The Hancock County Fishing Hornets Partner with Secret Lures

Tell City, IN (January 24, 2020) The Hancock County High School Bass Fishing Club is the newest program to join the Secret Lures Stupid Tube ® “Fun”raising program.  Hancock County High School, located in Lewisport, KY is part of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.  They recognize their fishing program as a Varsity sport and the program has been growing at a steady pace since inception in 2016.  The Hornet Fishing Team will be offering their own custom Secret Lures Stupid Tube as part of its fundraising initiatives in 2020.  Their Hornet Stupid Tube is a core-dipped black and red combo featuring red fire tips and just a touch of a silver hologram and red flake to provide some added flash to a deadly combination of colors.

The Fishing Hornets are the first Kentucky high school fishing team to collaborate with Secret Lures on the program.  According to Coach, Bill Laslie, “This is a great opportunity for our student anglers to start earning some extra money for the club and learn more about this technique.  We hope to use our funds to keep growing our program and adding events to our schedule.  The Secret Lures Hornet Stupid Tube will be a great tool to help us get on the water more and catch more fish while we are there.”

Former Athletic Director, Danny Gray, added, “We’ve had great success with adding outdoor programs to our athletic department.  We’ve found that around 80% of our outdoor athletes don’t participate in other high school sports.  Programs such as High School Fishing are allowing us to reach parts of our student body, as well as community members, which our high school programs wouldn’t otherwise reach.  I was the AD when we started this program and I’m still involved today because I feel like we’re making a positive impact on our students through fishing and outdoor sports.”

According to Danny Blandford, President of Secret Lures, “The Hancock County program is actually the first team we pitched the “Fun” Raiser idea to a couple of months ago and we’ve had opportunities to meet with the students on a couple of occasions already.  Although they are located in Kentucky, they are the closest and most active program in our immediate area.  As a matter of fact, we can look across the Ohio River and into Hancock County from our shop, so we consider the Hornets one of our Home Teams.”  Blandford went on to add, “As far as the Hornet Stupid Tube, we can already say with confidence that it is a fish catcher.  We’ve been playing with this one on the river since last fall with lots of success.  It’s hard to beat a black and red Stupid Tube on river systems such as the Ohio.”

Hancock County has an active team and hosts a variety of fundraisers throughout the year where they will be selling Hornet Stupid Tubes as part of their club merchandise.  Those that would like to purchase the new Hornet Stupid Tube directly from the club can reach out to Coach, Bill Laslie, via email at: BillLaslie@Gmail.com.  Secret Lures customers can also contribute to this project directly by adding a bag to their order on www.Shop.SecretLures.com, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Hancock County High School Fishing program.

Secret Lures and Owen Valley High School Introduce the Patriot Stupid Tube®

Tell City, IN (January 15, 2020) The Owen Valley High School Bass Fishing Club is the newest program to join the Secret Lures Stupid Tube ® “Fun”raising program.  The Patriot Fishing Team will be offering its own custom Secret Lures Stupid Tube as part of their fundraising initiatives in 2020.  Owen Valley High School, located in Spencer, IN, came onto the high school fishing scene in 2016.  They quickly became a respected program and team of competitors.  The Patriots wracked up several impressive team accomplishments, as well as already producing a Bassmaster All-State Angler for Indiana.  Their 2019 standout, Colsyn Head, not only made the elite list of anglers, but he also earned a scholarship to McKendree University for his bass fishing prowess.

The Patriots are the first Indiana high school fishing team to collaborate with Secret Lures on the program, but the Stupid Tube has been a part of their arsenal for years.  According to Coach, Chad Smith, “Owen Valley Bass Fishing has grown by leaps and bounds in 4 short years.  We have a 28 member team and have had numerous high finishes by several anglers as well as our first angler receiving a scholarship to attend one of the best Bass Schools in the country.  A huge part of our success has been from throwing the Stupid Tube. It is a staple in the arsenal of all our anglers and we are thrilled to put our name on a signature color that will no doubt catch fish!”

