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A Clink is Not a Thump

Updated: October 5, 2007, 12:13 PM ET
By Ed Harp

It's tough to make a Texas or Carolina rigged plastic into something different, something the fish haven't seen or heard before. Elite Series pro, Mike Wurm, faces this problem nearly every day. Metal on metal is one way he solves it.

"At one time metal beads were common, everybody fished with them," he says. "But then they fell out of favor. Guys started using plastic and glass because the sound was different. And it was different then, but metal is what's different now."

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