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WEC Crankbait Factory Behind the Scenes

We had too many wonderful telling photos from our Zoom / WEC visit to put in our original article, so we wanted to add a few more for you guys so you can feel like you were there with us. Trust us, we were thinking of you guys and how many of our die-hard crankbaiters would be in hog heaven walking around with us.

This photo essay is for you guys that love to crank.

These WEC E-1s are smoothed and ready for inserts

Terry was like a kid in a candy store talking shop with Ed Chambers

These baits are primed and ready for paint

Chambers shows Chris Baxter the action on his latest crank

Ed shows off his personal tackle room and shares stories about tournaments

Chambers finishes up a batch of cranks in his paint booth

Chambers engraves his initials

The Tinkerer’s Toy – Chambers actual childhood toy is a perfect depiction of one of fishing tackle’s most creative tinkerers

These baits are painted and clear coated and ready for hooks and packaging.

Anyone else want one of every color?

The WEC crankbait is a work of art that is a proven fish catcher.

EDITORS UPDATE: The world lost one of the great innovators when Ed Chambers passed away in 2018. We will sorely miss his contributions and friendship.