Beer Bottle Cap Lure

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The beer bottle cap lure works really great! I've used it many time in lakes or rivers. It is mostly a reeling and casting lure or if you troll in a boat.

Step 1: Gather Materials

you will need the following.
>beer bottle cap
>a ring for a dare devil if it has it
>treble hook
>a drill with a small bit
> waits are optional

Step 2: The Folding Part

first you need to bend the cap in half. It can be tricky because it might snap in half. If you want waits you put them inside the cap. All the wait do are make it go deeper.

Step 3: The Drilling

next you have to drill a hole in the bottom and th top of the cap.

Step 4: The End

the last step is tricky because you have to put the ring on the cap and the treble hook on the ring.

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    22 Discussions

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    dahut

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Another of those classic DIY tricks from years gone by. People have been doing this as long as bottles have been using metal caps. I remember doing it as a kid, when my dad showed me. His dad taught him... and so on.

    It can also be found in almost every old book on fishing you'll run across. I have some going back tot he early 30's and it's in them.

    I do find that the bottle cap spoons are a bit light for casting, so I add a hefty split shot sinker about 18" in front of them. This also helps to get the light metal lure down to the depths where underwater structure is found. That is important - 90% of all water is "dead," meaning no fish are there. You have to put the lure where the fish are at and that means underwater structure.

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    flamesami

    9 years ago on Introduction

    tip:
    - bend the cap so its shiny side out, fishes love shiny stuff

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    WILL62

    9 years ago on Step 4

    I think he's using split rings in the holes at both ends. you can buy bags of them at hobby lobby in the jewelry department.

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    rownhunt

    9 years ago on Introduction

    This instructable could do with some work add some more photos or diagrams for each step and explain a little more about what were doing and that will do fine. nice instructable though i really like it i made one and i cant wait to use it and see the results!!

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    rhavinmad

    9 years ago on Step 4

    Add 4-6 BB pellets to these to increase their weight add a rattle and catch more fish, I use them and have caught some nice fish on them, especially red/silver gold/black and green/red.

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    riverreaperrhavinmad

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 4

    what about pop bottle tops or is the fish just atrackted to the beer smell ? pop bottle tops would allow more room for wieght or an sound rattles an the game warded or cop wouldnt tell me i smell like ive been drinking corse the wine cork i added higher up the line to help stay outs the weeds might cause some greef yet

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    geeker

    10 years ago on Step 4

    maybe you could describe how to attach the ring and the hook. it would help with teaching people how to make this lure.

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    riverreapergeeker

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 4

    could we get intreble if we started to market this or could i just do traids with my buddies whom are to drunk to care ? lol

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    cbennett811

    9 years ago on Step 2

    In that video of the news cast it sounded like the weights made a rattling noise too. That could make a big difference in muddy water. Im going to have to make one of these!

    I agree, the picture is stolen from www.bottlecaplure.com and should be removed. Balls to the wall, you need to take your own pictures.

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    luvit

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i once had a fishing hook in my scalp. it didn't hurt though.