Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Make your own spoon lure (homemade lures)

If you cut the handle from an old spoon from your kitchen, you can make two lures - one from the handle and one from the bowl (the bit you eat off). If holes are drilled through both ends of the bowl section and split rings attached with a hook at one end and a swivel at the other, an excellent spoon lure will result.

Similarly the handle can be drilled and fitted out with swivels, rings and hooks. The handle can then be bent slightly to give the lure some extra action.

These can then be painted all over or perhaps simply add an eye or some scales to make the lure more lifelike. A touch of red paint behind the eyes will represent gills.

While these lures seem crude they have been around for a very long time and they have been around for so long because they actually work!

Hopefully this picture will give you a better idea of the process (imagine this is the bowl of the spoon).

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