Here’s a little more back ground on why my baits are manufactured in the way that they are and how the research has noticeably changed the manufacturing process of “ bloodythumb lures”. I have tried to meet as many of the actual needs for the fish to be attracted to my baits. I have been designing baits and building lures since 1989  From the lateral line vibes, to sight, to hearing and sound like the below information was compiled for your use. Brains Bees are truly hand made and hand sanded. Every step in the manufacturing process is intended to add to the effectiveness of my baits. A visit to my shop would generously assist you would understand why these baits have an extra cost above and beyond what is incurred when making purchases from a typical retailer. Since most of those who are reading this will not be able to make such a visit, I am putting together a series of pictures of the process and introducing a new web page called “Inside My Shop”. I hope this will ably serve in gaining a clearer understanding of the intense attention to detail that goes into every step of the manufacturing process. 

There are many variables that make a bait productive. Size, shape, weights, rattles, construction material, the list goes on and on. Having said all this, the primary attribute of a bait is COLOR. Now this brings us to the paint. The colors are mixed for color enhancement unseen to the human eye. I have an Associate degree in commercial art and A bachelor in mechanical engineering and have been working on color development for 20 years. I have spent many hours on the water following bait and watching its habit and reaction to sun light (ultraviolet), clouds, stained water, clear water, etc. My color chart has been developed based on these conditions. Through research, color development and a lot of trials and error, I have found 4 basic colors that are incorporated on all my baits. Whether the colors are prevalent or hidden, the fish’s ability to see them is very great! I produce baits for use all over the United States and as far away as Japan, so the color chart is very extensive. I would recommend that you make your selections with an effort to match your lake’s bait or latest hatch. All of the colors I have developed are based on the food chain of a bass; matching the Shads, blue herring, craw dads, and bait fish such as Bream, Sun Fish, and minnows is the ultimate goal. Now that I have gone into detail on the design I will be giving a history lesson, or should I say a biology lesson, on the actual anatomy of a fish (green head). Read thoroughly and apply this information when making selections from the color chart..