Big Mikes Baits

Big Mikes Baits Handmade Fishing Lures, Flies, Fly Tying, Lure & Fly Tying Classes, Materials & Tools I have a trailer set up to go to art and craft shows, fishing shows clubs, and any other outdoor function that I can demonstrate fly tying and all types of bait making from pouring jigs to airbrush painting hand made wood lures or plastic crank baits.
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I teach fly tying and lure making and sell the supplies to do it with, I sell a lot of lure making supplies and have a large assortment of foam cylinders for fly body making. Call me for more info.

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These are some things Ibought for my wife, Ihave several more things ordered, when I get the other parts and get it all ...
08/13/2016

These are some things Ibought for my wife, Ihave several more things ordered, when I get the other parts and get it all put together what will she have. How many of you know.

My new M9 Beretta shoots pretty good
03/27/2016

My new M9 Beretta shoots pretty good

Here is my oldest and newest Beretta, the oldest is over 40 years and a 9 mm model 92 and the newest is Berettas new M9 ...
03/24/2016

Here is my oldest and newest Beretta, the oldest is over 40 years and a 9 mm model 92 and the newest is Berettas new M9 22LR, I haven't shot it yet but I know I will like it.

A 32" Snook caught on one of my Bucktail Jigs I make, it was caught near Tampa.
03/09/2016

A 32" Snook caught on one of my Bucktail Jigs I make, it was caught near Tampa.

The first photo is of a 1971 Chevy Truck, I bought my first new truck in 1971 it was just like the one in the photo, I b...
03/08/2016

The first photo is of a 1971 Chevy Truck, I bought my first new truck in 1971 it was just like the one in the photo, I bought it at the Chevrolet Place in Hogansville, I gave $2,178.67 for it, that was tax and all. The second photo is of a new 350 ci Chevorlet motor I ordered yesterday to put in my 1997 Tahoe, which is my toy, I go play in, I gave $2246.97 for it. This new motor was very similar to the 350 mortor in my 71 truck, I paid more for it than I did the 71, and only got the motor not the rest of the truck. That just shows how truck prices have increased through the years. I drove F250 Fords for years, I bought one in 2006 that had the chrome package on it that was more than the King Ranch beside it that was over 50 grand, you could have never convinced me in 1971 I would spend that much on a truck.

I have closed my shop in Alexander City AL for good, I bought a 16 foot cargo trailer and a 12 x 20 tent, and have all m...
01/01/2016

I have closed my shop in Alexander City AL for good, I bought a 16 foot cargo trailer and a 12 x 20 tent, and have all my tools and equipment packed away so I can set up my shop where ever I want. I have had some good times in this shop the past few years but the owner has sold the building so I got to go. I have spoke to several people on the forts I work on about doing some things with the Wounded Warriors, I can teach some of them fly tying and lure making. I can also set up and teach any clubs that may want to learn, I have had a lot of groups ask if I would teach them fly tying. I also will be doing some craft shows, the last one I went to and set up I made $800 in two days, thats not a bad weekend pay for doing something you really enjoy. My phone number is 770 608 1480, if you hear of a outting that something like mine would fit in give me a call and I may see you there. Tight Lines To All, Big Mike

Merry Christmas to all may all my friends have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year
12/24/2015

Merry Christmas to all may all my friends have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year

Last year I made a liminted amount of lures and put company logos on them for companies to give away for Christmas, I ha...
10/01/2015

Last year I made a liminted amount of lures and put company logos on them for companies to give away for Christmas, I have room for approx 150 for this year if anyone is intrested. I can put logos on the wood topwater lures that I make in all shapes and size, or I can put them on a wide varity of plastic lures I buy from China and paint and install hooks on. As seen in photos I have boxes which I put the company logo on and I include a stand, if you want to display your lure or you can use it. They make excellent gifts, they are made to fish with, one that was give away last year caught a Large Mouth Bass a little over 10 lbs. Call me for details. Tight Lines Big Mike

