The feature on custom crankbaits [“Dyed in the Wood,” Summer] was fascinating. Though I appreciate the craftsmen’s beliefs that their products are indeed better, and can do this or that with superiority over molded plastic lures, it would be nice to see actual Mythbusters proof, such as comparisons with water tanks, different temperatures, etc. In other words, I’d love to see data. Because shelling out $20 to $50 for a product demands a jaundiced eye for the truth.
Jeff Frischkorn, outdoorlife.com