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Lure Love Podcast

Lure Love Podcast

Two fishing fanatics and the Lure-Matic Computer answering the age-old question, "Why buy one fishing lure when you can buy 103?"

Oct. 19, 2021

How I got tons of FREE lures (and how you can, too)!

How to get TONS of FREE fishing lures using e-Bay and Facebook Marketplace, plus the best crayfish scampi-scented plastics!

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Oct. 5, 2021

How to break a crank bait & the Road Runner

How to break a crank bait; how Delong Lures has risen twice from the dead; how to perform surgery on a Z-Man ElaZtech bait; how Louie's Lures is bringing hand-crafted lures to the forefront; and why the Crappie Hippie loves the Road Runner.

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Sept. 21, 2021

The Infamous River Runt & Does your insurance company sell musky lures?

Was the red carpet at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers award event really camo-colored? Was there really a deer in a kayak? Does your insurance agent sell musky lures? All this and more as John and Tim talk about all-things lure.

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Sept. 8, 2021

Did the first family of fly fishing use lures?

Tim shares an interview with John Maclean about his fantastic new book, Home Waters; a mini-review of the Strike King Zero stick worm and John shares a news story about Fat Guys Fishing molds; plus Lucy the Lure-matic Computer.

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About the Hosts

Tim "Tackle Box" Bete

Co-host, Chief Product Reviewer, Snag Master

Award-winning outdoor writer Tim Bete (pronounced “beet”) began his fishing adventures in western Massachusetts and Cape Cod but now lives in Ohio. He is the author of four books, including Guide to Pirate Parenting, which includes sage advice on how to get gum or a giant octopus out of your child’s hair and how to convert your minivan into a pirate schooner.

In addition to his books, Tim’s writing has appeared in Tenkara Angler magazine, Outdoor Lore, the Christian Science Monitor, Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, and many regional magazines and newspapers. He is also creator of the Dink Caster Comic Strip, which follows one man’s obsession with fishing.
 
Tim set the World record for the longest Mad Lib, which as a fishing fanatic was appropriately based on the book Moby Dick. (Tim is well aware that a whale is not a fish but when he created the Mad Lib, the book Old Man and the Sea was not in the public domain and nothing spoils a day of fishing more than an intellectual property lawsuit—so Tim settled for a whale. Old Man and the Sea features a large marlin, which is a fish. A small marlin is also a fish.)
 
When he’s not fishing, Tim’s hobbies include pushing his luck and skating on thin ice—although he prefers fishing on thin ice to skating on it.

Lucy the Lure-Matic Computer

Co-host, Supercomputer, Chief Technology Officer

Lucy the Lure-Matic Computer is a state-of-the-art supercomputer and the brains behind the Lure Love Podcast. When not chatting with John and Tim (who she calls "fleshed-based fishing dudes"), Lucy's hobbies include controlling NASA's Mars Rover, playing a million games of Tetris at the same time and calculating pi to a quadrillion places. Her favorite movies include 2001: A Space Odyssey, War Games and The Matrix. Lucy also enjoys watching you through random traffic and security cameras into which she hacks.

John "Crappie Hippie" King

Co-host, Chief Lure Designer, Jig Savant

John King (aka Crappie Hippie) is owner of Glasswater Angling, a company that designs, manufactures and sells lead- free fishing tackle, including the infamous Crappie Dueller. He caught his first fish at the age of three--a big, stiff-necked, slab crappie--and have been after ’em ever since.

John lives in eastern Kansas in an old stone house built in 1857. It is the oldest continuously lived-in residence in Johnson County. He is considered by many as a lead-free lure pioneer.