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#16 toppop52 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 14, 2014 - 06:26 AM

Best bass lure I ever used was a hook through a piece of cork, wrapped in aluminum foil with a small sinker on it for weight. Use to slay 'em in the ponds in northeastern NC when I was a kid.

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 02:57 AM

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.

This is just my opinion now. If you're making them as a gift and not really meant to be used I would make the spinners, or bills myself. I've cut brass from shell casings, pounded out lead for body weights and twisted my own wire with beads. A hand made jig / lure is (to me) a precious thing and though would be great to be actually used has more value as a piece of hand made art. You gonna buy a dozen bills, spinners, spoons just to make a few plugs? I only have a few flies my Dad tied that I will never hit the water with.

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Posted November 18, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Here are a couple of lures I have made. I won't show you the duds I tossed. :D




For me, the hardest part was the painting. I have a HF air brush, the better one. It leaves a lot to be desired. It doesn't adjust down very well. Still, if you want to make these for your own use, you could use a spray can or a brush. The fish don't care if it has runs.


One note; you can get the 2mm poly carbonate for the lip at Lowes.