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Patented StrikeWinder Next Generation of Spinner Baits

The Newest Innovation In Spinner Bait Technology and Ease of Use Gives You Incredible Feel and Action While Fishing for any Game Fish

Patented StrikeWinder Next Generation of Spinner Baits

The Newest Innovation In Spinner Bait Technology and Ease of Use Gives You Incredible Feel and Action While Fishing for any Game Fish

$2,346
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 24 2013 8:35 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 25, 2013

About

Why StrikeWinder Helical Spinner Baits

Spinner bait fishing lures have been around for quite some time, with very little technological and design advances over the last 50 years. The main advances in design have been changes in color, head style changes, and mainly the addition of 2 or more of the standard type (i.e. Colorado, Willow, and Indiana) blades mounted to a frame with a swivel and split rings. At Maple Lake Lure Co., we have designed and patented the most unique and performance based blade the industry has ever seen, which transcends the “old school” spoon blades with the new helical or corkscrew blade. Our new blade is formed from a circular stainless steel piece of metal and spins effortlessly at all speeds, giving the angler of all skill levels a bait that is easy to use and performs in many different ways. We introduced our new concept on the web and at local tradeshows in the Dallas and East Texas area last year, and the interest has been tremendous.

What Some Anglers Have Said From Across the Nation – These Babies Catch Fish!

"They do catch fish. Being on a fixed disability income, bought some and the first tournament I fished these spinner baits the 3 biggest fish out of my 5 came off these baits. Keep up the great work!"

“The Pro-Series is a story in itself. After the tournament, the following weekend a cold-front came in the Memphis area and I went to Sardis Lake in North Mississippi. The water was really off colored, not too muddy, but muddy. The pro-series is "all" these fish would bite. I would throw a jig or creature bait on a stump (water very low) and would not get bit. But when I started throwing the pro-series, we caught over 10 fish in about 3 hours. Water temp was 52 degrees and muddy, but we caught fish on your baits. Love them. Really do. Got to get some more for spring tournaments coming up.”

 Maj. Billy B. – MO.

“WE FISHED WITH YOUR LURES ON LAKE OF THE WOODS, NESTOR FALLS, ONTARIO, & THEY PERFORMED EXTREMELY WELL.  THE WHITE & WHITE/BLACK SPECKLED WERE THE BEST WITH A CHARTREUSE GRUB ATTACHED.  CAUGHT SEVERAL NORTHERN PIKE & THE LAST ONE HIT RIGHT @ THE BOAT & SNAPPED MY 40# SPIDER-WIRE @ THE STEEL LEADER & TOOK IT ALL WITH HIM.  I GOT TO SEE THE CIRCULAR SPINNER AS IT HEADED FOR THE DEPTHS HOOKED IN HIS MOUTH! GREAT LURES!! ENJOYED FISHING WITH THEM IN CANADA... 

THANKS,"

MARK V. – OK.

"I purchased a few of your new spinners in MCkinney at the trade days. Great job, I caught 7 nice bass the next day.

John C.-TX.

I ordered 6 or 7 of their spinner baits several weeks ago and have had great luck with them. Fished at Ray Roberts, Hubbard, and three separate ponds. Mainly due to tons of grass I've thrown them and either burned them over the grass or slow rolled them in places that weren't so thick. I have caught more bass with them than about any other lure I own. Even tried a pseudo test yesterday in Frisco. Had my son tie on a very close Strike King match to the Maple. I caught 5 fish to his one in about an hour. Maybe I'm a great fisherman, but I've really liked these lures so far!!

BLAKE B. – TX.

"I ORDERED SEVERAL OF YOUR STRIKWINDER LURES EARLIER THIS YEAR AND FINALLY HAD A CHANCE TO TRY THEM IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA IN LATE AUGUST. I GOTTA TELL YOU THEY WORKED PRETTY WELL, ESPECIALLY THE YELLOW ONE AND THE WHITE ONE. CAUGHT WALLEYE, BASS AND NORTHERN PIKE WITH THEM. "

DOUGLASS J. – TX.

"Fished from about 9:00 til 1:00.  I caught 7, all on a white Twister with the added Colorado blade on it. This was my first of the morning, about 18 1/2" long, and largest of the day for me."

Jim W. – TX.

“This is the second fish caught on a strikewinder, night fishing lake arbuckle okla. & caught 4 more that went over 4# and one that was around 6, all on the same spinner. Weighed 8.8 lbs on my berkley digital scalE”

Allan S .- OK.

A Fishing Lure for Everyone, Any Skill Level, Any Game Fish

The StrikeWinder is a lure that anglers of any skill level can tie on a line, cast it, and catch fish. We have been fortunate to catalogue hundreds of fish caught on these babies from our staff, fellow anglers and customers alike. After our original prototyping, we took the path of least resistance to market with the classic “L” shaped spinner bait bodies and they have performed so well that we want to reach out to you and ask for your help to make this dream a reality. We have many technologically advanced models in prototype stage today, including buzz baits, top water baits, incredible frog baits, deep divers, and maybe the best lure for kids and people who just want to catch a lot of fish, our little inline spinners.

