Introduction: DIY: Homemade Fishing Lure
These lures have caught a wide variety of fish for my family over the years. I learned about them from a coworker several years ago and have used them a lot since then. They are easy to make, inexpensive and they catch a lot of fish! These are great lures for kids to learn about different ways of working a lure. They can be jigged, bumped over rocks and logs...you can even swim them! The lures usually catch a lot of fish so that keeps the little ones interested in fishing too!
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials and Tools
You will need the following materials:
1) Plastic Worm
2) Spinner Bait Skirting
3) 1/16oz Jig Head
You will need the following tools:
1) Something to cut the plastic worm and spinner bait skirting (knife, scissors or razor blade)
2) Large hand sewing needle
Step 2: Cuts and Needle Threading
Cut a piece of plastic worm approximately 1" long. It can be slightly longer or shorter than 1", no need to be exact.
Cut a single strand of spinner bait skirting in half and thread one of the half pieces of skirting into the eye of the needle.
Step 3: Making the Lure's Legs
Thread the needle/spinner bait skirting diagonally into the the piece of plastic worm. Repeat the process on the opposite side. This will create and "X" pattern and form the legs of the lure.
Step 4: Completing the Lure
Install your new lure on the 1/16oz jig head and you are ready to go fishing!
Step 5: Go Fishing!!!
What good does it do to make a lure if it doesn't work?
There is something very satisfying about catching fish on a lure you made yourself! We have caught many different types of fish over the years on these lures. The action is usually fast paced and fun. They will catch a lot of smaller fish (Bream, Crappie, Rock Bass) and you will occasionally catch larger fish on them as well (Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass). I have even caught a few Channel Catfish on them over the years.
If you make some, please comment and let me know what species you catch!
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