free Shipping  ;)  ;D

Yeah, that's pretty much what I've been doing. The wife now recognizes the KaRu name, so that's not good... ::)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 06, 2009, 09:13:20 PM
Wow you might need toi get a second job lo lo

 ~shhh Sometimes I get cash jobs that the wife don't know about like the one this weekend, but the sale will be over by the time I can order them.


Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 06, 2009, 09:22:02 PM
~shhh Sometimes I get cash jobs that the wife don't know about like the one this weekend, but the sale will be over by the time I can order them.
  ~shhh We won't tell. Don't worry karl has sales all the time around here  ;)
Yeah, that's pretty much what I've been doing. The wife now recognizes the KaRu name, so that's not good... ::)
That's not good at all maybe we can come up with a plan to trick her  >:D
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 06, 2009, 09:25:35 PM
  ~shhh We won't tell. Don't worry karl has sales all the time around here  ;)  That's not good at all maybe we can come up with a plan to trick her  >:D


Now my little secret is that I will deposit money (cash so the wife won't know) in my dad's account.Than I use his bank card to order stuff.Well we both have an account togeather,so yeah my card from that account.Well than when it gets sent here he will take the box and slip it under the boat cover.When I come home he just winks at me cause the wife will be home than.Than I know to look under the boat cover.LOL Works every time. ~roflmao
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 06, 2009, 09:34:02 PM

Now my little secret is that I will deposit money (cash so the wife won't know) in my dad's account.Than I use his bank card to order stuff.Well we both have an account togeather,so yeah my card from that account.Well than when it gets sent here he will take the box and slip it under the boat cover.When I come home he just winks at me cause the wife will be home than.Than I know to look under the boat cover.LOL Works every time. ~roflmao
Now that's what eye call team work  >:D ~roflmao ~roflmao
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 06, 2009, 09:35:49 PM

Now my little secret is that I will deposit money (cash so the wife won't know) in my dad's account.Than I use his bank card to order stuff.Well we both have an account togeather,so yeah my card from that account.Well than when it gets sent here he will take the box and slip it under the boat cover.When I come home he just winks at me cause the wife will be home than.Than I know to look under the boat cover.LOL Works every time. ~roflmao
Works for me  lo
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 06, 2009, 09:46:50 PM
Works for me  lo
Diana said eye could have about $400 from our Tax return to feed the monkey  ;D Needto get a couple of new spinning reels since 2 of mine are broken bit eye fished with them all last year anyways ;D
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 06, 2009, 11:02:28 PM
Diana said eye could have about $400 from our Tax return to feed the monkey  ;D Needto get a couple of new spinning reels since 2 of mine are broken bit eye fished with them all last year anyways ;D
Sounds like you are going to have some fun shopping Lip  ;D
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Ron Fogelson on February 06, 2009, 11:39:22 PM
Hype??   Well I got a few photos to post here in a bit, my computer connection is slow right now but I nailed my PB today; a 7.43!   ~c~


Boated 11 bass with 7 fish over 5lbs two on a vibraspin one on a Fogy Green Vibrashock, one on a Spro trap and the rest came on Brush-hogs with a KaRu 3/4 ounce football weight.   ~bb
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: -Dave- on February 07, 2009, 06:10:46 AM
can't wait to see the  ;PHO) Fogy

Dave
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Ron Fogelson on February 07, 2009, 07:22:53 AM
Man photobucket was a pain, however here are a few from yesterday.

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i116/RFogelson/Fishing%20Photos/Vibraspin520Bist09.jpg?t=1234012684)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i116/RFogelson/Fishing%20Photos/Vibraspin520Bist09a.jpg?t=1234012687)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i116/RFogelson/Fishing%20Photos/283VibraspinBistFeb09.jpg?t=1234012692)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i116/RFogelson/Fishing%20Photos/283VibraspinBistFeb09a.jpg?t=1234012695)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 07, 2009, 08:57:57 AM
Fogy nice fish  ~c~ ~c~ Karl yelp will be heaDING TO BPS just as soon as we get it in the bank. Will be getting some more vibershocks also even if they arn't on sale  ;)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: -Dave- on February 07, 2009, 10:32:47 AM
nice fish fogy.

