Custom Tackle and Fishing Guide

Custom Tackle

John began making his own lures in 2007 and has turned that hobby into a cottage industry, selling his hand-tied natural fur and feather dressed spinners, jigs and flies on EBay, where he currently has a 100% satisfaction rating. His exclusive designs are crafted from premium materials and made individually to order for each customer. Check out the product catalog below and visit his EBay store for special pricing on selected items. 

Fishing Guide

 A lifelong fisherman, John became a licensed North Carolina guide in 2012 and occasionally leads kayak angling and hike-in fly fishing expeditions on area lakes and rivers. Typically, he will make two or three fly fishing trips in the spring, one or two fly fishing trips in the fall and eight to ten kayak angling trips between April and October. These are strictly for fun and by invitation only. If you have an interest in accompanying John on one of his trips, send him an email. Some of his planned trips are listed on the EVENTS page, but all trips are subject to cancellation due to bad weather and/or mood.  


Lic. No. 5017966

Fishing Instruction

In the spring of each year, John demonstrates basic kayak angling and fly fishing skills for beginners FREE at several locations around the region including Latta Plantation Park on Mountain Island Lake and the Town Square in Wadesboro, NC. Check the EVENTS page for dates and times or to schedule a demonstration for your small business or community organization.  

Hand-Tied Spinners and Jigs by John B. Marek

CopperHead Spinner

The CopperHead features a diamond-cut #3 copper French blade and maribou-dressed #6 Eagle Claw Treble. 1/4 oz.  $4.00

DiamondBlack Spinner

The DiamondBlack features a diamond-cut #3 black French blade and maribou-dressed #6 Eagle Claw Treble. 1/4 oz.  $4.00 

CaneBrake Spinner

***NEW*** The CaneBrake features a diamond-cut #3 gold French blade and maribou-dressed #6 Eagle Claw Treble. 1/4 oz.  $4.00 

SunDog Spinner

The SunDog features a #3 hot pink willowleaf blade and bucktail-dressed #6 Eagle Claw Treble. 1/4 oz.  $4.00 

BlueBomber Spinner

 The SunDog features a #3 black willowleaf blade and bucktail-dressed #6 Eagle Claw Treble. 1/4 oz.  $4.00

MidniteGhost Spinner

The MidniteGhost features a #3 chartreuse willowleaf blade and bucktail-dressed #6 Eagle Claw Treble. 1/4 oz.  $4.00

FireTiger Spinner

 The FireTiger features a #3 florescent orange willowleaf blade and bucktail-dressed #6 Eagle Claw Treble. 1/4 oz.  $4.00

LightninBug Spinner

 ***NEW*** The LightninBug features a #3 glow-in-the-dark willowleaf blade and bucktail-dressed #6 Eagle Claw Treble. 1/4 oz.  $4.00

Model No. 18 Spinner

The Model No. 18 features a #1 French blade and bucktail-dressed #8 Eagle Claw Treble. Choose your own colors. 1/8 oz.  $4.00 

Model No. 36 Spinner

The Model No. 36 features a #3 French blade and bucktail-dressed #6 Eagle Claw Treble. Choose your own colors. 1/4 oz.  $4.00

Maumee Dearest Floating Jig

The Maumee Dearest Floating Jig features a floating foam head and maribou-dressed tail. Assorted colors. Pack of two.  $4.00

Crappie Magic Jig

The Crappie Magic Jig features a painted head and maribou-dressed tail. Choose your own colors. Pack of two.  $4.00

Hand-Tied Flies and Spin-Flies by John B. Marek

Steve's Muddler Minnow

Steve's Muddler Minnow is a muti-species streamer that imitates native baitfish. Features No. 8 hook. Pack of two.  $4.00