Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • 0

Basics to start making my own lures


mouse

Question

  • 0

I'd like to start making some of my own lures. I'm mostly thinking about muskie lures- what do I need to get started? Any books or videos that might be particularly helpful? How about completely necessary tools or equipment?
Scoot

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Are you referring to tied (bucktail/spinnerbait) lures, or plugs(jerkbaits, cranks)?

I'm assuming your referring to bucktails.. or tied lures, and spinner bodies.

You will need a quality vice as stated in an earlier post... you will not be happy with the performance of a cheap vice, nor will it last long trying to grasp 7/0 hooks. Another option that works very well is to make a base, or take the base from another vise (clamp style, or tabletop) and have a pair of vice grips welded to the top. This will hold well, but will not rotate.. but is much cheaper.

A good bobbin is priceless.. something that will not tear up your thread.

Thread.. go to an industrial sewing shop and ask for the largest diameter braided thread they have that will not rot... it will cost you $50 a spool.. but it will keep you supplied for 30 years, and beats paying $2/50' spool at the fly shop.

Wire .. for musky bucktails, do not go smaller than .051 wire. This can be formed with a good quality pair of wire bending pliers with some effort, or, spend the $100 and get a Boggs tacklemaker(or similar product) and that will greatly assist you in making all kinds of wire bodies and forms... not to mention save on pain and frustration.

Blades, Lure Bodies, clevises, Hooks, etc... Get in touch with Stamina Tackle and they have a great line of excellent components, lure building equipment, etc. Look up Stamina Inc on a search engine.. or try dot com.

If you have any other direct questions, feel free to email me directly. If your really serious about getting into this, I may be able to give you good deal on some equipment and supplies that I no longer use.

[email protected]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I'd like to start making some of my own lures. I'm mostly thinking about muskie lures- what do I need to get started? Any books or videos that might be particularly helpful? How about completely necessary tools or equipment?
Scoot

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thanks guys. That about covers it for bucktails. How about plugs, as Fisher Dave mentioned? What do I need for them? Also, what types of lures lend themselves well to homemade creation? I'd imagine a Jackpot style lure to be relatively easy, but I'm not a huge fan of this style lure. What else isn't too tough for a fella who's got no skills or savvy with his hands?
Scoot

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Scoot,
I have been making and modifying lures for years. I make lures that are similar to; Suicks, Jackpots, Jakes and ReefHawgs. And I will make 'adjustments' to almost every lure out there.

As far as what you will need; Dremel tool is a must. Jig saw, Router, carving hand tools and lots of sand paper. Get eye scews that are at least 1" if not the 1 1/2" depending on how big the lure is. Go with the ones that are .093 or .154 in diameter, good heavy split rings and some flex-coat or enviro-teks (sp?) for your top coats. As far as painting goes -- I don't make pretty lures! I use spray cans and little brushes to add detail -- nothing that compares to Hughes River, but I still catch plenty of fish. You will also want to get some lead or other material to weight your wooden lures, you will be amazed how much weight a piece of wood can support.

Good Luck with your project -- if you have any questions ([email protected])

Steve

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Colin45
      Now many businessmen open their companies in the USA, as this makes it easy to apply for an American accelerator and communicate with any investor. The specialists of https://www.fintecharbor.com/company-registration-in-the-usa/ will help you register a company in America and you will be able to feel comfortable in your business.
    • Conan Bail
      It is strange that the developers did not think of such a nuance. In any case, you need to place an ad on the labor exchange, where you will find employees for the company and they will work with you, only you will need to conduct a preliminary interview
    • Conan Bail
      Creating an application for such a hotel would be the best option. Place your ad on the job exchange on the Internet, I know a few of these, then you can find developers for yourself and the work will go much easier
    • Conan Bail
      You won’t have to search for a long time, rather you will need to choose from the options offered. Look on the Internet for all the available options, such developers usually have their own sites that have all the information you need
    • FrankOcean
      I am sure that if you search in the google search engine you will find a company that is dedicated to that, but to be honest I have not much idea, I never planted the idea of something like that, from my ignorance it is very complicated, but maybe someone who have more notion of it can guide you and can even recommend a company with a good reputation that is dedicated exclusively to it, good luck with all that
    • Kettle
      Haven't really targeted geese, think we've got 3 Ross geese a blue goose and one Canada goose. We focus more on ducks, especially when we can get them in the field. Greater and lesser Canada geese around but they are spread out tons of feeds but no large feeds
    • CigarGuy
      Finally got the choirs done. Roofed a shed and built a woodshed. Most done by myself. Now's time to go fishing before the deer season.  Found some crappies tonight, caught 11, missed at least that many. West end. Skunked again, how'd you do, saw you heading out?
    • smurfy
      🤭I thought they were jennio turkeys!🤣 Guess I didn't look close enough!
    • Wanderer
      The three on top of the pile are geese. Smurfy. 😉   +1 on the decent shooting!  Thanks for the pics.  This was one post that got me to log back in to spam central.   Going dark again….
    • smurfy
      🤔 no geese??? Looks like you have some decent shooting!!👍
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.