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making wooden lures
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:29 PM
guys i've noticed that most of you carve-turn etc your own lures. what type of a challange was it for you? as for woodworking tools, i already have a shop full of them, saws, sanders, dremmel toools, wood turning, band saw ,planners etc.
Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:54 PM
Sounds like you are set for equipment. As for lure making, it is a lot of trial and error. Expect some failures along the way and don't get discouraged. When things do go right it is a ton of fun and becomes addicting.
Posted 22 February 2007 - 05:13 PM
Making them isn't that hard, especially if you're familiar with the equipment. I wasn't really all that experienced with equipment when I started.
Its a wonder I still have my fat fingers.
Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:37 PM
yep be prepared for a few knicks and cuts. nature of the beast. its really not to hard once you get going. explore you will be surprised what you can create.
Posted 23 February 2007 - 08:28 AM
Tools are the smallest part although its a lot tougher without them. The best tool is your imagination....or catching fish on something that you created, or kicking your buddys butt with YOUR own lure. ( lets see you find one of these SUCKA ).
Just fire it up and jump on in. You'll have a blast !!!
Posted 24 February 2007 - 12:51 AM
Not that hard to start, harder to get one right. Hardest to make money. A very lucky few can make money, for the rest it is only fun.
Posted 24 February 2007 - 02:47 AM
I use a scroll saw and a Dremel sanding drum. It's not hard if you stay disciplined and round over the edges equally to keep the bait symetrical. I measure and mark hardwood baits with guidelines for the taper and center line to keep them straight. That also aids in placing the ballast, bill and hook hangers.
Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:24 AM
i'm in for the fun, winter past time and to get an edge on my home lake, the lake is deep and cold, it has hugh walleye, largemouth and smallies, the fish have seen every lure ever made and my son, wife and i use tactisc that have given us a slightedge, we could win 3/4 of the rodeos but we want'em all:angry:
i build custom rods also and i do it for my wife, son and daughter. i do it for receration, the wife and i ran out of excuses for new rods after about 25 , but i seen where she had ordered a few more crankbait rods the other day, since we have gotten into making crankbait's, she helps with the sanding and paint choices and etc. WHAT A Woman!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 24 February 2007 - 08:22 PM
Richard, you'd better not cull that one. Hmmm, I need a nice rod.