Recently posted on the site is an article by my good friend and extreme die-hard surfcaster Jimmy Fee, in which he names his picks for the 25 greatest striper surf lures of all time. As a surfcaster myself, I'd say the list is pretty spot-on, even though he left out the Ava Diamond Jig (sorry, dude. I had to). Ribbing aside, what makes the list so complete, I think, is the criteria used to select these lures. You have to put personal favoritism aside and look not just at a lure's catching power, but what part it played in the overall development of the category of lures at hand, as well as its historical role in growing the sport.