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Sunday  December 21, 2014

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X-Glow White Mamba
Salmon Buster™ spoon

2015 Salmon Busters™
Blue Mambas 4.0 & 4.65
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2015 Cupped diver rings
4 moveable tabs
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Styling!  Blue Glow?
Color matching rings!

Salmon Buster™ Spoons
Test run in clear: Awesome!

Salmon Busters™ Great Lakes Info Tips and Trix Capt. John's Log

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Prototype Spoon

Salmon Buster™ Spoons kick off sale with 15% off most tackle at my webstore when your order exceeds 125.  Flashers, meat rigs, heads, combo deals, fishing line (mono & braid), etc.  Free shipping on all orders over 125 bucks makes this a reel-deal NEVER again to be repeated.  To qualify for your 15% discount you must enter the promo code: salmon buster during final checkout at my webstore:

Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?

12/22/14  Never before in the history of Great Lakes fishing has there been a spoon in the XG White Mamba pattern.  That is? ...until today!  Click XG White Mamba spoon
                This is the fun stuff when you see your plan for the future coming together.  Conquering production issues, then seeing a world class product take shape is rewarding!
                Mamba spoons require a lot of time consuming detailed hand work compared to just spraying paint, but the outcome is more than worth it!

12/21/14  Salmon spoons are known for attention to detail.  There is no spoon on this planet that has as much detail as my Salmon Busters™.  Plus, there's no metal spoon that can offer special light transitioning effects! Click 2015 Blue Mamba Salmon Busters™
               You're not buying a pig in a poke.  But fish catching patterns proven during the last 10 seasons.  My spoons are cloned versions of my flashers and meat heads.  Even the lure eyes have been scaled to fit in the 4.0 which is a size smaller than what's on the 4.65. 
                Introductory sale with a buck off each spoon lasts thru 1/1/15. 
After that? ...the price goes up a buck per spoon and be worth every cent of it.
                Today is the first day of winter 2014/2015.  Best news is the days will starting getting longer.  It's entirely feasible, I could be fishing Browns off Manistee in 3 months.

12/20/14  About this time last year I was in Florida having serious regrets trying to adapt to the RV park lifestyle of retired folk.  This just didn't work out for me.  It did renew my drive and passion to "get on the ball" to reach higher in 2014! 
               So, I got busy designing performance enhanced diver rings, 2 sizes of jay-plugs in 2 different variations.  Along with a trick slide spoon.  All donated back to fishing public and 3D printing community at no financial gain.
               Most importantly, new ground breaking, bullet proof spoons that will last "for next to forever."  Guess it's fair to to say, it has been a very, very busy year ...for yours truly!

12/19/14  Great thing about fishing?  Nobody can prove you wrong with certainty.  Case in point, my matching rings in the same shade that matches the lure.  Blue was a good color for me in 2014 and having more blue makes sense. Click color matching rigs
                Today's featured photo on the left is my new 2015 Blue-Glo Smurf diver rings that will soon be installed at my webstore.  Now, I need a pic of the blue glow in the dark effects.  Why do I do stuff like this?  Simple answer is: because I can!
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"Simply has a edge through knowledge and ability of having broken the lock jaw barrier with his own bag of tricks on a regular basis....
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Guy Ellis-The Outdoor Guy "Manistee News Advocate" 
Feb. 2000

"King of the Charter Boat Skippers"

Tom Huggler 
"Fish Michigan" 
March 1999

"The action on Lake Michigan continued at a frantic pace... the crew went on to land 7 Kings (Chinooks), 1 Coho and 9 Lake Trout on the half day Charter." (17 Fish 6 hr. trip)
Dave Richey 
"Sunday Detroit News" 
August 1984

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