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NEW:  STOCKING STUFFERS3-PACKS OF CUSTOM PAINTED BLADES FROM THE The Fisherman's FoundryLooking for a gift for a couple ...
12/15/2023

NEW: STOCKING STUFFERS

3-PACKS OF CUSTOM PAINTED BLADES FROM THE The Fisherman's Foundry

Looking for a gift for a couple of fishin' buddies this year, but don't want to break the bank? Get em' a 3-Pack of Blade Baits!

These are experience proven patterns that catch fish and offer a bit of variety for varying conditions.

3-Packs are $20 and another $10 if I need to ship em' so get a couple to make the shipping worth it.

Message me or reply below if your interested. Thanks for looking.

Merry Christmas!

Travis Scholten The Fisherman's Foundry

Hot off the Bench!  The new series from the Fisherman's Foundry is now available. These are all 5/8th's Oz blades and co...
12/03/2023

Hot off the Bench! The new series from the Fisherman's Foundry is now available.

These are all 5/8th's Oz blades and come with hooks and small box.

Sets are $65.00 a piece plus $10 if I need to ship em'.

Message me if your interested!

Thanks for looking.

Travis Scholten

New series coming out next week!  Available in 3/4 Oz and 5/8ths Oz.
03/11/2023

New series coming out next week! Available in 3/4 Oz and 5/8ths Oz.

02/11/2023
01/08/2023

Experimenting with some Shad patterns. This one morphed into more of a green/gold than I intended, but not disappointed……

01/08/2023

Playing around with a Shiner Pattern

The next series will be out in less than a week.  Let me know early, if you want one.  I think they are gonna go quick. ...
02/19/2022

The next series will be out in less than a week. Let me know early, if you want one. I think they are gonna go quick. It's blade season and the big preggo's are hungry!

I still have 2 of these sets left in 3/4 Oz. and then that is it for this series.... .  Let me know if your interested! ...
02/07/2022

I still have 2 of these sets left in 3/4 Oz. and then that is it for this series.... . Let me know if your interested!

Thanks, - Travis.

New Series from the Fisherman's Foundry.I have:5 sets of 3/4 Oz.3 sets of 5/8ths2 sets of  1/2 Oz.Sets are $60 and come ...
01/31/2022

New Series from the Fisherman's Foundry.

I have:
5 sets of 3/4 Oz.
3 sets of 5/8ths
2 sets of 1/2 Oz.

Sets are $60 and come with hooks and a small tackle box...Message me if your interested.....

Thanks for looking.....

Travis

I have two sets of 5/8ths left and one set of 3/4 Oz. left of my latest series.  They are 60 bucks a box plus shipping. ...
12/31/2021

I have two sets of 5/8ths left and one set of 3/4 Oz. left of my latest series. They are 60 bucks a box plus shipping. Let me know if your interested. Thanks!

Finally!  They're Done and ready to ship!If your looking for a good Christmas Present this year, for that finicky angler...
12/09/2021

Finally! They're Done and ready to ship!

If your looking for a good Christmas Present this year, for that finicky angler that has almost everything; Get em' some Blade Baits! Blades are the Go-to out here in the PNW for walleye and bass and these will not disappoint!

These are some of the hottest colors from last year and I'm certain they will do excellent again this year! Supplies are limited, so contact me today to get yours in time for Christmas.

Each box has 9 blades with VMC hooks in different color patterns for murky or clear water and dull and sunny days.

Boxes are $ 60.00 dollars and an additional $7.95 if I need to ship them. I will provide a tracking number, if shipped.

I take Paypal for payment or we can meet up, if you are local to Spokane. You can PM the fishermans foundry or Travis Scholten if interested. I would be happy to answer any questions you have.

Merry Christmas! - Travis

Half of the Next Batch is Done!  A couple of days and they will be ready to ship!  Who wants in?  These will be boxes of...
12/08/2021

Half of the Next Batch is Done! A couple of days and they will be ready to ship! Who wants in? These will be boxes of 9 blades, perfect for Christmas Presents to that finicky angler to loves to use baits that are highly effective and exclusive! These designs were the most effective last year on the waters I fish and they simply perform......period.

Blade Boxes will be $ 60.00 per box and they do come with hooks and a little tackle box. If I need to ship them, an additional 7.95 will be required, which provides you with a tracking number.

I take Paypal for payment, or if local to Spokane, we can meet up somewhere. I'll post the other half, just as soon as they are done curing! PM me if interested! With Christmas just around the corner, they are going to go quick!

Thanks! Travis Scholten The Fisherman's Foundry

Just posting some pics of fish caught on Fisherman's Foundry Blades, this year.  Please send in your pics, to go up on t...
08/10/2021

Just posting some pics of fish caught on Fisherman's Foundry Blades, this year. Please send in your pics, to go up on the board!

Here is the latest box set from The Fisherman's Foundry.  Prices are $ 50.00 per box and $7.95 for shipping, if required...
02/17/2021

Here is the latest box set from The Fisherman's Foundry. Prices are $ 50.00 per box and $7.95 for shipping, if required.

