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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?"

May 16, 2022

Is the Juggernaut Case a good value?

Is the Mystery Tackle Box Juggernaut Bass Fishing Case a good value? Lucy and the guys do the analysis. Plus there's talk about weedless lure innovations and the history of weedless lures.

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May 2, 2022

The death of a fishing podcast (but not this one)

John, Tim and Lucy mourn the death of the Bent Podcast; Tim shares his latest lure flipping success in which he sold a few lures for large sums of money; plus there's news about tinkering with lures and excitement at Z-Man. Finally there's a new song!

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April 18, 2022

What is the World’s largest collection of fishing lures?

John, Tim, and Lucy wax eloquent about using the right rod with the right lure; a parody book about vintage fishing lures; a lure company that uses stone instead of lead; the World's largest collection of fishing lures and the Juggernaut Bass Fishing Case.

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April 4, 2022

The best lure to get stuck in your nose!

This episode includes the best of everything! The best crank baits to fish from the bank; the best lure accident; the best bridge-trout lure; and the best Crappie Hippie/Angie Scott adventure!

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Recent Blog Posts

Best fishing lure to get stuck in your nose in 2022!

Plus best bridge-trout lure, best walleye lures, best, striper lures, best swimsuits, and more best fishing lures!

Al’s Goldfish: 70 years old and going strong

Listen to the podcast episode featuring a review of Al's Goldfish lures.

Which fishing lures catch the largest fish?

An analysis of the International Game Fish Assn. database to determine which fishing lure types and brands have caught the most world-record fish.

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.