In 1976 the "Squid Machine" was born. It was the first piece of equipment of its kind. Improving on existing products has always been Frank Sr.'s forte. Well this one was a "Home Run". Originally, there were four sizes and five colors available.
In the spring of 1977, Frank Johnson met Capt. Peter B. Wright, and this is where it gets interesting. Frank and Scott Boyd (well known Ft, Lauderdale tackle dealer) had chartered a boat in Cozumel, Mexico, however after a falling out with this charter they met Capt. Wright. , who, even at that time, had caught more 1000+ pound Blue & Black Marlin than anyone in the world. So--- they went fishing!
Frank & Scotty used the original Squirt Squid Daisy Chains and were very successful. This is where it gets more interesting.
At that time, Peter was using inner tube material rolled and split to form the head & skirt of a lure. This was truly the "Original Softhead" but back then it was called the Ca-Ca Lure for it's “crappy” appearance.
With Frank's engineering background and injection molding experience the concept was made practical and cosmetically appealing for both fish and fisherman. And, as they say, the rest is---------.
From there the product line has blossomed into its present status. With, literally thousands upon thousands of combinations to choose from. Mold Craft produces the most diverse trolling lures available today. Produced in the USA of the highest quality anywhere as well as the best price available in today’s market.