Meat and Potatoes Tackle Company
The Bassmaster's Classic Tournament Expo - - Birmingham, AL February 19-21, 2010. Another fun show! Hundreds of bass guys checked out our booth and saw all our lures in our demo tank. We had great show special prices for fishermen minding their spending in these difficult days - and they took advantage of our prices. A lot of big bass will be boated in 2010 using Meat and Potatoes Tackle!
The Annual Chicago Musky Show - - January 8-10, 2010. We had our 75 gallon demo tank in the booth, and showed off our entire product line in action - including a couple of new releases for 2010. Fishermen saw the quality and responded positively to our show special prices.
The Bassmaster's Classic Tournament Expo - - Shreveport, LA February 20-22, 2009. This is going to be fun! Come see us at our booth and check out all our lures in our big demo tank. We'll have great show special prices for fishermen visiting this "must do" show coming from all over North America, Japan, South Africa and other places where bass fishing is king.
The Annual Chicago Musky Show - - January 9-11, 2009. We'll have our big 75 gallon demo tank in the booth, so come see our entire product line in action - including a couple of new releases for 2009.
Bassmaster Magazine has featured our snagless crankbaits (the HotBack deep-diver and the Termite lipless rattle bait) twice in 2008! Word is spreading not only in this country, but into Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Italy and other addresses. Our patented snagless designs are in much design because now fishermen are able to throw directly into the nastiest wood and weed cover - on purpose! They know that big fish frequently call this thick cover "home", and that there is nothing that triggers these big girls more than having a crankbait bang thru their living room. We designed these lures back in 1982 and 1991 respectively when we were fishing a lot of bass tournaments on lakes with wood cover. We couldn't afford the time to try to retrieve lures that had hung up, and we'd want to cry when we lost a favoite, money-winning crankbait!
New for 2008: First and foremost is our phonomenally successful marabou jig, the High-Calorie Jig. So named because the body of marabou gives the perception of more meat, more calories, but without the lure having to be any bigger than the commercial jigs. Dealers from around the country ordered this jig after having seen it in our booth at ICAST 2007. It's a very productive tool for fresh and saltwater gamefish. Next up this year is our Hefty Girl double-bladed weedless inline ("bucktail") spinner. Of course it has our trademark big weedless treble hooks in sizes for big bass, striper, pike, musky and many saltwater fish. But key to the Hefty Girls is its two blades. We make the Hefty Girls with double #5 Colorado blades , double #8 Colorado, double #9 Indiana, double #10 Indiana and double #12 Indiana. Some companies are calling these big blades Colorados, but they are not. They're magnum Indianas. The #5 model is made for bass and very early season cold-water musky/pike. The #8 model is for big bass and musky/pike in shallow water (the Colorados provide a lot of lift). The #9 Indiana model is for deeper presentations such as down a weed wall, a drop off, standing timber, etc. because the Indianas don't cup quite as much water as Colorados. The #10 and #12 are for when monsters get turned on and they're in shallow water or at least looking up and willing to come from deeper water to hit these shallow-running inlines. Again, the #10 and #12 are not a lure you'd throw any time because they are such pullers - you'd where your arm out just chunking this thing blindly. Wait till big fish make their presence known, and then load one of these models on very big tackle. Send us pictures!
The annual Perry Georgia Fisharama - - February, 2008
The annual Chicago Musky Show - - January, 2008.
The annual ICAST Show - - July, 2007. This is the big industry trade show that every company that has a national or international presence goes to. A few thousand people from every continent come to this show to network and place orders for the upcoming fishing year. Come to our booth and let us show you our entire product line. Please call us to schedule private appointments.
The annual Atlanta Georgia Fisharama - - February, 2007
The annual Chicago Musky Show - - January, 2007
The annual Atlanta Georgia Fisharama - - February, 2006
The annual Milwaukee Musky Show - - February, 2006
The annual Chicago Musky Show - - January, 2006
The annual Milwaukee Musky Show - - February, 2005
The annual Chicago Musky Show - - January, 2005
The ICAST Show in Vegas! - - July, 2005
Meat and Potatoes Tackle Company will be at this all-important trade show in July, 2005! All the major players in the fishing tackle industry will either have booths or be in attendance. Major manufacturers, buyers and household name personalities will be conspicuously obvious. This is the event of the year that all the major buyers attend to build out their next year's catalog. Show specials lead to many orders being placed during the event. Networking and laying foundations from which solid business relationships are built throughout the following year are a big bonus to attending this show. We will have our new products and other patent-pending lures in the New Product Display. Who knows, we may win a "Best of Show in Category" award for one of our products - we expect it!