I am pretty sure I have met Phil, kind of an eccentric guy, but very nice and passionate about fishing. He use to make a lure called the Predator that I would use for lakers and salmon and always had luck with them. Then you couldn't buy them anymore. So like Chris i did some digging around and found his name and number and gave him a call. He told me if I wanted to come down to his shop in Toronto, he would "hook me up". I went there and we talked for a couple of hours and I left there with a box of those lures and and a bunch of different attraction decals to put on them. Still have some of those lures. I can't remember exactly where he was but it was in the Rexdale/Mississauga area. Keep at it Chris, you will find what you are looking for.
Edit: Found this on Phil:
L. K Specialties Inc.
6 Marconi Crt
manufacturing, manufacturing industry, sporting and athletic goods