Crampton Baits Rare "Gene Magic" 1 of 1 Plunger 12" 5oz Pre-Owned

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  • Regular price $300.00


**This lure is in great used condition - You can tell it is caught its share of fish with markings throughout the lure head but no chips or cracks - Perfect running condition and a very rare lure as well. See photos for further details.**

Crampton Baits were handmade by legendary Captain and lure maker Scott Crampton, who gained most of his experience in Kona, Hawaii before settling in Texas a few years before his passing in early 2021. Despite being produced in limited numbers, his baits were coveted by the "Who's Who" of Marlin fishing and rarely left their spreads. Prior to his death, we helped sell his lures to fishermen all over the world. Steve was a fantastic human being and will surely be missed - Most definitely the case with us at GZ.

This batch of Cramptons came from a legendary Kona Captain - You can tell he put them to good use by the hits some of them took. They most definitely caught some big fish in their days. See the condition above for actual lure condition. We had to pay a hefty price for these gems, so that is the reason for their prices being closer to Yees. This was the first opportunity we had to bring some in since before his passing, so we didn't want to pass that one up. 

The Crampton Baits Plunger is a 12" sized plunger shaped lure with a mostly flat back and semi-rounded/beveled edges. Excellent Marlin lure.

This particular head is very rare and comes in the Gene Vanderhoek "Gene Magic" style head with a blue top and white pearl belly - This was made special for a Kona captain. You can faintly see the Crampton Baits signature insert under the iridescent pearl belly. Skirted in blue vinyl over pink, yellow, and white Tuff Tails.