At Minda Lures We Think Like Fish
Minda Lures has come a long ways. Over 16 years ago, John Guerin, President of Minda Lures, was inspired to build the Injured Minda when his eldest son was feeding his tropical fish with a bottle of Tetra. Watching his son’s tropical fish dying, Guerin saw they would float to the surface then flip their tail pushing themselves downward. It was this dying, fluttering action that Guerin spent numerous hours on trying to recreate. The biggest obstacle was designing the tail section. After trial and error it came to him; why not have the tail section connect to the head section? It worked. After two years of working with 2x4’s and a sinking wood blank, Guerin finally had a functional, fishing catching lure. “It’s the perfect predator lure for big fish; big fish don’t like to chase down their meals and the Injured Minda can just stay in one place,” explained Guerin. Guerin had at last designed a full functional lure that represented the dying tropical fish.
Guerin, making and designing fishing lures comes naturally. He is a skilled carpenter by trade. This talent gives him the ability to shape
and construct lures. Not only has
Guerin designed the first stationary topwater lure,
he also has a line of soft plastic baits, and crankbait
Not one to be happy with three extreme productive fish catching lures. Guerin has a new soft plastic crawdad to be released soon. The body shape makes it perfect for punching or flipping. It is 5-inches long, 1-inch wide, and ¾-inch thick with a concaved bottom that allows it to glide through the water.
Guerin’s theory on catching fish is bass feed more by their lateral lines then by scent or sight. So, Minda Lures (www.mindalures.com or phone (866)649-2941) are designed to displace water and have lifelike movements, but not be exceptionally loud. “I spend a lot of time thinking about how a lure should react in the water; does it look and sound real?” Guerin continued, “That’s why at Minda Lures our motto is we think like fish so you don’t have to. That is the reason why Minda Lures are quickly becoming the hottest baits in tackle stores everywhere. They think like fish, so you can catch fish.