Introduction: DIY Fishing Lures

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Fishing lures made from paracord and metal wire

Step 1: Step 1: Purchase Your Materials

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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)

Tools:

Lighter

Pliers

Wire cutters or nail clippers

Knife or scissors

Step 2: Step 2 : Cutting the Paracord

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Get your paracord of choice and cut it to around 1.5-2 inches

Step 3: Step 3: Choosing a Hook

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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

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Gently insert the hook into an open end of the paracord.

Step 6: Step 6: Melting the Paracord

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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

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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

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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

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Cut the metal wire with whatever tool you have laying around in this case nail cutters

Step 10: Step 10: Deciding on the Tails

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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

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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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Comments

lilchumy (author)2014-12-06

Great project for next season. Thanks for sharing

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