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?”


October 19, 2021 50 min

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

From this episode:

  • Boyd's Bytes
  • Crawfish Scampi recipe
  • E-Bay
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Frank Zappa's Montana (Fishing Lure Tycoon!)
  • The Water Loo lure
  • Antique Fishing Tackle Collectors Facebook Group
  • Retro Bassin's Bingo episode (including the Bingo Toilet Seat!)
  • Help us identify this 24-inch display lure (an...
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    Learn how to break a crank bait (and where not to test one); 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 is so enamored with the Blakemore Road Runner lure.

  • From this episode:
  • Serious Angler Podcast
  • Louie's Lures (handcrafted fishing tackle)
  • On the Spot Baits
  • Z-Man ElaZtech
  • Delong Lu...
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    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? Can lures be sold from a lemonade stand? Does your insurance agent sell musky lures? All this and more as John and Tim talk about all-things lure.


    Mentioned in this episode:

  • Assn. of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers awards
  • Deer in a Kayak essay
  • The Heddon River Runt Identification and Collector'...
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    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.

    Mentioned in this episode

  • Strike King Zero with ElazTech
  • John Maclean's book, Home Waters
  • Luhr Jensen Cowbell Trolling lures
  • Fat Boys Fishing molds
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    August 24, 2021 30 min

    Lucy the Lure-matic Computer tells a joke; Tim shares news about fishing on the Striper Swiper; Marshall Arnwine leaks news of a secret swimbait society; the Berkley Gilly takes best-in-show; Tim reads Lucy a bedtime story; and the lads ask listeners for help with a lure mystery.

    Links from this episode

  • Captain Greg Metcalf on the Striper Swiper
  • Marshall Arnwine on YouTube, including a video of him  catching two huge bass at the s...
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    August 10, 2021 30 min

    John and Tim talk about a lure that could save your life; John ties 600 jigs; an artist creates a 400-pound lure and Lucy the Lure-matric Computer shares the top 11 lure names that sound like skin disorders.

    Mentioned in this episode

  • Glasswater Angling
  • WWII Emergency Fishing Kit
  • World's Largest Lure
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    John and Tim try to keep Lucy the Lure-matic Computer from hacking into the Berkley Fishing mainframe computer, attempt to understand spinner physics, taunt largemouth bass with “your mother was a carp and your father was a catfish”, and wax eloquent about their personal test ponds.


    Lures and stories mentioned in this episode:

  • Berkley Hit Stick
  • smartLure Model Zero
  • Luke Bryan hook-up video (ouch)


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    March 18, 2021 22 min

    What are the benefits of Z-Man ElaZtech softbaits and why are John King and Tim Bete only fishing them during 2021? And why don't these guys like lead fishing tackle? And how many pounds of lead fishing tackle are lost each year? And what's a "meat dog"? These questions and more are answered in this episode of the Lure Love Podcast! 

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    March 12, 2021 22 min

    Tim was given a box of 40-year-old lures from his Uncle and had to research how best to clean them. Who knew the best product was  first used to displace water on missiles and that you probably already have it in your home!

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    March 12, 2021 21 min

    If you wanted to create the best lure kit and had $50 to spend, what would you include? John "Crappie Hippie" King and Tim "Tackle Box" Bete talk about their ideal lure kit and some of the really bad lure kits they've seen.

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