My name is Kevin Taylor. I'm 35 years old and I was born and raised in San Diego.
I started fishing when I was 9 years old, soaking cut anchovies or squid at all of our local fishing piers. I did this heavily until I was 20, then I found out what fast cars were. After spending a lot of money on cars and getting into plenty of trouble, I met my wife. It was then that I got back into fishing. With the internet at my fingertips I was able to search online for tips and how to's to catch more fish, and we ran into a website called scsurffishing.com. I have been a member there since 2008 and I have met several great people and also learned tons of information about catching fish. I really enjoy targeting Shortfin Corvina in our bays, and Corbina in the surf. Now I enjoy making my own baits and color patterns.
HOW WE GOT STARTED!
It wasnt until recently I had the idea of making my own baits and colors. I will put 90% of the blame on Jeremy, a member of scsurffishing.com, for making a "whale tail" worm and letting me try it. I got a hit on my first cast with it and I was amazed. That same night I did some research on making molds and pouring soft plastic. I ordered some materials and started experimenting. I mentioned to Jeremy about a half swimbait, and half grub I wanted to make. At first, he said to me there are tons of baits like that out there.... Next thing I know he made a mold at his machining class and brought it to me to play with. Not really what I had in mind but I made some inexperienced pours and was still able to catch fish with them so I was excited! I asked him to do a little this and a little that it to make it more like I visioned it and he did so. He handed me version 2.0, which was absolutely perfect and I dubbed it the "swimgrub." The swimgrub has caught the eyes of people from at least 4 different fishing forums, and is rapidly gaining popularity. Who knows, it might just catch you your biggest fish..... -Kevin
Hi, My name is Jeremy, and I've lived in San Diego almost all of my life. Surprisingly, I never fished at all until a couple years ago when my mom's boss offered to take me out fishing in San Diego bay. I caught a grip of spotties and also hook into this drag burner that about spooled me. The fish popped off but I was left with this insane desire to catch fish all the time. I had no idea how to do it, though, and I didn't have any friends who fished, either. So I had to turn to the web and met some great people on scsurffishing.com.
How did I get started making tackle? Some people make their own tackle because they are unhappy with what's out there. That wasn't my primary motivation. I just wanted the challenge. While I was in my machining class I saw another student make molds for his own fishing lures and it really intrigued me. I said, "Looks easy. I can do this."