The new Patriot Tube honors their red, white, and blue origins by incorporating three unique flake styles into a smoke-colored Stupid Tube.  You’ll find a large white poly-flake, highlighted with red string and square blue glitters, making for an excellent baitfish imitation to fool bass.

Danny Blandford, President of Secret Lures, added, “We wanted to hit on all three Patriot colors in a way that would appeal to both the fish and the Owen Valley supporters.  By combining different flakes you don’t normally see together, I feel like we found a winner with the Patriot Tube.  Smoke is a popular baitfish tube color we don’t offer outside of our Funraising program, and this one is sure to be a standout.  I think it’ll be a great tool for the Owen Valley Bass Fishing Team, both on and off the water.  We’re happy to provide the program a means to help fund their program, as well as a way to keep bringing bass to the scales.”

Owen Valley has an active team with a presence at a variety of functions to help raise funds.  They can often be found at basketball games and other sporting functions, where they sell merchandise, now including their own Secret Lures Stupid Tubes.  Those that would like to purchase the new Patriot Tube directly from the club can also reach out to Coach, Chad Smith, via email at: csmith@socs.k12.in.us.  Secret Lures customers can also contribute to this project directly by adding a bag to their order on www.Shop.SecretLures.com, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the program.

Purtube

Secret Lures adds Purdue University Bass Fishing Club

The Purdue University Bass Fishing Club has partnered with Secret Lures on their Stupid Tube ® “Fun”raising initiative for the 2020 college bass fishing season.  The partnership includes sponsorship of the team, as well as an all-new custom Stupid Tube, designed with input from the club. The collaboration has resulted in what club members named “Purtube”.  It’s a sleek black and gold Secret Lures Stupid Tube, featuring a golden core dip and fire tip design that anglers won’t find anywhere else.

The Boilermaker Bass Club will be selling this one of a kind Secret Lure as part of their fundraising efforts at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show as well as through their social channels, including Facebook and Instagram.  All the proceeds of direct sales will go directly to the club itself to help offset travel expenses associated with college competition.

According to Danny Blandford, President of Secret Lures, “Indiana has a rich college bass fishing history and the Purdue program has been a cornerstone in our state since the mid-80’s.  We’re thrilled their college bass fishing program wanted to participate in this new Secret Lures fundraiser.  Our goal with their Purtube color was to create an offering that honored the Boilermakers, while being something an angler will throw with confidence.  We feel like we nailed it with this product and look forward to helping them fill their livewells with bass and their club coffers with some extra cash.”

Purtube

Commemorative Purdue University Bass Fishing Club Tube

Blandford went on to add, “Purtube is now one of the new offerings at Shop.SecretLures.com under the FunRaiser Section of Stupid Tubes.  We hope that customers will buy directly from the programs themselves, but if they buy from us, we’ll also earmark a portion of the website sales for the fishing teams the products are listed under.”

Brody Wade, Purdue Bass Fishing Club Treasurer, went on to add, “As the club Treasurer, I’m excited to add more revenue to our program, and as an angler, I can’t wait to hit the water with our new Purtube.  We’re all very happy with the looks of the final product and having something that is uniquely our own is really cool.  We’re getting ready to start a busy season of college bass fishing and this should be a tool we can use anywhere we travel.”

The Purdue University Bass Fishing Club has 2020 plans to compete throughout the country with the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, as well as the FLW College Fishing Series, presented by Yeti.

Those interested in purchasing this commemorative Purdue Bass Fishing Club Stupid Tube, by Secret Lures, can contact the Purdue University Fishing Club through their Facebook or Instagram pages, or email club Treasurer, Brody Wade, at Wade57@Purdue.edu.  Secret Lures customers can also contribute to this project directly by adding a bag to their order on www.Shop.SecretLures.com.

Secret Lures Partners with the Western Kentucky University Bass Fishing Club

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Bass Club is the most recent college fishing team to join the new Secret Lures “funraising” initiative. This new program combines school spirit with a proven staple that should be in every angler’s tackle box, the Secret Lures Stupid Tube ®. These collaborations are resulting in great looking baits, with an even greater purpose. The goal of the program is to provide each school with a bait that is uniquely their own and provide a mechanism for the clubs to raise funds for collegiate bass fishing travel expenses. In 2020 the WKU Hilltoppers will be competing in a variety of events, including the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, as well as the FLW College Fishing Series, presented by Yeti.

