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I found a bait that I have never seen before and it caught my eye. I am no expert, I am not even a good fisherman. I do ok, but I would say I'm average to below average. It's ok, I can take it. There are days though where I could be a touring pro, and there are days where I would want to break the rod over my knee. Sound familiar? When I saw this bait however, I knew it had to be part of my arsenal. Not I will eventually add to my arsenal......I had to order it to have it in my hands right now, in the dead of winter, knowing full well it would be a couple of months before I could fish with it. The bait is called the Mongrel and it is made by a die hard enthusiast named Keith from Blackhawk Custom Baits. I will let the pictures do the talking.
If you fish high pressure waters, then score yourself a couple of bags of these baits. Im pretty sure the fish have never seen a bait like this. I like to support the little guy that makes baits with their hands in their garage because the products always reflect the passion they have. This bait is no exception. Honestly the baits are inexpensive and worth giving a shot. To order either click on the facebook link above (no facebook account needed) or email Keith direct at
. He will hook you up and these baits will put you on fish for sure. I am so positive of this that I am giving a few packages away to my loyal active members to test and report back. Join the forum and you can take part of these cool offerings we offer here from time to time at TinBoats.net
I like buying custom hand made baits from the little independant tackle maker. I am a member at the BaitJunkys Forum and love checking out the work these guys do. I made a pledge to not buy big-box store baits anymore and only try to support the little guys. Which brings me to some nice looking Jigs I was able to buy from Eric from School Master Tackle. I purchased a bunch to give away on the forum, so if you are a participating member be on the lookout at a chance of getting your hands on some of these jigs.
I love the packaging. The jigs come in a hard plastic clam case. The label is simple and clear.
What was a nice surprise not seen by most bait makers is the included trailer. How awesome is that? If you are new to jigs this is huge. With so many questions about what rod, reel, technique and line to use, it is nice to know that a matching trailer is included and you will get a good idea what to use going forward. Kudos to you Eric, nice touch!
Lastly I tried to take the best picture I could with my iPhone to show you what a nice job he does with the tie for the skirt. It is hand tied obviously and perfect form. This in itself is a time consuming process not just thrown together by machine in a factory. I cannot wait to fool a 5 pounder on one of these jigs in the thickest of stuff on my local waters. If you are looking to buy some jigs, I urge you to support the litte bait makers like Eric by clicking on his link above. If you have any questions about jig fishing, ask away on our forum or even contact Eric direct through facebook or on the Baitjunkys forum.
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Below is a video comparing the Wetlander boat coating system vs Brand X. To me Wetlander looks like the superior product. If you are thinking of coating the bottom of your boat for protection, then Wetalnder should be your top choice. Check out the video for yourself and you can decide which boat coating system you want to spend your money on. At the end of the video, Scott gives you instructions on how to get a sample piece of coated material to see for yourself how good the Wetlander system is. If that is not standing behind your product, nothing is.....PERIOD. If you have any questions freel free to contact Scott on our forum or direct from the link below. He will be happy to help you in any way he can.