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Lures and Tackle Chat
chatman- Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome tonight's guest, Penny Plumley of Lures and Tackle Supply!!!
Driftr- Welcome Penny Plumley !!!!
Juls- clap clap clap clap clap welcome Penny!
Driftr- clap clap clap
Penny Plumley- Thank You
#1 Saugeye- Welcome Penny
LS(nd)- welcome Penny
chatman- Penny, let's start out with a brief History of Lures and Tackle Supply and Weldon Tackle...
Penny Plumley- Hi everyone and thanks for having me
Penny Plumley- Lures and Tackle Supply is the distributor and sales rep for Weldon Tackle Mfg. which has been in business since 1954
chatman- I see Lures and Tackle Supply has quite a selection of lures as well as Trolling products on the web site
Penny Plumley- Yes we do and our product is backed by guarantee
chatman- Let's talk a bit about the lures, all hand tied and hand made in the USA?
Penny Plumley- Yes of course, and even our supplies are bought in the USA
chatman- Any questions for Penny Tonight?
#1 Saugeye- Penny, what is your web address
Juls- I missed something..what are these lures exactly? sorry if you already said
Den- is the Weldon CO. from Ohio?
Penny Plumley- The company address is 18613 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH 44110
chatman- You can access their web site from the Walleye Central Sponsors links...
#1 Saugeye- thanks
Penny Plumley- We have jigs, rigs, trolling, leaders, planner boards and accessories
Juls- ok thanks
chatman- I was amazed at the wide variety of products you have available Penny, like the planer boards, and the plans to build your own etc..
Penny Plumley- Hand tied means the jig heads are placed in a vice and tied by thread by a real person
Juls- hahah yep...I know what hand tying is..just didn't know what was
Den- they have some spinners, and very good jigs Juls
chatman- Describe the line of hand tied jigs etc., please Penny....
Den- penny, where do you work out of?
Penny Plumley- The hand tied jigs are Mini Foo's, Steelheaders and mini eyes, this time of year used for steelhead fishing extremely good when used with a bobber drifting the rivers
Penny Plumley- I work out of a shop in Cleveland, Oh
Den- penny, are you going to be at the W.L.Baumler show this year?
chatman- I see the variety of spinners and weight forward type lures, they look like several time tested lures
Penny Plumley- Yes we will be there
Dan(oh)- how long has the company been around
Den- I will see you there, I have been using the products for over 25 years, as well as selling them
Penny Plumley- Our weight forwards and spinners have been in production since 1954
chatman- I like the weightless one's, although the name escapes me at the moment
Penny Plumley- It's nice to know that I have a fan
chatman- Look like an excellent long line drifting lure...
Den- a lot of fans here in Vermilion Penny
Penny Plumley- We have the JB4, a Bee Zee, also added some new blade combos with 20" leaders
chatman- Where can someone find Weldon Lures other than on the net? Do you have a large distribution network?
Penny Plumley- A lot of our light weight worm harnesses are used with our Arnie's Drifters
chatman- and Besides Den's place...lol..
Den- I have some in the shop chatman, lol
Juls- - -)
Penny Plumley- We are still building our distribution network but would appreciate all the help we can get through dealers and jobbers
U.P. Pro- Penny do you have pro staffers that fish for Lure & Tackle supple co.
Penny Plumley- Yes, look at our web site
EYESRFN- do you have a address?
Penny Plumley- We don't have any Pro Staff
Penny Plumley- Our address is 18613 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland OH 44110
EYESRFN- cool thanks I have a small spinner Company here in Montana
chatman- or you can find their ad on the Walleye Central Sponsor's links
Penny Plumley- We'd be happy to do business with you we will be in touch
Den- their weight forward has been a very well producer for many years
Penny Plumley- That's our dinner winner
Den- right, the yellow, with orange back
Penny Plumley- We have several other colors to choose from too
Den- works great with electric motor on very slow troll too
EYESRFN- do you have a catalog that you send out
Penny Plumley- Yes we can send a catalogue or you can visit our web site
EYESRFN- ok thanks
chatman- I also see you have a rather extensive selection of trolling gear. Wooden Planer boards, plans for home made boards and kits and the like...
Penny Plumley- Yes we also have down rigger releases , stackers, and stacker releases. Our planner board kits and plans for building are great
Dan(oh)- are most of your products for walleye fishing
Den- and simple to follow too
Penny Plumley- Our planner boards are made of quality redwood and we make them right here at the shop
Den- good crappie and steelhead jigs
Penny Plumley- No we also have bass, crappie, Stripers, cat fish and all game fish
Penny Plumley- We have never had any complaints, most everyone who knows about us love the products
chatman- I really love the small sizes of the hand tied jigs, I fish a lot of pan fish and stream trout and have a hard time finding a decent looking feathered jig.