Big Mikes Baits
08/23/2015

Big Mikes Baits

JIGS, JIGS, AND MORE JIGS, Everybody is wanting bucktail jigs these days, I have been tying them about every spare minuite I have just to keep up with orders. Lately bucktrail jigs with feathers added to them are the thing everybody wants, and they can't keep them on the shelves in bait shops. I have been tying feathers and bucktail together on jigs for years and have caught fish, about 6 or 8 weeks ago I tied a dozen bucktail jigs for one of my regular costomers, I tied him 2 extras with feathers and and a few other extras, gave them to him, he thanked me and I told him there was no need to thank me because you will be back next week wanting more then I will charge you for them. I told him I was kinda like a drug dealer, I will give you something that once you use it you will have to have more, then thats when I make my money. Sure enough he was back the next week and he picked up more yesterday, I got him hooked. I make jigs from 1/80 of an ounce to 2 ounce with any thing from feathers to silicone skirts, I can make about any type jig you could want, come see me and we will make you some or teach you how to make your own. Tight Lines Big Mike

JIGS, JIGS, AND MORE JIGS, Everybody is wanting bucktail jigs these days, I have been tying them about every spare minui...
08/22/2015

JIGS, JIGS, AND MORE JIGS, Everybody is wanting bucktail jigs these days, I have been tying them about every spare minuite I have just to keep up with orders. Lately bucktrail jigs with feathers added to them are the thing everybody wants, and they can't keep them on the shelves in bait shops. I have been tying feathers and bucktail together on jigs for years and have caught fish, about 6 or 8 weeks ago I tied a dozen bucktail jigs for one of my regular costomers, I tied him 2 extras with feathers and and a few other extras, gave them to him, he thanked me and I told him there was no need to thank me because you will be back next week wanting more then I will charge you for them. I told him I was kinda like a drug dealer, I will give you something that once you use it you will have to have more, then thats when I make my money. Sure enough he was back the next week and he picked up more yesterday, I got him hooked. I make jigs from 1/80 of an ounce to 2 ounce with any thing from feathers to silicone skirts, I can make about any type jig you could want, come see me and we will make you some or teach you how to make your own. Tight Lines Big Mike

08/08/2015

Hi, I am Mike Tucker, I own Big Mikes Baits in Alexander City AL, you probably see my post on Face Book. I make custom lures of many kinds and sell them, I also teach classes on fly tying and lure making, and sell all the tools and materials needed to do this, I am open only on Friday afteernoon and Saturday. You are all welcome to come visit and sit down and let me show you how to make bait. I open my shop on the weekends only because I have a full trime job as a construction project manager- superintendent, I hope to retire from construction and run my shop full time in a few years.I am looking for several superintendents for projects we are doing on and off U.S. Army Bases, we have several projects we are looking at at Fort Gordon, GA, some at Fort Benning, and others around central Alabama. I just compleated building 6 buildings on the shooting ranges, and a large remodel job at Fort Gordon, we have ongoing work at Fort Gordon and Fort Stewart. Please contact me if you are a qulified construction superintendent and are looking for work, I need some with cirtifications to work on Army Corp Of Engineers projects, and some that dont need them. Most of our work is small, less than $2,000,000.00, I work for AAA General Contractors, we are located in Alexander City AL. Please give me a call if you or if you know someone who is intrested. 256 794 0716 Thanks

I had the pleasure of having Derick and his two sons spent several hours with me at my shop a few weeks ago, he wanted t...
07/23/2015

I had the pleasure of having Derick and his two sons spent several hours with me at my shop a few weeks ago, he wanted to learn to make his own jigs. We started with me showing him how to pour jigs, I sell molds and hooks and all the parts needed, then we went to my fluid bed and heat gun where I showed him how to paint them. This is a process where you heat the jig and melt powder paint to them, then place them into an oven and bake the finish on. Once they cooled I showed him how to epoxy the brush gaurds onto them, then we made the skirts and put them on, now its fishing time. Derick really enjoyed making his own, I hope he comes back soon so I can show him how to make more types of jigs. I teach classes and sell materials to make most all kinds of baits and flies, its a lot of fun to fish but more fun to catch fish on bait you make yourself. I don't charge for classes to make lures, if you buy your materials from me, come down and check it out. Tight Lines Big Mike

Drew Morgan our guide at Big Mikes Baits took a Father and Son team out last week on a float trip down the beautiful Tal...
07/07/2015

Drew Morgan our guide at Big Mikes Baits took a Father and Son team out last week on a float trip down the beautiful Tallapoosa River, and they all had a ball. They caught Spots, Redeye and several types of pan fish,Scott and Son David both lost count of how many they caught, which is always a good thing. Drew took along a couple of fly rods and let them try them, they both caugh fish on the fly rods and on some ultra light tackle with some spinners Drew and I made. They both enjoyed the fly fishing, A few days later David came in the shop and bought a fly rod and Scott came in the next day and bought fly tying tools and materials. I sat down with Scott and showed him a few things and he now knows how to tie wolly buggers, poppers, and foam spiders. Everybody had fun and all is well. Tight Lines To All

