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Old 12-11-2002, 04:20 AM
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I just came from a buyers/wholesale show and I have lots of great stuff to share. I will over the next few days. Here's one to wet your appetite. Its Rapala's new lig gripper. Its awesome. To grap a fish you simply push on its lip/mouth and it clamps on. You pull the pin to release. It also comes with either a built in 20# or 60# scale. Comparable quality to the boga at a better price and superior action/function. I'm getting a 60#.

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I just came from a buyers/wholesale show and I have lots of great stuff to share. I will over the next few days. Here's one to wet your appetite. Its Rapala's new lig gripper. Its awesome. To grap a fish you simply push on its lip/mouth and it clamps on. You pull the pin to release. It also comes with either a built in 20# or 60# scale. Comparable quality to the boga at a better price and superior action/function. I'm getting a 60#.

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Old 12-11-2002, 05:15 AM
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These are going to be hard to come by. Retail is $99 for the 60#. Let me know if you want one and I'll get an order in. I'm on the wait list right now for some.

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Schweeeeeeeeet.... too bad I bought the Berkley version! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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Old 12-13-2002, 11:20 AM
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The Berkley is hardly a comparison. The Rapala is in a totally different class and it has a scale. My Berkleys are going to be backups, rentals, etc.

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Jon will the IGFA recognize the Rapala Lip Gripper as a certified weight scale?
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Stumbled on to the Rapala gripper and it is one fine piece of hardware. My Berkley has a pin that falls out. This baby has screws and feels solid as a rock by comparison. It's about twice the price of the Berkely and half the price of the Boca,well worth it for my money.
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I'll ask Monday about the IGFA.

As Greg has pointed out this is not a toy. I feel that its mechanism is superior to the Boga in the way you put the fish onto the device. Its similar in quality which is high.

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Hey Jon, send me the 60 pounder so I can compare it to my Boga. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] I love the boga as it's truly a peice of long lasting equipment. It has sat in the bottom of a wet yak, and then the back of the car all season with no rust. Sand encountered can be rinsed out and the unit right back to work. I'm interested in the fish contact part on the rapala unit as it may have more surface area to handle the fish. As with all of the units, you must never pick the fish up by the gripper. It's really too dangerous for the fish. You have to provide mid body support so all the weight is off the lower jaw. My 2 cents. Scott

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Old 12-14-2002, 05:32 AM
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Scott, I don't have any yet. I'm on the wait list.

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