My fishing Lures for Grant

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Project by Napaman posted 08-10-2009 06:59 AM 2609 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well…after starting a LURES FOR GRANT drive MONTHS ago…I finally finished my 4 lures for Grant yesterday…and since his mom was in town I was able to give them to her personally.

Check the link above to hear more about this story…Grant is a nice young man who has now been in Wisconsin for treatment for APA (aplastic anemia—-I think that is the name) which is a horrible blood disease. I told the LJ’s about it and asked for donations and boy oh boy did the LJ’s come through…

But I have had such a crazy summer that I just finished my own…

For those of you that followed back then Grant is still at Ronald McDonald House in Wisconsin receiving treatment…he is doing better but is approaching nearly one year in the hospital…and still counting after numerous setbacks…

The good news is that his mom is in town for 10 days to get him set up for school back here in Napa…he will start as a “home hospital” student—-kind of like independent study and hopefully will come back mid semester…or mid-year…

It has been a looooong battle…seeing his mom today was great…

The lures…well can you tell they are my first??? I had a hard time with all of them…including drilling and breaking a tiny drill bit off in my finger yesterday…(its ok)...

Thanks to all who participated…you are all my heros!!!

If you still want to learn more look at my two blog entries on the topic—-starting with the link here…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 08-10-2009 07:46 AM

very cool lures

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 08-10-2009 10:36 AM

Nice lures, excellent natural effect on the top lure.

The Bass will be shaking in their boots!t

-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK,

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#3 posted 08-10-2009 03:47 PM

Matt some great lures. Congratulation on the series that you started.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#4 posted 08-10-2009 05:21 PM

Great lures, Matt, and great project overall. It’s people like you & things like this that make the world better. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#5 posted 08-11-2009 12:57 AM

Great lures Matt. I’ve got a nice one I want to send where is it again that we send them?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 08-11-2009 01:03 AM

Matt, the lures look great. You did an excellent job on them. Sounds like Grant is doing better. Hope he gets back to school soon so he’ll get more encouragement from his peers. Sounds like your “Lures for Grant” helped accomplish what what you wanted it to do. Now maybe Him and his dad can get som fishing in and use them lures too. I am glad to have been a part of this.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 08-11-2009 02:20 AM

Thanks everyone…

Grant is doing better Jerry…the time when I started was a real low point…which is why this idea came into being…this guy has sure worked hard to not give up…now nearing a year in the hospital…when they thought 6 months it is amazing he is keeping the faith…

Lets hope this week his mom gets him squared away for school so he can come back and have a great senior year…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 08-11-2009 05:05 PM

Matt those are some nice lures, I am wondering do they catch fish! :)

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#9 posted 08-11-2009 09:44 PM

HAHAHA…lol…I hope so Charles!!! These are my first…and they are a gift for Grant…so we will have to wait…

And I hope Grant catches A LOT of fish in his life…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 12-09-2009 10:40 AM

Wow cool deal bud, those are some cool looking fishing baits to say the least. Nice clean job you did there on those.

Get you some plastic clamshell packages and sell those babies.

Take care Chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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