Dave
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 08, 2009, 12:59:53 AM
Man photobucket was a pain, however here are a few from yesterday.

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i116/RFogelson/Fishing%20Photos/Vibraspin520Bist09.jpg?t=1234012684)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i116/RFogelson/Fishing%20Photos/Vibraspin520Bist09a.jpg?t=1234012687)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i116/RFogelson/Fishing%20Photos/283VibraspinBistFeb09.jpg?t=1234012692)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i116/RFogelson/Fishing%20Photos/283VibraspinBistFeb09a.jpg?t=1234012695)
Just checked with some local ice fishermen. Still 18"s  of ice here  :'(
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Ron Fogelson on February 08, 2009, 01:25:12 AM
nice fish fogy.

Dave

Thanks Dave.


Karl all our water is still soft,,,, last week we did have a few days with frost on out windows on the morning if that helps.   lo
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: NateG on February 08, 2009, 01:44:56 AM
yeah, KaRu is the real deal, no hype involved. All I've used are the football jigs so far, and I caught my first jig fish off of them. ( I'd been trying for 2 years) These lures are in my opinion superior to any lure of equal value, especially with the sale ( that ends today).  The components are of the highest quality: the skirt, which is actually thick, not just a puny little thing.  The heads, don't chip, period.  The hooks, super sharp and tough.  And of course the color patterns!! These are some of the most realistic jigs I have ever seen...  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: OCBassman on February 08, 2009, 11:36:44 AM
Sweet Bass Fogy.  ~c~ ~c~ ~c~   Man I gotta get that new vibraspin.  ~sweat ~sweat ~sweat
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: iClass on February 08, 2009, 04:54:13 PM
Okay, I have been on the fence about this as well, but after a PM from Lee I have just placed my first order.  I think the Football weights are gonna be extremely kewl, already thinking of different applications to use them in.  Thanks again Lee for taking the time to offer advice on colors / baits to my specific application.  I won't go into what I ordered but lets just say I was able to capitolize on the free shipping!  ~c~

Tight Lines
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: slick on February 08, 2009, 05:55:45 PM
Hmm, I've looked at all of the different products but never held one. I'm having a hard time seeing what makes them so different from others on the market....?

Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 08, 2009, 06:20:50 PM
Hmm, I've looked at all of the different products but never held one. I'm having a hard time seeing what makes them so different from others on the market....?



The main difference is the components.  Karu is all made in america by Karl himself.  That way he can put the absolute best quality products onto them without having to charge an arm and a leg to get them shipped over seas to get assembled and packaged.  They do cost alittle more than say a rad lures chatterbait, but the blades are twice as thick and 10 times stronger.  They are stainless steel not some cheap aluminum. 

The vibraspins are unlike anyother spinnerbait out there and the football weights are also a really cool idea thats going to be a huge hit for working soft plastics in rocks.  They use a very durable powder coat finish on all of their jig heads and the customer service is 2nd to none.  Did I also mention they were made right here in the U.S.A.  ~flag
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: The Bassmeister on February 08, 2009, 06:52:08 PM
I just put my order in this morning.  Can't wait to get them so I can cast 'em out on the ice.  :) I hear they are so awesome, I bet the fish put will be busting through the ice to get at 'em.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: tsmith35 on February 08, 2009, 06:54:34 PM
Man photobucket was a pain, however here are a few from yesterday.

Did you drill holes in the blade? Does it help make bubbles?
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: tsmith35 on February 08, 2009, 07:05:49 PM
Did I also mention they were made right here in the U.S.A.  ~flag

That's important these days. Man, I am so sick of seeing "Made in CHINA" on everything. It seems like everything from pens & pencils to toilet paper and toothbrushes are made in China now.

