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The Wunder Boner
Anyone use this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ79pCJBcJ8

Happy Laugh




Harrisville, Ut
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Re: [Bduck] The Wunder Boner In reply to
The name makes it sound like some kind of male enhancement product.

Watched the video. Another prime example of a new miracle invention designed by inventors...not fishermen...to catch fishermen...not fish.

The device may work on soft mushy trout but it would never work on some of the non-trout species with a stouter skeleton and thicker bones. I'd love to see those guys try it on a catfish, wiper or walleye. Might even be a tough go on a perch or white bass.

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I found it to be amusingly hilarious more than just digging green out of my pocket to purchase it. Its in the same file as the Banjo minnow as far as I can see. Probably see someone eventually use one at the cleaning station. It was specific on what fish they would clean up to 3lbs.




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Hate to admit it, but I have this product and it's been in a drawer for the last several years. I have only used it on trout and mangled them so badly that I ended up with a lot of wasted flesh. This product is in the same category as the Gladder Bladder for Float Tubing.

Live and learn, I guess.
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Glad you weren't offended by my remarks. Over the years I have accumulated a few of the various "must have" fishing items...mostly at yard sales. And of course I just have to watch all of the new infomercials just for the chuckles.

It is easy to see that many of these things were developed by fishing rookies or non-fishermen. They are downright offensive to any angler with more than a smattering of basic knowledge of fish and fishing.

There are some gadgets, knickknacks, tools and lures that WILL work. But the question is always will they work better than what you use already?
A good example is that de-boner. I am pretty handy with my arsenal of electric and standard fillet knives. By the time I had a fish headed and gutted to apply the bone remover I could have skinless and boneless fillets...with a lot less flesh damage than with the deboner.

Whenever I see commercials for AMAZING new lures, I ask myself a couple of questions.

1. If this product is so amazing why do they have to spend a fortune on TV commercials to sell it? Truly great lures sell out quickly by word of mouth.

2. Why would it work better than all other lures, if the angler using it is not skilled at tackle rigging, presentations, hook-setting, etc. A poor angler cannot catch fish even on the "hot" lure. But a good angler can usually work out some way to catch fish on lures that others cannot get to produce.

Thanks for posting that link. Got my chortles and guffaws for the day.

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My wife uses one.
Heehee.
" It's all fun and games until someone loses an 'eye'".
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Re: [SBennett] The Wunder Boner In reply to
I remember seeing that a long time ago. Yes TubeDude, mushy mushy hatchery trout hanging on a stringer for several hours in 70 degree water ........ should work fine. ROFLOL

Now, don't put this in the same category as the Banjo Lure, at least they work if you know how to use them. I still actually have some that were given to me and they do work well. I just wish that they had better color options and to be honest, I can rig almost any fluke style bait that way with a "HitchHiker" I can get from lurepartsonline.com.

Now, if you want to put them in the same file as the Roland Martin Helicopter lure, you would be right. ROFLOL
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Re: [Anglinarcher] The Wunder Boner In reply to
Haha, my brother bought me a banjo minnow kit about 15-20 years ago and I thanked him for it while mocking him behind his back for getting me a "gimmick". Finally one day while fishing Weston reservoir in Idaho, I had forgot my regular bass tackle box and only had the banjo minnows with me so I busted them out and game them a go. They worked extremely well and quickly became one of my favorite lures for a few seasons until I ran out of them and never bothered to try to find them again. I still think I could make some up using aftermarket parts and gulp minnows for an even more effective setup.

Mike
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Re: [gmwahl] The Wunder Boner In reply to
We had a similar experience at Pelican. Fishing had slowed at mid day and you could see the bass sitting along the edge of yhe weeds but they would even look at anything you put in front of them until we through them some banjo minnows.

Most of the fun was watching them react to the different types of actions during the retrieve. Learned alot that day.

Now the Flying Lure on the other hand struggled to catch white bass when they could easily been caugh with a bare hook.
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Re: [a_bow_nut] The Wunder Boner In reply to
Lots older than the Banjo Minnow was this "Magic" fish getter, the marvelous Vibra Bat lure! Remember them?





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Re: [RockyRaab] The Wunder Boner In reply to
How about the "Frisky Flies"? No, I don't remember the Vibra Bat lure, but that was ...... ummm.....interesting. LOL
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Re: [Anglinarcher] The Wunder Boner In reply to
I didn't fall for it, but the very early TV infomercials for the VibraBat showed them vibrating like crazy under water. I'm sure they caught some fish, but then so will darn near anything at times. In the 1970s, I'm sure.



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Re: [RockyRaab] The Wunder Boner In reply to
For the real masochist, visit this website: THE BEST FISHING LURES ON TV

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Re: [TubeDude] The Wunder Boner In reply to
HAD to watch the Banjo/Helicopter one.

The Banjo ought to be very good, IMO. The Heli? Not so much.



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Re: [RockyRaab] The Wunder Boner In reply to
Some of those things...like the Banjo Minnow...are potentially good lures. If they come in the right sizes, colors and actions for the waters you fish and the species you pursue then you can make them work.

Unfortunately, far too many of these "best ever" innovations are not designed by experienced anglers for other experienced anglers. Contrary to the wild and wooly claims of some of their infomercials, there are no lures that will catch all species on all waters at any time.

I can't remember which such product it was, but I watched one commercial in which the portrayed angler had the spinning reel on top of the rod, reeling backwards, as he hoisted an obviously dead fish over the side of the boat. For a brief (very brief) moment there I began to wonder if I had been using a spinning reel wrong all those years. And it gave a new meaning to "killer" lures.

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And the video that portrayed jumping walleye. Riiiiight.



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Re: [RockyRaab] The Wunder Boner In reply to
Are you implying that walleye do not jump...and that a fishing video may possibly be misleading?