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Hughesy in Field and Stream Again
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Posted 07 July 2003 - 07:42 AM
I was looking at the May 03 issue of Field and Stream - when I come across an article on the best lures to have in your tackle box and one of the lures was Tim's - H & T Baits....nice work.
I think it is great that a top lure maker is part of this great website - we really are lucky.
Excellent work on both parts for Tim and Red...
Posted 07 July 2003 - 08:56 PM
That is great! I'm glad to hear the handmade stuff is getting recognized by the big shiney mags. Congratulations Hughesy!
Posted 07 July 2003 - 09:04 PM
I've had the extreme privelige of being a friend of Hughsey's for a good while now.This man is truly blessed with talent beyond custom bass baits.Awesome bass angler,dedicated family man,musician(makes his own instruments as well),humble storyteller,just a good ol' boy to be around.
Hughsey,You deserve every amount of articles,write ups and respect you get.It is all extremely well deserved and well earned.Enjoy all your success my friend...><>...HS
Haven't read the F+S article but Boingers,Hughes Custom,and H&T are all members of my arsenal.The creator of these baits once told me that they would make fish hit even when they didn't feel like it. He was right .....again!
Posted 07 July 2003 - 11:48 PM
Thanks to all of you guys!! But Jeff deserves a big bunch of credit for H&T's success. I come up with an idea. Shoot it to Jeff. And he designs the whole thing, builds the protos, and does all of the munfacturing. I couldn't do it without him. I couldn't have picked a better partner. To tell you the truth, I've had that magazine since it came out and must have looked at it 30 different time while sitting on the throne. I never once looked at that article. Don't ask me why. I would just thumb through it and skipped right over it. When I saw Pauls post, I ran into the john, dug it out of the mag rack and found the article. Couldn't believe it. Thanks again Guys.
Posted 08 July 2003 - 07:44 AM
Actually I went back and looked at the article again lastnight and the Boing lure is there also - which I believe Hughesy also created - so there are a couple of Hughesy lures in the box...good job.
Posted 07 August 2003 - 11:57 PM
Great to see that the magazines give praise where it is due. conglomerates wouldn't exist if it wasn't for guys like all of you putting your talent and heart into your work. The hand made and custom made lures have always been built with pride and a committment to quality. That's something that people forget when they go to the shelf at a big box store. My hat is off to all of you, pros and amatures alike. i am astounded at your talents. Please keep the craft alive and well for years to come!!!
Posted 08 August 2003 - 12:11 PM
Tim Hughes is the godfather of lure customizing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 08 August 2003 - 02:29 PM
I am a soft plastic guy, but I have admired Hughesy's work for a while on the different tackl boards. Credit due to him and his partner!! Congrats....
Posted 08 August 2003 - 10:45 PM
Hughsey and Tim are great representatives of all that is good about making baits by hand. Their tallent and hard work have paid off. They have proved that you don't need factories and big bank rolls to be successful. Heart and desire to be the best is the most important factors for guys like all of us. I am happy for both of them and wish them great success.