:Kathy on…her New Year’s ResolutionPosted: December 31, 2008
I can see it now: Gen-u-ine Tibetan lhasa apso fly fishing lures by Kathy
When Cotton Cordell was just a kid, his father owned a boat landing on Lake Catherine, in Hot Springs, where he cut his teeth on fishing, guiding, and lure designing.
After World War II, he discovered that, by purchasing survival kits from B52’s, he would get a knife, a razor, twine, bandages, and a bucktail jig, made with white-tail deer hair. It was the jig that caught his attention.
When war survival kits became scarce, he learned to improvise by using hair from his English Setter. “Dog hair will catch just as many fish as deer hair. But before it was over, I had the baldest English Setter in the world”. Quite an inauspicious beginning for sure and one that led to him forming his own lure company when the demand for his jig heads outgrew his ability to make them in the bathroom of his small bait and tackle shop.