Chatterbaits are made in CHINA, while KaRu Vibrashocks are made in USA. Vibrashocks cost less and last longer. No brainer.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: TightLinez on February 08, 2009, 08:04:08 PM
As stated, these lures are much more than hype. They talk a big game, but the difference is that they back it up. I used to be one of those guys aggravated with the quality (or lack of) of the chatterbaits. You won't be disappointed if you go with KaRu. Plus, they have some awesome jigs and the colors are SICK. Extreme Bluegill, Fogy Green, Blueback Herring are just a few of my favorites. ;D

(http://www.karulures.com/images/stories/vibrashocks/dsc01013.jpg)
(http://www.karulures.com/images/stories/vibraspinbassfishingluresnewblade/fogy%20green.jpg)
(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s110/GotstaFish/BBH.jpg)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 08, 2009, 08:10:58 PM
The pics really don't do justice for colors like blue shimmer, fogy green and blue shimmer cotton candy.  Its so hard to catch the light perfect in a pic to show how good it looks.  Baits like the ones I mentioned above look white, but have a slight blue shimmer to them as the light hits it.  Especially underwater.  The fogy green is about the same way, but its so hard to show that in pics.  Really have to see them in person.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: slick on February 08, 2009, 09:25:51 PM
Again, I'm not arguing I am just trying to figure out what everyone is talking about...but Booyah makes very good baits and they have some that look just like those..
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 08, 2009, 09:36:57 PM
Again, I'm not arguing I am just trying to figure out what everyone is talking about...but Booyah makes very good baits and they have some that look just like those..

The boogie bait is a little different. 
1. it doesn't have a football head.  I think this is important, because on the Karu the blade hits the head everytime creating a rattle that I believe helps the fish find the bait, making the hook up ratio much better on the vibrashock.

2.  the way the blade is attached to the head of the boogie bait look to me like it would hinder the blade swivel.  It also looks like it would bend easily.  If that were to happen your blade would bind and your out 6 bucks.

3. the blade design is much different.  For instance the boogie bait has holes in it.  Thats ok. It won't affect it much, but it will most likely make the bait run shallower is all.

Hope that helps.  Her's some pics so you can compare the to and see what I'm talking about.
(http://www.landbigfish.com/images/store/swatches/Boo-Boogie.jpg)

(http://www.karulures.com/images/stories/vibrashocks/oc%20shadadelic%20sm.jpg)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: slick on February 08, 2009, 09:47:58 PM
Hmm they should have a free trial offer  ;D
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 08, 2009, 09:56:17 PM
Hmm they should have a free trial offer  ;D

 lo  sorry can't help you there. lo  Keep an I out for contests here.  They give some out occasionally from time to time.  However, If I were you, I wouldn't wait for that.  I'd get them while they are on sale.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: tsmith35 on February 08, 2009, 10:17:48 PM
Again, I'm not arguing I am just trying to figure out what everyone is talking about...but Booyah makes very good baits and they have some that look just like those..

The Booyah Boogie baits are good too. I (and others) have had problems with the snap breaking off between the blade and the head, but that seems to depend on where you're fishing and what you hit. I think the impact of bumping off rocks and other cover is what causes the snap to break. I have a problem avoiding rocks, though. ;D

The Boogie baits are $5.99, so they're only slightly more expensive than the Karu Vibrashocks ($1 more expensive during the Karu sale which ends tonight).
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: CouchTater on February 08, 2009, 10:17:57 PM
KaRu products are awesome, always have been...im not sponsored by them or on the team I just know from experience. Where else would you get the customer service and the fact that your bait is made by hand by a bass fisherman. Not some one who doesnt fish or on an assembly line.

Karl has been making high quality products from day one. I still have some of the first models that he made, he alos made me some custom skirts too.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 08, 2009, 10:21:09 PM
Hmm they should have a free trial offer  ;D
I told Chevrolet the same thing  lo
 Thanks everyone for your responses  ~c~ My wife and I have been making lures for the last few days non-stop trying to keep up to the over whelming response  ~sweat Thanks to everyone who has taken advantage of the sale!!!  ;D
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 08, 2009, 10:23:45 PM
My wife and I have been making lures for the last few days non-stop trying to keep up to the over whelming response  ~sweat

