Dang, it! I did it again. I’m on that beautiful water, using those expensive lures I bought the other day – and there I go losing that fishing lure again.
What am I going to have to do? Go buy new fishing lures every time I went to go fishing? That can get pretty expensive, especially if you want something like a crickhopper lure.
I should have bought a large law fishing lures online, before arriving at the cabin. Oh well, too late for that now.
Suddenly, I had a brilliant idea. What about making my very own custom lures. At least it would be an interesting experience.
Now that I’ve managed to make a few good fishing lures, I want to share my experience on how it’s done.
Actually, I have to agree with other more experienced fishermen when they say that making a custom lure is one of the most satisfying experiences you can have. In fact, nothing beats catching a fish when using a fishing lure you make with your own hands.
You don’t really have to be a skilled craftsman to make a good fishing lure. If you’re already experienced fishermen, then you know what you need and you probably already have the necessary tools. Now don’t expect a handmade lure to look professional, but you can’t catch fish with a good one. And isn’t that all the really counts?
The following are some simple instructions for making a bass fishing lure.
The easiest way to do this is to get a basic fishing lure making kit. These kits include the plastic, hooks, and coloring you need to make all sorts of lures.
Place a small pot over a burner and place about 1 ounce of liquid plastic in it. Heat slowly on low while stirring constantly until the plastic melts. Add a few drops of plastic coloring and continue to stir until color mixes throughout. Add more coloring is necessary. You can also add glitter to make it more attractive to the fish at this point.
The Lure Mold
Place your mold on a flat surface and put your hooks in the appropriate place (your mold will define this place.) Pour the liquid plastic mixture while still hot into the mold, making sure it doesn’t move the hooks or make them fall out. Tap the mold slightly against the surface to make sure the plastic evens out and the bubbles rise to the surface. Allow the mold to set for five minutes.
Release the Mold
Carefully place the mold in a bowl filled with cold water. This will help the plastic set and harden. Leave the mold in the water for about 15 minutes.
Feel the molds to make sure the plastic is hard, and if not, allow setting for another few minutes. Remove the mold from the water and gently push the plastic lure out the mold. Called mold with fish oil lubricant and put it in with your fishing gear, to use on your next fishing trip.
Experiment making different plastic lures with different decorative accessories. If you’re stumped for ideas you can also find some pretty interesting books on making fishing lures. You can make several different fishing lures to use on your next fishing expedition. Just make sure that the plastic is cool enough to remove from the molds and store.