Plugged-In: Making and Fishing Custom-made Plugs with Two Lights Tackle's Mike Lorello
Hooked in New England
Mike Lorello has been afflicted with the salt water fishing bug for a long, long time. He did things a little differently, starting with a fly stick, and then moving to spin casting. But his disease really got bad when he decided to make his own plugs with nothing but a hand-me-down lathe and a desire to make something better than he could buy off the rack in the local sporting goods section. Today, Mike makes some of the most beautiful, most sought-after plugs in the industry, and he's just getting started. Running Two Lights Tackle is a labor of love for Mike, and his lures are equal parts beautiful works of art and incredibly-effective tools. No two are the same, and each one is shaped, formed and finished by Mike himself. And he demands that each one that leaves his shop is perfect - and works as it should.