Yamamoto Hottest Lure Almost Didn't Make it Off The Cutting Room FLoor

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Yamamoto Hottest Lure Almost Didn't Make it Off The Cutting Room FLoor

Postby WB Staff » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:55 am

Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits’ (GYCB) latest hot lure, the Sanshouo, almost didn’t make it off the cutting room floor.
Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits’ (GYCB) latest hot lure, the Sanshouo, almost didn’t make it off the cutting room floor.

About two years ago GYCB vice president of operations Ron Colby had a hand-poured version sent to him by his friend Bub Tosh Jr. of Modesto, Calif. It was one of 12 made by the Western pro who wanted a soft plastic that wasn’t just another copy of an existing artificial lure.

Colby said, “He asked me what I thought about it and I said, ‘Yeah, there’s nothing like it on the market.’ ”

Colby, 54, said he put the hand-poured model on his desk, where it stayed for about a month or so. One day when he looked for it, the bait was gone. Unbeknownst to him, it had fallen on the floor and had been cut it in half by a wheel of his office chair.

Colby said, “I called and asked him ‘Do you have any more.’ He said, ‘No. I only made a dozen. That was the last one.’
The lifelong Salt Lake City resident said he took the pieces to his “CAD (computer aided design) guy” who examined them, then created a duplicate of it. A chain of prototypes followed.

Tosh’s model, which he wanted to resemble a salamander, had a body that was bigger and thicker than desired by Colby. And, of course, it didn’t have salt impregnated in it...

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