I met this guy 10 years ago. He was making some good looking hand made wobblers so I asked him to make mi a copy of shallow Rapala Fat rap that was not producing any more. We met after he did it, sat in a caffee and he got out of his pocket great looking lure, but it was deep runner! That´s how it all started. After that, he didn´t miss the point too many times. Beside wobblers, Tihomir is a genius who can draw, or make in stone, wood, plaster, or pretty much any other material anything you can think of. Carvings made of wood are his passion as well. One of wobblers he made for me I don´t use any more. It is in a well deserved retirement. That thing caught so many pikes it had to be repainted and protected couple of times. It was slow floating in a start, after years of abuse, it became slow sinking. When I asked him to make some more like that he said he would have to cut it in 2 to see how it looks from the inside. I simply couldn´t allow that. Let me enumerate just some of his ideas; ones he made for me. There is a walk the dog type of bait that looks like 20 cm long brown trout. Then there is catfish torpedo, real life looking frog, even a little sturgeon which he never finished, because he didn´t want to cut it so he can put a bill in it..
First thing he made in a small serie is a metal vib. You can see it in a picture. 55 mm long and 12 g of a weight. Casts like a bullet, and it caught serious number of barbel, chub, asp, trouts and catfish. It´s Tihomir´s favourite.
Along with ZZ Tup, there are Kuwagates. First serial wobbler he made. 5, 7, or 9 centimeters with some more to come. I prefer smallest one, trout, chub, asp, .. agree with me. Last ones even abductet some from me. 0,22 nylon simply couldn´t make it. Newest thing he´s up to are mini jerkbaits. Tihomir had smaller pike and bass in mind when he was making these, but it turned out that asp and chub react great on them. Carvings he makes look absolutelly stunning. He made for me a scene where bass attacks Yo Zuri Arms swisher.
Now, a decade after we first met, after couple of hundreds fishing trips and after god knows how many wobblers he made, he can tell the difference between shallow runner and a deep runner. His hand made wobblers look better than ever and there´s no sudh thing he can make. If he is in the mood..