Jeez Karl.  How many times have  I told you to bring some stuff over some time and I'l gladly help you assemble or package or something.  No point in Killing yourself before your vacation when you have people willing to help.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: -Dave- on February 09, 2009, 07:00:58 PM
ya same just throw the components in with my order and i'll make some and send them back.............................well some. i'm always able to help ;)

Dave
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 09, 2009, 07:42:42 PM
Jeez Karl.  How many times have  I told you to bring some stuff over some time and I'l gladly help you assemble or package or something.  No point in Killing yourself before your vacation when you have people willing to help.
eey offered to lend a helping hand too ;) Heck eye even promissed no tot keep any of them  ;D

KaRu products are awesome, always have been...im not sponsored by them or on the team I just know from experience.  Where else would you get the customer service and the fact that your bait is made by hand by a bass fisherman. Not some one who doesnt fish or on an assembly line.

Karl has been making high quality products from day one. I still have some of the first models that he made, he alos made me some custom skirts too.
same here eric  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: tsmith35 on February 09, 2009, 08:12:10 PM
I'm not sponsored by KaRu either, but if these rocks keep eating my Vibrashocks, I may end up sponsoring KaRu. lo
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 09, 2009, 08:21:15 PM
I'm not sponsored by KaRu either, but if these rocks keep eating my Vibrashocks, I may end up sponsoring KaRu. lo
Yelp eye have feed a few of my vibershocks to the Rock ledge Bass and tree bass also  ~roflmao ~roflmao
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 09, 2009, 08:22:57 PM
Is the sale still on? I have $100 of lures in my cart.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 09, 2009, 08:25:30 PM
Oh I just saw that the extended it.I hope I picked out the right colors??
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 09, 2009, 08:27:04 PM
Do you think these are a good choice?

Item Options Quantity Remove Amount
VibraSpin Colors: (10) Shad
Size: Size 2
   $11.98 USD
VibraSpin Colors: (17) Bleeding Shad
Size: Size 2
   $11.98 USD
VibraShock Colors: (05) KaRu Special Brown
Size: 3/8 ounce
   $9.98 USD
VibraShock Colors: (10) Shad
Size: 3/8 ounce
   $9.98 USD
VibraShock Colors: (17) Bleeding Shad
Size: 3/8 ounce
   $9.98 USD
Skirts Colors: (12)Crigger Craw
   $2.69 USD
Skirts Colors: (05)KaRu Special Brown
   $2.69 USD
Football Weights Color: Black
Weight: 3/8oz
   $5.98 USD
VibraShock Colors: (09) Chartreuse/White
Size: 3/8 ounce
   $9.98 USD
VibraSpin Colors: (09) Chartreuse/White
Size: Size 2
   $11.98 USD
Football Weights Color: Black
Weight: 1/2oz
   $5.98 USD
Subtotal: $93.20 USD
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 09, 2009, 08:32:06 PM
Looks like some good colors to me  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 09, 2009, 08:32:57 PM
Hey maybe if we keep Karl so busy he won't be able to go down south  lo lo
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 09, 2009, 08:34:33 PM
Bassburner15.  Thats a heck of an order.  ~c~  The only thing I can see that your missing is blue shimmer cotton candy.  The pics don't do this bait justice.  Last year was a cotton candy dream summer and from all the reports everybody was killing them on it!  If it were me I'd get some blue shimmer cotton candy.  ;)  Heck it was me.  I got all of my baits in black cherry for muddy water and night and blue shimmer cotton candy for clear water.  Those are my favorites and I wouldn't leave home without them.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 09, 2009, 08:36:04 PM
Hey maybe if we keep Karl so busy he won't be able to go down south  lo lo

Well since Karl can't go, I will go down south and represent KARU at the classic.  lo
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 09, 2009, 08:39:38 PM
What the heck.I'll try that color too!
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 09, 2009, 08:42:11 PM
What's West Coast Special mean?
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 09, 2009, 08:44:45 PM
What's West Coast Special mean?

West coast special is a trout color.  In california they stock all their lakes with trout and giant bass Gorge on them.

