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$410 Lure, or $410 Worth of Fishing Equipment?

What would you buy instead of this $410 lure?

If you decided to devote your holiday bonus to some fishing gear, the combination possibilities of what you could buy are virtually endless. Then again, if you’re interested in a lure cleverly dubbed the “Mother,” you’ll cough up a cool $410.

You could buy all of the following items for $410, or purchase one fishing lure for the same price. What would you rather have under your Christmas tree?

Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel ($159.99) – The Abu Garcia brand has staked its claim to top status, producing some of the best reels with highly-sophisticated advancements, unheard of from your father’s reel manufacturers. The great design is coupled with a lightweight C6 carbon body, and eight stainless steel bearings (plus a roller bearing) create near-perfect corrosion resistance. The Carbon Matrix drag system is among the best in the business, providing smooth, reliable performance.

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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Custom Spinning Rods ($79.99) – Shakespeare’s Ugly Stik line has been a go-to for amateurs and pros alike, mainly for its versatility and performance. Diamond wraps and Fuji reel seats and guides make it a high-quality piece of equipment. It’s available in varying levels of action with a seven-foot length, ideal for a wide range of fishing styles. Some call it the best rod ever, and now it’s your turn to give it the test.

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Berkley® Trilene XL® Smooth Casting Line ($7.99) – What good are a rod and reel without some fishing line? Trilene is one of the top-selling brands for good reason: their lines resist kinking and twisting better than others, provide sensitive feel and exhibit some major strength. Many anglers have trusted Trilene for decades, and there’s no reason you can’t join them.

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Lazer TroKar Re-volve Hooks ($6.99) – Most hooks are surgically sharpened these days, but the Lazer Re-volve hooks do a great job of turning bites into catches. No one wants to lose fish after spending time finding, hooking and reeling them in. That’s why a reliable hook should be at the top of your wish list. Tested and proven by tournament pros, Lazer hooks penetrate with half the pressure of others.

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Humminbird 561 Sonar Fishfinder ($154.99) – A fishfinder can work wonders, and if you’ve ever used them before, you’re familiar with their capabilities. Well, forget all that, because Humminbird is taking things to the next level with the 561 Sonar model. A high-resolution display and the 60 degree DualBeam Plus sonar covers a wide area and gives great detail, especially in regards to bottom definition.

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So, what’s your decision? Will you fully outfit yourself with everything you’ll need to catch a limit of keepers, or are you going to drop the big bucks on the $410 lure?

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