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Old 04-07-2016, 08:07 PM
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Default Habs Needles... to fish them or not?

I picked up a couple of 2.5 oz. Habs Needles circa 2001 from a guy I work with. One pink, one black, both kind of iridescent looking. Both have a single siwash hook with marabou/hackle. Both are brand new in package. So... should I fish them or should i keep them tucked away and hang onto them? I used to have a yellow Habs needle that i unfortunately lost to an errant wind knot. I know the maker of these plugs would want to see them fished, not tacked to my wall for all to see. But i would be remiss if i lost one, since it would be very unlikely i could get another! What would you all do?
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:02 PM
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I'm not sentimental when it comes to this. I would fish it.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:14 PM
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I'm not sentimental when it comes to this. I would fish it.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:22 AM
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"I know the maker of these plugs would want to see them fished, not tacked to my wall for all to see."

There you have it.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:56 AM
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Default Re: Habs Needles... to fish them or not?

Since the builder has passed away they are worth more money now especially if NIP. I would sell them to a plug collector and use the money to buy that same builders' son's plugs which are made pretty much the same. Do you want to have two Hab's needles in your bag or ten?
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:39 PM
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I picked up a couple of 2.5 oz. Habs Needles circa 2001 from a guy I work with. One pink, one black, both kind of iridescent looking. Both have a single siwash hook with marabou/hackle. Both are brand new in package. So... should I fish them or should i keep them tucked away and hang onto them? I used to have a yellow Habs needle that i unfortunately lost to an errant wind knot. I know the maker of these plugs would want to see them fished, not tacked to my wall for all to see. But i would be remiss if i lost one, since it would be very unlikely i could get another! What would you all do?
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:15 PM
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I fish them. A few years ago I got into a bunch of bass in a trough and they clobbered a Habs white needle. To me it feels a little more special catching on a legends plugs just like he wanted. I find it also a little special when I catch on plugs or flies a friend made.
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Fish Em!
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