When luremaker Cameron Yee came by the Bloodydecks booth at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach to show off his latest wares, we were all a bit skeptical. They looked cool, but glass lures? Won’t they break the moment they roll onto the deck? Each handmade lure head sports a little difference in shape and size. No two are exactly alike. But still, glass?
“This lure raised a winning fish at the Bisbees,” Cameron told us and then proceeded to bash the hell out of the lure against the counter. We all recoiled, expecting shards of glass to fly in every direction. Nothing. Not even a scratch. We then each took a turn giving the lure a good whack and it never did break.
Cameron, a glassblower by trade, can make lures of any shape or size. He sticks to a few basic shapes right now, including a squid head, a chugger shape (with a concave face that could have a dual purpose), several bullets and other variations on popular shapes. Cameron puts a unique mix of colors into each lure he makes. You’ll see reds, greens, pinks, blues and blacks. He also creates a large eyeball shape to give the lure a realistic look. While we’ve never run any glass lures behind the boat, we’re game to try anything and at first glace they do look very nice. We’ve sent out a few lures to Capt. Steve Lassley to try. He probably won’t pull them in the Bisbee, but you can bet he’ll give us an honest opinion on how they run.
For more info, visit the Hot Liquid Lures website at hotliquidlures.com.