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Biography

Hello

Welcome to the Muskie Train Web Site. Let me introduce myself, I am Mike Mordas. I started Muskie Train about eight years ago as a hobby and it turned into a great little business. Their are two people that build lures and manage the business; that is myself and my right hand man Trent Tesmer.

Here is a picture of us. I am on the left and Trent is on the right.

 

Here is the story in short. I have been an avid fisherman and woodworker for a long time. At sometime it dawned on me to combine my two passions.

I started playing around making lures. After a couple of tries I came up with the Mordas Minnow, a 6 inch jointed bait. Pictured below are the Mordas Minnow, Big Ed and the Super M. but these were all early baits.

I made some Mordas Minnows for myself and they caught fish. I made some for my friends and they caught fish. So, I decided to try to make some lures to sell. I bought enough material to make 100 baits. I told myself that if I could sell a hundred baits I would make another batch. Well, that first year I made 740 baits. Boy was i excited and Muskie Train has grown every year since then.

As Muskie Train was growing, my full time job was teaching woodworking at Hudson High School in Hudson, Ohio. One year, I had a class with a kid by the name of Trent Tesmer. Trent and I hit it off because we both loved to fish. I have to tell you, that everyday I tried to teach to an objective, and everyday Trent tried to get me off of the objective by talking fishing. Trent finished up his high school career and moved onto college. At the same time Muskie Train was growing and I needed some help. I ran into Trent at a fishing show - imagine that - and asked him to come to work. The rest is history. Since Trent as joined the team, we have been steadily growing every year.

Muskie Train is my full time career. Events occur throughout your life that change the direction of the path you take. I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason and that God will point you in the direction that he wants you to go. You may not understand that direction at first, but God has a bigger plan for you. Follow those directions and you will get to where you want to go. So come on board the Muskie Train and lets make some memories together. Forget about the pressures of life and enjoy the great outdoors. Hopefully, a Muskie Train lure will help you to create a memory of a lifetime!