Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More Colors

A few more colors on some different styles of my swimbaits.
Big Paddle 8" shallow
Real Perch
Old Pike
Hot Pike
Orange Perch
Atomkrullen (Bluegill)

Big Boy Swimbaits
Swedish Parrot
Bloody Smallmouth
Amy Signature

Mini Paddle 5"
Amy signature
Swedish Parrot
Bloody Smallmouth

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ribbon Tail Pike

Another nice pike taken in the UK on one of my Ribbon Tail Swimbaits.
Congrats' to the anglers and thanks for the photos.

Some Custom Super D's

A few photos of some Magnum Super D's I worked on last week. It's getting to be the time of year when these big rubber swimbaits start moving a lot of muskies around here. With my baits looking tired and worn, I figured I needed to update my personal collection a little. I won these 3 Super D's on eBay a while back and the colors I got were pretty good but I couldn't resist running them through the paint booth to make them a little more suited to my taste in colors. I think they turned out fairly well, now all I need is the time to get them chewed up.

The colors are
Custom Sucker, Tennessee Shad and Dr. Carp

Before and After

Here's a Suick that a friend wanted a color change on. As you can see it started as a basic white with a red head and I transformed it to the very popular Dr. Carp color.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Big Muskies

A few photos of some big muskies send to me by Don Slagle of Hoosier Hand Made Muskie Baits.These fish were taken buy one of Don's customers last week and measured 50-1/2" , 46" and 45". All three were caught trolling one of Don's new crankbaits. Here's a a photo of the new crankbait and the last photo is of a glider made on the same style blank. Each and every one of Don's lures are all hand made from the finest materials available and you really cannot understand how well built his baits are until you get one in your hands and look at it, they really are built like a tank.

You should do yourself a favor and check out some of Don's baits, you won't be disappointed. Here's the address to his website........tell him Jeff sent ya.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Big Boy Scores Another Pike

Here's a photo of a nice Pike from Norway that just had to have a taste of one of my Big Boy swimbaits that my friend Erik was using.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Colors and Patterns

Here's 13 more colors shown on my 8" shallow paddle tail swimbait. These colors/patterns were requested by Swedish and Norwegian friends and include some very unique custom colors.
Baby Bass, Orange Belly
Black Eyed Pea
Yellow Tail Cisco
Red Sucker
Black Perch, Orange Tail
Nils Master
Cisco, Orange Belly
Mean Streak
Pink Shad

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Which One to Choose ????

Here's are few of the many, many colors of a double bladed spinner, called Fittertails, a friend of mine makes. These have 2 custom powder coated, translucent candy colored # 10 blades, custom blended flashabou skirting and hand poured curly tail trailers on Mustad treble hooks. These are amazingly well built and the blades are the most durable of any I've ever used.

If your interested in getting a few of these bucktails you can find them at Smokey's Muskie Shop. Here's the link to his web page

Great Catches and Companions

A couple of photos of my cousin and field tester with a 2 really nice bass taken from a small lake in Illinois. Also a photo of his fishing partner for the day, she's a real fish hound.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Some Pike from Norway

Here's a few photos of some Pike my friend Erik got today on the 8" shallow paddle tail swimbait. In his report he said that after trying many brands and styles of baits, from deep to shallow, this is the only lure he could get the fish to bite. He is returning to the same waters tomorrow so I look forward to seeing more photos of his catch.
In the last photo is the beaten and destroyed lure. After taking several fish on it, a small pike missed the back hook, resulting in a bitten off tail. The results of when soft plastic and teeth come together whether pike or muskies.

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Couple Nice Pike

Here's a few photos of 2 nice Pike my friend Stew caught recently.
The first 2 photos are of a 7 lb fish he got on a Phantom Soft Tail glider and the last 2 photos are of a 11 lb fish he took on one of my Wide Tail Swimbaits.
Congrats Stew on 2 mighty fine fish.
Thanks for sharing the photos.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Couple Small Ones

Here's a two pics of a 32"er and a pic of a 30"er I got today.
While these are not very long they sure are fat.