(Header image courtesy of James Dobie)

For more information about my handmade lures check out the "about my lures" page, in the pages list on the right of the homepage.


As of today (Sat 21st an 2017) the Paypal buttons have been removed from the stock page, and trading will be solely via my Facebook page ( )

Sales have become very erratic via the blog and turnaround times have suffered as a result, due to large numbers of orders coming at once, then quiet periods. This also affects the ability to keep materials stocked up, which has also affected turnaround times.
In order to try and control things a little more and offer a better and faster service, I will be taking orders, and offering baits for sale on a weekly basis (ordered baits will be built the following week after taking orders, so average turnaround will be 7 days or less, obviously finished baits put up for sale will be shipped immediately).
All of the baits on the blog will still be available on regular basis via Facebook , and I will still be able to spray customers colour choices as before when taking orders. I hope this doesn`t cause too much inconvenience to customers, but changes have had to be made to improve service.

The blog will remain online, for reference purpose for the foreseeable future.

My Facebook page can be viewed without having to register, so those with no wish to register on or use Faceboook otherwise, can still keep in touch with baits put up for sale, and when i`m taking orders for particular models, as such I`m more than happy for orders to be emailed in to me for those not registered on Facebook if viewers see a sale bait they`d like to buy, or who`d like to order a particular bait when orders are being taken for them.

For those who`ve recently placed orders via the blog, please be assured these orders are in progress at the moment and will be shipped out as usual, so no need for any concern.

I can be contacted via email at markhou68 "at" aol "dot" com

Monday, 31 August 2015

31/08/15 *****NEW BAITS ADDED*****

Two new additions to the range have now been added to the stock page - a medium, and deep diving version of the 60mm Crank`n`Shad crankbait. After the success of the original, there was a need for more models to cover a wider range of depths, and here they are. The medium model runs 4-5ft on the cast (8-10ft trolled), while the deep version will reach 8-10ft casting (18-20ft trolling). As well as reach greater depths than the original Crank`n`Shad, these baits are also very useful for mega slow cranking in shallower water, during cold conditions. Both work beautifully at very slow speeds, so are perfectly suited for this approach. Both are available in all colours (see colour charts page for details), and are available for purchase on the current stock page ( link above).

Medium diving version

Deep diving version

Sunday, 9 August 2015

****Updated prices****

Prices have now been updated on my current range. Please note, shipping is still included in the price of each bait, hence the apparently significant rise in prices. Although I`ve always tried to keep prices down as low as possible to give best value, I do still have to make a living so i`ve had no option but to increase prices accordingly. I hope this doesn`t put too many people off from purchasing baits, but these are still cheap compared to other similar baits on the market so I hope you still regard them as good value. Please note that the Surface Crawlers, and foil finish baits are no longer available in my current range, but will still be available from time to time via my Facebook page, when I build the odd small batch for sale.

thanks everyone for your continued support,


Thursday, 18 June 2015

55mm alphabet blanks price lowered

Now £2-50 each inc.P+P

See "current stock" page for details and to purchase...


Saturday, 16 May 2015

New bait added 16/05/2015

New bait added to the range, the AJ Shad (named after my daughter).....see "current stock" page for details and to order....

Monday, 2 February 2015

Balsa not up to the task?

For those who may be concerned about the strength of these balsa baits, here`s proof they`re up to the job.
Gavin Scaife of France, managed this superb Catfish over the weekend on one of my Fat Belly Shads, in Jerkbaitmania`s exclusive "Edgell Bomber" pattern....all 53lbs 10ozs of it !!

Well done Gavin, that`s the biggest fish i`ve heard of taken on one of my baits...and testament to their strength....

Monday, 12 January 2015

12th Jan 2015 - lure blanks now back in stock

As above, the alphabets, deep divers and shad blanks are now back in stock. The minnowbait blanks have been removed from the range unfortunately, due to poor sales.