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    Tennessee Killer Crankbaits
from Bill H. (209.240.221.138)  
10/29/2000 1:24:00 PM

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 Can anyone tell me where I can find these crankbaits? I can't find them in either the BPS or Cabelas catalogues. Also tried www.lurenet.com but no dice. Thanks. -Bill H.


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   Tenn Killers from jojo-sc (165.166.44.19)  10/29/2000 7:01:00 PM
 Did you try Bill Norman Lures?? I think they were making that plug. Hope this helped CYA Jojo-SC GoTeamTriton


   krakowsf@worldnet.att.net from DEbasser (12.90.30.69)  10/29/2000 7:40:00 PM
 Bill, unfortunately the Tennessee Kil'rs have been discontinued. You're only hope is old ones on a tackle store shelf. Went through the same thing this spring myself. Good Luck! -SteveK


   TN Kill'r from bass2xs  10/30/2000 8:13:00 AM
 You have no idea how much I want to get my hands on some old TN Killers. It is a fabulous crankbait! The original ones were the best (when Norman bought the bait they turned to garbage) and the only way you are going to find them is in the back of some old forgotten tackle shop or some misguided person is selling them. I personally only have three left and they are reserved for tournament use only (large tourney's at that!). I'm currently experimenting with Stanford lures and D lures to find a suitable replacement. Good luck on your search.


   I have some. from Scuba Steve  10/30/2000 8:39:00 AM
 the mid depth ones, made in CA.


   I have a box full from Ken Nance  10/30/2000 9:12:00 PM
 I have a box full of these and havent really been using them. I could possible depart with some. EMail me if your intrested in them. I have alot of diffrent patterns, and theyre all about the same size. Theyre all brand new looking. Tight lines, Ken.


   Tn Killers from Jocko  10/31/2000 6:24:00 AM
 I agree w/ bass2xs,once Norman acquired them the quality went downhill.They started gel-coating them(sloppy jobs)and you had to really look em over in the package for crooked bills.The good ones usually have a small decal on the belly that says PERRY.I believe that's the name of the original maker,Mr. Perry.I'll cut a trade for a few if someone has some Bagley's ChatterBII's(another victim of buy-outs and overseas production),or you guys can check-out Lee Sisson's baits (www.topnotchlures.com I believe).They offer a similar bait(flat sided)as well as other wooden cranks.Crank Em Up!


   Not to mention the lips coming out! from bass2xs  10/31/2000 7:06:00 AM
 I like Norman's plastic crankbaits but their attempt to make a wooden crankbait was sorry. You're right Jocko, the lips would be mounted crooked and even the ones that were mounted correctly were subject to loosing their lips. The real ones do have PERRY on the bottom. Mr. Perry where are you???


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