Introduction: DIY Fishing Lures
Fishing lures made from paracord and metal wire
Step 1: Step 1: Purchase Your Materials
For this you will need:
#1 10 fish hooks
#2 20" of 550 paracord (whatever color you want)
#3 40" of metal wire (preferably 30 gauge)
Wire cutters or nail clippers
Knife or scissors
Step 2: Step 2 : Cutting the Paracord
Get your paracord of choice and cut it to around 1.5-2 inches
Step 3: Step 3: Choosing a Hook
Finding a hook is an important, it all depends on they type of fishing that you're doing.
We were going to use a jig to fish for walleye, but they are way out of season so we chose just a basic size 4 hook so we can use it more often
Step 4: Step 4: Pulling the Nylon Out From the Paracord
Pull out the inner nylon cords so that it looks like "tails" will potentially attract fish better.
Step 5: Step 5: Inserting the Hook
Gently insert the hook into an open end of the paracord.
Step 6: Step 6: Melting the Paracord
Heat the end closest to the eye up with a lighter so that it melts and then roll the paracord so that it is melted to the hook.
Step 7: Step 7: Cutting the Wire
Take the metal wire you chose and cut 3.5 - 4 inches of it
Do this step twice
I used 24 gauge kanthal because I had it lying around but i would recommend 28 or 30 so that it wraps easier
Step 8: Step 8: Wrap the Top
Take the wire put about an inch of it loose from where you want your wraps and put it parallel to the hook
Then start wrapping about 1cm below the eye and do 3 wraps upwards
Step 9: Step 9: Cut the Wire
Cut the metal wire with whatever tool you have laying around in this case nail cutters
Step 10: Step 10: Deciding on the Tails
This step is in case you mess up and the nylon fell out or you decide that you don't like the look of the tails
Step 11: Step 11: (Optional) Removing the Nylon Tails
We personally thought that the tails didn't look as good with this paracord so we took them out
Step 12: Step 12: Wrapping the Bottom Wire
Do the same thing you did with the top wire except down lower on the hook about a 1/2 lower than the first wrap
Step 13: Step 13: Cutting the Wire
Then once again trim off the excess metal wire
Step 14: Step 14: Crimp the Wires
Now you are going to crimp the wires to make sure that the stay in place and so you don't lose your
Step 15: Step 15: Touch Up/FINISHED!!!
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