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Big game lures
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Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:21 PM
I am new to the TU website and I was hoping someone could offer me some direction to whether or not supplies are available to buy to make your own big game lures for saltwater, such as Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Dorado? If anyone has any advice for me It would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:25 PM
we talking lures like a cd minnow, a trolling skirt, or what? there are materials to make just about any of these cedar pluges being one of easiest
Posted 03 February 2005 - 01:24 PM
I've been thinkin of makin some big game stuff myself. Planin to turn some cedar plugs, and a model for some jet heads. Will use the model to make a bondo mold so I can cast the jet heads out of lead. I've done this before, but using hand carved models before I had a lathe, and was not thrilled with the results.
Skirts can be tied from feathers and buctails etc, and there are also some plastic skirts available. Never found a really good chrome paint though, had to settle for paints and epoxy and glitter.
Posted 04 February 2005 - 06:45 PM
Turned up 1/2 a dozen trolling head models today. All slightly different, made them a little bigger than my jap feather heads. Tomorrow I'll attempt to cast a plaster or bondo mold into which the lead can be poured later to produce the actual heads.
Posted 04 February 2005 - 08:59 PM
Three books you should check out, that will really help you out with big game lures are;
Fishing Hawaii Style, Volume 2, and Volume 3, by Jim Rizzuto. Lots of good stuff, covers inshore and offshore.
Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:38 PM
Made bondo molds today from my wooden trolling head models. Cast a dozen lead heads. Primed and painted chrome. I found a decent chrome type paint. Will post some pics when my wife brings the camera back from A/C.
Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:14 PM
Here is a dozen homemade trolling heads, painted and waiting for eyes and tails.
Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:18 PM
Sorry the picture was to big, had to crop it