I started out making tiny ultra-lightweight diving wigglers for casting with a flyrod.
Once I got the process figured out I discovered it worked just as well for heavier lures. You can make these as small and light or as big and heavy as you want. You can make any shape you might want too.
I can make this lure in about 15 minutes. The body is soft closed-cell foam. The diving bill is cut from a Costco tomato container and glued in place with a little sand paper and super glue. The snelled hook and lead weight are completely independent from the lure, and thereby interchangeable. You can vary the weight from 1/8oz to 1/2oz just by changing out the lead weight.
I've been fishing these for years. They're quick and easy to make (in any shape you want) and they're plenty durable too. Next step will be to start dipping them into hot worm resin to get a nice shiny finish.
What's wrong with $0.75 cents materials and 15 minutes at the fly tying vise? Or is that vice?
You can poke multiple holes in the diving bill. Higher up means less dive but wider wobble. Lower down means more depth with a tighter wobble. With the right weight you can fish a wide, slow-motion wobbler as deep as you might want.
They dive and wiggle like crazy. Because they're soft, fish hang on and chew after the first hit.
This one is a bit ugly. But it's fast and easy to make. And it catches fish like crazy. The slick worm-dip finish will be the next step.
Tell me your thoughts...........
Edited by Montana Riverboats, 20 December 2011 - 10:36 PM.