Melosh Fishing Lures was established in 2004 by Andrew M Gardner. Andrew started creating fish carvings at the age of 8. He learned by watching his father Charles Gardner who was an avid woodcarver specializing in decorative fish carvings.
Andrew Recounts, " I remember sitting in a stool, feet not touching the ground, watching my Dad chisel away at a block of wood for hours. "
After many years of creating fish carvings, Andrew decided, " Why not join my passion for fish carving into my love of fishing." This is when Melosh Fishing Lures were born.
Andrew came up with the name Melosh when he was a kid..it was the name of the lead character in a cartoon he had drawn. Melosh was an Alien from the planet Anchovia who loved to fish.
" Art Meets Function " are the words that best describes the fishing lures and decoys that Melosh Fishing Lures produces. The Art hung on a line, not on a wall.
Each piece is handcrafted one at a time and no two are alike, whether they're wood crafted or plastic versions.
Andrew's decoys and lures have won numerous awards including, GLFDA Worlds Best Decoy 2010, 2013, 2014, Lure Parts Online Big Pike Lure National Champion, Lure Parts Online Coolest Lure Competition Winner, NFDA Folk Art National Champion 2012, 2013, NFDA Minnow Series National Champion. GLFDA Worlds Best Jigging Stick 2013.