Steve Coggin started making lures in Oahu in the 1970's. His fishing buddy was Dr Park, who was a dentist and was skilled in making dental molds. They would often mold lures that worked well (back then on the old Sampans) and fish them. One day they decided to design their own lure, to make a big lure no one else had! They went back to the (dental) office and created the extreme Tado! If you ever come across a lure with COPA etched in it you can be sure you have an original Park/Coggins. Score!