Rick Bailey came by my shop yesterday afternoon and picked up some jigs I tied for him, he just e-mailed me these photos...
06/27/2015

Rick Bailey came by my shop yesterday afternoon and picked up some jigs I tied for him, he just e-mailed me these photos, It looks like they worked. They were Bucktail jigs with a little something extra I tied in there. Tight Lines To All

Big Mikes Baits guide service is now open, Drew Morgan is the guide he is doing float trips down the Chattahoochee, Flin...
06/14/2015

Big Mikes Baits guide service is now open, Drew Morgan is the guide he is doing float trips down the Chattahoochee, Flint or Tallapoosa Rivers. The boat used is a 13 foot rubber raft with fishing frame, it has 2 elavated seats for fishing and a lower seat for rowing, it is very comfortable to fish out of. For the fly fisherman this boat is perfect, you can sit and cast or stand, it is very stable in the water. For those that don't have fishing gear we can furnish it for you, if you don't fly fish and want to try it we will take some fly rods. I have been on guided float trips in VA and TN on boats very similar to mine and go places no other boats will go it is an excellent drift fishing boat. Call or e-mail Drew or I for information, Mike - 770-608-1480, [email protected], Drew 334-797-7362, [email protected] . Tight Lines To All

Big Mikes Baits is going to have guided float trips down the Tallapossa River starting next month, Drew Morgan will be y...
05/12/2015

Big Mikes Baits is going to have guided float trips down the Tallapossa River starting next month, Drew Morgan will be your guide.he will be paddleing my 13 foot raft with a fishing platform on it. It is a very comfortable to fish out of, you can stand or sit while fishing. We will take you fly fishing or reels and rods, we will firnish fishing geer or bring your own. We are working out the details and pricing so call for information. Tight Lines Big Mike

The Crappie have been biteing really good on Lake Martin, and I have been selling a lot of Crappie jigs and stuff to mak...
04/05/2015

The Crappie have been biteing really good on Lake Martin, and I have been selling a lot of Crappie jigs and stuff to make them with. The photos show some jigs I tied and the the jig heads and materials it takes to make them, I have been teaching a lot of people how to tie jigs in the past few weeks. After learning the basics of jig tieing, the different jigs you can make with differewnt materials is endless. I sell jig heads from 1/80 of an ounce to 1 1/2 ounce, the small ones can be used on a fly rod, try Crappie fishing on a lite weight fly rod if you want to have some fun. The Stripers fishing has been very good this year, I have 9 weight fly rods for Striper fishing down to 4 weight s for Bluegill fishing, all my fly rods are completely rigged and ready to fish with. I have tool sets shown in photos for fly and jig tying, come in and learn how to make your own baits and have a good time doing it. Tight Lines Big Mike

Come in and visit my shop, I got a large choice of fly rods rigged and ready to walk out the door and start fishinhg, fo...
03/08/2015

Come in and visit my shop, I got a large choice of fly rods rigged and ready to walk out the door and start fishinhg, for less tha $100, or I can order you most anything you want. Take them out back and cast them and see what feels good to you before you buy one.I have a good selection of flies for bass and bluegill or I have the tools and material for you to tie your own,Iwill even show you how to tie them. I am a Do It dealer and have lead molds for all types of sinkers and jigs and all the accessories to make them. I sell all types reels and rods, and all types of lures.
Tight Lines To All Big Mike

Big Mikes Baits
02/28/2015

Big Mikes Baits

Jay and his kids came to the shop Friday night and learned how to tie Closers, thats not a bad way to spend an evening. ...
02/21/2015

Jay and his kids came to the shop Friday night and learned how to tie Closers, thats not a bad way to spend an evening. Jays next flies he is going to try is some small dry flies, I gave him a few very small dry fly hooks and some material to try out. Everybody is getting into the fishing mood, I have been selling a lot of fly rods latrely, I have more coming in any day so come on down and we will let you go out side and try one out. Tight Lines Big Mike

Its been a very busy day at the shop today, I opened this morning around 7 and finally got lunch around 4 when my friend...
01/25/2015