According to Caleb Mulzer, President of the WKU Bass Fishing Club, “We started a conversation with Secret Lures this past summer about working together and it has really blossomed into a great opportunity for our club. Our tubes look awesome! Our team settled in on the name Topper Tube in honor of our program and we were able to incorporate our signature red and black colors into an all-new “Smoke” offering by Secret Lures. We’re excited to not only start raising some fish up on this new Stupid Tube but also raising some funds for our club.”

Danny Blandford, President of Secret Lures, added, “We’re really getting excited about this program as we talk with different college and high school fishing teams. It seems to be a simple concept that hits on what these programs need the most, which is additional funding. Bringing together school spirit with a great bait allows these teams to reach out to their supporters and offer a custom branded product as a fundraising item for their programs. We’re seeing customers get excited because they know our Stupid Tube is a great bait, but their dollars are also going to a great cause, so we’re helping everyone involved to catch more fish and have some fun.”

Topper Tubes can be purchased directly from the WKU Bass Fishing Club by sending an email to bass.fishing@wku.edu or reaching out to any club members directly. Secret Lures will also host a “Funraiser” section within the Stupid Tube menu on www.Shop.SecretLures.com, where the new Topper Stupid Tube and other unique academic collaborations will be hosted and available for purchase to benefit select programs. Blandford went on to add, “We have several new Stupid Tubes in the works for various programs in our region and we hope that folks will buy directly from the programs themselves, but in the event they want to order from us, we’ll also earmark a portion of the website sales for the college or high school fishing teams the products are listed under.”

College or high school fishing teams that would be interested in learning more about this new program may contact Secret Lures at info@SecretLures.com.

Secret Lures Partners with the Indiana University Bass Fishing Club

Secret Lures is rolling out a new fundraising initiative to help college and high school fishing teams get out on the water and make the most of every cast.  Their first collaboration is with the Indiana University Bass Fishing Club, of Bloomington, IN.  The company and club have teamed up to offer a unique way to help the Hoosiers raise funds for their upcoming 2020 fishing season.  The IU Bass Fishing Club will be offering a custom Secret Lures Stupid Tube ® in their own custom color, Candy Stripe.  Club members will be selling this one of a kind Stupid Tube at upcoming events such as the Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show, as well as on their own website, www.IUBassFishing.com.  All the proceeds will go directly to the club itself to help offset travel expenses associated with college competition.

According to Danny Blandford, President of Secret Lures, “As a former collegiate angler and IU Bass Fishing Club President, I know all too well the struggles that college teams have in raising funds for competition.  We see this as an opportunity to both help the club itself, as well as a chance for Secret Lures and our Stupid Tube to reach a whole new audience.”  Secret Lures will also host a “Funraiser” section within the Stupid Tube menu on www.Shop.SecretLures.com, where the new Candy Stripe Stupid Tube and other unique academic collaborations will be hosted and available for purchase to benefit select programs.  Blandford went on to add, “We have several new Stupid Tubes in the works for various programs in our region and we hope that folks will buy directly from the programs themselves, but in the event they want to order from us, we’ll also earmark a portion of the website sales for the college or high school fishing teams the products are listed under.”

Current IU Bass Fishing Club President, Logan Wade, added, “Bass fishing and the Secret Lures Stupid Tube go hand in hand here in the Hoosier state and we’re excited for this opportunity to work together, raise some funds and some fun!  We came up with an awesome tube that both reflects our school spirit, and is already a proven fish catcher.  We can’t wait to hit the water this spring.”  The Indiana University Bass Fishing Club has 2020 plans to compete throughout the country with the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, as well as the FLW College Fishing Series, presented by Yeti.

