Ultimate Testimonial from Mark Bonokoski of The Fish'n Canada Radio Show
Toronto Sun Columnist
If you are ever near the Lakefield flea market on an upcoming summer Sunday, you must — must — check out Jay Jemmett's outdoor booth, which is a treasure trove chock-a-block with hand-made fishing lures, all of them supposedly tried and true.
Jemmett, a Musky guide who lives down the road in the village of Norwood, makes them all himself. They're all hand-crafted, either hand-poured or hand-carved, and all are lovingly hand-painted — with up to seven layers of protective coating, 3D eyes, and a brilliant finish.
What they are are works of art, but works of art that catch fish — which is a problem.
They are so beautifully crafted that they belong in a display case, yet they also put fish in the boat.
And that's a dilemma for a guy like me who loves working the weeds but who loses lures by the cartload.
But, no risk, no reward, right?
I stopped by The Fish Master booth the other Sunday and came away a lot poorer, but with a number of bass lures that would make Rapala's original craftsmen rise from their graves and take notice.
And for about the same money, too.
Jemmett also bakes his own plastics, embedding them with licorice and salt and guaranteeing that they will cause our environment no harm.
In fact, two weeks in the sun or water and they simply disappear — bio-degradabley disappear.
No harm, no foul.
Except, of course, that the fish got away.
| Toronto Sun
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(Fish Master Lures Owner and Craftsman)