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An Undervalued Craft   In today’s market, many companies are trying to maximize profit whilst keeping a reasonable price point. This is and always has been part of business. One of the ways this has been achieved within the bass fishing industry (namely jigs) has been through the use rubber banded or pre-made skirts. While there is nothing wrong with this (and I can understand why companies go this route), the value of hand-tied skirts seems to have disappeared in the process. In manufacturing my own jigs, this was one of the crossroads I was met with: rubber bands or...

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Fishing a Hybrid Vibe Jig for Potomac River Bass DockTalk365 July 13, 2017 Maryland Anthony Kashiwsky Loves Nate’s Custom Baits for Potomac River Bass Anthony Kashiwsky is a very talented young angler. I have been following him on Instagram @bass4kash and he has been having a lot of recreational and tournament success. One fishery where he seems to excel is the Potomac River. And as I learned, one of his favorite baits is Nate’s Custom Baits Vibe Jig. We interviewed Nate previously. Now we get some specifics on how one angler is using his custom baits with great success. What...

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            With the rise of e-commerce, products are becoming easier and easier to acquire at the click of a button. With that being said, shipping still remains an inconvenience for all parties involved. Too often, companies either over charge or are unnecessarily slow in shipping the product. Much to the dismay of the consumer, their product arrives after a desired time frame.             These are two areas of concern I have made a PRIORITY to address. First and foremost, shipping rates closely mirror the actual cost of shipping and packaging. I do not significantly upcharge on the price of shipping....

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    Springtime is fast approaching! Although many of you southern folk have already been hitting the water, us northern boys have still been dealing with frozen waters and cold temperatures. Fortunately this will change soon. With that being said, I figured I would give a run down of what I am planning for this spring and summer. Below are some new lures I have recently added. In addition, I intend on incorporating more color ways and weight sizes over the upcoming months. Stay tuned!   Hybrid Vibe:      With the popularity the hybrid skirt has been receiving, I wanted to...

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Below is an interview with Chris from docktalk365.com.  The original article can be found at this link: https://www.docktalk365.com/interview-with-a-nittany-lion-custom-bait-maker/   Interview with a Nittany Lion Custom Bait Maker It might be fitting that I just finished watching Penn State beat Minnesota (Sorry Gopher fans) in overtime right before drafting this interview with PSU fishing team member Nate Lieb. Nate is not only a PSU fisherman, he also makes his own custom baits. I took some time to interview Nate about his baits as well as his collegiate fishing. Here is what he had to say. What got you started into making...

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