My name is Joe McGraw. I carve fish lures and decoys using my brand name Wapak Fish Decoys and Lures. Im located in Springfield Ohio, having started carving in Wapakoneta Ohio.This is my largest minnow to date. This is my take on a steampunk heddon 150. I carve one off wood lures and decoys out of driftwood from the banks of Grand Lake St Mary's in North central Ohio. This is an example of my Wapak Century Minnows. In another time and place i like to imagine these lures being used with small on board boilers propelling themselves through the depths of lakes and rivers of another realm. When designing these Century steampunk minnows i try to engineer then in a practical real world way. The length is 17" long with brass, copper parts many hand made. This Century Minnow would be used to travel just below the surface with its snorkel protruding the surface to supply air to its on board boiler.
I'm a fan of the over the top, and oddities. Ty for looking, good luck to all entries as we share a common bond....creativity and a love of fishing.