Started one day for me at McDonald's--you know the "golden arches". I was sucking down a Coke and notice the straw was white with red and yellow stripes. I had been catching "blues" by the hundreds off the North Jetties between Cumberland Island and South Jetties of Fernandina, Florida. I usually lost a grub and several layers of skin on my hands from those vicious teeth. When I got home to my shop I cut the straw half into and run a stainless wire through it with a loop on one end followed a bead to make it solid then put a bead and treble hook on the other end--behold a great lure for catching blue fish and they could not tear them up. During the next couple of months I shared the idea with friends and they just laughed. Then I realized--don't know why--but most every fast food joint has a different color straw. Some had bright red, royal blue, solid white. If you want you can cut straw to whatever length you want! I have even loaded them with stink bait for catfish. Put propeller blades between two beads and trolled them for Spanish Mackerel. You are only limited by your imagination. Be careful about using straws from diet drinks--you'll still catch fish but they want be as FAT!!!
Uncle Tom. I got some more coming later! What's your tip?