Dan(oh)- do your weight forwards come in different weights
Penny Plumley- Try our mini eye, it's a jig head on a forged fly hook, 1/80 1/64 1/32 & 1/16
Penny Plumley- They come in 3/8, 5/8, 3/4, 1oz, and 2 blade styles, French and Colorado hammered
Den- Penny, I have won some tourneys on the weight forwards
Penny Plumley- And just to let everyone know, I check all of the feather jigs myself and they WON'T fall apart
Penny Plumley- Glad to hear that I could help you win
Den- the steelhead like the 1/32 black, they are rough on them though
Penny Plumley- For all you trout guys, as soon as the weather gets a little warmer, great fishing from Chagrin river to Elk Creek PA
Den- how many colors do you have in the harness Penny
EYESRFN- do you sell bulk blades, hooks, beads etc. or are they pre-tied
Penny Plumley- We have approximately 32 colors in the worm harnesses and we can also take orders for special colors, check the web site
Penny Plumley- All of our supplies are used for assembly of our products
chatman- Penny, is Weldon a strong regional Tackle Manufacturer? It sounds as if many of the products are geared towards a Lake Erie market/
Penny Plumley- Our worm harnesses are made with 45lb. test stainless nylon coated cable and we use Mustad hooks on all our products
Penny Plumley- No, our market does very well in the inland lakes and through Kentucky, Tennessee, and states that are stocking walleye striper and other game fish
chatman- I'd imagine then that the spinner rigs would hold up fairly well against a striper...
Penny Plumley- Our Bee Zees and June Bugs are a solid stainless steel wire and are great for that
chatman- It is also interesting to me, at least, that weight forwards don't seem to get much attention too far from Erie.......yet they will work......does this seem to be the case in your distribution of them?
Penny Plumley- Yes, because the weight forward was a drifting and casting type of lure
Den- theirs does work trolling too, the design stops it from spinning up to 3mph
Den- the whole body I mean
EYESRFN- if you are looking for a tester for some of your spinners would love to try them here in Montana
chatman- But that is exactly how I use them, and they are sheer dynamite on smallies when tipped with a leech or Power bait!
chatman- I know, wrong fish, now put down those torches and pitch forks!!!!
Den- the orange one tipped with a leech is deadly on Erie that way
Driftr- Trolling den?
Den- good for eyes that way too
Den- in less than 25 foot of water
Penny Plumley- Many types of blades work best at certain speeds our French and June bug blade work very good at a low speed
chatman- I did some real damage, with them, on Green Bay this year! On both eyes and smallies, too bad the eyes weren't in the MWC tourney!!
chatman- How many different blade styles and colors are available Penny?
nokes- Have any of you ever fished the PWT as an amateur
chatman- I think a few here may have....I haven't......yet?
Penny Plumley- We have approximately 10 blade styles and about 20 colors
chatman- What about blade colors? Gold and silver? Painted?
Penny Plumley- We have gold plated and nickel plated, and a wide variety of other painted colors to choose from
nokes- I just joined the one on the Detroit river and was wondering if it is possible to pre fish with a pro
EYESRFN- do you make up your blades or do you order from elsewhere and then put the rigs together
chatman- Hey nokes, you should also post the question on our message board, many PWT pro's check in there, and we also have a pro Q&A board...
m.n.obucket- penny are all your blades the big Erie styles??
slip-bobber(MT)- Just ask them nokes. Most welcome the company
Penny Plumley- We get our component parts from American suppliers and also have our own dyes
Den- penny, do you use the heavy line on the harness too?
slip-bobber(MT)- PWT will have a list of pros and phone numbers. Contact them and they should be able to help you out.
Penny Plumley- No, our blades are approximately four different sizes and matched to the type of fishing conditions
slip-bobber(MT)- that works too
chatman- any final questions as we wind down tonight?
Penny Plumley- 45lb. test on harnesses leaders crappie rigs and etc.
Den- I will look you up at the show penny
chatman- Ladies and Gentlemen, a warm round of applause for our guest host tonight, Penny Plumley of Lures and Tackle Supply and Weldon Tackle....
slip-bobber(MT)- they are drawn nokes
Driftr- Thanks Penny, Great Chat !!!
Driftr- clap clap clap !!!!
Penny Plumley- Look forward to seeing you there
EYESRFN- thanks for the good info
Den- thanks penny, clap, clap
m.n.obucket- Penny, thanks
Penny Plumley- Thanks guys for having me and don't forget to e-mail us