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Saturday  November 26, 2022

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FireDot LED SB 4.65
New for 2023

Blinking Bozo
New for 2023

New Packaging for 2023
LED spoon package deal

LED Red Light
New for 2023

2023 LED Spoons
Screws, not pop rivets!

Salmon Buster spoons
Lk. MI UP catch

LED spoon King
Good numbers in the future


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21st century tech LED tackle is here. Our water auto activated  LED spoons lighted with a Lithium battery is good for approx. 200 hours.  LED trolling flies & 10" LED BTI Flashers too. Tested last summer for the 2023 season.  Spoons are now made with machine screws, not pop rivets so the lights can be changed aboard.  Click for LED spoons

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

11/26/22  Web work building a new page for the 2023 LED spoons has my time spoken for this weekend.  Must re-photograph all spoons, because pop rivets are a thing of the past.  Screw driver size is 1 for the machine screws.  Bolt is a 1/4", but pliers can work too.  If you need last year's spoons rebuilt? ...Please contact me.

11/25/22  Old school Firedot pattern gets a brand new meaning with a red LED blinking light.  Me and Firedot pattern goes back to 1969 when Luhr Jensen's came out with the Manistee Wobbler that produced limit catches.  Firedot dodgers were responsible for 400 lb. fish boxes with countless 20-30 fish limits back when I chartered (1983-2003).
                I would be amiss if I didn't have this selection in my tackle lineup for 2023 in LED spoons and BTI flashers.  Granted this is an old school original color, but without old school? ...there'd be no new school. Click FireDot Salmon Buster 4.65 spoon

11/24/22  Happy Thanksgiving.  Old school new spoon addition with debut tomorrow.

11/23/22  Spent a good part of yesterday installing LED lights on our new spoons for 2023.  Having a lure that carries it's own auto light source is like a dream come true for yours truly.  Know for a reel fact, summer adult Kings eat glow stuff like candy.  Plus, you can extend your fishing time before the sun comes up, or goes down.  Low light bite with summer Salmon has always been a big deal.  That's when they're easiest to catch.
               Upgraded the way I'm selling these LEDs too.  Each spoon with comes with 2 extra lights and a storage tube.  Tube is essential to keep moisture out, or these lights can get stuck in auto and there's no way to shut them off.  Click new packaging deal
            Tomorrow? ......a new 2023 LED spoon I would leave the dock without.

11/22/23  New for 2023 is red LED lights being added to our tackle lineup.  Know red works.  Seen it in person with our multicolored spoons that blink red, green and white.
So, this was a no brainer to add.  Click LED in red on new mystery spoon
                Noticed in yesterday's photo of the 2 spoons that are exact clones.  Painting lures that consistently come out the same has never been easy for me.

11/21/22  Some things just don't sit well with me after going over the 2022 LED spoons.  Essentially, these spoons were a single use "one and done" when the light burned out. 
                 Not any longer.  Pop rivets were replaced with with machine screws and nuts. Now, lights can be changed at will.  It would be hell, if your light decided to take a puke and this spoon was the best in your spread.  My last 2 times out LED spoon were our best.
                This also opens up the opportunity to change lights on what color LED light the fish are hitting best.  Sure the machine screws slows assembly, but it's time well spent.

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