(http://www.karulures.com/images/stories/vibrashocks/dsc01028.jpg)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 09, 2009, 08:48:10 PM
yelp that what eye was just getting ready to post  lo lo do you have a lot of Blur Gill where you fish at if so you might want to get the Xtreme Bluegill
(http://www.karulures.com/images/stories/vibrashocks/dsc01013.jpg)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 09, 2009, 08:49:53 PM
yelp that what eye was just getting ready to post  lo lo do you have a lot of Blur Gill where you fish at if so you might want to get the Xtreme Bluegill
(http://www.karulures.com/images/stories/vibrashocks/dsc01013.jpg)

Lip that is a great color.  I've never seen a skirt color that matches a bull bluegill as well as that.  KARU has the best skirt colors out there bar none!!  ~c~
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 09, 2009, 08:52:03 PM
Lip that is a great color.  I've never seen a skirt color that matches a bull bluegill as well as that.  KARU has the best skirt colors out there bar none!!  ~c~
yelp eye got some posion tail jigs in that color also great for them bedding Bass  ;)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 09, 2009, 08:54:06 PM
Yes there are alot of shad and bluegill
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: -Dave- on February 09, 2009, 08:54:27 PM
in my order i got a football jig, poison tail jig, shock and spin all in that color. It will kill the bass up here.

Dave
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: pawpaw on February 09, 2009, 08:55:29 PM
yelp that what eye was just getting ready to post  lo lo do you have a lot of Blur Gill where you fish 
Only when I'm drinking. ~beer~ ~beer~
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 09, 2009, 08:58:03 PM
Are you guys sure that these lures really work? Cause here is why I'm asking.

 

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Well it all starts like this.My dad is 71yrs old.All he wants to do being retired to to go out on the lake and bass fish.I love bass fishing.All I ever used to do was fish some ponds.The lake thing is new.

Anyway,I get all excited cause you know we will have to get a boat.  Well to make a long story short,I start doing my researching and stuff.We buy a brand new 2008 Ranger 188vx,with Lowrance 522c.Than we Head over to BPS and drop over $2,000 on rods reels lures the whole nine yards.We get all set up.Took sonar seminars and everything.We bought the hot spot cards too.

So we head out to the lake.We fish all day.This was in April.Not a bite.Nothing.Well,this went on all damn summer.We have tried every lure every combo we can think of.I brought magazines with me with articles and tried to do what it says in there.Nothing. This went on for 4 months with out even one small bite!

So we decided lets try some other lakes.Same damn thing.Well today 12/19/08 it was 70 out today.So we head to the lake.And guess what? All we did was waste gas!Is this insane or what?6 months and not even a friggin nibble.I'm so mad but laughing at the same time.

All I want is my dad to catch one little bass and he will be sooo happy.You should have seen the look on his face when he thought he got a hit.His face lite right up! It was just a snag.

I have been fishing in Lake greenwood S.C. I was fishing in Lake Hartwell where the 2008 Bassmasters was. Hartwell is down to dirt and grass is growing in spots.Thats why I switched over to Greenwood lake. I don't have anyone to fish with so I'm on my own to learn the most I can.

I'v been using Strike King KVD crank baits,spinner baits,green pumkin gulp worms,buzz baits,and other top water stuff.

I'v been out there at the crack of dawn,afternoon,evening. How is it possible not to catch one tiny little bass.In the ponds you catch them till the cows come home.

So what am I doing wrong?I just totally give up. Do I need to go to a better lake? 

Now I'm flat broke.This is my last resort.If they don't work than everything is up for sale!   
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 09, 2009, 08:59:43 PM
Now this has been going on for 8 months!!! ~rant :help:
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 09, 2009, 09:11:07 PM
Thats rough bassburner.  I along with 75% of the fisherman on this site will verify that KARU bait catch fish...PERIOD!!  I leave the ramp in the morning with 2 vibrashocks and 2 Poisontail jigs on and thats about the only 4 rods on my deck.  and I must say I've caught some pretty good fish last year and I know of a few tournaments that have been on fishing KARU baits. 

