Lillie Oneill Fishing Lure February 03rd, 2018 - 10:32:18
Today learning how to make fishing tackle doesnt have to be like back when I was boy. Even though there isnt a ton of information available the art of making fishing lures has come a long way to helping the beginner. The first step is having a basic knowledge of fishing tackle, design and function and knowing of what lure making supplies you really need. After that the fun can begin as you try your hand at making fishing lures. Here are a couple quick tips to help you out in making wooden fishing lures. 1. Most wooden lures in your tackle box are made of a few different types of wood. Balsa and Basswood are the most common woods used to make fishing lures. However you can make some really great fishing lures out of more common wood found in you local home improvement store. Cedar makes some great fishing lures and you can use both red and white cedar. I have had great success using both. They carve and shape fairly easily and due to the woods water resiliency finish up nicely.
Second, always keep in mind that the lure you use must be of the right weight. One that is too light will just float on the surface while one that is too heavy will sink to the bottom. First off, the spinner! The spinner, which is used in spinner fishing, is another type of fishing lure. Fishermen who specifically fish for rainbow trout prefer them. Spinners resemble the movement of tiny fish that the trout are known to have appetites for. Classified under the spinner is the spoon lure. From the name itself, these lures look like the end of a spoon, thus resembling small baitfish. In murky water, use the silver or gold colored spoons because they shine in the water, attracting trout more effectively. But in clear water, choose spoons that have more, say, realistic hues - colors that are similar to the trouts usual diet. An important point about using spoon lures is that they will not work as well if the fish in the water you are fishing in do not typically prey on fish. If the fish prey on insects, then they will probably not hit on your lure.
The KickTail Minnow - The KickTail minnow is not known top many bass anglers, but is the most realistic shad/small bait fish imitation that you will ever see. Underwater this lure looks as much like a real bait fish as any lure you will ever see. When it comes to bass fishing lures the KickTail Minnow is extremely effective. This lure is as realistic a bass lure as youll ever find. Plastic Worms & Grubs - Plastic worms and grubs are among the best fishing lures of all time. Plastic worms fished on a "Carolina Rig" have always been known as a great bass fishing lure. The entire plastic or rubber fishing bait market has been revolutionized by Berkley. Their Power and Gulp products are exactly like traditional plastics, except for the fact that theyve been impregnated with fish catching scents. Berkleys Power and Gulp plastics will actually out fish live bait in many instances. The lures just listed are the best fishing lures to catch both large and smallmouth bass. Are they the only fishing lures that can be used effectively? Of course not, but they are some of the more popular and effective fishing lures available to the average bass angler.
2. Easy Ready to Go Painting Patterns. Did you know you can use your wifes or mothers used nylons to get some great patterns on your fishing lures without a lot of fuss. By using an airbrush you can take advantage of some of the patterns on used nylons to make some great subtle patterns on the sides of wooden fishing lures just make sure to use an old pair or you just may find yourself in the dog house if you use your wifes best Sunday nylons. 3. Always seal your wooden plugs before painting. This was something I didnt even know to do when I was a boy during my early fishing lure making attempts. It may sound like a small tip, but it goes a long way to making some nice fishing lures. Just use some wood sealer from your local home improvement store but here the crucial tip. After doing so sand down the fishing lure once more using very fine sandpaper, or even a brown paper bag. Wood sealers have a tendency to raise to raise the grain in wood, and this would result in an un-even paint job. It doesnt take a lot of time to do, but it helps to create a better looking fishing lure.