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2009 - December Testimonials

David Layton – Collins Pond,Scotia NY, New York

Lure: Aglia Long

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth

This has to be the best lure I have ever used. To be more specific, it was a Mepps Lightning with a willow leaf spinner and chartreuse decal and bucktail of the same color. I went to Collins Pond in 1989 and the minute this lure hit the water, I caught bass, crappie and even sunfish and pumpkinseeds went after this lure. The only time I was ever able to find this lure was in the Mepps Bass spinner kit. Upon searching this site I was able to purchase 10. I cannot believe they discontinued this lure. You should endeavour to bring it back.This lure WORKS!!!. I fished for nearly three hours that day, and caught more than forty fish, until my line broke on a cast and I lost it because I neglected to check my line for fraying and tie a new knot. Anyway, please try to bring back this lure.

BarryBertino – Delaware River,Palmyra New Jersey, New Jersey

Lure: Musky Marabou

Fish Caught: Bass, Striped

Hello, Jim, Michael and the entire Mepps sales and distro team. I want to thank you for providing excellent yearly press releases combined with monthly newsletters. These efforts are what is the patient and appreciated job related duties and work related criteria all industry companies should be following and executing. The lack of these efforts by other industry manufacturers and distro/media companies are the main reason why the industry is in an economic downward spiral and the excuse of the nationwide economic downturn is not the scapegoat most are using.The entire Mepps Team's enthusiasm and support for anglers, sporting goods and most of all each other relate in the catches and consistant intrest many anglers still have when it comes to catching fish in both fresh and saltwater fisheries. I am proud to say that the Marabou and large Tiger Musky Marabous acquired years back were field tested in the lower branch channel of the Delaware River by a selected and historic fishing and Gun Club member known as Lenny Rychychowski. This club is dated back into the 1800's and Lenny's proficiency in angling is exceptional. The sad thing here in New Jersey is water polution, clarity and most of all the unlikely sportsmanlike fish care and fishing pressure which has been adding to a shortage in population of many species of fish. Limits and on most adventures and guides any catches are far and in between....however, the Tiger Musky Marabou and the Large sized Marabous combined with most any spinners from Mepps Gallery of a wide variety of glossy, gleaming and feathered trimmed lures which I call Chicken lures...well...Lenny caught many a Striped Bass and a heck of alot of limits of Bass and many species of panfish including perch and bowfin on a wide array of great Aglia lures from Mepps.
May I demand all other industry leaders to follow the plans of media and angler relations in which Jim and Michael follow as their passion and love of the sport coinciding with their well versed knowledge in fishing is nothing less and nothing more than good news and views for a great sense of the future for both, anglers and the forecast of Growth in Sales for stocked shelves of fantastic and productive lures. The Tradition lives on and it's a wonderful thing here at Mepps and in the USA as we are still able to see employees execute criteria which is necessary for success in both growth in catches and sales!
Lenny and I have traveled and fished extensivley for well over 43 years and national catches can be related to mostly the spirit in using Mepps products! Thanks so much again for a "JOB WELL DONE!"

103 Richards Avenue
Maple Shade,New Jersey


PS:The Grab Bags are like taking the loot without a gun! Oddles of top of the line, up-to-date lures made with quality materials which are not degrading and falling apart as in comparison to other more expensive swimbaits and so called new and innovative lures like the Optimum Swimbaits I have field tested and watched deteriorate right before my eyes. Why pay more money for untested and testimonialed products when for a value, keep a consistant tradition alive and by Mepps Products! Don't forget...send those Squirriel tails in for the Squirriel programs are important for making quality lures backed by quality people combined with allowing hunters and anglers to make a fare market value in revenue with their bagged catches!

Keep up the Great Job and anyone who feels as though their Pro...GO MEPPS and you are a part of Tradition...Go Mepps...Go Pro!

Rick Taylor – Mission Lake, Saskatchewan , Canada


Fish Caught: Pike, Northern

Spinners are winners I always say and I proved that to be true this past summer when I caught and landed 12 northern pike ranging from 12 lbs. to 26 lbs.; and that was just in one day. For the past seven years, I've run a fishing camp for less fortunate children and while at camp, while the kids were busy with on-shore activities, I decided to go out and try the new Mepps Tandem Musky Killer I just bought, and, wow, the action was non-stop. Those fish went wild. Now, since then, I have introduced a pike competition, using the Mepps Musky Killer and these kids are cathing some remarkable fish along with some never-ending memories. All fish caught are also released so kids in the future can have the same wonderful experience. I wish I could send photos, but at this point in time, I'm not too good with computers. Thank you for producing such a fine lure, and, please, keep up the good work.

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