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.