Testing is in our nature.

Amanda's summertime crappie.

Amanda’s summertime crappie.

You will recall that we tested the “point” theory to death on Lake Jordan. It is what we do. It took three trips to convince us that points were best. We always fish different colors, to see what is most productive. Testing is in our nature

The Bleeding Bait theory endured nineteen-years of actual fishing tests. We went on to trot-line and underwater studies too. Pro-staffers tested the theory on their own waters. Everyone caught more fish.

Not all of our testing is on the lake.
Hooks arrive and go no further until Ron signs off on them. He tests the tempering, finish, sharpness, and eye closure of each sample. When a really large order arrives, several of us will join in and test hooks. This insures you land more fish.

Road Runners are subject to special scrutiny. We pull samples and test the hooks, swivels, and finish. If we find a defect, we double the sampling.

Each year, thousands and thousands of lures end up in a melting pot instead of water.

Testing is in our nature.
Blessings, -tj

About TJ Stallings

45-year tackle industry veteran Marketing and Crazy Ideas at TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group (Home of Road Runner Lures and six hook brands including Tru-Turn, Daiichi, XPoint, Team Catfish, Mr. Crappie and StandOUT Hooks.) Home of Gun Protect. The opinions expressed in this blog are those of TJ Stallings and not necessarily those of TTI-Blakemore.
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2 Responses to Testing is in our nature.

  1. That’s pretty cool, TJ. I can vouch also for the bleeding bait theory. Just a few weeks ago, I was floating in the canoe along a pine-scented shoreline, a couple miles from the Canadian border. I tied on some jig with a splash of red in it, and said to my canoe buddy, ” You see this, this little tail of red, its makes the fish think of blood, and that will induce a strike”

    “Yeah sure”, he mumbled.
    A couple casts later, I landed a handsome northern pike. Then a good crappie. And then a blue gill the size of a double whopper with cheese.

    So I take it fish are not color blind then?

    Thanks for all the fishing, um, I mean, testing, you’ve done for the betterment of mankind!

    • TJ Stallings says:

      Thank you ‘o Patron of the Pit!
      Fish can see colors, some better than others. Walleye respond to the orange-red better than a dark red. The opposite is true for bass. Their eyes are just different. The blood-injury and gill flash responses are an absolute.This hold true with all fish except shark and moray eels. Keep up the good work sir. I foresee a book in your future.

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