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So the big question is, why even do this?

Well it is rather simple: we all snag gear, tie a bad knot or simply put lose our lures at one point or another. While we can't always retrieve our broken gear it only makes sense to try to limit the impact of the lost equipment. Whether its a bird or a fish, the plastic most lures are made of cannot be digested and can kill or harm the animal that consumes them.

So here is my solution, make a recipe for a lure that anyone can make at home with ingredients anyone can pick up at a local store.

Lets begin!

Step 1: Ingredients

So its a simple recipe:

-4 packets of gelatin

-3/4 cup of water

optional (but highly suggested)

-food coloring

-3 fish oil pills

<p>make a mold out of clay...that solves that..let the clay harden..pour the mixture in,,stick in fridge..all done</p>
<p>the fish in my local lakes dont seem to like soft lures, but ima try this anyway.</p>
<p>Thanks, here is a link to a laminate recipe and some civilian research data on bioplastic fishing bait.<br></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202218357690285.1073741855.1530113827&type=1&l=f0b4db6681" rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202218357690285.1073741855.1530113827&amp;type=1&amp;l=f0b4db6681</a></p>
Efiicient, but I'd tamper with it a bit if I did it myself. Like others said, and some starch to make it less erodable.
What do you mean by solution when making a mold
<p>very good idea and i have suggestion - why not using something fiber to make it more standing!like some string or something else ...</p>
<p>I don't see what a handful of straws will get to. If I fill them, I'll end up with a handful of worms; otherwise, I get a large gel lump with a hole in it. Can you explain what the mold is? TIA</p>
Nice, please check out my guide on bass fishing.
<p>This is truly inspiring! I want to make some! Thanks for posting!</p>
Good job! I'm going to make a few for when I go fishing!
<p>really like this idea, and keen to see how things go with an improvement in the recipe. Will have a play myself when I get time</p>
<p>Essentially you are making fishy gummy worms. Try increasing gelatin quantity on the gelatin-water ratio. As with gummy bears and such, they don't &quot;melt&quot; unless quite hot. You can also add a bit of corn starch into the mix for a more solid lure, but will need some thinkering on amounts. Check some gummy bears ibles around, to get some more accurate gelatin-water ratios. I hope this fix it!</p><p><br><br></p>
Would adding long, thin paper strips or some sort of string maybe help in the durability department? I'm thinking sort of in the same way iron rods strengthen concrete.
<p>That's a great idea! I'm going to have to give that a shot and let you know</p><p>Thanks for the input</p>
<p>Very cool idea, kind of like a generic gummy worm. I've seen people use those as well. Have you tried tapering the shape or adding a ribbon tail?</p>
<p>I haven't yet, I will without a doubt give that a shot once I improve the recipe</p><p>Thanks for the interest </p>
<p>This is awesome! Saving the environment! Voted! =)</p>
<p>Thank you so much!</p>
Very cool idea. Never seen anything like it and seems like it needs to be brought to people's attention. What did you make your mold out of?
<p>I made the mold out of a two part silicon mix. Since the silicon is very flexible it is easy to remove the lure from the mold, but it does tend to be a little bit more expensive. I have pretty good results using plaster of paris to make molds as long as what ever you are pouring hardens with in a reasonable amount of time</p>
<p>It's nice to see someone applying principles of ecological design to an area that doesn't get much attention. Nice work! Would love to see how well they work in the wild, have you taken them out fishing yet?</p>
<p>I have taken them out once and the bluegill seemed to really like them. I forgot my cooler so they were not hard enough to use by the time I switched over to try for bass. I'm trying to improve the recipe to get rid of this issue.</p>
<p>I have taken them out once and the bluegill seemed to really like them. I forgot my cooler so they were not hard enough to use by the time I switched over to try for bass. I'm trying to improve the recipe to get rid of this issue.</p>

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