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Homemade lures - What can you use?

Discussion in 'Lure DIY: Home Made Lures & Lure Fishing Tackle' started by JohnSLocker, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. JohnSLocker

    JohnSLocker Member 2016 Species Hunt
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    I was talking with my little lass the other day whilst sorting out my fishing box about lures and how you work some differently to make them catch fish. I don't know if any of you have kids who are also in to the "Loom-band" making? She asked me what were good colours so I explained that it is different for different fish and conditions - dark lures on bright days, light lures on cloudy days etc. She made me a "Sandeel loom band" and I added a rolling barrel swivel and 5/0 circle hook. The next day took it with me on a charter out of Falmouth on Anglo Dawn. Part way through the day I figured I'd give it a chance. Fished it on a 3ft trace on worked it around 2-3ft from the bottom. Within 15 minutes I had missed a couple of nibbles and then managed to set the hook into a nice chunky pout. Just goes to show. She was over the moon with excitement when I showed her.
     

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    Superb!

    We can't really use milk bottle tops anymore, they don exist :( Although I do like the beer bottle top spinners.
     
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    cut the handle of a tea spoon ,drill a hole in it both ends(not the handle.. you throw that away :rolleyes:) add split rings,swivels & hook (a nice single) and of you go.;:)
     
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    Well done.
    How ever I found that Loom Bands and other Rubbers ie Fiish minnows and SG Eels do`nt get on.
    They react to one another.
    The Looms melt and make a right old sticky mess that wont come off.:mad:
     
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  6. Steve Tr

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    :eek:o_O Hole at each end and a swivel one end, hook the other. :cool:
     
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    Just discovered this too:(
     
  8. Steve Tr

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    Trip to £1 shop and 1/10th of a pack of spoons gave me these within 5 minutes. When I do the rest I will have better drills and more varnish.

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    The handles are too good to just bin. Pair them up and they will really rattle and be twice as strong.
     
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    Ok then, here we go .. image.jpg

    From the top.

    Spoon handle.
    Knife handle
    Knife handle
    Spoon handle
    Knife handle
    Copper water pipe
    Stainless steel scrap
    Chrome pirk sawn at angles
    Brass door handle
    Toilet seat hinge
    Stainless inner letterbox cover.

    I also have a load of variations of the above.

    I make mackie lures from the wifes cobweb dusters, white dustbin liners and florists tape.

    I make small rubber attracter lures from Marigold gloves.

    I always make a few of the same type of lure, as they are pence to make and I dont mind losing the odd one, but it does annoy if one is working particularly well and I lose it and dont have a replacement.

    Oh, and by the way I have had fish on every one of the above.

    ;)

    Dave.
     
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    I found this out to my annoyance the other day with my Fiish Minnow!
     
  11. Ez2cDave

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    The plastic bodies of "Sharpie" Markers also work, extremely well !

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    Tight Lines !

    Dave
     
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    Also, "Sharpie" permanent marker bodies work very well for making lures. Depending on how you construct you lures, they can be Floaters, Suspending, or Sinkers. Stainless Steel Ball-Bearings or Lead Shot can be inserted to make them "rattle" to help attract fish !

    Cheers & Tight Lines !
    Dave

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