This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Sylvia and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive.
I went to a presentation while at the sportsman show last week. It was put on by Mike Mordas of Muskie Train Enterprises. He invited me to his shop to see how they made the lures which he sold. Here is what they mainly fish for the Muskie, the king of the waters where we fish. It is a very large predator and can eat most any fish in the lake.
This is Mike on the left and Trent Tesmer on the right. The Mordas Minnow hangs in the middle above them. It is nice to have your name on your own plug.
Trent showed me how they started with a piece of Cedar and cut out the shape on the band saw. They were making a MX-4 which is the Small Minnow Express in the 4" size.
They then take the cutout to the router station and rout them to shape.
Here is the progression trough wood to minnow shape.
They keep the parts in pairs and then glue them together, they are then ready for painting.
This is the finished MX-4 ready to troll and see what can be caught, The price is $15 on this plug and the Musky sizes are more expensive. I wanted a smaller size plug for fishing the Walleye on Lake Hodgson.
I'll have to see how it does this Spring. It is a beauty but catching fish is the true test. Maybe, I'll get to go out with Mike and Trent in search of the elusive Muskie.
On a sad note, one of my best friends growing up, Dave Llewellyn, died this Friday. It was two days before he was to turn 70, way to young to go. He was of Welch decent and is the person that got me into my love of cars and drag racing. I now have several friends from England because of blogging on our Header Contest.
I will be leaving for Europe on Wednesday so will be off line for a while. This is my first break in a two and a half years of blogging.