I don't make a lot of money on these lures. It typically takes me 1 - 2 hours (and up to 4 hours for custom Musky/Pike or Saltwater sized lures) to paint a lure and (at the very least) a 12 hour period to allow the 2 ton epoxy to dry properly. Adding in my overhead- time involved, the cost of paint, 3D eyes and epoxy resin- my average profit is around $5-$7- (LESS for a more expensive/time consuming lure)! Nobody is getting rich painting lures in the USA. Everyone I've met or spoken with who paints lures does it for the passion of creating something a fish has never seen.
I'm a writer, chef and tournament bass fisherman. I am dedicated to bringing the common angler a lure of quality. To ensure that quality control, I need as much feedback as possible. Please post your comments and feedback!