Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hot Dog -Handmade Wooden Walking Lure

Hot Dog
Handmade Wooden Walking Lure with Loud Internal Rattle

This is a handmade wooden walking lure 5.5 inches long with the loudest rattle I have heard in a wooden lure.


                                                        Wooden Walking Lure

How to Make Mouth in Wooden Popper Lures


Give me two minutes and I will show you how to achieve one of the most difficult tasks for a hobby lure maker.

Thanks and good fishing,
Kermett Adams


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jawbreaker-Wooden Floating Buzzbait

Jawbreaker-Wooden Floating Buzzbait
This is a heavy duty buzzbait made to catch large bass, stripers, and other aggressive large surface feeding fish.The Jawbreaker is similar to its metal counterparts except it floats at rest.It is made with through wire construction to handle big fish. The overall length is 5.75 inches and weighs 1.5 ounces.It is rigged with 4X 1/0 ST-66 TN Owner trebles and are attached to the lure with SS 3 coil split rings.
Tie one on and hang on!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Crooked Bayou Shiner-Heddon 100 Minnow Reproduction

Crooked Bayou Shiner
Heddon 100 Minnow Reproduction/Green Frog

I make this lure to commemorate all the bayous, creeks, and ponds that we fished as kids in the forties and fifties. It is also a tribute to all the old magic wooden propeller lures we used like this one, the Nip-I-Diddee and the Devils Horse.

The bearings and counter rotating propellers in front and rear of this Heddon 100 Minnow reproduction are similiar to the originals as are the glass eyes. Handmade wood body of the Crooked Bayou Shiner is 3 inches;overall lure length is4.50  inches long. The Crooked Bayou Shiner is shipped in tissue paper inside custom made box.

Visit my Sunrise Tackle Store to see this lure.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010



Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it as should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Message From Grand Isle, La.

Message From Grand Isle, Louisiana

I witnessed something yesterday I wanted to share with my friends. It was disappointing, to say the least, but not at all surprising. I was in Grand Isle yesterday when we were visited by our president. Our street has about a dozen camps, one permanent resident on it; and yesterday we had a fair crowd of people. The first incident that was brought to my attention was four bus loads of, I guess you could call them workers, was spotted at the Bridge Side marina and looked as if they had come from New Orleans. For you who do not know, Bridge Side is the first marina coming onto Grand Isle and this is where the buses stopped and the WORKERS got off. I later witnessed not four but five buses pass our street on Hwy 1 going to the end of the island where our president was to visit. I made a statement to my neighbors that they were probably going to stage a scenerio where a large amount of people were working on our oil spill problem and guess what, I was right. Liz and I witnessed this on one of the specials when I got home and a large number of men had rakes and were dressed in white hazardous suits working on the beach. But where did they go; No one had seen these guys before yesterday and no one can find them now. I was told WWL is getting question after question about this today, go figure our leader not being truthful and staging something like this.

The next thing I really found unusual was that no one cared if he was on the island. I later saw 38 cops on motorcycles, yes I did count them, and many other police vehicles escort what I am sure was the president in his motorcade of black suburbans. I was told he landed in Fouchon, about 10 miles from Grand Isle, then was brought to Grand Isle in the motorcade. I did see his helicopter and the escorts fly north of us to meet him at the Coast Guard facility were he spoke. My point is when he went down Hwy 1, not one person made an attempt to see him. There wasn't any one taking pictures, no one even looking in his direction, no one lining the streets and waving flags, no one cared. I really think if it had been any of our prior presidents, even Clinton, an attempt would have been made to be along the side of the road and cheer or wave. It is really sad that this country is being run by a man that no one likes or has any respect for. God help us get through the change.

John Munnerlyn, a friend of Grand Isles

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Making a Wooden Lure on a Lathe

The Best Way to Make a Wooden Lure on a Lathe

If you can give me about 7 minutes I will show you the best way to turn a wooden lure on a mini-lathe.
Good fishing,
Kermett Adams


For much more detail on how to make and paint your own wooden topwater lures check out this link.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Center Hole Drilling for Through Wire Construction

        Center Hole Drilling for Thru Wire Constuction

Hi, Give me about 5 minutes of your time and I will show you the best way to drill a hole through the center of  your lure for through wire construction. This makes for a super strong lure that wil lhold very large fish. This system is much stronger than using eye screws and hook hangers to attach hooks to the lure body.
Good fishing,
Kermett Adams


Friday, April 23, 2010

Strike King Red Eye Shad

           2010 Bassmaster Classic Winning Lure
Once again, Kevin VanDam caught his way to the top of the bass fishing world by winning the 2010 Bassmasters Classic® and the Gold Sexy Shad is the pattern that put KVD back on top!

''I'll choose the 3/4 oz Red Eye to get maximum depth. It's a good choice for getting deeper in the summer months, for getting down on ledges or to yoyo it in anywhere from 7-20 feet. I'll sink it down and yoyo it along the bottom almost how you'd fish a jig.''

Kevin VanDam - 3 time Bassmaster’s Classic Champion and 5 time Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year