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How to make a fishing lure with a plastic spoon

This ible is on how to make a working fishing lure with nothing but a plastic spoon and a couple of other things.
 
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Step 3: Painting

Picture of Painting
 Try to imatate other lures when you paint. If the spoon is silver keep as much silver showing as posible this will reflect the light wich can lure fish in better.If you use a white plastic spoon you can try for more of the flashy colures like orang, yellow, and pink.
jdog6191 year ago
cool im going to have to do this.. right now
Judith7562 years ago
I think your ible is very useful. Most of us know plastic spoons come in all weights and types of plastic. There are some that are even extremely flexible before they hit their breaking point. I like to fish and since I never get closer to any fish bigger than a pound this would be great for me. Plus I get to craft.
Thanks for the idea, I will be trying it out.
you know what cobalt potato head is mad he couldnt think of something him self. i never heared of rambow but if i do i will know it means rainbow trout the problem is self explanatory he didnt get that name for nothing
Jobar0073 years ago
Being a plastic spoon, I seriously doubt the plastic has enough strength to hold a fish. Given the size of your spoon that would be the case due to the size of the fish attracted to the spoon. If you used a stainless steel spoon instead, that would not only increase the strength but it would also add a silvery flash and enough weight to get it to sink and stay sunk while retrieving. Great idea though!
cobalt420 (author)  Jobar0073 years ago
actualy i landed a 3 pound rambow with another plastic spoon lure i made but if going after the larger fish i would go with a steel spoon. The plastic spoon gives a spining action that is good for the surface to reflect light. but if you put a 1oz on it it would be good for char fishing in fresh water lakes because of the vibrations of a woundes fish.
What the heck's a "rambow"? Never heard of that kind of fish before.
cobalt420 (author)  Mr. Potato Head3 years ago
a rambow is a fresh water fish that is like a salmon.
You sure about that??? I've heard of a "rainbow" trout, but never any kind of "rambow" fish.
SO oh great and god like arbiter of reality ....If you have not heard of 'it' ,it must not exist LOL This form of rambling off topic bs was spoken of in the Bible when our Lord and Saviour chided the fools for straining at gnats while swallowing camels.cobalt420 made a fine fishing lure and a well crafted 'instructable'.Reserve your comment on that fact.
cobalt420 (author)  prince-of-weasels2 years ago
Thankyou
cobalt420 (author)  Mr. Potato Head3 years ago
thats what it is a raimbow trout, like a salmon. if you've ever fished in a freshwater lake you would know that when i say "rambow' i refer to it as a rambow trout.
This was entertaining for awhile, but I've had enough.  The word is "rainbow"!  Like the band of colors you see in the sky during a storm.  The animal is a "rainbow trout".  It comes from someone likening this colorful fish to a colorful rainbow up in the sky.

It's not "rambow" or "raimbow" or any of the other ways you've misspelled it in these posts.

If we were fishing a freshwater lake and you said "rainbow" I'd know you meant "rainbow trout".  But when you say "rambow" all I know is that one of us is really confused.

C'mon and spell it with me a couple of times - R A I N B O W, R A I N B O W, R A I N B O W.  See, it's not really so difficult, is it?
Even Google has it nailed:

"Showing results for rainbow trout. Search instead for rambow trout"
cobalt420 (author)  Mr. Potato Head3 years ago
wow
paulsgt3 years ago
It would seem to me that the plastic spoon would lose integrity when the holes are drilled into the neck of the spoon and the tip. However, I have never attempted such a procedure and cannot be sure however, it will be my first task tomorrow.
paul sgt
lukeD3 years ago
I'd prefer hooks like the one underneath, to put under lure's
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dahut3 years ago
This is a very old "woodcrafters" trick, intended mainly as something fun to do while out camping or as a survival tactic in worse case scenarios. The idea originated using the bowl from a metal spoon - thus the name of the popular lure itself, *spoon*.
It is certain that once plastic utensils came into use, somewhere around the late 40's, tsomebody tried this.
My only concern is that it wouldn't be strong enough. The sort of fish that would strike a lure this size would hit hard and apply a lot of force to the lure. I'd worry the plastic would give before the fish did.
Were I to tinker with making spoon lures, I would go to the thrift store and get a handful of stainless spoons and use those.
I do like the idea of using the handle part though for making jig and rip baits, however. If the spoon was white or red, this could be adapted to mackerel tree rigs and perhaps bait fish sabiki rigs.
cobalt420 (author)  dahut3 years ago
thx for the comment i was thinking the same thing as you but the use i intended this for was for catching small trout in a small lake in our secret spot . so you are right in a way.

cobalt420,
biftek3 years ago
never heard of anyone using a plastic spoon. I've made lures out of stainless steel spoons, i went to the op shop and brought all sorts of tea spoons different depths and shapes , the handles used as a lure too , just twist the handle , i got some marine grade reflective tape and added to the lures

caught a few redfin and trout off them
cobalt420 (author)  biftek3 years ago
cool could you send me some pics