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Who is Delta Wood Bombers
Category : TACKLE BOX
Who is Delta Wood Bombers? DWB is an idea, a custom wooden topwater plug, and craftsmanship rarely seen in this new age. DWB is also a story… It’s been said that after having gone through the pain of tragedy, that we are reborn with a new sense of purpose, a spirit of knowing if you will. As the Japanese poet Kenji Miyazawa said, “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey”. This statement couldn’t speak more truly than to the creator of the custom bait company, DWB. The story and the quality of these baits both have deep roots of tragedy and triumph; of passion and pain. So again I pose the question, who is Delta Wood Bombers?
Born in the Philippines and raised in the U.S. from a young age, Carlo Ramos, DWB creator/owner, has had his world rocked right before his very eyes. As a young boy, Carlo lost his father in a horrible tragedy and to this day he carries with him the memories and the pain. However, he didn’t let this tragedy defeat him. Instead, he used it as fuel to help ignite his lifelong passion for fishing. Having been taught his grandfather’s woodworking skills and his fathers knowledge of all things fishing, he set out to create something unlike any other topwater bait on the water. And so from the ashes of tragedy arose Delta Wood Bombers. DWB makes a variety of handmade, wooden topwater plugs. DWB offers large pencil popper type baits to suit your desired catch. Whether you’re surfcasting for Stripers, on a long-range boat for tuna or across the globe searching for Giant Trevally, DWB will have the bait that will produce results and stand up to the beating of these giant creatures. In addition to the salt-water game fish plugs, DWB also produces the ever-popular Sinister topwater walking plug in 5″ and 6″ sizes, a favorite amongst bass fishermen in California and across the states. The Sinister provides a smooth, wide-glide walking action and when worked correctly, can pop up out of the water nose first, like a fleeing shad. Bobby Barrack, bass fishing guide and California Delta guru, has said that “Delta Wood Bombers is a bait made of blood, sweat, passion, and tears”. Those are high kudos coming from the famed Delta rat!
What makes DWB different from other topwater plugs? The proof is in the pudding, as they say! The fit and finish of these baits are second to none. Carlo pours his passion and memories into every bait he makes. They feature solid #304 Stainless steel wire through the bait, a rear #4 VMC treble and a rotating #4 VMC treble hook in the belly. The VMC treble hooks are attached with Wolverine Super Split Rings, which have a triple wrap system, providing the ultimate strength to prevent losing those big fish. The entire DWB line has a lengthy, custom painting process. Carlo sands, primes, paints, and epoxies the finish on these Alaskan Yellow Cedar baits to look like all the popular types of prey your target fish will devour. Check them out and see for yourself!
With the quality of these baits at such a stellar level and given their meteoric rise, you may be wondering where their website is… They don’t have one. DWB set out to create the best ‘underground’ Topwater bait on the market and that is exactly what Carlo has done.
Be on the lookout for more from DWB. They will be emerging with a “finesse” style popper following their debut at the WON Bass US Open in September of 2013.
DWB can be found on Facebook, Instagram and can be found in several online and in-store retailers like Coyote Bait and Tackle or Coyotebait.com. From saltwater to fresh, Delta Wood Bombers is the bait you didn’t know you were missing.
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