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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2014 - 02:49 PM

I'm thinking about making some crankbaits for Christmas presents. The hard part is getting the hardware. Does anyone have a supplier they prefer? There are places on the 'net, but I don't know who to chose.



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Posted August 08, 2014 - 03:00 PM

I have used two suppliers, Mudhole and lureparts online.  I have been happy with both of them.  I have only made spinning lures.  I know one or both have crank bait bodies and supplies.  I was thinking of possibly trying them someday.


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Posted August 08, 2014 - 04:49 PM

Thanks! I've seen Mudhole. Most parts I could make do, but the hook hangers are pretty specialized.



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Posted August 08, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Try jansnetcraft.com. They have a very complete selection of supplies and seem to be reasonable.
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Posted August 08, 2014 - 06:42 PM

I've bought from Janns Netcraft in the past, also Cabela's, both good suppliers.  It's been several years since I've done much of that!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted August 08, 2014 - 07:08 PM

Janns looks like a good site too.  Thanks.



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Posted August 08, 2014 - 08:02 PM

I tie a lot of flies, but never made tried making crank baits. I bought a book called The Complete Book of Lurecraft by Russ Mohney If you want , I'll send it to you.


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Posted August 08, 2014 - 08:23 PM

I have 'Making Wooden Fishing Lures' by Rich Rousseau. I've orders the book you have from the library. If I like it, I'll PM you. Thanks!


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Posted August 08, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Lure Parts and Barlow's. I buy a lot from both of them and never a problem. 


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Posted August 09, 2014 - 06:51 AM

I just got my fishing license this year because my wife fishes so I don't know much about it . I would love to hear more about you members making your own lures and other things about fishing . Thanks Al

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Posted August 09, 2014 - 08:47 AM

I miss Herders the old sporting goods catalog company in Wisconsin. I ordered many a lure body and parts from them and still to this day have 4 fishing rods I built with their blanks. Today I use Jan sport or net craft for the stuff I can not make my self which isn't much.

Friend saw me picking up spring shed deer hair clumps and thought I had gone nuts till he seen the flies I tied with it.

 

:D   Al


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Posted August 09, 2014 - 05:57 PM

I sure remember Herter's. It was worth getting their catalog just to look at the full color pictures of custom gun stocks.



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Posted August 12, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Gander MTn has the rings for hooks and bass pro

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Posted August 12, 2014 - 11:40 AM

My neighbor and cousin makes lures

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Posted August 13, 2014 - 08:29 PM

I found this website that explains a lot.

 

http://www.pondbuste...acrankbait.html


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