Big Time Bait™ another Fish Story

I began making my Giant Lure Sculptures in 1995 as a joke for a fishing trip with friends . The giant lures struck a chord with many folks and I soon found myself working full time to meet the orders of galleries and individual customers.

My lure sculptures are often modeled from the classic wooden plugs I grew up using. I love to fish and grew up fishing the canals and bayous surrounded by giant cypress trees in Southeast Louisiana

Shaping cypress on lathe.(photos-M.Lankas)

All of my work starts with rough kiln dried cypress. Depending on the lure it may be turned on the lathe or sawn out on the bandsaw and then shaped . The lure is then primed, painted , and varnished . Metal hardware is attached and the lure is balanced to hang nicely from a single point.

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Click on Baitshop to see lures I usually make and have on hand to sell.

Go to Custom Lures to see a few of the special orders I have done as commissions

See a custom lure being made by clicking Lure Process

Or read a few Magazine Reviews