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Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Cal » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:48 am

A few weeks ago, while testing some new swimbait sticks, I broke out my beloved GanCraft Jointed Claw 230s for some play time. Had one tied on each of two sticks I was testing. Had a hit right off the bat on one, but didn't manage to land the fish because my reel failed... Daiwa's Big Bait Special is hot garbage for big baits is all I have to say.

About an hour or so later, I get a hit on the other 230 when the bait was on pause... I could literally feel the fish slurp the bait in. I reeled in slack, went to swing and *poof* ... my connection knot at the leader failed :doh: ... of course it was the more rare color of the two and I can't even find the same pattern.

Anyway, point is, I lost one bait... one. This is how I responded... 😂

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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Cristo » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:19 am

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Well done Cal =D>
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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Gone Phishin » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:35 pm

Which color pattern did you lose Cal?

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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Cal » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:45 pm

Gone Phishin wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:35 pm
Which color pattern did you lose Cal?
That's the problem... i can't find it anywhere and I have no idea what it was called. It was a ghost pattern with a kind of peach colored top... not orange, not brown, but in between.. peach. 🤷‍♂️
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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Cal » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:46 pm

Cristo wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:19 am
Well done Cal =D>
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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by y2k88 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:53 pm

Cal wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:45 pm
That's the problem... i can't find it anywhere and I have no idea what it was called. It was a ghost pattern with a kind of peach colored top... not orange, not brown, but in between.. peach. 🤷‍♂️
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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Cal » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:07 pm

y2k88 wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:53 pm

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Nope... kinda sorta like the top one but without all the blue
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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Cal » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:11 pm

Closest I can find is Kinokuni Orange ... but I think that's too orange... might just have to buy one to see if maybe it's just the way it photographs
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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Sore Thumb » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:42 pm

Is it Kinokuni Ayu, Cal? #02 on thegan Craft site. Shows slightly different colours in different sizes. Maybe lighting, maybe not.

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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Cal » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:58 pm

Sore Thumb wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:42 pm
Is it Kinokuni Ayu, Cal? #02 on thegan Craft site. Shows slightly different colours in different sizes. Maybe lighting, maybe not.
That's a candidate too, but mine was see through, so 🤷‍♂️... also that color doesn't seem to be available in 230 anymore so I can't just buy one to see ](*,)
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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Johnny A » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:51 am

I am SOOOOO glad I never got really bit by the big swimbait bug. It almost happened but you help put the whole thing into perspective ... I go a bit nuts for a few extra OSP baits if I lose one but I know what those Gan Crafts costs, bless you!

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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Cristo » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:28 am

Cal,

As usual doing the devil's work 8-) . I was pushed every so gently into the direction of the 230 JC. One in Dark Rainbow is on the way for me to test, like I am some entity :lol: personal testing that is and as per the usual I am late to the party
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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Cristo » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:36 am

My series of feelings last night when I got maybe two hours of fun slinging the Dark rainbow 230 JC. Couple things there the bait knocker unfortunately didn't save me and I believe that unfortunately had a lot to do with running line other than braids which I'm normally accustomed to not that I'm saying that as the end-all-be-all but in short last night was Uber painful so I'll probably have to pull a Cal??? maybe next year this year has been expensive :lol: :lol: :lol: thankfully it's been awhile since I lost one but man it's still super painful ](*,) I think that beat out my quickest turnaround I'm losing a bait I think the last time I lost something so quick was an 8 inch bull Shad Maybe couple seasons ago now I guess anyway just thought I'd share my pain last night was a tough one folks

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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by Cal » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:44 am

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Re: Gan Craft 230 Replacement

Post by G40 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:40 am

Cal wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Sore Thumb wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:42 pm
Is it Kinokuni Ayu, Cal? #02 on thegan Craft site. Shows slightly different colours in different sizes. Maybe lighting, maybe not.
That's a candidate too, but mine was see through, so 🤷‍♂️... also that color doesn't seem to be available in 230 anymore so I can't just buy one to see ](*,)
Is the color your looking for GCJC17898F Seethrough Kinokuni Ayu? :big grin: they still make it on the 303 size \:D/

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