Making Fishing Lure Supplies

Making Fishing Lure Supplies
While there are numerous fishing lures available on the shelves of fishing tackle shops, few can compare with a customized or custom-made lure. Fishing lures that are built specifically for certain species or water conditions often prevail over the run-of-the-mill fishing lures.

Lure Eyes

The eyes of a lure give the fish something to focus on as well as adding a natural appearance to the lure. Use a hole punch to make lure eyes from various colors of lure tape and be sure to use a smaller-diameter punch for the black tape, which makes the pupils of the eye.


Dying Feathers

Many trout anglers buy plain-white feathers from a craft store and dye them to the preferred color. Once the feathers are dry, make sure to store like colors together so they darker colors do not bleed into lighter shades.


Plastic beads serve many purposes for lure building, from acting as a bearing on spinning lures to mimicking a free-drifting salmon egg. Customize your beads by coating them with pearl nail polish to enhance their fish attracting ability.

Spinner Blades

Spinner blades are used to make walleye rigs and trout spinners and can be easily customized. Cut a small position of brightly colored lure tape and affix it to the back and front of the spinner. Use contrasting colors on the front and back for a lure that will appeal to large, predatory fish.

Rubber Legs

Many lures and flies incorporate strands of living rubber to enhance their fish catching ability. Cut the strands of rubber to the desired length and store the same lengths together so they are readily available to add to a waiting lure.



Article Written By Brian M. Kelly

Brian M. Kelly has been freelance writing since 2003. His work has been published in respected outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Life, Great Lakes Angler and Salmon Trout Steelheader. He holds an associate's degree in automated machine design from Macomb College.

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