Pesca Spoons Done

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Ryan A, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member


    This is from Instagram on the weekend.

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  2. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    There are some left at Berry's but not much more than Pac Angler pic above.

    This will be the end according to Berry's although someone mentioned above there may still be the odd shipment; apparently Mr. Pesca is not answering his phone.
     
  3. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    I think that is The Tackle Box which is already in the water? Have seen it up close and it is beamy.
     
  4. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    Sounds like pesca spoons was just a labour of love
     
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  5. wishiniwasfishin1

    wishiniwasfishin1 Well-Known Member

    Odd that they couldn’t have found someone to take it over instead of just completely folding.
    The retail relationships have to be worth something ...
     
  6. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    Take over what sounds like it was a small operation and the value was in the people that owned it and made the spoons.
     
  7. StormTrooper

    StormTrooper Crew Member

    Building what they did was firmly rooted as a labour of love and had always been a part time gig. Their strives toward excellence in creating one of the best locally finished products was based upon a laborious process that ate all of their spare time in order to ramp up and keep orders fulfilled while always staying with the highest quality possible. The only way to continue forward would have been to go all in full time and scale up or to go with option B, which was to take the project to China. They decided that China was not an option...ultimately deciding that they wanted their free time and family life back. I personally respect the decision that they made. I will miss the Pesca product range immensely. It worked. :)
     
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  8. Fins -n- Skins

    Fins -n- Skins Well-Known Member

    He sold the Tackle box and Northwest is building him a new boat.. That's a pic of the new hull.
     
  9. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    I get what you are saying but from my 20+ years in manufacturing/engineering that isn't always the case. I worked in several 5+ million local high tec companies that just lost money every year, but it looked great because we made spaceships. High volume manufacturing, and sky high costs. Never ever discount the little guys.

    It matters mostly on the margins. The bigger you get the harder those are too control as you have to account, labour, inventory, yields etc. You can have the biggest business in the world with all the market but if you can't make 50 cents out of every dollar that comes in you shouldn't be doing it. I see so many people with cool businesses just scrape by which is very unfortunate.

    Take my buddy Andrew P great quality product, and he is super small and it isn't a hobby. He is one of many across BC.

    Anyhow sounds like they folded for other reasons.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
  10. Gong Show

    Gong Show Well-Known Member

    Yeah, as soon as you add in employees, it is not a hobby.
    The amount of government paperwork and bs takes out any joy.
     
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  11. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Well, they are selling a lot of their spoons so why should they spend the extra 20 cents per hook when they don’t have to. One of the reasons why I buy more AP spoons than Gibbs......local product (not China) and I don’t have to change out the hook
     
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  12. ChilliSpoons

    ChilliSpoons Active Member

    I paint and sell my own spoons and it’s almost embarrassing how little money I make at it. It’s a good thing I enjoy the hobby and the positive feedback makes it somewhat worthwhile.
     
  13. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Sounds like fried chicken for me lol
     
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  14. StormTrooper

    StormTrooper Crew Member

    I picked up a fist full of what was left over from my friends at French Creek store at the marina in Parksville. Pretty decent selection of what I saw last Friday. Give Cam a call to see if he has any more available.
     

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  15. wishiniwasfishin1

    wishiniwasfishin1 Well-Known Member

    Did you just buy a lure company and aren’t you currently trying to sell thousands of spoons?
    Strange addiction indeed!
     
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  16. StormTrooper

    StormTrooper Crew Member

    Yes, I did just acquire another lure company. Actually now, with the latest two, I have five company's(brands) under HAIDA Lure. I mainly look for defunct entities that still have the tooling and equipment. I have been building up for the last 15 yrs. No I do not have thousands of spoons lol, but yes I will be selling off 90% of my gear from other manufactures. I bought these Pesca spoons as color samples in case I decide to run a few colors. I always like to figure out recipes. :)
     
  17. Goathorns

    Goathorns Active Member

    I had success on the green/ black Gutbomb.
    I wonder what the other good colours and names are.???
    I bought a few with blue stripes thinking anchovie imitation.
    I bought a pair for fishing shallow, thinking anchovies again. different paint.
     
  18. StormTrooper

    StormTrooper Crew Member

    I downloaded all the colors from their site before it was disabled. Lots of good references to go by in the future.
     
  19. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Crew Member

    Don’t dilute your glow. Their spoons always were glowing for longer periods of time. Not sure if it really matters, but it looks cool haha
     
  20. StormTrooper

    StormTrooper Crew Member

    There is nothing secret or special about glow. These are a couple of my spoon profiles. The glow is bright enough that you can actually read a book with them in zero light conditions. :)
     

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