Its been a very busy day at the shop today, I opened this morning around 7 and finally got lunch around 4 when my friend Jasper stopped by and I talked him into going to get pizza. I had a lot of new costomers stop in and look around and bought some of my flies, they had never seen flies like some I tie and had to have them. The photos are of Jay Williams and his son, Jay has been taking some fly tying classes from me the past few weeks, he brought his son and got him started this week, we tied spiders and bettles last week and foam poppers today, some are in photos.Jay caught his first fish on a fly he tied this past week so he was pretty proud of himself. Mike another friend came in and spent a couple hours and I started teaching him how to make balsa wood popper bodies and how to shape foam bodies. We all had a good day at BMB come join us on Saturdays and learn to tie flies, or just hang around. Tight Lines To All, Big Mike

All these photos are a recap of poppers I made in the last year or two, they range from foam to wood in material and fro...
01/04/2015

All these photos are a recap of poppers I made in the last year or two, they range from foam to wood in material and from tiny Bluegill poppers to extra large Stripe Bass poppers. There is some photos that show the finished thing and some in different stages of making them, I make poppers and a lot of other flies for about every fish in the Southeast. The first photo shows a drawer in my toolbox full of foam popper bodies I made from multi colored foam, I make foam cylinders and sell them to people all over the country and have sold quite a few to people in other countries. The last photos show some poppers that are deadly for White Bass at certain times, people have caught over a hundread in a day on them, many times. As you can see I make quite a few different styles in a lot of sizes, come and let me teach you how to make your own. Tight Lines Big Mike

I taught a class on painting lures with an airbrush, and these photos are of the ones I painted in the class, they still...
12/21/2014

I taught a class on painting lures with an airbrush, and these photos are of the ones I painted in the class, they still get two coats of clear epoxy which really brings out the colors. It took nine different colors of paint to make these lures look like they do, thats a lot of changing colors in my air brush. I always paint five to twenty lures the same color as I am painting, it takes a lot of time cleaning and changing colors of paint in an air brush so I paint several with each color I put in it. If you ever want to get into air brush painting, come by and I can show you the basics and where the best deals are on equpment and paints are, its fun. Merry Christmas Big Mike

These photos are of finished lures I made for a Company in Atlanta, I showed photos of them in my last two post. They ha...
12/16/2014

These photos are of finished lures I made for a Company in Atlanta, I showed photos of them in my last two post. They have their logo on them sealed in between to layers of epoxy, and have mine and their logo on the box, they even come with a stand to display them if you wish. I started out with 130 wood wood lure bodies and ended up with 108 after culling the ones I didn't like. I have been working on them for several weeks in my spare time, I still have a regular job, and work at my shop when I am not on Army Forts working. There is a lot of work in making them, I did it all myself. Tight Lines Big Mike

Lures, lures, and more lures, there is a lot of lures in these photos, I know I hand made each and every one of them, it...
12/07/2014

Lures, lures, and more lures, there is a lot of lures in these photos, I know I hand made each and every one of them, its a lot of work. Last week I showed photos of some of the 100 lures I have to make for one costomer, these photos are of about 120 of them, I always make extras because I make mistakes and I will not sell one if I don't like it,the culls are what my friends, good costomers and I fish with. I still have a lot of work to go on these, as shown on the photos, a few have the logo of the company I am making them for, I made the logo stickers on my computer and adhered them onto the lures. The next step is adding the second coat of epoxy, then tie dressings on the hooks, install all the eyes, blades, split rings and hooks, nothing to it. One of the other photos show the bags of hardware I use to make the lures. I will post more photos when I get them finished, if you know anybody that wants lures with their company logo on them tell them to contact me. Tight Lines Big Mike

The photos are of some the first of 100 wood lures I am making for a company in Atlanta. One of their Vice Presidents is...
11/30/2014

The photos are of some the first of 100 wood lures I am making for a company in Atlanta. One of their Vice Presidents is an old friend and I sent him one of my wood lures, I thought he might like it being he collects old lures. He liked the lure and he called me the other day and ask if I could make him 100 with their company logo on them, I said I could and I am. There is a lot of work in making 100 lures, I have had liminted time to spent on them this week and I have 62 painted and one coat of epoxy on them, I will have them all painted by tomorrow. There is still a lot of work to go, if you know of anybody that wants hand made custom made lures with their company logo, tell them to call me, my number is on my Face Book info. Tight Lines Big Mike

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2209 Highway 280
Alexander City, AL
30103

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Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 10pm

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(770) 608-1480

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Just moved to Missouri and sm liking the hybrid and white bass fishing. Hoping you could point me in the direction of some of your lures. Just found your site by accident but looks like I'm in the right spot. look forward to hearing from you.