crzyjunyer

Lure Keychains

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i dont know if anyone else does this, but i have found a good use for lures that are damaged or other imperfections in the body that keep them from working properly as lures in making keychains out of them. I purchased some knock offs a while back that didnt want to swim properly and had trouble setting the lips in properly, and so i just had them sitting around in my work area. My girlfreind was sitting in with me one day talking while i worked (and halfway listened to her ramble on) when she spottted the lures and asked about them and suggested i make her a keychain out of them for her.  Since then i have made quite a few of them for her freinds and other folks. Its an easy and quick profit when you can find some blanks super cheap like "practice paint" ones at $0.25 each and sell them for $4-5 each with a simple 2-3 color  scheme and minimal details but "custom colors" they choose to have a "personalized" custom keychain. I just thought i would mention this as a possible alternative to throwing away lures that you cant sell/use as lures to try and at least get something useful/profitable out of them.

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I've been doing that for years using stuff I broke the previous season. I give them away.

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I've had one in my pocket for a couple of years now. I, also, mount the ones that don't work right to a small piece of driftwood on a base like you see fish mounted and use them as a desk piece.

 

Gene

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Crzyjunyer, would you mind posting a picture of your keychain?  I'm have a pretty good idea of what they look like, but I am interested in the idea.  

 

Thanks...

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Bob it was my girls idea to sell them.  I just smiled and said yes dear to avoid consequences and concussions. She handles sales and collects the money and we use it for going on dates mostly. I actually dont carry one myself, since i have a ring of over 20 keys for work plus my personal keyring on a carabiner.

 


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these are the only ones i have pics of right now. The last one is my key to my work van, and i took it this morn. The others are more like what i do, more simple patterns and such, sometimes with a letter freehanded on (i did a "k" on my gf's lure), and i did one with a silver body and a mettalic blue star for a girl who is a diehard cowboys fan.

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Bob it was my girls idea to sell them.  I just smiled and said yes dear to avoid consequences and concussions.

 

Very smart man. :yes:

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I make them for my kids' bookbags. They call them tags. I attach them to the zipper with a split ring and swivel.

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That's a great idea Rich a zipper pull for and outdoorsman's jacket that's a winner!

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Its harder for them to slip out of your pocket if you leave the hooks in them.

 

It would sure cut down on picked pockets, although, here in SoCal, you'd probably get sued by the injured thief.

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