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FLW finds Talented Luremakers at TU !

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FLW Outdoors kicks off the new year in their January-February Bass Edition magazine with a huge nod to some of the amazing talent found here at TU! The article titled "Customizing Lures for a Competitive Advantage", by Jason Sealock, features lures by our own one and only "Skeeter", (Jeff Klein) and "Blades and Baits", (John Prior). John's expert voice on custom lures is the primary thrust of the article, touching on many aspects in the world of custom hard bait painting, lure construction, spinnerbaits, and jigs. John's own Bounty Hunter hidden weight spinnerbait is also featured in the article, revealing to the bass fishing world what some of us, including myself have found, that John's meticulously made lures are truly indeed. the spinnerbait fisherman's spinnerbait.

If you're not a subscriber, grab a copy of the magazine for yourself at your local Wal-mart; look for the Larry Nixon on the cover. You know it's a great magazine if it spotlights talent at Tackleunderground!

Dean McClain

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It's great that they take the time to showcase some of the real talent behind crankbaits. I don't own any of their crankbaits but I have seen them and they are darn goodlooking. The magazine is one of the best out there.

Dean, I have not forgot about your lures. I am going to buy some from you

the first of the year.

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That's killer, I do wish a good number of folks here would at least add their online stores or what have you in their profile, so I'd know where to find them!

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congratulations to the guys featured. they deserve kudos for hard work and sharing with all willing to learn

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u guys need a FTP client to get it. Or Mozilla Firefox browser has a niffty little add on for FTP called FireFTP.

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Hey Lapala,

Thanks for bringing the article, however I'm having trouble getting in via FTP also. I tried WSftp & Fireftp (firefox)

The forum should allow you to post a PDF as an attachment. could you try that for us?

Thanks, I went to grap a copy from Wally world on christmas eve. but they closed early & turned me away.

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Oops it is anonymous FTP and works okay with FireFTP on Firefox for me. I'm afraid I can't use TU pdf attachment for the file as it's 6.5MB

If anyone wants it shoot me an email, I'll forward it along, just clear up enough space in ur email account o accept 6.5MB lol.

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It's good too see some of the talent around here getting some national exposure..Nathan

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You're absolutely correct....those guys deserve the credit. I know John knows what the hell he's talking about and is a master craftsman in his own right. WAY TO GO GUYS !!!!!

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Anyone have a .pdf to html converter? I'll host the .html, but I can't take a 6.5MB x (TU members too cheap to buy a magazine, like me) hit :)

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but I can't take a 6.5MB x (TU members too cheap to buy a magazine, like me) hit :)

Ahh, poorly designed mathematics :o , least you included yourself . :o

Actually, lets hold off until I can get some kinda permission from FLW or the article author.

I'd recommend everyone go out & buy a copy to support those willing to shed some light on our efforts. I went to clean my local newstand out today, but ther were already out of copies :mad:

If I get the go-ahead to display the full article here, we'll gladly do it, along with full credits to those who made it happen.

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Actually, lets hold off until I can get some kinda permission from FLW or the article author.

I'd recommend everyone go out & buy a copy to support those willing to shed some light on our efforts. I went to clean my local newstand out today, but ther were already out of copies :mad:

If I get the go-ahead to display the full article here, we'll gladly do it, along with full credits to those who made it happen.

Have you tried looking at the news magazine stands in Wal-Mart?

Our local store carrys the magazine...

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Have you tried looking at the news magazine stands in Wal-Mart?

Yup, thats where I looked, I checked behind every mag thinking it was hidden.....no dice.

I'll find it, if not I'll backorder a ton of copies, Im proud of you fellas.

I gotta go fix these smileys, we need em for this thread.

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Hi guys... I'm the guy who worked with John on the article (Jason). I've got to clear a few avenues to allow the article to be posted on another website. Let me do that next week when I'm in the office and get back to you. Redg8r I sent you a PM.

I'm glad you guys liked the article. I hope this is just scratching the surface on custom work and maybe shedding a little more light on the fact that there is a lot more talent than anglers realize out there custom building and painting baits.

As to the problems getting the magazine on newstands I'll have to explain. Up until 2007 the magazine has been offered as a "member's benefit" with a few copies going to Wal-Mart stores that sell a lot of fishing magazines.

This year we aim to change all that... You'll start finding this magazine in a lot more outlets, Wal-Mart stores, grocery stores, etc. We plan to build this into the biggest and best publication in the business and I welcome your feedback on the magazine (good and bad) because I want you to know that I want to make a magazine that you want to read.

Thanks again fellas. I love this site and the talented people here. It was my pleasure to work with John and others for the information. I hope I did you guys justice.

Thanks,

Jason "gat0r" Sealock

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First of all thank you Dean for this post. I appreciate the friendship you and I share as well as the other friendships we all share at TU.

I was honored that Jason "gatOr" Sealock gave me the opportunity to have a voice in this article.

The staff at FLW truly has it's sights on continually elevating the sport of fishing of all species to the highest level possible. The January issue was a small example of bigger and better things to come. Not just the Custom Baits article but the entire Magazine.

If any of you have the opportunity to pick one up I hope you do so.

Not just for the purpose of reading the article I contributed to, but for the other great information and articles.The magazine has taken on a new face and has a new vision.

Iv'e said it before and I say it again.

This site is compiled of some of the best Lure Makers in the world as well as the most information to help others get started.

Many of us come here not only to learn, but also to be in the company of others who share the same passion.

Before I came to TU I had become complacent(sp) with what I was doing with lures. Joining TU fueled the fire for me once again and all of you encouraged me to try and take what I do to another level!

I appreciate this more than you will ever know.

For every one of us here at TU that feel we are at the top of our game. There are two more out there who dont even own a computer that are just as good or better.We should never loose site of that!

Thanks again Jason,Chris and Will T. You guys are "Top Shelf"

JT Prior (bladesandbaits)

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Hey Guys, Wal Mart does carry the FLW Magazine.I hit two stores before I found one that had a copy in stock, but it was well worth the trip. I would like to say congrats to all the guys mentioned in the article as it was your hard work and dedication to the art that led to TU being recognized as the premiere tackle building site. It's good to see each of you given credit for your efforts. Good Luck, Joe

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