Our lines are in the water! Welcome to the LureSecure/Fish Fashions Blog

Thank you for stopping by!  This may be your first visit, or it could be a return to see what we’ve been up to.  Our blog is up and running now, and where once there were “under construction” messages, there are now posts and links and all sorts of fun, worthwhile and useful info, as well as the ability for you to purchase a few LureSecure Lure Wraps and Fish Fashions Earrings.

Gary dock ls'sNot sure what we’re all about?  We suggest you visit the page “About LureSecure & Fish Fashions” first before doing much else.  You’ll learn about who we are and why we started this venture.  It’s a story of love, passion, vinyl, velcro, fishing blades, friends, family, rags to riches, chinese food, dogs, black flies, top secret photos, world peace…..

OK, ok, maybe our About page isn’t about all those things, but we think it’s pretty interesting.  We’re two people who fell in Love, found a mutual passion for fishing, decided we were tired of hook wounds and tangled tackle and did something about it.  Along the way we discovered a way for the lady angler (fisherwomen?) to look stylin’ and represent their love of all things with fins while doing their thing.  As our business grew, we enlisted the help of some friends to help us with legal crappola, marketing direction and business growth.  Now we’re a Michigan-based business that has the attention of anglers worldwide.  We’ve shipped LureSecures to fisherman in some of the farthest reaches of this planet.  World domination is just around the corner.  Who’d a thunk it?

Once you get done reading about us, take some time to learn about LureSecure Lure Wraps on the LureSecure Sales page.  Then, once you’ve spent a little worm money on the best device for fisherman since the snap swivel, you can stay out of the dog house with Momma by purchasing her some Fish Fashions.  We recommend purchasing plenty of our earrings, since they’re very affordable, and they come in handy when you don’t get home in time for dinner cuz the fish were biting.  “Hi Honey I’m home, look what I got for you!” (this statement is best made with the stringer of fish carefully hidden away until later)

This page is where you’ll find our latest news, views, updates, ramblings, frivolity and anything else we feel is of value.  Gary will be sharing his articles from Fish & Game Finder Magazine from time to time, as well as fishing reports, hunting stories, outhouse humor, great info, and whatever else drifts through his mind when he’s not thinking about fishing.  There will also be occasional posts from our friends, since they have nice things to say, are great human beings, and we want to fish and not sit at the keyboard all the damn time.  We also have some pros who will stop by on occasion to share their knowledge and expertise with everyone.  If none of this floats your boat, then maybe a great recipe, a lead on a cheap boat, or the opportunity to find a great deal on some real estate in the wilds or on the water are good reasons for you to put your feet up and sit a spell with us.

Thanks again for stopping by – it’s much appreciated.  We’d thank you most kindly if you’d subscribe to our blog.  We’d love you to death for linking to us.  If you’d Tweet about us from time to time we’d give you props for being a kind soul.  Heck, if you’d just tell friends and fellow fisherman about us, we’d probably share the location of one of our fishing hotspots with you.  OK, maybe not, but it was worth a shot.



Up North with Gary Talarico – June 2009

Gary Talarico is an Editor at Fish and Game Finder Magazine.  His monthly column, “Up North”, can be enjoyed by picking up a copy of this great magazine at any store that offers fishing, hunting or outdoor products, or by downloading it from their website.

June is finally here! What a great month for the sportsman.  Great fishing with warm temperatures is the norm.  June is the beginning of summer.  As Mongo would say “summer good”.  I get tired of shivering.  I think the older one gets the more you shiver.  It was a long and cold winter and spring.  I shivered so much at times some of the hairs on my head wiggled loose.  At least that’s my excuse for my receding hairline and I’m sticking to it.

Black Fly Enjoying A MealUp here in the Upper Peninsula the trees have finally popped their leaves.  The only bad thing about this time of year up here is the blackflies.  The swarms are so large they look like billowing black storm clouds swirling about.  Get close to one and it will drive you insane.  The small, gnat-like flies are experts at finding ways to torture a human.  They bite too!  They can draw blood!  The bite leaves a large, itchy welt.  They know that there are 7 openings on the human head and they do their best to get in all of them.  Personally, I feel they taste like chicken.  A rottin’, sour piece of chicken that is.  I heard once that the Canadian government keeps a list of everyone driven clinically insane by the little buggers.  I believe it.  Not much deters them.  I picked up some 100% DEET.  They lick it and smile.  The only thing that will keep them from biting you is a stiff wind.

The saving grace is Mother Nature.  She sends the dragonflies to our defense.  Since I moved to the U.P. I have a new found affection for the dragonflies that buzz my yard, taking out the little devils.  I wish I could buy some.  It would be a certain purchase.
Time for a Sportt the dog report.  I have found that he likes to run.  When I say run, I actually mean fast trot away while looking at me and seemingly conveying the message “you only run using 2 legs, you can’t catch me!!”.  He is just a big nose on a neck.  A feather falling from a high flying chickadee gets him going.  I think he will get better at responding to commands.  I have to remember he was raised without any training or manners.  After living with me and my wife, who I lovingly call “Cesarella”, in tribute to her favorite show and host “The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan”, Sportt is getting better.  The only thing I don’t like about my wife watching the show is she now applies Cesars’ mantra to me as well, “exercise, then discipline, THEN affection”.  I am confident he has just selective hearing, not deaf like he sometimes would like for me to believe.  He is alot like a teenager.  A teenager that will never move out that is.
Finally, get out on the water or in the woods. It will make you happier and healthier.