Well, if it is not completely obvious, the Facebook is not necessarily my strong point to say the least. Sooner or later I will have to go on a slight "rant" of some sort... maybe a setting the record straight on a bit of the recent nonsense in the lure world that keeps me from blasting up photos of some of the newest, and possibly most unique, lures we have developed lately.
In the meantime, I will just go with what I think everyone that may read this deserves.
I would like to Thank everybody that came by the booth in Raleigh, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City (Tournament Cable's booth, but I made a mess like it was mine!). THANK YOU!
Looks like we have one more expo remaining for this spring; Somerset in a couple weeks. I look forward to seeing everyone there. ... See moreSee less
Win this big giant teaser lure! The Marlin Elevator by Laceration Lures valued at $100.00. We will chose a winner on tax day April 15, 2015. You must follow the rules to be eligible to win!
1-Must like our Big Game Fishing Journal page!
2-Must like the Laceration Lures facebook page!
3-Share this post on your own page!
4-Comment on this post with where you fish!
Good Luck from the Big Game Fishing Journal and Laceration Lures!
I guess it's a little late to say we came out with a new teaser this year - the Marlin Elevator! Much thanks to Capt. Alan Scibal, Capt. Wade, and Capt. Daryl for dragging it around for a while last year! It is NOT a straight runner at bait speeds... but will tame up a bit a lure speeds. Watch your flat lines! ... See moreSee less
Would you like to win this lure? The Marlin Elevator teaser from Laceration Lures! Stay tuned to our page for the contest soon!
I don't like cameras and I really did not want to do this but Thank You for talking me into doing this - I always regret never taking enough pictures (trust me, videos never crossed my mind). Maybe I will make sure I get a haircut and shave next year... Thanks! ... See moreSee less
Laceration LuresWhen you rig last minute at the shows, every trick in the book helps! Works on all "odd-numbered" spacings for chains, squids, droppers, etc. For even numbers, last in line, then second and use second and third to space first.... that may need a diagram to make sense.
3 years ago · 4
Laceration LuresI had no place to run and hide! Otherwise you would have seen a blur across the screen like when the the doc tries to tell me I need a tetanus shot!
3 years ago · 3
Laceration LuresCapt-Joey Chasin Tail Leggio, maybe next year... or maybe I'm already planning an escape route!
3 years ago · 1
John CiccaroneJoey- It was great talking to you at the show. Your lures are first class. Can't wait to drag some of the new colors we picked-up. Thanks again from the Doctor Bones crew.
Butch FosterJoey, you are a master at what you do. Hold your head high and show the world you ate one of if not the best in your business. I know since I have used your LACERATION LURES I don't care to use anything else. I my 52 years of fishing the ocean I can truly day I have never used anything better!!!!!
Stay tuned for a contest in the next week to win this giant teaser from Laceration Lures called the Marlin Elevator!!! In the meantime go like the Laceration Lures page because your gonna have to like his page to be eligible to win it!!!
If there were ever a bad day for something to give up, today would be that day... this is the motor that gave up today. It came out of the bandsaw that cuts all the lure heads. I think everyone knows "what's on my mind" right now! ... See moreSee less
Laceration LuresThank God for Grainger! Just got the new motor in and we are back in action. Leaving for New Jersey at 7am.... its gonna be a long night.
3 years ago · 4
Paul BlackCheck harbor freight Joey. The company that makes their replacement motors has been around for a long time and not what you'd typically expect from HF, but still the HF price tag.Just stay in the same rpm range. Hope it works out. Thanks for the advice the other day as well
3 years ago · 1
Robert BascomeIt would never happen unless you really need it!!! Good luck getting it up and running
Today is officially the last day to pour heads for the Somerset show. I don't want to say too much, but if you were bummed out last year because we sold out of a certain something you wanted you may want to get there early this year... ... See moreSee less
Just a little heads up... the lack of posting on my part can only mean one thing - we have started gearing up for Somerset! Literally. The first batches of Tuna Snacks for the show are probably about 60 percent crosslinked at this exact moment!
If anyone has any requests, toss them into the coments section. I don't know exactly what we will bring this year, but you can expect to see a few new colors to say the least! ... See moreSee less
Laceration LuresThe pillow guy was essentially an infomercial but without the option of changing the channel. He was accross from me and you have never seen "high pressure sales" until you see this guy. He had crazy eyes as well!
I have been using laceration lures for several years now. After meeting Joey I soon realized he was a perfectionist and a fantastic lure designer. I had him make me some lures with hair for ballyhoo and after pulling them I had my faith restored in blue water lures. I would rather leave my rods and reels at the dock than my laceration lures. In my opinion these lures are simply the best you will ever buy. PERIOD!!!!!!
This year, we have decided to add a new smaller size to the vinyl skirted lure line - the 22's. They are essentially smaller versions of the larger lures with a couple of new shapes in the mix. From left to right, the are the "Stitch 22," "Roscoe 22," "Fishoncha 22," "Wade 22," "Beowulf 22," and "Flat 22."
