In this instructable I will teach you how to make a simple and inexpensive fishing lure out of common household materials. In this model of fishing lures, you can completely customize it to your liking by painting it however you desire.
And without further ado, let's begin!
Step 1: Materials
A small wooden dowel (normally used to connect two fittings together, such as those that come in IKEA furniture assembly kits; if you don't have one, you can also use a cork which works just fine)
A shoelace (preferably white so you can paint it later and so it is more visible in the water, as opposed to black or darker colors)
Small hook (I got mine from a framing kit)
Drill with a drill bit the size of the end of the shoelace (that hard part that holds the shoelace together; the aglet)
Step 2: Prepare the Shoelace
In this step, simply cut the end of the shoelace about 1 - 1.5 inches from the inner part of the aglet. In other words, cut the shoelace so that excluding the aglet, there should be 1 - 1.5 inches of string. (1st picture)
Now, take your mechanical pencil and stick the lead out just a couple of millimeters. Then, using your mechanical pencil, stick it into the end of the cut shoelace (the opposite side of the aglet) and begin to string it out so that it "puffs" up with loose strands instead of the original compact string. (2nd picture)
Step 3: Attach Everything
Now, screw in your hook into one side of the wooden dowel and if needed, tighten the ring on the hook using some pliers if there is an opening in the ring, which will protect your fishing line from escaping. If tightening doesn't completely close the ring, add some superglue or hot glue to where both ends meet to close the loop. (1st picture)
Then, drill a hole on the other side of the wooden dowel so that the aglet of the shoelace will be able to fit snug. Also, make sure that the hole is deep enough so that the aglet can fit entirely into the hole. (2nd picture)
Lastly, take your superglue and add a small amount of it into the hole, then just insert your skirt into the hole and let it dry. (3rd picture)
Once the superglue dries and the skirt is secure, the lure is complete! (4th picture)
Optional: Paint the dowel and the skirt using water resistant paint (I recommend painting the dowel to make it resemble a small fish, which will attract other fish who think it is prey).