There are three reasons to customize your lures.
1. To adhere to fishing regulations.
2. To change the action of the lure.
3. To repair a lure.
This Instructable will also explain how to repair your lures and the cost savings as well as the environmental savings of repairing lures.
Step 1: To Adhere to Fishing Regulations.
My favorite lure is a silver number three Blue Fox spinner with a single prong hook with a Mister Twister curly tailed grub. I like this setup because of the change in the lures action making it more attractive to fish.
This can be done by filing down the barb or pinching down the barb to the shaft of the hook with pliers.
It looks like the lure is being chased by another fish. I can cast this lure in waters where other fishermen are using the same lure and I catch fish when they don’t.