Here is my first ever instructable post. I have seen bottle tops made into spinners/rattle lures and fancied having a go myself. However, I could see a few additions or improvements I could make to keep the cost even lower! Everything I use for making the lure is found or recycled. The only thing I purchased to make my first effort was the treble hook. When using hooks, always use new ones that are still sharp pointed. As hooks are used, they lose their sharpness. Having a sharp pointed hook will prevent "missed" bites as the hook is more likely to hook the fish.
Most of the videos and instructions I have seen are American and reference the lure as a Bass lure. But good news for us Brits! They work for our Pike and Perch too!
Step 1: Materials to Make Your Ultra Cheap Pike Lure
Here are the materials needed for the lure itself:
1 x Treble hook - brand new with nice sharp points and barbs
1 x Sea fishing swivel (Found on a beach still connected to line)
3 x Sea fishing beads (Found on a beach)
2 x split rings (found on a beach - but can be brought cheaply on ebay)
2 x AA lead free fishing shot - previously used (closed) on a river fishing outing. Pulled from line and kept
1 x Beer bottle top (Beer enjoyed first! This top is from a bottle of Cobra I drank at my local Indian Restaurant)