I have three boxes available in 3/4 oz
I have two boxes available in 5/8ths

Thanks for taking a look! I hope to hear from you.

I still have 2 of these boxes available, before I move on to the next set.  These are GREAT late winter/spring patterns ...
02/13/2021

I still have 2 of these boxes available, before I move on to the next set. These are GREAT late winter/spring patterns for WA and OR waters....and all are 5/8ths Oz.

02/13/2021

Here is an article I wrote in Nov. of last year on how to fish blades. I hope you find it useful.

HOW TO FISH BLADE BAITS:
Hello friends, my name is Travis and I am a zealot walleye fisherman and owner of The Fisherman's Foundry which specializes in Blade Baits. About 1/3 of my customers ask the question: How do I fish these?
Fishing Blades or Jiggin' in general is not easy to explain, because it is a feel. But I can promise you that if you spend just a little time practicing on the water, you will get better. It's kind of like driving on snow or ice. At first it's awkward, but after not too long, you develop a feel for it and can sense when things aren't right.
Blading in Summer is vastly different from blading in late fall or winter. As we are approaching the cold season, I will focus on that. In mid to late November, the water turns over and fish will move deeper simply to get into warmer water, below the thermocline. There metabolisms drop due to the temps and they lose that early fall aggression that we all love.
Fishing blade baits follows the rules of jiggin', but in my opinion, offers so much more. Blade Baits offer the perfect mix of a crank bait and a jig. You can get the precision presentation capabilities of a jig, along with the variable speed choices....(fast or slow, no pause or long pauses) with the waggle, wiggle, thump vibration of crank bait.... If you try a blade bait for the first time, you will immediately know how it differs from a jig.... It wiggles and sends massive amounts of vibration into the water.
This time of year, the metabolisms of the fish are dropping faster than inventory in gun store, on an election year...... Come late November, all of December and January, those fish are going to be grouped up on structure and totally willing to feed, but not aggressive about it. They want presentations ON THE BOTTOM and they want them slow.
I have found that the best presentations for Bladebaits is to let the bait sink to the bottom, and then to (slowly) lift the bait enough to produce (3-4) waggles......then drop. You want to simulate a slow moving sculpin or burbot that is just chinning it's way along the bottom and occasionally kickin' up a dustcloud. The walleyes love it. They get to casually come and check it out and casually pin the bait to the bottom.
The BITE: Walleyes aren't slammin' anything in late Nov. or any other winter month.... Their bite becomes very light, usually quite subtle and almost undetectable. Where you get them is on the next lift. Your bait should always waggle... If it doesn't.......set the hook. If you feel like the weight of the rod/line is slightly heavier....set the hook. If the rod feels "gummy" or offers a pause........ for God's sake, set the hook.....
A LOT of times what happens is that the walleye has used it's lips/chin to pin the bait against the bottom, but hasn't actually opened it's mouth the eat it yet..... If you Blade, you will eventually hook walleyes on the under side of mouth.... (Their "chin" if you will) When this happens, you will know that it tried to pin the bait the bottom. The other scenario that is far more common, is that the walleye grabbed the bait as it was falling. (classic walleye and perch behavior) this makes it difficult to detect, but you can on the next rod lift.
Nov. and Dec. Bladebaiting is all about slow..... Lift the rod ( I use and prefer fast action, 7 footers) enough to produce 3-4 waggles of the blade and drop. It's slow, but enough to produce some thump and a slight dustcloud.....just like a wounded sculpin or burbot..... Wait 3-5 seconds and do it again...slight lift.....drop. You'll feel the bait wiggle. Give it short wiggles and slow reps..... When you lift again and your imagination says: "this one feels a little different"..... Set the hook. Hook Sets are free and if you miss it, nothing is lost. But if you don't, you could be losing a big Girl...... Damn big walleyes are caught on blades in the winter......
Good Luck!!!
- Travis

Looking for the perfect Christmas present for that fisherman who has almost everything?  Look no further.  Introducing t...
12/08/2020

Looking for the perfect Christmas present for that fisherman who has almost everything? Look no further. Introducing the Blade Box from Fisherman's Foundry.

This box contains 9 of our most popular patterns, all proven producers here in the PNW for Walleye and Bass.

Boxes are $ 50.00 each plus 7.95 for shipping which will give you a tracking number. Wrap up Christmas for those tough to buy-for people who love to fish, by getting them a Blade Box!

We accept Paypal for payment. Message me for the details!

Thanks and Merry Christmas!!! - Travis

11/03/2020
10/11/2020

The Blade Bite is starting to come on! Get em' now, before the rush!

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04/13/2020

Hi Folks!! Welcome to the Fisherman's Foundry. I specialize in casting, plating and painting Bladebaits. I started fishing blades about 3 years ago and have not turned back.

They offer the perfect middle ground between jig and crankbait and can often pull finicky fish when other approaches are failing. I hope you find something you like and think would work on your home waters!

Thanks for stopping by!

- Travis

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