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Open forums for technical advice & information on luremaking, including making your own crankbaits, soft plastics, jigs, spinnerbaits, rods & more.


Hard Baits

HardbaitsDiscussions on making plugs, cranks & a variety of other lures.

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Federal Sportfishing Excise... - last post by smallmouthaholic

Soft Plastics

SoftbaitsMembers assemble here to discuss tips on pouring your own line of soft plastic baits.

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302 Frog - last post by pieterbez

Wire Baits

WirebaitsSpinners, Jigs, Harnesses, Buzzbaits & more.

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Shaky Head Jig Mold - last post by Jaw

Fly tying

FlytyingDevoted forum for discussions on how to hone your fly tying skills for beautiful looking flies & more.

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Acetone Dipping Lures Help - last post by smallmouthaholic

Rod & Reel building & repair

RodbuildingSwap tips & techniques from other makers & design or trick out your own custom rod & reel!

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Lews Reel - last post by Tony Maxwell


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BoatbuildingCustom boatbuilding and modification forum.

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Recycling A Kayak? - last post by Braided Line

Homebrew Tools

Request a tool, talk with other builders, bounce ideas, or show off your own latest invention.

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Lure Clambshell Packaging -... - last post by ravenlures

Hybrid Tackle

Creativity from custom tackle has spawned a myriad of new hybrid lures. if you have a new creation or idea, post it here.

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Tubing On The Mepps Flying... - last post by ING

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