esox2525

Suggestions For A Book On Making Wood Baits

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looking for some suggestions on a good book about the art of making fishing lures out of wood.

THANKS!

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looking for some suggestions on a good book about the art of making fishing lures out of wood.

THANKS!

My suggestion is to save your money. Search this forum. Ask questions. Make lures yourself. Ask more questions.

Good luck and report back.

John

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My suggestion is to save your money. Search this forum. Ask questions. Make lures yourself. Ask more questions.

Good luck and report back.

John

I agree with John, all the information is here on TU. The big problem is that it is fragmented. There are very few TU threads that deal with a construction from start to finish.

I am a member of ten lure building forums and what I have noticed is that some of those forums build lures in a different style. One particular forum is almost exclusively lathe turned bodies. It is nice to be a member of a community like TU, but don't limit yourselves.

If you are starting off building lures Lure building 101 is an excelent place to start. A Dutch web site, also presented in English, which offers up 'start to finish' instructions for many different types of lure, not just crankbaits. Use this information as a starting point and develope your own style. Lurebuilding 101 has been mentioned several times on TU and is well worth a visit and it is free.

Dave

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@ esox2525

I own quite a few books about luremaking(Finnish , ...can't understand a word , but nice pictures in there , ....English , American , German issue of a Swedish book ) , and I can truly say , that websites like TU are a better source for information(and less costly :lol: ).

Some books are fine , some are not(at least for a more experienced guy) , ...but most likely all provide nice input on different carving patterns or picture material , .........through the years I've tested quite a few and some of these turned out to be real good catchers .

Some of my books are already several decades old , ...since materials and working methods have changed a bit , they're not quite up-to-date anymore .......but still they are a very nice read for the lure building enthusiast IMO .

Put up some pictures , ......hopefully the writings and titles would be visible , so you'd be able to do some googling , .........still have some more books about lurefishing/lurecollecting and a lure encyclopedia as well , ...did not picture these .

Some of these books("The Art of Lurefishing", "The Book of Lures") only contain single chapters about luremaking , ....but nevertheless they've helped me quite a bit many years ago .

The "Canadian Guide to Luremaking" can be downloaded as well at

http://www.luremaking.com/

Feel free to ask further questions , ........cheers , diemai :yay:

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If I could please hijack the thread for a moment is to suggest a book that can be cross referenced for lure making and fishing is

Murphy's Laws of Fishing..

When all else fails it is nice to be able get a giggle..

Matter of fact i believe there should be an area devoted to the giggles of the things we do..

Edited by onlyonmonday

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