Just curious what % of the time you are fishing lures you made as opposed to lures purchased at a store. I've been out about 8 times at ponds and fished rivers 3 times thus far this year and am fishing my lures about 85% of the time. The times I haven't have mostly been when I fished the river from the bank and didn't want to lose them to snags. Today I caught super fat 16 and 15" smallies and had 4 other "big" fish get away. I'm pretty stoked and see the % going up in the future.