Designing Fishing Lures Using a Dremel

Creating fishing lures that actually work good enough to be able to hook the same big fish your pricey brand name lure does is certainly quite easy, and also pleasurable also. To create a lure needs no exclusive equipment, and all of the different components you’ll need for lure making are readily available from online lower price sellers such as amazon and ebay. These online retailers also provide guides offered which usually go into additional information on how to make fishing lures.

The first step in designing your self-made fishing lure is almost always to figure out what type of lure you will create. I recently found one of the simplest lures to create is a general Rapala, or Rebel minnow-type lure. This submarine shaped lure is not difficult, smaller, easy to form, even with a common pocket knife. Using one of you own lures as the model, or a image from a fishing lure publication can help make certain overall design, and also hook positioning right.

Now that you have selected the type of lure you’re going to make, its time to decide on the wood. You may need a piece of wood around 4 inches long and 1 1/2 in . square. I use wood from an old cedar tree in my yard. Its normally water resistant and holds eye hooks properly. A lot of lure makers though, want basswood. It’s a sensible choice because it resists splits, is not difficult to carve, and retains paint nicely. It is possible to just as very easily find a block of lumber from your local lumberyard or even hardware store. Smaller blocks of wood termed blanks are also available in hobby stores.

Your following stage in creating a lure is usually to rough shape the piece of wood. If you own a small jig saw you could knock out this step pretty speedily. If not, a very good hobby knife, wood carvers knife, or even a razor-sharp pocket knife can certainly be utilized regarding this step. During this step you are only wanting to get off the sharpened corners, and work the wood into a submarine contour.

Now that you have the basic contour, begin smoothing the wood by using some heavy sandpaper. Use a vice to keep your work secure while sanding. Progress throughout many grits to attain a smooth finish. A drum sander attached to a Dremel rotary tool might speed this step.

Attempt to make the lure as shaped as possible, but do not be concerned in case it is a little lopsided. At times the lures that are a little lopsided appeal to additional fish. I imagine its irregular motion copies the actions of a damaged fish better.

Now that you have created a blank, we may put our eye screws for the hooks. Check out a lure very similar to your one you are making to be able to determine where to your position the eye screws. Once you have marked the spots, use a finishing nail and tap in the pilot holes. Use a set of needle nose pliers for you to turn in your eye screws.

For a lip you will want the 1/8″ piece of plexiglass or even some other plastic material. In order to install your lip or bill, again use your style in order to decide approx . location. Use a small coping saw or rotary bit on a Dremel to shape your own bill. As soon as it is cut out, place a sheet of sand paper upon a work surface as well as move the actual bill over the actual area of the sand paper until finally even.

With the lure sanded smooth it is time to decorate. Despite the fact that quite a few really serious lure makers prefer vinyl paint, it is fine to use a high-quality acrylic enamel, and a good quality clear layer for a finish. Both may bought on line or at your local auto parts retailer.

The very last step will be to apply a bit of Super Glue for you to secure the lip within a slot, put in the eye screws, split rings, in addition to hooks.

I am certain that as soon as you really feel the enjoyment in addition to full satisfaction of reeling in that lunker on a lure you constructed, you definitely will be absolutely hooked.


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