Those interested in purchasing this commemorative IU Bass Fishing Club Candy Stripe Stupid Tube ®, by Secret Lures can contact the Indiana University Fishing Club through their website at www.IUBassFishing.com, or email club President, Logan Wade, at logwade@iu.edu.  Secret Lures customers can also contribute to this project directly by adding a bag to their order on www.Shop.SecretLures.com.  College or high school fishing teams that would be interested in learning more about this new program may contact Secret Lures at info@SecretLures.com.

New Stupid Tubes for 2019

The Stupid Tube Goes BIG Time in 2019

The secret of the Secret Lures Stupid Tubes is leaking out at a pretty steady drip these days.  Three trips to the Bassmaster Classic, a BFL All American Title, and televised coverage have a way of doing that.  We’re expecting 2019 to bring a flood of successful bass fishing stories and bass tournament wins.  In part, because “The Secret is Out”, and in part, because of the Secret Lures HD Stupid Tube Jighead and Flippin’ Stupid Tube.

Secret Lures Stupid Tube and Flippin' Stupid Tube

(Original Stupid Tube vs Flippin’ Stupid Tube)

HD (Heavy Duty) Stupid Tube Heads: This one is something we’re excited about, and we know customers will be too.  It is built on the same design principles that have taken three anglers to the Bassmaster Classic, won a BFL All-American, and countless other titles, but heavy duty!

 

Secret Lures HD Stupid Tube Head

Secret Lures HD Stupid Tube Head

The new HD Stupid Tube Head is designed for pitching and flipping bigger tubes in heavy cover with heavy line and flippin’ sticks.  If you’ve liked flipping tubes in the past, you’re going to love it now.  Although still a 4/0 in size, the HD features a medium wire Mustad hook with more bite and less flex.  It fits perfectly in the new Secret Lures Flippin’ Stupid Tube.

 

 

 

 

The 4.2 Flippin’ Stupid Tube: A HD Stupid Tube Head in any other tube is only half right, so we took it upon ourselves to finish up the “system.”

Secret Lures Flippin’ Stupid Tube

 

By using our same proven recipe for hand-dipped salted tubes, we’ve come up with the ultimate flippin’ tube.  The Secret Lures Flippin’ Stupid Tube maintains the same proportions and texture that made the Stupid Tube famous but scaled up for the HD Stupid Tube Head.  Inside diameter increased by 50% and 1/2 inch 0f total length was added.  We’ve started with four proven colors and look forward to working with customers and dealers to expand our color palette in 2019.  If you’ve got a killer color combo you’d like to see, drop us a line, we’d love to hear about it and help make it a reality!

The 4.5 Big Dummy Stupid Tube:  This one was born out of the testing phase of the Flippin’ Stupid Tube with Terry McWilliams and Matt McCoy.  They are two of the most qualified Stupid Tube experts you’ll ever meet.

(Top to Bottom: Big Dummy, Flippin' Stupid Tube, Stupid Tube)

(Top to Bottom: Big Dummy, Flippin’ Stupid Tube, Stupid Tube)

They take tube fishing to the Ph.D. level!  Every time we sent them a new batch their response was the same, “These are awesome, BUT, can you make it bigger?”  That quest ended when these arrived at their doors.  Although we were skeptical of a tube that size, the first trip to the lake proved them right.  The Big Dummy is double the inside diameter of the Stupid Tube and closer to 4.5 inches long.  It’s bulky but not long.  There are times and places that a tube this size produces quality bites.  Rather than shelving them, we did a limited run for folks to try out.  What makes them different is that they are big and fat, but not thickly walled.

The Big Dummy collapses quickly with minimal pressure and that translates into good hookups.  Like the Flippin’ Stupid Tube, we’re going to let our customers help us decide what colors to make next.

For the die-hard Original Stupid Tube fans, we also took care of one of the most common requests!

Heavier Stupid Tube Heads: Lots of folks wanted to fish the Stupid Tube in deeper water and/or heavier current, which makes sense.  The more fish you can show a Secret Lures Stupid Tube, the more fish you can put in the boat.  We figured out how to squeeze a ¼ ounce of lead into the 3.7 Stupid Tube.  It makes for a fat head without hindering that proven action.  You can now get the ¼ once version in 3/0 and 4/0 light wire Gamakatsu hooks.

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