We’ve finished the
I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped to in
For right now, though, I want to talk a little about fishing lure development. It’s an interesting subject, at least to me. Sometimes it’s a carefully mapped out plan that comes together with anglers, engineers and manufacturing companies. Other times, it’s just something that happens. That’s the way it was with the new Havoc Smash Tube from
I started noticing that I caught more bass with the tubes that were in the bottom of my boat. They were smashed flat and seriously abused, but they caught fish. The more I messed with them the more I realized that it was because they were flattened out, smashed and abused. They had a natural gliding action in the water that made them look more realistic.
I have a pretty good relationship with
It’s exciting. There’s no better feeling in the world than to catch a fish on something you helped design and develop. The process wasn’t all mine, of course; I had a lot of help along the way. Still, I noticed something and was able to turn it into a fishing lure. That’s pretty cool when you think about it.
It doesn’t always happen that way. Sometimes you have an idea in your mind and work from there. You start with a verbal description, move on to the engineers and then make a prototype. After it goes back and forth a few times, it’s ready for a real-world test. That’s pretty cool, too.
But it’s especially meaningful to notice something in the bottom of your boat and have it end up in other guys’ tackleboxes. The Smash Tube is nothing more than that. I’m proud of what we put together and proud that I have a relationship with a company like
The best thing, though, is that we’re able to help other anglers catch more bass. It’s a part of giving back. That’s what this is all about in the end. We all row the same boat.