Here is some proof.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/iowa93champ/l_b108fd1a346e3d1413af4d777f620f33.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/iowa93champ/003-3.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/iowa93champ/Fishing_Bitches_016.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/iowa93champ/003-2.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/iowa93champ/010-1.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/iowa93champ/004.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/iowa93champ/005.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/iowa93champ/camerapics042.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/iowa93champ/camerapics041.jpg)

Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 09, 2009, 10:02:39 PM
Are you guys sure that these lures really work? Cause here is why I'm asking.

   
They work, do a little search on UB and you'll see plenty of proof.  ;)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: tsmith35 on February 09, 2009, 11:11:44 PM
Now this has been going on for 8 months!!! ~rant :help:

Ah, this reminds me of some advice I got from an old fisherman after I complained that nothing was biting: son, get yerself some crickets or shiners or some crawfish and you'll get bites.

Also, look up your local bass fishing club. Call 'em, talk with 'em, and fish with 'em. You'll learn that which cannot be learned from books and videos. And they'll be happy to do it. Money isn't always the answer (but it sure helps!).
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 10, 2009, 04:39:49 AM
Nice fish Buzzbait!
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 10, 2009, 07:28:57 AM
Bassburner there isn't any such thing as a lure that will catch fish everytime you use it and you don't know me as well as most of the guys and gals that hang out here but they can tell you I'm not a Bassguy and really only started fishing for Bass and trying to catch them on purpose last year and I can tell you I have caught Bass on the vibershocks and poision tail jig. MY PB was caught last March on Lake Fork Texas on a Black and Blue poision tail jig

5 lb 1 oz
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/lipripper/Fishing%20pictures/BigBass-1.jpg)

This onew was caught up in Wisc on a vibershock

4 lb 5 oz
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/lipripper/Fishing%20pictures/Bass-July4B.jpg)

So yes they do catch Bass in diffrent parts of the country. Like has been said check with the bait shops and local fishermen and even some clubs in your area and see if you can follow them around and get some pointers on how to fish that lake.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 10, 2009, 07:44:40 PM
Well finally! My dad cought one at Lake Greenwood today on a lipless crank in some underwater timber at 6 feet of water.As for me,nada. LOL Thats ok It's more important to me to see him catch one.He was soooo happy.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Siknic15/LakeGreenwood.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Siknic15/downsized_0210090842a.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Siknic15/0210090842.jpg)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Dug on February 10, 2009, 08:35:48 PM
Finally!! Congrats!
Your turn is next.

Dug
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: NateG on February 10, 2009, 09:46:14 PM
give your dad a pat on the back for hanging in there for me.  not only did he catch a bass, but a very nice one as well!! a solid keeper I'd say 2.5-3 lbs judging by a combo of the 3 views.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on February 10, 2009, 09:53:26 PM
Congrats to your dad.  Thats a pretty nice one for the first one.  ~c~  If I were you I would go back to those trees with a soft plastic or jig of somekind and work them over good.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 11, 2009, 12:34:59 AM
Way to go Bassburner15's Dad   ~c~ ~gf
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 11, 2009, 04:48:54 AM
Thanks guys! I just made a pretty big KaRu order.So as soon as I get them I'll head back to that streach of water and work those vibrshocks through every limb. Hopfully I can pull a few out myself this time.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on February 11, 2009, 07:05:07 AM
Well finally! My dad cought one at Lake Greenwood today on a lipless crank in some underwater timber at 6 feet of water.As for me,nada. LOL Thats ok It's more important to me to see him catch one.He was soooo happy.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Siknic15/LakeGreenwood.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Siknic15/downsized_0210090842a.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Siknic15/0210090842.jpg)
All right way to go DAD nice looking Bass  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lee Smith on February 11, 2009, 07:39:29 PM
Great Job!  The 1st of many to come!  ~c~
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 25, 2009, 07:55:52 PM
How do you get the vibra spins to run deeper.They seem to just run just below the water.Even if I let it hit botton it will run straight to the top and out of the strike zone to quick.I'm trying to get it to run deeper and stay deeper to run through the weeds and brush piles.Any ideas?
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 25, 2009, 08:02:51 PM
How do you get the vibra spins to run deeper.They seem to just run just below the water.Even if I let it hit botton it will run straight to the top and out of the strike zone to quick.I'm trying to get it to run deeper and stay deeper to run through the weeds and brush piles.Any ideas?
Bend the wire where it comes out of the head upwards, towards the hook, just a little and you'll be able to run it deeper. You may need to slow down your retrieve also, these were made to be slow rolled. You can also keep your rod tip low in order to achieve a deeper/faster retrieve  ;)
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on February 25, 2009, 08:12:08 PM
I knew there was some trick.So the more I bend it the deeper it will run?
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on February 25, 2009, 11:03:34 PM
I knew there was some trick.So the more I bend it the deeper it will run?

