Trying to locate hobbyist bass plug maker ...
Maybe one of y'all can help me. About 10 yrs ago I met a guy at the boat ramp at Wye Mill
on the Eastern Shore. He handcrafted bass plugs from wood. I admired them, and he
almost forced me to take one home. He said: "go on, take three", but I didn't wanna be
greedy. They were not just really good lookin' baits, they "caught". I fished the plug he
gave me only once (Lake Whetston, Mont Village in Gaithersburg). I caught at least a dozen
LMBs between 2 and 3.5 lbs. My best bass-day ever on that particular water, and I lived
there and fished the lake often. I retired the plug. Didn't want to lose it by chance.
The quality of the construction and paint jobs had to be seen. Way Good !!
Anyway, when I was talking with him at Wye Mill, I asked him if he sold them commercially.
Him: "aw nah, I just work on them while I'm watching the saturday morning fishing shows
If I had to guess, I'd say he would now be in his late 40's or early 50's, maybe 5'6" or so (?)
Does this description ring a bell with any of you ? If you think ya know the man please reply.
I'd like to "purchase" some more plugs as "keepsakes".
Like the Mexican vaquero in the Paul Newman movie (Hombre): "I would like at least to know his name".
Thanks !! Johnny