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Tips For Making Fishing Lures

Sep 9, 2008
Lures are one of the most important tools that you will need to use when you go fishing. This is especially true if you are going after some of the predatory species such as the bass, trout, pike and perch. The lure is what you will use to get the attention of the fish and entice them to take your bait.

Most lures look so much like the real thing that the fish can't tell the difference between the lure and real baitfish. That is, when the lures are being presented correctly. You can purchase lures from any bait shop or from some retail stores but many fishermen enjoy making their own fishing lures. Being able to make fishing lures can save you some money on your fishing gear but mainly it can be a great hobby for you enjoy in your spare time.

Fishing lures can be made from wood, plastic or metal. The most commonly used lures are spoons, spinners and plugs. The plugs are normally made from wood or plastic. They can be used three different ways either on top of the water, across the bottom or somewhere in-between. Spinners and spoons are similar because they tend to soar through the water in a spinning or wobbling motion and these are normally made from metal.

Here are some tips for making fishing lures to help you get started:

Choose the type of lure you want to make and purchase the supplies you need to get started. You can buy supply kits that can give you a head start and make it easier to make your own lures or you can start from scratch.

When making spoons you need to know that the bend of the lure is the most important factor. The bend is what gives the spoon its movement or action. The larger the bend the more action and sound it will produce. Keep this in mind when choosing the mould to use.

You can make your own spoon moulds out of a scrape piece of wood. All you need to do is carve out the shape and size of the lure you want to make into the wood. Make the mould a little larger than what you want the actual spoon to be and work with it until you get the right bend for your lures. Once everything is carved out all you need to do is sand and smooth out the mould and it is ready to use.

Spinners are fast and easy to make but it is recommended that you order the blades. You can buy these in a variety of shapes and sizes for a very reasonable price. This will save you lots of time and effort and make it much easier to put together your own spinner lures.

When making your own plugs it is important to pay close attention to every detail and make sure you seal the wooden plugs before you paint them. Plugs must closely resemble the real thing or they will not be very effective.
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Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best bass fishing information possible. Get more information on bass fishing lures here: http://www.askbassfishing.com/
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