NOOOO  lo Bend just a little at a time, if you go to far you'll kill the action.....
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on March 01, 2009, 07:45:38 PM
I bent it a little and it did run a little deeper.I fished a tournament this past weekend.I was using a KaRu vibraspin but couldn't get them to bite it.Tried a vibra shack and same thing.I just don't have any luck with them.I had to go to back to my other spinner baits to get them in the boat. ???
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Buzbait88 on March 01, 2009, 07:54:35 PM
There is a time and place.  Karl and I are both avid shock throwers and its basically my confidence bait all year long.  But I remember a time last year for about a week or 2 when they just would not hit a shock or vibraspin and neither of us could catch much on them.  Keep with it, alot of it has to do with the time of year and having confidence in the bait.  I can catch a fish on a vibrashock almost all year long, but sometimes it takes awhile to figure out what they want.  Early in the year I have my best luck letting it sink to the bottom and realing it just fast enough to make the blade work while keeping contact with the bottom the whole time.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: -Shawn- on March 01, 2009, 07:55:41 PM
The Vibraspin has to be slow rolled to keep it down.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Bassburner15 on March 01, 2009, 08:01:31 PM
I had it going just fast enough to get it to spin.Oh beleive me I'm not giving up on them at all.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: CouchTater on March 01, 2009, 08:32:55 PM
I used the KaRu football jig this weekend in my tourney but the fish were just swatting at lures so I didnt connect on any but there will be plenty more times this year.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: GotstaFish on March 01, 2009, 09:28:08 PM
There is a time and place.  Karl and I are both avid shock throwers and its basically my confidence bait all year long.  But I remember a time last year for about a week or 2 when they just would not hit a shock or vibraspin and neither of us could catch much on them.  Keep with it, alot of it has to do with the time of year and having confidence in the bait.  I can catch a fish on a vibrashock almost all year long, but sometimes it takes awhile to figure out what they want.  Early in the year I have my best luck letting it sink to the bottom and realing it just fast enough to make the blade work while keeping contact with the bottom the whole time.
I remember that time very well  lo Thats when I came up with the cotton candy dream  ;D They nailed that on a double gold willow blade 1/4oz spinnerbait but wouldn't take it on either KaRu. Gold was the key those 2 weeks  ;)
 When the shock bite is on its a beautifull thing  lo Its not a catch all lure all the time but it has been good to me  ;)  ~gf
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: onebigbass on April 26, 2009, 05:24:06 PM
Been wanting to try KaRu for a long time now.  I just seeded a womans lawn and got some extra spending $ so now I might be trying them. 
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: OCBassman on April 26, 2009, 06:17:39 PM
Been wanting to try KaRu for a long time now.  I just seeded a womans lawn and got some extra spending $ so now I might be trying them. 

Very Cool. You wont be disapointed.
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: AnglerLady on April 28, 2009, 05:34:26 PM
I'll be using the vibershock bleeding shad this weekend on the Potomac with a white worm as a trailer so hopefully I'll be able to post that I caught a hawg!  ~shade
Title: Re: So whats all the hype about these KaRu lures?
Post by: Lipripper on April 28, 2009, 06:11:23 PM
I'll be using the vibershock bleeding shad this weekend on the Potomac with a white worm as a trailer so hopefully I'll be able to post that I caught a hawg!  ~shade
A hawg would be nice but any Bass will do  lo lo