Nimmer Swimmer Wolly Pog
I also used to have greg customize my wobblers/pogs in some other ways, that really made them attractive and great hooking lures. Had so much luck with one, that I had him make a half dozen more in different colors and size nuances. They really had a unique 'clack' to them and could be retrieved relatively quickly for a surface wobbler for times when needed. Love the story of his baits, and how delightful he was to work with. Wonder if he still carves them with that big knife.
While I love my Rylures for beauty and durability and the fact Ryan is a good friend, Greg Nimmer is one of very few that I'd put in that league for design, and unique quality lures that are art but catch fish. I really like Ev Kolsteds lures too, which can be tough to find. He learned luremaking from Greg N. and used to make some absolutely beautiful wobblers and creepers for me. It has been nearly 10 years since I've gotten a lure from him. If anyone knows him or has his contact, please advise. Thank you.
If you see Greg at the shows pick up a bait. I like the smaller Wolly Pog best, and his Globe's rock too!
His smaller and mid size baits often sell for $25-$30 at the shows. Compare this to the injection molded plastic baits that you pay $20 for, and all of a suddend his baits look very fairly priced.
And you get to show the fish something they have probably not seen before, as you'll never see Nimmer's at Fleet Farm or Bass Pro.
I know Nimmer will be at the Milwaukee Musky Expo and the new Musky Show in Wausau first weekend in March - and so will we!
See you there!