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Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:50 PM
Just wanted to say awesome work to tater and congrats!
Great job man
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:06 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!!!! That is most impressive! Congratulations, Tater!
Man, you've been holding out on us. The baits featured in the article are absolutely stunning. True works of art.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:47 AM
Great job Tater.....looks like your on the way....You make some nice, original baits......
Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:16 AM
Someday we'll be able to say, Hey we knew him when he was good ol' The_Rookie on TU, and he was always ready for a laugh! Don't forget us buddy!
Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:42 AM
Nice job, once again Rookie. Your baits stand out from the rest. The details are just right. Keep up the the great work. Congrats, Tim
Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:57 AM
Congrats , Tater , now you obviously have your foot in the door to make it big some day !
all the best:yay: , diemai
Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:47 AM
Man. for once even I dont know what to say..... MARK IT DOWN!!!
at 2:11am The Rookie was speechless.... Ok that lasted about 3 seconds...
Never expected a write up on tackle tour. My buddy called me last week and said get me some baits.. If I can sell some at the show I will get your product in Fishermans warehouse out west.. As far as my foot being in the door... I guess that's great... My biggest problem has always been trying to keep it out of my mouth.
My dreams will always been sky high.. and I know I go overboard from time to time...but, my roots will always be grounded to tackle making in a garage! Testing in a cattle drinkin tank and using a squirrel roaster to heat set my baits.
Each of you shared a part in the success I have had in with my work. Words can never repay all that helped me out. But if you like I have a special GIFT FOR EACH AND EVERYONE!!!!
" A FREE CAN OF SPAM!!!!!
Yes that's right... just send me your address and I will ship you out a can of spam. It will come in handy for those late nights in the shop. Maybe you hear a knock at the door at 3am.. OH MY!!! Miss America has a flat tire in front of your shop and she is her too (AS SINBAD USE TO SAY).. PARRRRTAAAY!!!.. no time for PB&J.. you can open SPAM in a JIFFY! no pun intended! Never under estimate the power of the spam can!!! Just send Dean McClain a PM! HE LOVES GETTING EMAIL!!. He is handling all the shipping requests." THANKS!!!!!
Edited by The_Rookie, 19 January 2009 - 02:55 AM.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:15 AM
Rookie - Congratulations, and good on you.
Not too sure what this 'Tour' thing is all about, does this mean you will be travelling a lot?? If so drop in, I live in Canberra - Australia, and I can show you some of my secret little projects in the shed, better start cleaning it up.pete
Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:30 AM
speechless , and I'll say this article is really deserved and I'm looking forward for the next one , as seeing those great baits I think it will come pretty soon
man I wish I was a Rookie too late , it was taken
Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:44 AM
The duck tape baron and inventer of the straw airbrush, does it again. Way to go Tater.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:48 AM
Nicely done Rookie!
I haven't posted anything here since the 4th of July, but I think this warrant's a few lines. Congratulation's and wishes for continued success in your business. It sure look's like all those late night/early morning painting session's have paid off! Your innovative shaped and carved lures ,coupled with those painstaking paint job's ,produce a lure that I'm sure many angler's will consider a, "Must Have". Go Get em Rookie!!!
Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:37 AM
Tater Hog, I don't know you but I admire your works and paint jobs, I also appreciate what you have shared here on TU with all of us including your humor and candid comments. You are an inspiration to all of the wanna-bes myself included. You have proved that hard work and dedication to your craft will take you where you want to go. Congratulations you deserve it.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:40 AM
Tater....simply Outstanding....don't Forget Dean And I When You Hit The Big Times!!!!!!!!!john
Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:41 AM
Well bud, it has all paid off. CONGRATULATIONS! Now I can tell my grandchildren, and great grandchildren that I once knew you. You keep up all your long hours and hard work, and we will see your fantastic work in all the top tackle outlets. So happy for you.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:19 PM
Nice work! I guess this means the reserve will be going up on ebay;)? I guess spinach to popeye is like to the rookie! I will say, most cases I can figure out how paint is thrown down. Not with your baits, the cyan coloration on your sunfish is just sick! Many a nights of I have spent trying to figure that one out. So congrats for making it to the big time! By the way, your advice that you messaged me a couple weeks back saved me a chunk of time and some cash... which went toward a case of pbr!
Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:52 PM
W O W !!!!!! Well done Matt!!!
Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:15 PM
Congratulations. Out west here Tackle Tour is the bible when it comes to tackle reviews. Be ready to be busy!!!!!
Your ears must be burning. I was fishing Castaic yesterday, and pulled up on another boat throwing swim baits. Turns out it was two guys I knew who fish the AC Castaic circut.
The taller one, Eddie the Costco chef, was throwing a homemade swimbait he said you helped him with. It was beautiful.
You did a good deed there, and this publicity is the karma for it.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:06 PM
tater thats awsome, congrats man now with all that money you can move out of tatervill !haha:sauced: