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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.:yay::yay::yay:

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Great job Tater.....looks like your on the way....You make some nice, original baits......

Rod

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:yay::yay:

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!

:lol:

Dean

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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

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Congrats , Tater , now you obviously have your foot in the door to make it big some day ;):)!

all the best:yay: , diemai

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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. :teef:

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!!!!: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!!!!!

The Rookie

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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

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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 :lol:

man I wish I was a Rookie :teef: too late , it was taken :(

Congrats :yay:,

Pike

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The duck tape baron and inventer of the straw airbrush, does it again. Way to go Tater.

Dave

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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!!!

Douglas

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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.

John Blazier

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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.

David

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Nice work! I guess this means the reserve will be going up on ebay;)? I guess spinach to popeye is like :spam: 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 :sauced: 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!

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Rookie,

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.

WGT!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS Rookie -- Now its time to change your name to "Lure Professor " Jr - What do you think Dean ?- Ha hee Ha Hee ..

Expect to see you now in the Bassmaster and FLW Magazine Rookie .. Supply and Demand now buddy .. Time to Burn a lot of the midnight oil ... And then on the Outdoor Channel fishing with the Professionals ... All Kidding aside .. Great Job Buddy you deserve it ....As Dino said-- Remember us Buddy ....

Once Again CONGRATULATIONS Rookie:)

Boone

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Rookie

Oh Yea - Forgot to put in my "Spam Order" ..Not much of a "Spam" eater ... Can you substitue a can of "Spam" for a couple cans of "Vinnena Wennies" - Ha Hee:lol:

Once Again - CONGRATULATIONS and GREAT JOB !!!!!!:worship:

Boone

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Tater that is FANTASTIC! Some big time recognition! What a nice article. All that hard work is paying off. Keep up the great work! :)

I love spam! I just can't get a lip to stay in it! :eek:

John

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Well, I know where you live (for now). So does this mean I know where a celebrity lives? You might have to quit using snuff or was it chew for those secret patterns!

Your gonna have to hire help now! And poof there goes the quality.

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