Saturday, 21 November 2015

Longin Making a Metal Jig

A little video from Longin Lures of Japan giving a glimpe of jig making. Check out their site

Friday, 20 November 2015

Splish Splash Plastic jerks

Having given up Danish bacon for breakfast in the hopes that one day I will be able to see my feet again, I feel I have some Danish-ness missing from my life. Luckily Splish Splash from Denmark is doing his bit to fill that gap by making these great films about a subject closer to my heart than cholesterol, lure making.

Once again folks please subscribe to his channel and share the sh*t out of his videos.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Rinaldi Studio, A lure without hooks

I want one, I don't care if it will catch fish or even if it is designed to, it is just cool.

This an image from a new book from Michael Rinaldi who is better known for how to books on model tank making and finishing, but in this book he is concentrating on a fish shaped submersible model. After a bit of digging it turns out the model was designed by Michael Fichtenmayer an america model making fanatic. He named it, FichtenFoo's Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible, which I kind of think sums it up. Check out his blog for more bonkers ideas that should have fish hooks attached and also the book people

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Tank Test Tuesday Love Bait Spoons

I have to be honest, I have a bit of thing for spoons they are one of those baits that kind of drive pike a little mad. These little pike look-alike spoons from Love Baits of Poland not only look great they have a twisting jerky motion in the water that almost begs to be bitten.

Check out their cranks baits as well, they have some great designs and a definite
style of their own. Website Love Bait

Monday, 16 November 2015

Monday morning at the office for some lucky barstools, Carl and Alex

If this is not their day job it should be, Carl and Alex are brothers, fishermen, film-makers, and still at an age that does not require them to use glasses to read ingredients on food packets; dam them. As someone who dabbles in fishing and fumbles through film making I have some understanding of the time, effort and in their case the talent required to make films at their standard. So even though unfortunately they are big carp fishing fans (no one is perfect) I still come back to their films looking for inspiration and a stonking great story, told with enthusiasm and care; they never fail to disappoint.

Their latest adventure is a tale from both sides of the pond, I mean the big pond which sees them teaming up with another pair of siblings (I cannot even get my brother to come fishing with me, or make me toast) to take up carp fishing challenges both at home in England and the USA.

I know there is a great future in this field for these guys but lets help them get there a little sooner by adding our support and subscribing and sharing the sh*t out of their videos.

P.s. When I grow up I want to be Carl or Alex

Sunday, 15 November 2015

The holiday is over

It has been a few months since I posted a blog, but the break has given me a chance to think about and try other things. In August I took a trip back up to Scotland and Mull where I used to live and made a short fundraising film with some friends who have a croft there. I stayed in the off grid camping hut they were hoping to be able to complete with funds from the film. When the film was complete It took a little over a day for their campaign to raise the money needed and a little over what they expected as a bonus. The hut itself is just a short walk from a phenomenal fishing spot where previously I had filmed the end of the “Making a Coffee Packet Mackerel Rig”, so let's just say I spent some time when not filming fishing.

I always seem to be going backwards and forwards between the future and the past, and although Mull is largely the past for me it was great to be part of something and also to be inspired again by a landscape and the people like my friends who are making a life there. Seeing Celia’s nervousness about appearing in front of the camera for the film really made me face up to actually dealing with my own unease at being in front of the camera for my lure making films.

So for my next project the ‘Five Minute Epoxy Trout Glider’ I stuck my ugly mug up front and also as a first decided to work with my wife for the film. I think when we had finished the video it almost felt like the first complete film I had been involved in; it had a real sense of story not just ‘look at this pretty lure’. After getting featured on Field and Stream’s website in the USA it quickly picked up some viewing figures.

For the future the blog is back and I will posting every few days again about lure making, fishing, and filming and just other shit that makes me feel happy. Well at least until something comes along to give me another break. Film wise I am working on a knife inspired lure which should be out in a week or so and then I think I want to finally make a swimbait.

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