Not to fear bud.....I planned to spill the beans this morning.
The Do-It team has been busy and when they mentioned that as part of this year's event they'd share with us the up-coming ideas for molds they want to put on the market, the guys got sort of giddy. Immediately after the plant tour on day two we all had the opportunity to get our hands on the many molds being worked on, many as proto types. I think there were maybe a dozen new ones, some baits in a couple size variations. I can tell you that the bass and salt guys are going to be experiencing some light wallets in the near future. That same afternoon we were allowed to work with these molds.
I had a couple requests to work with the hi lite brushing and line color techniques I enjoy making while others dug thru the molds that were there for us to test and then tank tested the baits extensively. The injection table was a very busy place for several hours. Then to top it off there were a couple loooong tables of product that has been dis-continued or obsoleted or broken packing.....everything from rubber for skirts, to hooks, to powder paint, to glitter, to colorants, to plastic to, yes, even to molds that had slight defects. So when I said that Walleye Wacker left heavy in the pockets I should have added that he was hauling a large box that really had weight. We all did. Our tour guide, Mark, was pretty straight forward about these tables saying either you guys take it or we trash it. So.....I think us guys showed our pack-rat sides to the Do-It team. lol On the way home Carole said "Don't talk to me about picking up stuff I don't need." I have no idea what prompted that comment.
Really though, nobody came away with new molds as they have not been released yet. I'm not even sure that they have gotten past the proto-type designation yet. Soon though, we were told.
This was another great, great event and to all of the Do-It team, especially Ryan, Jason, Mark and Kyle, I'll extend a huge thank you for all that you hosted. Its getting hard to find time to put something like this together on all fronts and I'm happy we were able to get this scheduled. Ryan and Jason were literally in Vegas as people began arriving. Ryan made it to the dinner on Thursday evening and on Friday morning Jason had returned and was there to greet us. Kyle and Mark did a superb job of leading us thru the day and Jordan....well, Jordan they kept busy but being able to share some time with him is always a super treat. I'd be remiss in not extending the thank you to all of the Do-It employees as they again showed us a bang up tour and then there are those who make sure that things get done to keep things clicking and that we don't get to share time with. To all of Do-It, thank you! And to all of the guys who attended this, thank you for your desire to share what you know and thank you for helping us all come together again. Until the next time........