These new 22's are highly productive everyday lures designed to be trolled in virtually any spread for all types of pelagics. The 22's have all the features of the larger lures including natural pearl shell, UV glow additives, and double tied vinyl skirts at an exceptional value.
Laceration LuresThat particular lure is the "eye dropper bullet" and the MSRP is around $25. We are going to make every attempt to keep the custom hair colors at the same prices, but they do require addition labor. It all comes down to efficiency at this point.
3 years ago · 1
Laceration LuresBy the way, if you get to Tournament Cable's booth early at the AC show, he will have the new colors!
3 years ago · 2
Wes SchwabeDo you have any of the eye dropper bullett in stock
Laceration LuresWe have beem messing around with a lot of colors. That is one of them.
3 years ago · 2
Laceration LuresTournament Cable (NJ) has the first sets. They will have them at the Atlantic City show. Please keep in mind, these are very new and this is literally the first time anyone, including any dealers, have seen them. If/when any dealers pick them up, we will post.
3 years ago · 1
Laceration LuresI have one more I took pics of today... I've been holding out on this one; it may be a first!
About five years ago, I lost one of my favorite shotgun lures to a boat while fighting a fish. It was one of those old favorites that get passed down from one fishing generation to another and I still have no clue what it was. It was a bullet shape that had been around the block a few times - broken nose, mangled skirts, and a few chunks missing. After searching for a replacement, I eventually gave up and decided to make my own.
I have always liked the natural pearl shell in lures, but had never actually owned one. So I started getting all the parts and pieces together... mold rubber, shell from Hawaii, skirts, and some BB's for weight. I followed the plan my mind had conjured up on how these lures were supposed to be made... and a few days later, I had a lure!
The last weekend in August was the first time I could put the lure to the test. After missing more than a few bites, we finally came tight on the shotgun line. We brought the wahoo to the boat and I gaffed the fish. As it swung over the side, the fish slapped its tail on the gunnel and rotated on the gaff on the way to the box. With the fish in the box, I immediately noticed the blood on the floor was not quite the color I was used to seeing. I knew that the fish had brushed against me, but that was not out of the norm. As I looked down, I started to see a more red and finally took a step and saw something you never want to see offshore... tendons, tissue, bone, and a pulsing flow of blood. I shot straight into panic mode, took off my shirt and tied it around my ankle. My cousin, the only other person on the boat, cleared all of the lines as I braced myself for the trip back.
It was a moderate distance, we were somewhere just north-east of the grouper trenches. At first, I did not feel a thing. Literally, nothing at all. About halfway back, I felt every single wave. As we made it back though the inlet, we called the ambulance and I don't recall slowing down until just before hitting the dock. I don't think I made it far when I tried to get off the chair - pretty sure I just fell into the cockpit. Eventually, I was pulled over the side and rolled across the floating dock to a shady spot under a table to wait for the ambulance. At this point, I was a little shocked, in a lot of pain, and just wanted to get to the hospital.
When the ambulance arrived, they were not convinced that a "fish bite" was going to permit a ride without seeing everything first... I think I got the shirt about a quarter inch off of the wound and they quickly changed there mind. The next half hour in the parking lot of the marina was quite possibly the loudest, most painful experience of all. I will not go into detail on this, but I will say that the nerves on the side of you back and shoulder connect to your ankle at some point or another. A few hours in the hospital, and I was finally numbed up, stitched up, and on the way home.
Due to the location of the laceration, I was instructed to stay off my feet. A couple days went by, and TV just wasn't doing it any more so I looked for something else to do. That something else was sitting on the front porch shaping more lures to try out for the next time that I would get to go fishing.
The next set of lures were fairly simple. The original wahiminator, snack, fishoncha, and popper were created. At the time, I was just making lures for myself with absolutely no intentions of starting a company. Some vinyl but mostly hair skirts for ballyhoo.
After healing it was time to test the creations. On the first sea trial, the results were okay at best. Then came the tweaking and tuning, a few more shapes, and a lot of changes in the materials and process. When it is all said and done, the goal of the lure is to catch fish and I was not going to be satisfied if the lures did not catch fish.
Eventually, the lures came around and started catching fish and a few people were taking notice. Capt. Joe Shutes B&T was the first carry the lures - This was the beginning of "Laceration Lures."
I owe a lot of thanks to everyone who helped get Laceration Lures to where it is now. My wife, my parents, and all of the captains, customers, and friends who have supported Laceration Lures.
Laceration LuresI just realized something... I cannot forget to thank the MATES! In general, you should always thank the mates, they work just as hard as anyone else and deserve every bit of credit they receive.
Marty HiattMay 28, 2013.
I witnessed 4 blue marlin attack this teaser in a 3 hr period. Two of which were studs. 3 of 4 Blues were hooked and picked off from this teaser. I've never witnessed anything like it in my career.
Here us the video: