Musky America Magazine January 2023 Edition

Re-shafting LeLure Globes By Craig Sandell © 2019 Over the past couple years, I received quite a few e-mails from musky anglers who had the shaft on their LeLure globes break for no apparent reason. In this article, I will show you how to re-shaft your LeLure globe. A Little History For years, Frenchy LeMay custom made his own brand of lures. In the mid-90s, Frenchy and a few of his fishing friends began to market production runs of his lure designs under the brand name LeLure. After Frenchy's death, the production of the lures was outsourced to China. Because the LeLure company did not have the manpower or production resources to oversee the production of their lures in China, it was forced to rely upon the Chinese quality control and assurance. In addition, in order to be costeffective, single lot quantities of the lure models were ordered. Once the lures made in China began to hit the American market, complaints from the field began to surface. There were complaints about the eyes falling out and the paint peeling off as well as the shaft of their globes breaking for no apparent reason. After a little investigation of the globe problem, it became apparent that there were likely two reasons why the globe shafts were failing. The first reason was the application of excessive heat on the shaft during the production process.