This is a carving I completed last month and delivered to the Toronto Sportsman Show.
First Mate Lures commissioned this carving as a three dimensional re-creation of their logo which is two dimensional.
This company manufactures fishing lures and accessories that are non-toxic.
They are based in the Ottawa area.
It was a challenge to make the carving as sturdy and durable as possible. They will have it on display at sportshows across central Canada.
Every detail was considered. My wife knitted the net.
It was a fun project.
This is a cool looking customer. A wood carved northern pike. I've recently competed.
It measures 35 in/88 cm in length. My wife caught one like this in June a few years ago on a topwater lure the Rapala Skitter Prop , frog pattern. It was an exciting guided trip to a back country lake in NorthWestern Ontario's Sunset Country (near Vermilion Bay) close to Eagle LAKE.
The fish were really biting! The same day My fish-catching wife caught her largest smallmouth bass in the same lake. I recommend Vermilion Bay Lodge's guided trips! Book Early,to save a spot in Gord Bastable's busy schedule.vermilionbaylodge.com
These are a selection of lures I've recently picked-up and will be included in my 2012 Classic Muskie Calendar. The top crank baits are from LEO LURES. Next are group of spinners from down in the Lake St. Clair area. HANDLEBARZ LURES, ST.CLAIR HOUND, Also, Mac Kinnon Tackle from over
in the Muskoka North land featuring a unique glass weight. Next is the double blade spinner from Callandar Bait works from Greg Videcki. This will be added to the salamander creature from Ottawa's FIRST MATE LURES.
Finally it's the large double blade with a giant tube from WATERWOLF LURES from near Belleville.