Step 3: Putting on some hardware and flare

I would like to tell you that I put the hook on last, as any smart man would have been inclined to do,... but  as I am destined to leave most of my wisdom at the door when I step outside. I began by putting a swivel on and then secondly a hook in place. Hence,the alledged cussing aforementioned earlier. But nevermind that, your goal here is to attach a swivel to all three circles in your fishing safety pin,and then a piece of metal (with small hole drilled into it), to one arm, at the end of the swivel located there. This small piece of metal I cut out and drilled myself, in order to save even more, It did not dawn on me that I could have flattened the head that i removed in the first step,and used the result as my metal" flash attention getter" for the fish,untill I was writing up this article.
Picture four is the end result of my first safety pin fishing assembly I rigged up for this instructable.In case you are curious I am sitting right on the creek bank as I do this,wishing I had a laser cutter to make my safety pin fishing flasher (piece of metal), much easier to cut out in bulk.
Before I go on,... I need to point out it took me many,... many minutes to convince my wife the importantance of this instructable.Cutting grass would have to wait. Cleaning up the trash in the yard,... sorry babe i can't. Weeding the garden,but,... but,...but the world needs my knowledge in order to save money. And as much as I hate,really hate to put all that very important stuff on the back burner,.. I must  go fishing, so I can use the valuable time to take pictures and document the steps needed to save money.
Boys let me tell you I am smooth,... all those practiced, and well thought out words,achieved my goal.( notice I did not mention the fact that I also gave her forty dollars to go buy herself something. )
great idea! i have made a couple of my own also. another thing you should try to advance these lures are put beads on both ends of them and you soup can bottoms for the blades. paint the blades different colors and make sure the colors of your blade match the colors of your lure! good luck
i have caught over 50 fish with this lure idea!!! the biggest fish i caught with this idea was a 52" Northern Pike on Mill Lacs MN!!! thank you so much
glad you liked the idea,sorry for the time it took to reply,I have been away from this site for to long.lol
well it took two hours, three swivels, a safety pin, a false hair extension, various jewelery clips and a piece of tin but i made one!!! will post photos soon
I am eager to see your results,one of my favorite things is any thing homemade. The awesome designs of a diy'er always tend to facinate me.
wow no way am i spending the money on &quot;spinner lures: when i can make this! well done! i too, hate the price of fishing hooks, lures etc and would much rather make my own <br>
glad you liked it, compared to store bought, these are heavy duty <br>
To be even more resourceful you may try a can tab as a flasher <br>
yes,one good whack with a ball peen hammer to create a spoon shape would make a nice flasher
This is awesome!!! I love it. For years, whenever I would go fishing with my father and my brother, they got to use actual hooks while I made my own out of a safety pins. This ible sure brings back some good memories for me... <br />-BLUEBLOBS2
Glad you enjoyed it, I had loads of fun making it, and will do similar stuff in the future, after all I love saving money
I love this, I expected to see you use the safety pin as a hook, but this is still great... I am sharing this!
All part of my plan,... first you lure someone in with the thought of ,&quot;oh my gosh did he really do something so silly&quot;, then you blind side them with an instructable that is actually kinda usefull, and to put more punch to it actually show proof of it's usefullness. lol
thanks and please share. It was fun making them and experimenting.

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