Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scoot

Lure making

10 posts in this topic

I've got a ten year old nephew who'd like to get into making fishing lures. Can someone point me in the right direction as far as the best way for him to get started? Are there any kits that'd be good to start? Any suggestions appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What kind of lures you talking about scooter?... Spinnerbaits?.. Crankbaits?.. Mold plastic lures?... Jigs?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I make almost all of my tackle. I can hook him up with just about anything you would need to get started. I would suggest starting with a fly tying vice and a few plain jig heads to get started. If he sticks with it you can start making the jig heads yourself. There are many tutorials on the web for jig tying. I also would suggest starting with small crappie jigs. They are easy to make. There is nothing like catching fish on your own stuff. >

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If he's going to pour lead, please be sure to have the right type of respirator to protect him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks fellas. Not thinking lead here- mostly wood. He'd mostly be interested in bass and muskie lures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Barlows has spinner bait kits, lure bodies(painted and non painted). They have books and cds on tackle making. All the components you need. Order a catalog online and you can look though it with him and find some nice projects to work on. I think the lure bodies are all plastic or foam now though. Good luck its a fun hobby.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jann's Netcraft is the one I use.

Finns.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scoot - Stamina out of minneapolis has a mail order catalog. All kinds of musky lure components[blades, beads, bucktails, blank spinnerbait heads, wood musky blanks, etc...] and bass stuff too. StaminaInc

Another good one is Moores Lure Co. out of Wisc pretty much the same as Stamina but geared a little more towards musky, and has a little more variety of musky stuff. I deal with him quite a bit, nice guy. I believe you can find his number in the classifieds section of Musky Hunter Magazine.

I'm sure your nephew can find more than enough components to keep busy for quite a while in these two books, and who knows maybe in a few years we'll see his lures on the market. Beware of the musky bug.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought a wire former, the Tack-L-Tool I think, many years ago before Janns bought Netcraft and used it to make different kind of spinners and buzzers. I haven't used it in years though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks fellas!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Horseshoe_Don
      They should not be in the deep holes anymore now.   The should be moving to that mid range water.   I saw one surface by the 22 bridge as i was driving by.    It was in shallow water.   Don
    • Horseshoe_Don
      it is open from the 22 access to the 22 bridge and i assume the channel down stream to cold spring.   Don
    • Net_Man
      I read that they are going to close the walleye season on 9-5-17 regardless of whether the state's quota is met. Fall fishing gone again........    With these highly restrictive regulations that favor ones desire over another's desire will start to pit fisherman against each other.   If we need to have less fishing pressure on the lake then maybe we should close down all of the public launches. Then some would fish other lakes but the balance would be forced to pay to launch at a resort since we are worried about them. Then that extra business could cover their losses if we eliminate live bait which would hurt their fishing launch business. Maybe we should just ban all paid launch fishing and ban all paid guide service on the lake which just brings additional undesired fishing pressure. Maybe restrict the number of hours any one person is allowed to fish the lake throughout the year.   Heck, I would even favor closing walleye fishing for 3 or 4 years straight if that would get us back to some normal regulations.   Yes, these outbursts are why I do not text any more after 10:00 at night. Time to give up the keyboard also.......
    • Borch
      I would look in holes and flats near them.  Deep depends on how shallow the section that you're fishing is.
    • eyeguy 54
      monster quest.