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Old 06-26-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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I know these lures rank very high among anglers in this region. They certainly are among my favorites. L&S Bait Company/MirrOlure boasts about the "high pitch fish calling rattles" these, and some of their other lures produce. Well, I have about 6 slightly used 17MR in my tackle bag that no longer rattle. I opened a new C17MR Red model yesterday afternoon and slung it a few times from my dock. After about a dozen casts, the lure no longer rattled. I have other MirrOlure (not 17s) that are older and more used that continue to rattle but my 17s seem to lose that rattle very quickly. On some clear lures that I can see inside, it seems the small, round (plastic?) rattlers are sticking to the inside of the lure as if it has become damp. I allowed one to lay in the sun all day to see if it would "dry out" and begin rattling again. Nothing.

Is anyone else experiencing this??? And, BTW, I purchase these lures at Academy, Dick's, Walmart, and Bass Pro.
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:41 PM   #2
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Had it happen to many and some that just won't swim right no matter what you do. I just dicard em and buy another because they are one of my go to trout lures. I wonder if the company would do anything about it if you sent em a nice letter and all your defective lures?
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:43 AM   #3
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I've sent L&S Bait/MirrOlure a communication to see what they have to say...
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Ive never expreienced this. All mine rattle just the way they were new. Hope you can get it resolved. Either way post the results.
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:34 PM   #5
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After reading this I checked my mirror dines and 6 of the nine I own don't rattle. I have noticed they have not been as effective and I wonder if this is the reason. The three that still rattle are new air almost new. I have sent a message to the company as well. let's hope they respond.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:17 AM   #6
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After exchanging some email traffic w/ MirrOlure, h/w their response:

Return bad lures to:

L&S Bait Co.
Attn: Mike Tennian
1415 East Bay Dr.
Largo, FL 33771

They cover the postage by providing an extra lure with the return of the replacement lures. A little extra work but beats throwing away $7, slightly used, lures!!!
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This is an interesting thread. I've never checked my mirrodines to see if they rattle. I know that I've caught less fish on them this year than any other year that I can remember. Maybe it's because they no longer rattle.
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Checked mine too. Not rattling.
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THANKS DUDE! Checked mine too. looking for a box to mail them back.
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Thanks for this post. I too have noticed that the bite has slowed significantly on my Mirrodines. Sure enough, my main one has quit rattling!

Also, I did a test this morning. 10 casts on one that didn't rattle - 0 bites. 10 casts on one that rattled, 5 trout. I made all 10 casts between the same 2 docks and both were the same color.

So, I'd say that the rattle definitely makes a difference.

I'm going to send the dead ones back too.
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