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Bob La Londe

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Foster - Probe Adapter
« on: December 07, 2017, 10:35:31 AM »
This was the first foster probe adapter I made for my old Cricket.  Its made of 416 Stainless.  Its not perfect.  Its a hair too long.  That means if you push it in firmly all the way the o-ring is to close to the other side and it will not fill.  Just stop a little short of all the way and it fills fine.  I used as it is for months until I misplaced it.  Then I made another one that I passed along with the gun when I sold it.  The other day I found this one on my design desk. 

I don't know if the Cricket probe is the same as any other probe or not.  Sorry.  The Cricket is the only gun I have owned that didn't have the Foster style quick connect. 

Make an offer if you think you can use it. There is a guy selling adapters on Ebay made out of brass if you prefer.  Your offer must be more than shipping in a priority mail envelope.  I am not going to pay you to take it.  LOL. 

If you ask me to pack it some other way in some other packaging your offer is automatically rejected.  I have priority mail envelopes handy in the shop and its easy to ship that way for me. 

First image is of the probe.  The other image is just for fun.  You do not get a crankbait mold with the probe.  LOL. 



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Re: Foster - Probe Adapter
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 12:11:06 PM »
I badgered Heddon Fishing Lures for years trying to get them to start producing the Heddon Sonic and Super Sonics again. It was my go to lure in Florida for Blue Gills, Speckled Perch, and Large Mouth Bass for Fresh Water, and I used to catch a good amount Salt Water Trout with them too. You make a mold for those?


This was the first foster probe adapter I made for my old Cricket.  Its made of 416 Stainless.  Its not perfect.  Its a hair too long.  That means if you push it in firmly all the way the o-ring is to close to the other side and it will not fill.  Just stop a little short of all the way and it fills fine.  I used as it is for months until I misplaced it.  Then I made another one that I passed along with the gun when I sold it.  The other day I found this one on my design desk. 

I don't know if the Cricket probe is the same as any other probe or not.  Sorry.  The Cricket is the only gun I have owned that didn't have the Foster style quick connect. 

Make an offer if you think you can use it. There is a guy selling adapters on Ebay made out of brass if you prefer.  Your offer must be more than shipping in a priority mail envelope.  I am not going to pay you to take it.  LOL. 

If you ask me to pack it some other way in some other packaging your offer is automatically rejected.  I have priority mail envelopes handy in the shop and its easy to ship that way for me. 

First image is of the probe.  The other image is just for fun.  You do not get a crankbait mold with the probe.  LOL.
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Re: Foster - Probe Adapter
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 10:33:00 AM »
The Super Sonic was awesome.  When burned around active fish the strikes were arm wrenching.  No I don't make a mold for it.  I may at some time make a mold similar to it.  I think it would take a lot of experimentation to get that fish maddening buzz just right. 

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Re: Foster - Probe Adapter
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 03:31:17 PM »
The Super Sonic was awesome.  When burned around active fish the strikes were arm wrenching.  No I don't make a mold for it.  I may at some time make a mold similar to it.  I think it would take a lot of experimentation to get that fish maddening buzz just right.

Some folks would tell me that a Rattletrap was a good substitute. I don't think so. Those little Sonics were so awesome on an ultralight outfit with 4lb test.

Back a few years ago I contacted Heddon, and asked about them re-introducing both flavors of Sonics, and the guy said, nope, the molds are worn out, and new molds would cost too much. That's a crying shame.  Seems like every time I went into a tackle store I'd leave with a half dozen new Sonics. Now I can buy them on eBay at $10 a pop or WAY More...
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Re: Foster - Probe Adapter
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 10:35:27 AM »
The Super Sonic was awesome.  When burned around active fish the strikes were arm wrenching.  No I don't make a mold for it.  I may at some time make a mold similar to it.  I think it would take a lot of experimentation to get that fish maddening buzz just right.

Some folks would tell me that a Rattletrap was a good substitute. I don't think so. Those little Sonics were so awesome on an ultralight outfit with 4lb test.

Back a few years ago I contacted Heddon, and asked about them re-introducing both flavors of Sonics, and the guy said, nope, the molds are worn out, and new molds would cost too much. That's a crying shame.  Seems like every time I went into a tackle store I'd leave with a half dozen new Sonics. Now I can buy them on eBay at $10 a pop or WAY More...

While still not the same as the Sonic you might like the smaller sizes of the Ratlin' Rapala better than the Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap.  I use them both in slightly different locations and times.  Heddon does not come on my radar much any more.
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Re: Foster - Probe Adapter
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 09:41:24 AM »
This was the first foster probe adapter I made for my old Cricket.  Its made of 416 Stainless.  Its not perfect.  Its a hair too long.  That means if you push it in firmly all the way the o-ring is to close to the other side and it will not fill.  Just stop a little short of all the way and it fills fine.  I used as it is for months until I misplaced it.  Then I made another one that I passed along with the gun when I sold it.  The other day I found this one on my design desk. 

I don't know if the Cricket probe is the same as any other probe or not.  Sorry.  The Cricket is the only gun I have owned that didn't have the Foster style quick connect. 

Make an offer if you think you can use it. There is a guy selling adapters on Ebay made out of brass if you prefer.  Your offer must be more than shipping in a priority mail envelope.  I am not going to pay you to take it.  LOL. 

If you ask me to pack it some other way in some other packaging your offer is automatically rejected.  I have priority mail envelopes handy in the shop and its easy to ship that way for me. 

First image is of the probe.  The other image is just for fun.  You do not get a crankbait mold with the probe.  LOL.
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