Happy New Year, Surfasters!
Congratulations to Ted Archibald for winning the Big Water Lure’s 2009 Photo Contest with his 34 ½ pound striper taken on a Blackfish Medium Diver. Ted will get his choice of 2 custom-colored Big Water Pikes. If you took a bigger fish on a Big Water Pike and didn’t take or send in a photo, you missed a good opportunity. I really appreciate all the pictures sent and I do put them on my site. It’s fun recognition for you; it helps me (and you) know what is catching – and you get an opportunity for free plugs!
I will be exhibiting on February 20, 2009 at The Jersey Shore Surfcasters “Surf Day” located at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ to display and sell my plugs. Plug collector, Roy Curley, will be there with me. He is a knowledgeable collector and researcher of vintage salt water fishing lures with more than 25 years experience…so be sure to stop by and say “Hi!”
Also, I have prepared a presentation called “Making and Fishing Big Plugs” and, if your fishing club or organization needs a speaker, please email me. I’m passionate about catching big fish and have made it my mission to get serious fishermen to switch to bigger plugs. Honestly, it makes a huge difference.
How BWL Plugs Are Marked
BWL DIVING plugs have my initials “GRS” burned into the center back of the plug and an “M” or a “D” (for Medium or Deep) stamped onto the lip. This is to be able to quickly differentiate them from SURFACE Pikes which have the GRS initials burned into the tail. In addition, divers have the lips screwed down because of the extra banging around on the bottom. There are a few exceptions to this – notably the first couple dozen I made (in Black Pearl and Lobster/Copperhead), but these markings are what you can expect going forward. When all is said and done, I feel my biggest contribution to plug making and the fishing community will be my “Diving” Pikes.
Thank you for the nice response to my new “SLIMS”. Because of the demand for the Block Island Green Scale color, and the Medium Divers in general, I have put a few more on my website. For photos, Or, to order, go here.
Stay warm and think fish!!
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