We currently have 5 styles of lures ready for production:

·The StrikeWinder Pro Series with Gold / Silver Tandem option available in 1/4 oz., 3/8 oz., and 1/2 oz. and 15 great color patterns.

·The Texas StrikeWinder Series available in 1/4 oz., 3/8 oz., and 1/2 oz. and 17 great color patterns .

·The StrikeWinder Elite Series available in 1/4 oz., 3/8 oz., 1/2 oz., and 3/4 oz. and 11 great color patterns .

·The StrikeWinder Micro Series in 1/8 oz. with 6 solid color choices

·The StrikeWinder Spinning Jig Series for small pan fish in 1/8 oz with 6 solid color choices

Our team (Tom Brevig, Steve Brevig, and Brad Carmon) are so passionate about this design that we patented it in early 2011 after nearly two years of R & D and hard work. Our test markets with anglers and retailers have been tremendous, and we are reaching out to you to help us get over the hump and bring this great fishing lure design to the world.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

The Evolution of the Helical Blade Design

In early 2008, I began playing around with a design that would replace the classic inline spinner baits that we had fished with, because I just didn’t like the way the Rooster Tails and other spoon type blades had to be pulled hard once in the water to engage the blade to get it to start to spin. I had caught many fish on these type of lures once the bait hit the water, and felt like if I had a spinner bait that would always spin once it hit the water, I would have a better chance at catching more fish. With that in mind, I began cutting out blades in a circular fashion out of any metal I could come across; Coke cans, bottle tops, aluminum to name a few (my brother cut one out of a Mojito bottle top and we caught about 5-6 nice bass on it until it finally broke down, and I still have that lure today!). This progressed through using paperclips for wire forms and Bic pens for bodies, until I had the correct dimensions, rotations, blade widths and the basic engineering down pat to produce a stainless steel blade laser cut on a CNC laser machine for prototypes. The blade prototypes went through a few more stages until we refined the process we have today, and our blades that we build are absolutely beautiful components with very close tolerances of .001”.

The Components and Production Plan

Maple Lake Lure Company is committed to building as many of the components in America that we can. We have contacted a U.S. based firm for all of our heads and bodies manufactured here in the states. One of our long term goals is to ensure that the metals used are eco-friendly, and that conservation efforts are always a top priority for our venture, and we would like to take the painting and manufacturing in house as we grow. The blades we have cut out at a machine shop in Dallas, and we fabricate the blades to the helical form ourselves with machinery that we designed and built ourselves. Our fabrication of the blades is an area that we will need to take to the next level to design and build the equipment for mass production and longevity. Our stainless steel ball bearing swivels are also produced in the USA, as well as the silicone skirts and split rings we use to make our classic spinner bait lines.

Our inline prototypes have the stainless steel collars that hold our helical blades on the wire form, and these will need to be procured through an outfit that has the large Davenport Screw machines capable of machining multiple units at a low cost. We have found a group in New York with these capabilities and we will initiate production of the inline spinner baits if we have the fortunate opportunity of meeting our goal. Currently we are building these fine fishing lures in our upstairs room, but plan to expand to a warehouse to accommodate the growth we feel we will enjoy with this unique design.

What You Get when You Back Us

We have rewards for every level of contributions, no matter big or small, and we want to thank each of you for your support. Each contribution will be rewarded beginning with a listing on our website as a sponsor for Team StrikeWinder Bass Tournament Trail for $5.00 and a listing on our banner at the next ICAST Tackle Show, current and future products for each contribution along with a StrikeWinder Camo Cap, all the way up to a fishing trip to the Great State of Texas on our own Lake Fork where many a wall hangers and Share-A-Lunker Bass have been caught.

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges

Building the Next Generation of Spinner Baits for years to come will present many challenges, knowing that it will take many pieces that will need to come together to achieve what we believe is an incredible product being produced and rolled out to the public. The biggest hurdle is the financial side of things, and with Kickstarter we have the opportunity to realize building and sustaining this project.
1) Another Challenge is getting all the right players involved in our supply chain. As of today we have identified the players and cost structures that will get us from point A to B, and the challenge for us is to facilitate high volume orders in a timely repeat fashion for production. Instilling a quality control system to make sure each lure is built the same, to specifications, and perform day in a day out.

2) One main area we have to work on is solidifying the inline components to go to production, run the parts through prototyping and procure the right sizes and configuration of parts for the lures to perform long term.

3) We face a great challenge in designing our saltwater lure lines for large game fish. We have anglers who have caught Redfish and Speckled Trout in the Gulf of Mexico, but ultimately we want to produce lures that utilize the helical blade design that go after Marlin and other great saltwater game fish.

4) Finally, gaining distribution channels worldwide and domestically while building our pro staff team to help support the brand in diverse areas across the globe, and this will be great challenge to overcome.

Our team is experienced in the design, production, sales and marketing arena, and we have a very good support team of professionals to help overcome any challenge where we might need additional input and support. I really believe with the help of the Kickstarter community, we can have the necessary resources to hurdle the challenges listed above and have the opportunity to for our new design to shine!

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