Satoshi-san from Indigo Blue lures, is a boutique builder from Tokushima prefecture in Shikoku district of Japan. He has been crafting lures by hand for around 20 years. Indigo Blue lures are built from Tung tree wood and the Le Mer models have a unique air chamber to create a high buoyancy. To ensure swimming perfection, each lure under goes an individual swim test before being released for retail. With a strictly limited number of lures produced each year, they are highly prised in Japan and have accounted for Kingfish, GT and Tuna.
Madcapbros lures are handmade in Japan by Tatsuhiko Sato-san. Tatsu Sato-san has been crafting lures by hand and knife for over 35 years and selling production lures for just over 34 years. Producing over a 100 000 lures by hand over time. Using a unique technique, with his lures being crafted with 2 pieces of wood. He advised the key is dislocation. When assembling his lures he places them a few millimetres staggered on purpose. He states a staggered combination makes a waver action when diving which triggers the fish to bite. He believes a plastic lure cannot imitate this technics, only handcrafted wooden lures can. A combination of foil, abalone shell and hand painting with all lures receiving 8 clear coats to increase longevity of the lure. With a very limited annual production of about 500 – 600 lures which have accounted for plenty of Yellowtail Kingfish, Tuna and GT in Japan.View More