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Cotton Cordell bought the designs for the Gay Blade, Hot Spot, and Redfin baits from my father, J. C.Boucher Jr. I fished with many of these before they were even sold to Mr. Cordell. 
"Proud of East Texas: Boucher Fishing Lures":

Kyle Boucher
, TX

I am proud to have known Cotton and call him my friend. Without Cotton, Forrest Wood (boats), and Ray Scott (bass tournaments), bass fishing would not be what it is today.
R.I.P. COTTON, You were truly a pioneer and loved and admired by many.

Ken Olver
Mayflower, AR

More years ago than I care to admit, I caught my best stringer of bass ever using Cordell's Chrome Hot Spot. Fishing the Sam Rayburn reservoir in Southeast Texas, I caught 10 bass (when 10 was legal) that weighed 53 lbs., the largest being 7.2 lbs. Don't know if they're still making that bait, but it was a good one.
Doug Johnson
Bella Vista, AR