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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?"

Sept. 28, 2022

The best micro-jig ever?

John, Tim and Lucy talk about what might be best micro-jig ever, where bass hide in the test pond, and Al's Goldfish new Kwik Klips!

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Aug. 29, 2022

ICAST favorite lures including a purple rat!

We're back and we smell like fish! Tim, John and Lucy review winners and favorites from the 2022 ICAST product competition; there's a quiz about the best summer panfish lures and more!

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July 24, 2022

Lucy’s Best-of Compilation Episode!

Lucy ordered Crappie Hippie and Tim to fish more, so Lucy threw together this best-of episode! We throw back to how to clean lures with WD40 and also put in some show bits we did together for an old friend’s podcasting project.

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June 27, 2022

What’s that smell?

Lucy and the guys talk about the importance of scent on lures; catching two fish on one lure; and take a trip to fish some pressured water!

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Al’s Goldfish: 70 years old and going strong

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About the Hosts

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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.

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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.

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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.