Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. My name is Glenn and I go by UpaCrick. I'm a Kentuckian that loves to fish the flowing freshwaters for just about anything that wants to bite, but in particular smallies. I enjoy making various lures from lead to wood. I first started my spiral into madness by making some fishing rods for myself. This was OK, but I wanted more "bang for buck" with the time invovled. So, I switched to lures. Started with in-lines, moved up to jig tying (bucktail and rabbit), then to lead pouring, and finally wood topwaters(don't ask about the 1 or 2 tries at crankbaits
). I have been trying to learn the ropes of what makes a wood lure work.
I don't get to fish lakes very often as I have no boat and little access to those who do, but I have caught a personal best Striper on Lake Cumberland of 37+" and a little over 20 lbs. That is a "Citation" fish here, but citations are not why enjoy fishing. It is more about the surroundings and the folks that you are with for me. I've caught a few "dink" hybrids on Lake Herrington in the past, but rarely fish there anymore.
I'm really excited about the freshwater section and of course the plug building area! I hope to learn some new things and give back when I'm able.
Best of Luck,